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Ichiban Japanese Steak House - Minneapolis

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1333 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403-2630 (Grant (Between 13th & 14th))
(612) 339-0540
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

This restaurant has been a staple for me and my boyfriend. We are very sad to see it go. We were there last weekend for our last visit before they closed. We are never disappointed.

1 Thank srbabbitt
Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016

Ichiban combines the best of Benihana's with updated Asian cuisine. Great presentation and friendly staff.

Thank okpatrick
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

Disappointing. We arrived for an early dinner (the food was actually quite good), and sat down for hibachi with one other customer. Waitress was indifferent at best--rattled off menu options so quickly that we didn't know what she said. A large (about 25) group of people came in ten minutes after we sat down. Our salad and soup were served... More 

Thank Beth P
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

I've been to Ichiban's two times: this year and about twenty years ago. It was cool then and it is still cool! The food is so amazing! The first time I went, I was a twenty something and thus time...a mom with a teenage son. My son loved it! He said, "I know this is my favorite restaurant ever!". He... More 

Thank Spiritsayswoof
Twin Cities
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87 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2016

Most recently, we visited for my son's birthday. The teppanyaki show is always fun. The chef has a running banter with corny jokes. The food is okay, you can easily do much better food for the price, but our adult children choose this place for entertainment. The service is acceptable, but not outstanding. We'll probably be back on another occasion.

Thank MinnesotaFamily2
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2016

I have been here to eat a couple of times since it is so close to my son's apartment. Both times I have sat at the hibachi and had the lobster. It came with soup, salad, rice, vegetables, and the expertly prepared lobster. Everything was delicious! The restaurant was clean and not busy while we were there. The service was... More 

Thank mizriz2
United States
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

What a show!! The food was delicious I tried the sampler entree and loved it!!! Great service and beautiful decor! My husband and I will be coming back here.

Thank Jessica R
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59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

美味い!Wonderful food and superb service! I was very happy with this place! So excited to find a Japanese tennpanyaki. I'm always more trusting of Japanese restaurants when the staff speaks Japanese, made me feel at home! 美味しかった!great food and fun atmosphere, if I'm ever in town again I will return. ありがとうございます一番。

Thank kenshin_iwako
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2016

Byerlys has better sushi. The rolls are boring. The dining area where we sat had a speaker the would scream names when tables were ready. The place was dirty. (Walls, a few of our chairs, carpet) The redeeming grace was the great bartender! He waited our table too. He let me sample some sake. Fun! I would not go back.... More 

Thank Nate D
Silver Bay, Minnesota, United States
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62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2016

This was probably the best sushi/Japanese Grill restaurant 25 years ago, but seem to have relaxed the attention to details.

Thank Dan M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $40
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1333 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403-2630
    (Grant (Between 13th & 14th))
  • Public Transportation: The light rail stops between 4th and 5th on Nicollet. We are at 1333 Nicollet.
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: (612) 339-0540

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