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Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse

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$$ - $$$
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302 Old Liverpool Rd, Liverpool, NY 13088-6219
12:30 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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Auburn, New York
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank cnyguy2011
Cleveland, Ohio
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156 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 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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140 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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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339 reviews
299 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 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!

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 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
Toronto, Canada
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles 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 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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

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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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?