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“Great show and food”

Ichi Ban Japanese Steak House
Ranked #151 of 1,701 Restaurants in Winnipeg
Cuisines: Japanese, Steakhouse
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Downtown Winnipeg
Reviewed April 11, 2013

This is a great restaurant. The chefs are funny and put on a great show. The food is fantastic. Try the saki Caesar!!

2  Thank gandm01
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Reviewed April 6, 2013

The food at Ichiban is always delicious, but when it comes to the experience here are a couple of warnings:
- Do not expect to be seated on time for your reservation, they are consistently 20min to an hour late per table (maybe a way to get you to spend money in the lounge ahead of time)
- Every Sake Bomb they offer you and you take, you will get charged for it
- Even it it's your b-day and they build your a sake bomb tower without asking if you want it, they will charge you for all 7 sake bombs in the tower
- The drink service at the table can be very slow
- If you go towards the end of the night, the cooks are tired, slow and barely put on a show

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1  Thank alimikk
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Reviewed March 19, 2013

We went to this restaurant as a group/business meeting. It was fun and great food. would definitely recommend. Restaurant is right outside the Delta Hotel so very convenient for hotel guests.

Thank CdaTurst
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

Love the seafood, but everything else is great too!!! We've been going there since they opened about 30 years ago...still have the original menu. Tables for at least 6 are the norm and your chef cooks everything right there for you, while doing tricks with the knives and seasonings. Have always had a wonderful experience!

3  Thank maria o
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Went there January 6/13 with a huge group. The chefs are always in a good mood and always entertaining. We loved it when the chef was slapping the beef filet with the spatula and saying "who's your daddy" at the same time. Food is always good and prepared beautifully, scallops, chicken livers, beef, chicken breast. Only thing I didn't like - the soup, was a tasteless dishwater broth full to the top with chunks of carrots. Service was a little slow for tea and drinks but that could be that she was 102 years old! I didn't want to keep calling on her and make her hop for fear she was going to keel over. Facilities are clean. Just know that over a certain number of people in your group and they automatically add a 15% gratuity on your bill, so don't tip twice! Nice that they validate your parking for underground and you don't have to pay - after 5:30pm that is.

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Thank NickyTka
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