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Ichiban Japanese & Korean

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530 Farmington Ave, Hartford, CT 06105-3108
(860) 236-5599
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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171 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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228 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 via mobile

I couldn't wait for visiting here. Service, Quality of foods as well as Quantity are all satisfied.

1 Thank Kwanghoon K
West Hartford, Connecticut
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105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

The sushi rolls here are enormous and loaded with thick pieces of fish! We ordered 4 rolls (32 pieces) and absolutely had to take out the remaining 11 pieces to our daughter who lives nearby. We had the volcano roll, rainbow roll, spicy yellowtail roll, and a special named beauty and the beast! All were scrumptious! My spouse ordered the... More 

Thank Travel33871
vero beach, fl
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62 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014 via mobile

Wow. This reminds me of eating in japan the sushi is not only fresh they give you ample sizes The seaweed salad tasted homemade. Just lovely place

Thank thefengshuilady

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$12 - $20
Japanese, Sushi, Korean, Asian
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
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: (860) 236-5599

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