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Ichiban Japanese Restaurant

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2011 S Broadway Ste L, Santa Maria, CA 93454-7886
(805) 614-9808
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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All hours
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2015 via mobile

Worst place ever it was over the edge we had bugs in our food so we later told the provider that we had the bug they said sorry than walked away we were about to leave but before we told them and complained that we should of gotten money off a 55 dollar meal instead the boss of this Japanese... More 

Thank Celeste F
Santa Maria, California
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2015

Took my ladyfirend there for first time, Sadly it seems they take short cuts on ingredients, The miso soup lacked flavor and the sukiyaki was mostly the heels of cabbage. We will try it one more time and order a non broth dish.

Thank Michael T
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2015

We chose Ichiban due to reviews on yelp. The shushi was more expensive than we expected - I think the menu posted was for lunch and we went for dinner. The restaurant is closed between 2:30 and 5 - we had planned to wine taste and then eat, so the wait was annoying. Service was friendly, the tempura was delicious... More 

Thank newawil
Mountainair, New Mexico
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2014

The service was gracious and understated. The food was plentiful and flavorful. A thoroughly enjoyable meal. Highly recommended.

Thank Bob G
Santa Maria, California
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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2014

Excellent menu and food: I liked the fact that they take the time and effort to make there dishes with there own ideas in taste and presentation, Very cool! Service: Gets slow as they fill up Atmosphere: I give a four out of five, It gets quit loud at times.

Thank Aqualung A
Walnut Grove, California
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100 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2013 via mobile

Excellent menu and atmosphere. Very well presented and tasty. Chef Ken has what it takes to make your meal right. The best baked muscles I've had. This spot is programmed into my Garmin.

Thank ojodoc
Santa Barbara, California
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2013

The food is Delicious, the service is great each time we go there. What more can I say? It's small, quaint, and I feel they make most everything from scratch. At least try the place once if you're into Japan food.,

Thank Arlene Y
Atascadero, California
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

Good food, simply prepared, friendly service and at a very resonable price. I have lunch at this restaurant at least once a month because the quality and service are very consistent.

Thank Patrick M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2012

No pressure, great food. Sushi to teryaki chicken. Friendliest staff is always welcoming. I like coming for lunch. I've had many business lunches here.

Thank Leann337
Santa Maria, California
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2012

This is the place we go for "girlfriend birthday celebrations" or just a great lunch to catch up with friends. Superior staff, clean and fantastic food. Have loved this place for years.

Thank alykay19

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Reservations
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2011 S Broadway Ste L, Santa Maria, CA 93454-7886
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Maria
  • Phone Number: (805) 614-9808

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