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$20 - $35
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was at one point a good restaurant, but unfortunately, the quality is not there any longer. My sushi rolls came undone and fell apart on the touch. The Chicken (if it was really chicken meat) on Chicken Teriyaki were sooo dry, they got...stuck on my throat. The ginger was old and barely had any taste. It was the last time I everMore

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed December 11, 2020

Have been going here for years when kids were home - they are now in their 30s and we all still go there. Ordered last night and am getting some for lunch today. We used to take a cooler box on the plane when visited...kids at college as they missed Ichiban in McLean SO much. I have never seen a negative review until I saw one today from 2016. I think the writer must have been confused with another place or maybe a very early case of Covid 19 and he had lost his sense of smell and taste. This place IS the best and the owners kind and welcoming to everyone. Love itMore

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed February 11, 2020

Ichiban Sushi has long been one of my very favorite Japanese restaurant for sushi. The place is very small, though pleasant, with a Japanese feel. The service is competent, and the sushi is very good and quite reasonable. I also like their miso soup. because...the place is small with limited seating, you may have to wait, and the waiting places are also somewhat confined. Although they do serve some other dishes, sushi is their main feature.More

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed August 6, 2019

Over 20 years, have been to Ichiban likely over 100 times -- with toddler children, with adolescents, with friends, with visitors from other countries. All those times, never (NEVER) been disappointed with the choice -- and, well, occasionally ecstatic. This is a locally owned/run restaurant...and, like a neighborhood restaurant, staff are frequently saying hello to customers by name (and vice versa). For an inexpensive place (relative in the sushi world), the fish is of reasonable quality (and you can ask for what is best in a day). They do an excellent job with teriyaki and, well, the tempura is truly top-notch.More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed January 15, 2019

Ichiban Sushi is the go to place for me when I am craving sushi, in McLean VA. I have been to this restaurant many times in the past 10 years and have never had a bad experience. This place is very small compared to other...restaurants in the area but by no means the service or the quality is small. The owners and crew are very friendly and helpful. your food is always made to order so fresh means FRESH. I am usually order the same thing every time but at Ichiban I make an effort of trying new items on the menu and have not been disappointed yet. The place is always busy and that should tell something about the quality of food and service. Highly recommend trying this place when you are in the area.More

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Fresh sushi, best dish: smoked eel! It's a fast pace location, very friendly staff, most of the time I order to go as this is a very tiny restaurant.

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed July 14, 2018

Our favorite sushi restaurant in McLean. Simple surroundings, great sushi, friendly staff. Excellent takeout.

Date of visit: June 2018
Reviewed June 21, 2018

We love this place. We always go when in the area. It is a local family run business and very small (60 max) so can be crowded at prime times (12-2pm & 5-7pm). They are closed on Sundays. .The service is always great. The Udon...is very good on a cold day and the sushi is always fresh and portion large. The seaweed salad is very refreshing.More

Date of visit: June 2018
Reviewed March 21, 2018 via mobile

Wife and I were tired from a day of touristing and sushi sounded good and this place was just across the street. That's about all the thought that went into trying out this place. They had a decent menu and reasonable prices. It was quiet...and the service was polite and prompt. The food was pretty much what we expected but done well and tasted good.More

Date of visit: March 2018
Reviewed March 16, 2018

My teenage son is a sushi-aholic and now he's dating a girl who also has a sushi problem. This is their favorite place so we gave it a try. I only thought I'd had good sushi before. Now I know I never really had good...sushi until I went to Ichiban. Beautifully fresh and absolutely delicious. And we're in trouble because they do carry out. Yum!More

Date of visit: March 2018
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