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Ichiban Japanese & Korean

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530 Farmington Ave, Hartford, CT 06105-3108
+1 860-236-5599
Mon - Tue 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wed 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
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hartford, ct
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75 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

I eat here often because the staff is friendly and the food wonderful. Try the beauty and the beast roll with tuna salmon and eel. Baby octopus and seaweed salad are tasty appetizers. There's a wonderful Korean menu too. For that I love spicy pork or Korean spare ribs when are quite thin and distinct from the American variety. Green... More 

Thank majik48
New Haven, Connecticut
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303 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

Excellent, always fresh and delicious ... I always get the Chirashi which is one of the best Chirashi presentations I've had in any sushi restaurant ... Comes with seaweed salad, and done other marinated veggies with sashimi over a bed of rice... Great!!! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ΄πŸ΄πŸ΄πŸ΄πŸ΄

Thank JJFlash7
Hartford, Connecticut
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Great sushi! Sat outside last Saturday and people-watched all the activity in the "Center". The servers are fantastic. Great recommendations.

Thank Diane M
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299 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

The best thing about Ichiban was our waiter -- so helpful and conscientious. The atmosphere was very cozy and pleasant. The food, however, didn't reach the level we are accustomed to in other restaurants. The sushi eater was unhappy with the very bland spicy tuna roll and some of his other items. Two people ordered chicken katsu and found that... More 

Thank ConnecticutLocavore
Hartford, CT
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

Stooped in with my wife after church on Sunday. The place was busy but we were able to get a table. The service was so friendly and welcoming from the moment we got there. Waiter seated us right away. Menu is authentic Korean. Happened to meet a Korean couple who were dining there and they drive from New York because... More 

Thank Food9er
watertown, CT
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332 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2016

The sashimi and Sushi rolls are all nicely crafted and generously portioned. Two rolls per person should be plenty. The specialty rolls are creative and flavorful without being gimmicky. The environment is a little cliche and dated but it works ok. The prices are reasonable. Try the Rainbow roll.

Thank aaronds
West Hartford, Connecticut
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195 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2016

The food at Ichiban is consistently excellent as well as the service. We frequent this place on a regular basis. We always have the Mackerel which is broiled and Crispy and served with 8 small Korean style plates which we often share. It is not on the menu but is always available. We usually share a portion of the Chicken... More 

Thank Travel33871
Hartford, Connecticut
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48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2016

Have been here a few times for hibatchi and not only had fun but the food was very good. I had vegetables, fried rice and my husband liked his lobster and filet very much. The chefs are fun and put on a great show.

Thank wendellb67
West Hartford CT
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246 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2015

Ichiban is a nice spot for lunch. Ample choices on the menu and great lunch specials. I love their green tea and the staff is always friendly and proficient. You get in and out quickly, but do not feel rushed.

Thank chrisooo
Hartford, Connecticut
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

I went here with my wife last week. The service was outstanding. The food was just as good. I will be back for sure when we are in the area. Loved it.

Thank ENRA1973

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12 - $20
Japanese, Sushi, Korean, Asian
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 530 Farmington Ave, Hartford, CT 06105-3108
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hartford
  • Phone Number: +1 860-236-5599

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