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“A Nice Find.....” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ichiban

Ichiban
Ranked #162 of 331 Restaurants in Gaithersburg
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Korean
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Buffet, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Buffet, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Okinawa, Japan
Level Contributor
134 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“A Nice Find.....”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2013

Strolled on in here on a very cold day for lunch. I was seated by myself as I'm staying down the road at the Holiday Inn. Knew nothing in advance of the restaurant so this was a surprise. Food is advertised as "Korean and Japanese" cuisine, although I think the owners and staff are Korean. Walked in and was greeted nicely and seated. I went for the lunch buffet which included a nice spread of Miso soup, different California rolls and sushi, stir fried chicken, soba noodles, and Korean Kimche and other salads. I didn't see any Korean BBQ so maybe I missed this or they didn't offer for lunch.

I tried the Miso soup, excellent. Had the California rolls, very good and finally had the sweet and sour chicken and teriyaki chicken again great.

The meal cost me about $12.95 and that was with a Soda. A nice find and would recommend this restaurant for lunch and/or dinner. Also seemed great for families!

**Only given 4 stars because I have to reserve my 5 stars for those absolutely amazing restaurants and/or experiences.......so don't let ranking mislead you, still a great find.*****

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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  • English first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Level Contributor
17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Friendly staff / Excellent Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2013

I have been going here for the past 15 years and I have never been disappointed. They staff is friendly and the food is great. I lean towards the Korean dishes, particularly the Hwae Dup Bap and Bulgogi (this is Korean BBQ), but their Sushi is also very good. If you want to do BBQ, be sure to get a table with the built in grill.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank crphilipp
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Gaithersburg, Maryland
1 review
“great sushi”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2012

didn't visit this time, but always outstanding in past. Great Sashimi, tonkatsu. Wish they would deliver as I stay at nearby Holiday Inn.
Need to try the Korean next time

Visited December 2012
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Thank CarmelaPhoebe
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Marietta, Georgia
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67 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Very nice surprise”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2012

Excellent service, very good food. We stopped there by chance and were very pleased with the amount and quality of the food.

Visited September 2012
Helpful?
Thank Adriana O
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Ponca City, Oklahoma
Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good sushi”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2012

We went for lunch and had a nice experience. Being from the CST zone, we came in as the buffet was closing. There was still a decent selection and quality available. But we could definitely feel a "hurry up" atmosphere.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank AAK74604
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