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Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse

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302 Old Liverpool Rd. l, Liverpool, NY 13088
4:30 pm - 9:00 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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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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94 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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 

Thank Charles H
Cortland, New York
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170 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

The wait staff was great but they were short of chefs so the wait time was long. Once the chef began we were disappointed. The show by our chef was average at best, the vegetables were bland and the beef was served under-seasoned. Thank goodness we were with a fun party so we still had a good time. We were... More 

Thank Bob_Haight
Rochester, New York
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85 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

Had an interesting dinner at the hibachi table. It started when the soup arrived & it was chicken noodle??? I was really expecting miso so the chicken noodle was a surprise. It was good but not what I'm used to at most Japanese restaurants. They dished out the spicy mustard sauce for dipping but they do not have ginger sauce.... More 

Thank OP-Critic
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

Love Ichiban... great food and plenty of it!!!! Entertaining!!!! Great place for families!!!! If you like Sushi, try the crystal bubble!!! YUM

Thank Rachele S
Syracuse, New York, United States
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223 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

Ichiban is a classic in Syracuse. It's been around for many years and has been a family favorite for as long as I can remember. Whether it's sushi prepared in front of you at the sushi bar or any of the hibachi dinners, you are certain to be pleased. Sushi can also be ordered at the hibachi area. On busy... 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
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
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. l, Liverpool, NY 13088
  • 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?