We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Ichi Ban Japanese Steak House

Downtown Winnipeg
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
189 Carlton St, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 3H7, Canada
(204) 925-7400
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

113 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 113: English reviews
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our party of 7 adults and 2 children under 5 years of age enjoyed an amazing evening at the Ichiban. We all enjoyed the show and the children were kept engaged throughout, making it very special for them. The food was well prepared and the service was top notch, from the reservation process to the bar service, and especially the... More 

Thank reviewer048
Winnipeg, Canada
Level Contributor
57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

I met my wife in 1988 and we stated going here on dates. 28 years later and over 100 visits we still go here. Amazing everything and the show is also always fun. Free underground parking and across from the Convention Centre and close to MTS Centre where our Jets play NHL hockey. Always have a fun time and we... More 

Thank Michael M
Winnipeg, Canada
Level Contributor
33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

6 of us went for my daughter's 16th birthday. Yes the decor could be considered out dated, however it fits in with the uniqueness of the experience. The lady that served our appetizers and drinks was wonderful. So very friendly and sweet! Our server was quite new. He may not have had the best skills when it came to entertainment... More 

Thank Corinne L
Esterhazy, Canada
Level Contributor
61 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

We had been here for sushi several times but haven't been in since they changed it up a bit. We had a seat at a show table with a number of others. My family tried a variety of the options including the Empress and combos of shellfish and steak. The chef was great, funny, and a good cook! I didn't... More 

Thank miaCB
Level Contributor
11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Six of our family attended Ichi Ban for a birthday celebration on Sunday May 29. The routine there has not changed since I was last there some 25 years ago (nor has the decor). The menu is quite short and very overpriced with $40 for most entrees. This includes a small bowl of soup, a very small salad,rice, and tea... More 

Thank Robert M
Yorkton, Canada
Level Contributor
43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

Food was good (especially the fried rice). Prepared in front of you. The chef is quite interactive. Service was good. The only thing we thought was a little strange was that when we had drinks in the lounge prior to the meal, the bill could not be transferred to our table. Not a big deal, just seemed a little strange.

Thank BSP1989
Level Contributor
10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

The general feel and look of this place is really fun! There were a lot of parties there for birthdays etc and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves which made the atmosphere really great. Our chef was not over the top but entertained us and cooked up some really tasty food! At first I thought the prices were a little... More 

Thank Gemma M
Winnipeg, Canada
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

What can one say? Our server (chef) was absolutely a riot! He joked all the way through his presentation (cooking). During his knife flipping demonstration we were all awestruck. Food was very good and enjoyed by all. (Ask for some ginger sauce for your rice). And,, to make it all realistic, enjoy some saké (HINT: put your carafe on the... More 

Thank 2LDs
Level Contributor
15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

Great but portions of meat were smaller. Our chef didn't do much entertaining either. Did they do away with sake time for birthdays? I'll still go back. Love those chicken livers!

2 Thank RenWpg
Winnipeg, Canada
Level Contributor
48 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

Took some friends here and had a marvelous time. We got a shared table down in the lower area where all the action is. Friendly, friendly, friendly! Everybody who works here is super friendly. Now as for the food....This is not Hys Steak House Table Service and you're not paying for that. The food and the fun are there, but... More 

Thank mairc

Travelers who viewed Ichi Ban Japanese Steak House also viewed


Been to Ichi Ban Japanese Steak House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 189 Carlton St, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 3H7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Manitoba  >  Winnipeg>  > Downtown Winnipeg
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Winnipeg
  • Phone Number: (204) 925-7400

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Ichi Ban Japanese Steak House and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
Winnipeg, Canada
9 months ago

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Ichi Ban Japanese Steak House staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?