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“Wonderful!!!”

Ichiban Restaurant & Sushi Bar
Ranked #303 of 1,031 Restaurants in Sarasota
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Venice, Florida
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Wonderful!!!”
Reviewed February 20, 2014

We love Ichiban
It is our favorite Japanese restaurant
Friendly ,super staff and great humble sushi chefs
Great Tempura shrimp appetizer and veggies
Our young son adores the fun food and enjoys the fantastic meals
Ichiban is a Wonderful experience every time
You will love all you can eat because you will want to eat much at Ichiban
It is super fresh food and a special place

  • Visited February 2014
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3 Thank paula t
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English first
New York City, New York
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Wide assortment, great price”
Reviewed January 26, 2014

Quick service, very good sushi, with a tiny bit of rice. Roll assortment was huge. I loved the conch and the baby scallops. The tempura was pretty bad. Stick with all you can eat sushi.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank B S
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Longboat Key, Florida
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158 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Our favorite sushi restaurant in the Sarasota/Bradenton area”
Reviewed January 2, 2014

We've been going to Ichiban for at least 5 years and it's one of our favorite places for sushi. For $21.50 cash ($22.95 credit card) you can order all the sushi you can eat. Just don't leave any on the plate or you will be charged extra. We order what we know we'll eat and if still hungry, we order more. The dinner comes with a nice sized salad with great ginger dressing, miso soup and all you can eat terriaki chicken or steak, crusted chicken or fish and friend vegetables. If you don't like sushi, there is a wide variety of Chinese entrees. The sushi bar is a nice size with TV's playing the most popular sports games. Ichiban is a casual place where shorts and a t-shirt are fine for dinner. Their website is http://www.sarasotaichiban.com/ which includes a menu.

  • Visited December 2013
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3 Thank Mary P D
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New York City, New York
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79 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“All you can eat sushi”
Reviewed December 25, 2013

Very decent sushi, choice is excellent, decor is poor. Waitress is a bit rude, she wanted us to stop eating, but what is the point of all you can eat sushi after all? Yellowtail and white tuna were excellent. The tempura was pretty bad, but then again it was free. Best of all, they give you, very little rice with the sushi. Stick with sushi, and hand rolls. Cash gets you a small discount. $23 for credit card.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank B S
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Bradenton Beach, Florida
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“Skip the rolls and the tempura.”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

It's all you can eat for $22. But, if you leave any food on your plate they charge you $1.50 a piece for fish and $.50 for rice. We tried tempura. It was NOT tempura. It was fried with a dark, gritty crust. Many of the rolls were terrible, especially anything with tempura in them. I ordered the scuba rolls, and I almost choked on them. And they gave me 10 pieces!

On the plus side, the non-rolls were good. The smoked salmon was fresh as was the tuna, and they put thick slabs of fish on a little ball of rice. Ask for wasabi on the side, because they don't use it in the preparation of the sushi. Also, the service was very fast and courteous. My advice is, if you do go to this restaurant, order a little bit at a time. The waiter will bring the food as often as you like.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Diane H
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