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Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse

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$$ - $$$
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302 Old Liverpool Rd, Liverpool, NY 13088-6219
+1 315-457-0000
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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Camillus, New York
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Chef puts on a good show cooking.The food is in good portions. Could cut back a little on the amount of rice given and give more veggies or the seafood or meat chosen. Wouldn't eat here all the time as is on the more expensive end of restaurants.

Thank Timothy P
Pennellville, New York
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

My wife and I have been enjoying dinner at least 2 times a year for the past 25 years min. at Ichibans. Enjoying for years until, about 2 years ago, but didn't want to give up on them. At our last year's visit I ordered steak and shrimp - the steak didn't have ANY flavor, and they cut back on... More 

Thank peter p
New York City, New York
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

Several people at our table complained about undercooked food. All the meats were served at the same time regardless of whether it was ordered med rare or well done. My daughters steak was rare even though she ordered medium. The waitress offered to take half the price off the meal off the bill and then proceeded to take the undercooked... More 

Thank bwhite307
Auburn, New York
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

I have to start by saying - it pains be to write a less than 5 star review for this place. I have been coming here since the early 1990's at least a few times a year, usually for special occasions. I have recommended Ichiban to many, many people in that timeframe, and until very recently it was still the... More 

1 Thank cnyguy2011
Cleveland, Ohio
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172 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

I came here because I read some of the TripAdvisor reviews and it looked decent and I was hungry for some hibachi. It was a nice looking place and looked clean. The lady at the bar was very nice to me. My food came out fast. The soup really had no taste and it had a lot of noodles in... More 

Thank tomh099
Wynantskill, New York
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141 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

Used to come here on special occasions. The crystal bubble sushi is still awesome. The salad and soup are great and the shrimp hibachi is very good but the price is too much. Good portions. Would come again but only with a coupon if available.

Thank SqueakFro
Oswego, New York
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

We celebrated our anniversary with dinner here. It has been a favorite of ours for several years but the food and experience have diminished significantly. We were served chicken noodle soup not the clear soup of years passed. The ginger salad dressing was bitter and the salad watery. We both ordered fried rice(extra charge)and the seafood plate,consisting of scallops,shrimp and... More 

Thank chickadeedd1
Naples, Florida
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345 reviews
304 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

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!

1 Thank Noisefree
Liverpool, New York
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Special occasions, 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, Liverpool, NY 13088-6219
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Liverpool
  • Phone Number: +1 315-457-0000
Hibachi style Japanese steakhouse with sushi bar, full service bar, traditional cuisine and takeout menu available.

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