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Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse

Certificate of Excellence
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302 Old Liverpool Rd, Liverpool, NY 13088-6219
12:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 12:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Naples, Florida
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316 reviews
280 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Facing formitable new competition from Mitsuba on the west, and SakiBomb in Cicero, Ichiban is maintaining its position as the best Japanese restaurant in the area. Not only is the food delicious, but the portions are even larger than they used to be. The soft shell crab appetizer was outstanding! Everyone in our party of seven gives Ichiban five stars!

Thank Noisefree
Liverpool, New York
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Full hibachi dinner is not cheap - but sitting at the sushi bar and choosing a few appetizers and rolls isn't too expensive. Amazingly fresh sushi. Friendly staff that doesn't seem to turn over as much as other places. Only slight con is you often have to wait a little too long for your table, and then a little too... More 

Thank iggywood
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is our go to place for celebrating birthdays. Always delicious and entertaining. We love the steak, shrimp and fried rice hibachi.

Thank creelwoman
Toronto, Canada
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered the shrimp and vegetable tempura dinner, pork habatchi and chicken teriyaki dinner. The portions were so big we could have taken 1/3 home at least...or shared 1 portion. The staff were very friendly.

Thank Menche3
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

I went to Ichiban for sushi. The hostess offered to seat me in whichever area I wished and I chose to sit at the bar since I was alone. The hostess also suggested the Monday evening special, a four piece sushi sampler. There was not a lot of choice on the sushi menu when it comes to combo dinners. I... More 

Thank Caroline H
Syracuse, New York
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46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

To start off I called 3 pm to make reservations for 6pm for 21 people was suppose to be 9 but increased ,they told me over the phone that 6:30 or 7 would be better and they explained they only had 3 cooks on and we would need 2 of them so we went with 6:30. They don't seat customers... More 

Thank jay s
Liverpool, New York
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Great intimate atmosphere with open cooking tables or rooms for larger groups Japanese decor, costumed servers, entertaining chefs! Wonderful food!!! Has Sushi bar also, pricey, no free soda refills, kids need to be supervised get cranky as food is cooked can't really roam around d/t hot surface and fire demonstrations by chefs! Love this place, but save up your money... More 

Thank Judy M
Aldie, Virginia
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96 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

This is an awesome place to go with your family and friends. The chef is very interactive and the food is cooked in front of you. This takes hibachi food to whole new level. Definitely worth a visit

Thank RohanKamat
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

The best stir fried noodles and appetizers in Syracuse. However the Unagi nigiri sushi was bit dry and over cooked. The manager and staff were all very nice.

Thank Sanjaakhand
Woodstock, Georgia
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46 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Our party of ten was not seated until 8:25 p.m. even though we had a reservation for 7:30 p.m. We had to wait another ten minutes before the waitress took our drink orders and twenty minutes after that before the waitress took our dinner requests. The food was mediocre and the hibachi "chef" was lacking in enthusiasm. I have no... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 302 Old Liverpool Rd, Liverpool, NY 13088-6219
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Liverpool
  • Phone Number: 315-457-0000
Hibachi style Japanese steakhouse with sushi bar, full service bar, traditional cuisine and takeout menu available.

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