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“Does not live up to expectation”
Review of Ichiban Buffet

Ichiban Buffet
Ranked #152 of 852 Restaurants in Kissimmee
Cuisines: Sushi, Chinese, Japanese
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Buffet, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Buffet, Reservations
Reviewed May 10, 2014

Because of the positive reviews this pace got we went here. Overall the food was OK but not above average. The service was quite poor and her English hard to understand. We were there around 9pm and the place had become dirty by then. Either the cleaning couldn't keep up or they just weren't bothered. It makes me wonder how the other Chinese buffet restaurants with worse reviews are... . Surely there are better places to eat around here.

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Thank Bas S
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Reviewed May 8, 2014

There are some very average buffets and some very poor ones, this is neither. IF you enjoy a buffet style meal and like the hot dishes to be as hot possible (steam rising from hot plates). Then this is definitely one of the best (I tried others) none were as good. There was a wide selection, all was hot (except sushi of course), and it was clean. At less than $25 for two people without drinks, I think very reasonable

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Thank barnet173
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Reviewed May 7, 2014

I found their add in a magazine for discounts in the area. The prices listed in the magazine are not what they charge you when you arrive, then they discount the meal. The food was sub-par and the service was ok. It is a family run resteraunt that is for sure, thier kids were running around, no one had a uniform on. I really wasn't happy with the setting or the food.

Thank Meredith L
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Reviewed April 27, 2014

We've been reviewing this wonderful place since they opened. At that time they were better than the rest. 2nd review, even better. We were there again last week, stayed 7 nights at the ultra-fabulous Marriott Lake Shore Reserve (if you ever get the chance to experience a vacation at this resort, no matter what the cost, you will be guaranteed a lifetime of resplendent memories. We vacation all over the world, This place could be our #1 all-time favorite).
We judge a restaurant by delivering what they promise. We are honest reviewers and we feel we are very objective. For example: we had breakfast one morning at the JW Marriott. (our review somehow disappeared in its draft stage, so I'll have to re-write it again). We wish our experience there would have disappeared from our memory. At about $65 for 2 for a poor experience it is unforgivable. I am ashamed to say that the two of us could have eaten at Ichiban FOUR TIMES for just about the same cost! Imagine that! Four wonderful, complete experiences at Ichiban or one lousy breakfast at the JW Marriott. Now we focus on Ichiban. We dined there for lunch twice in 7 days. And this was our best experience.
The sushi is fresh, colorful, flavorful, delightful to the palate and so visually appealing.
We always start with Sushi and pickled salads. We skip the soy sauce, as the pickling is usually a perfect accompaniment. We love the Wasabi and ginger!. Then we opt for the chilled seafood: shrimp, mussels, huge Green lip, and some fresh veggies.
Then to the warm items: the beef dishes, the plethora of chicken, the shrimp dishes, the steamed clams, the sauteed veggies, and perhaps a few pieces of a fried fish an assortment of dumplings. Everything steamy hot and freshly re-placed. Be sure to try the fried sausage. We've never made it to the Hibachi grill, but it also looks wonderful and smells scrumptous.
Top that off with some fresh fruit, some grape tomatoes and a piece of oriental pastry and there's hardly room for Ice Cream! With ground nuts on top.
We have never had a problem here, other than enjoying everything just too much. We hardly ever see the wait staff, as when we return to our table, the used places are gone. Glasses of water or beverage replaced. The staff seems to all be smiling and happy. If someone gives this restaurant anything less than 4 stars, I would be suspect. Especially given the ultra conservative pricing. The crowd looks like they know good oriental food, and that's a plus. Our only regret is that current plans dictate that we may not be back to Orlando for at least 2 years, Darn! But please let us enjoy your enjoyment there vicariously. Tell us about your delightful experience here. Thank you.

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3  Thank Funfolks
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Reviewed April 16, 2014

This place has a huge variety of dishes to chose, I think almost all would find at least one thing to eat. The main dishes are divided up depending on type. All were freshly prepared and hot. There is a hot plate where the chef will cook to order. The children both loved it. We found a coupon in a tourist brochure so it was even cheaper. The staff aren't the most attentive or hospitable but that really didn't bother us. Lots of locals eating when we were there which we think is a good sign as there are a huge number of eating places to chose from.

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1  Thank LeicesterTiger_13
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