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“Very busy, very good ”

Ichiban Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar
Ranked #353 of 2,354 Restaurants in Indianapolis
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: This is different from the Ichiban Noodles restaurant listed in the 46250 zip code.
Indianapolis, Indiana
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294 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“Very busy, very good ”
Reviewed February 8, 2014 via mobile

Busy place, very good food, lots of menu choices as well.

The sushi was fresh, the shrimp and mixed vegetables I had was cooked perfectly and had a nice spicy kick to it.

I had the vegetable soup and also tasted the miso soup and both were excellent.

Ichiban is a place I will go back to for dinner.

1 Thank Joseph T
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  • English first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Indianapolis, Indiana
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622 reviews
518 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
“To Busy for Good Customer Service”
Reviewed December 27, 2013 via mobile

Been about a year since I took the family here. Got a gift card for Christmas so off to see Sammy. This was a Thursday night and place was about 2/3 full. One major drawback throughout history of Ichiban is many of servers don't speak or understand English all that well so if want an individual twist to your sushi it's best you sit at sushi bar. They often mess your order up in dining room.

Wait for food was excessive as has been experienced in the past. Server was not attentive at all and seemed indifferent. The sushi is always fresh and well priced here. The kitchen food is unremarkable and bland so stick to sushi which is always grand. Also have a tasty salad dressing but unremarkable salad greens.

If you love sushi, this is among best priced and quality you will find. I highly recommended sitting at sushi bar for best service.

I never did get everything I ordered from sushi bar but it was on our check and with a little coaching they finally took it off. But no apology.

Thank scott1102
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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“One if the better sushi places and specials can make it very affordable.”
Reviewed December 1, 2013

One of my favorites, helps it is close to home. Lots of interesting combinations on their rolls at a good price. The ahi tuna salad app is an all time favorite for any tuna lover.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Bob H
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81 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Best Japanese restaurant in indianapolis area”
Reviewed October 22, 2013

I've eaten here twice for lunch and it's really good. It's in a strip mall in an area dominated by car dealerships. I always miss the turn!! Both times I've had one of their lunch box specials. Lots of food for $11! Salad, miso soup, rice, teriyaki chicken or steak, shrimp and vegetable tempura, and three pieces of sushi. The restaurant is clean and very comfortable with attentive waitresses. They have a large sushi bar. This would be a fun place to come with a large group. I wish it was closer to my house. I will always plan on lunch here when I'm on the southside.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank 767co
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Dallas, Texas
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101 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Must go to Japanese restaurant”
Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

Having moved a few years ago from Indy it was nice to have a great dinner at Ichiban on a recent trip back.The soft shell crab maki roll and the Teriyaki bento box was delish!

Visited September 2013
Thank Mauna2011
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