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Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse

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1914 Catasauga Rd, Allentown, PA 18109
(610) 266-7781
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Open now
All hours
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Easton, PA
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the best Japanese restaurants I've visited in a long time. Food (steak teriyaki in my case) was excellent and fresh, price was reasonable. The service was prompt, and the house margarita was as it was supposed to be. My wife worked for a Japanese bank in NYC for 11 years and knows good Japanese food, and she along... More 

Thank gitnu111
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a Sweet 16 Birthday at Ichiban and what a great job they did. The aloud us to put balloons on each chair in our party. They actually included a balloon of their own. The food was out of this world, probably the best hibachi I have ever had. The staff was attentive and our chef was really funny... More 

Thank lorraine d
Burlington, Kentucky
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195 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were seated immediately. We choose to sit in the regular dining area instead of the Hibachi side. Wanted a quiet meal. And that is what we got. Very crowded on this Friday evening. I do not eat Japanese food much but my friend does. He ordered some House Special Sake-Nigori. I think it was $16 for a decanter. Served... More 

Thank rjcvg
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

Basically. Fantastic sushi. Really fun hibachi show and delicious seafood. Been here at least 3 times. Definitely coming back next time I'm in Allentown.

Thank Jeffrey N
Aliquippa, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

Good chef show, good food. First time i've had chilled saki -- it was excellent. Good service, nice and clean.

Thank Dawnoday
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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75 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

Went here recently to celebrate a 21st birthday. Love the Saki. Wine choices were not great but acceptable. The hibachi grill was fun and the food was good. I would come back for a family event or large group outing.

Thank mcnamak
Allentown, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

Took family of four adults for wonderful hibachi style dinner. Everyone seemed to enjoy the chef's performance and flavor of their hibachi order. Rice and vegetables with main meats seemed to be in generous portions for the charge. Ordered the Oh Jingo Bokum dish for myself (separate Korean entree of spicy BBQ of squid (calamari)). The dish was perfectly spicy... More 

Thank buddylite
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016 via mobile

Crazy busy night. We had group of 9 teenagers and about 15 parents. They separated kids and parents at our request. Kids had a blast. Hibachi is always fun. Birthday boy in our adult group got to wear a fancy hat, ring the gong and spin the wheel for a gift certificate. It was a nice touch. Tuna Tataki was... More 

Thank gigiants
Allentown, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

This restaurant has fast become of our favorites in the Lehigh Valley. They offer a great value with their weekday luncheon bento box meals, in addition to a choice of the Hibachi Show on one side of the restaurant, and sushi/bento box/appetizer service on the other. Cordial service and delicious food at a reasonable price! A great place to celebrate... More 

Thank TheRealDeal33
Northern NJ
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Ordered hibachi dinners - food was very flavorful, chef was delightful. Waiter was great. Daughter chose sushi and it looked delicious. We enjoyed our dinner here very much.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1914 Catasauga Rd, Allentown, PA 18109
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Allentown
  • Phone Number: (610) 266-7781

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?