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“Pretty Good for Small Town Japanese”

Ichikawa Japanese Cuisine
Ranked #37 of 98 Restaurants in Port Townsend
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Sushi, Asian, Japanese, Seafood
Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Seattle
Level 6 Contributor
541 reviews
290 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 294 helpful votes
“Pretty Good for Small Town Japanese”
Reviewed July 1, 2013

We've eaten here frequently (less so since we moved from PT to Seattle) and been generally pleased. Sushi is usually very good, quite fresh. Tempura is also fine. Pleasant service, decent prices.

Visited June 2013
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English first
Renton, Washington
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“Good but on the pricey side”
Reviewed April 11, 2013

April 10, 2013
My food was very good. I had the chicken kaarage & gyoza. It was delicious. My husband on the other hand ordered the chicken teriyaki bowl. It was not what we expected. The rice was inundated with sauce. He picked thru it and ate just the chicken. I shared my dinner with him. The waitress was very friendly. The hostess could have been a little more friendlier. My kids even noticed. And where was the traditional "irrashaimase" greeting when we walked thru the door?

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank judykf
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IchikawaInPT, Owner at Ichikawa Japanese Cuisine, responded to this review, April 15, 2013
Thank you for your comments, Judy. I'm sorry the Chicken Teriyaki Rice Bowl wasn't what you expected, but every Japanese restaurant has its own style and ours may be different from those in your area.

We cook the chicken and vegetables in the teriyaki sauce and then present it poured over the rice, some places drizzle a thicker sauce version over the top afterward. We are happy to modify our standard preparations whenever possible, so if you have the opportunity to visit again please ask and we'll try to meet your expectations.

We've had great success with this dish over the years with local regulars, but understand that some prefer it prepared differently and we'll always try to accommodate changes if possible. Some customers ask to have the chicken grilled or stirfried and the sauce served on the side, for instance. Can do!

As for the need for a friendlier hostess, I'll address that and try to improve guest perceptions.

Thanks again for taking the time to write and post your feedback.

Jim Switz
Managing Partner
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Port Townsend, Washington, United States
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Food overpriced but good”
Reviewed March 12, 2013

We spent Valentine's day dinner here and while the food was good, the three veggie rolls and the edamame appetizer we ordered ended up being over $50. I would have liked to have been more full for $50. However, the staff are friendly and overall service was good.

Visited March 2013
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Thank Kate M
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IchikawaPT, Owner at Ichikawa Japanese Cuisine, responded to this review, March 13, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write your review Kate and I'm glad you were happy with the food and service quality. I'll be happy to adjust your billing with a refund if you contact me (see "E-mail" above on the TripAdvisor review page or contact info at our website: Ichikawa-PT.com).

But I'm unable to explain how three vegetable rolls and an Edamame appetizer could add up to $50 as you stated. Our 8-piece Shojin vegetable roll is $7 and Edamame is $4.95 (our cucumber and avocado rolls are about $4 each). So three Shojin rolls plus Edamame would come to about $26, not $50.

Additionally, I reviewed all our guest checks from Valentine's Day and cannot find an order with three vegetarian rolls and Edamame. Our records show only two Shojin rolls, two Cucumber and two Avocado rolls were served the entire day. Perhaps you're thinking of a different day? In any case, I'll be happy to work out compensation for you once we identify the problem.

If there was a billing mistake I'd like to correct it immediately - please contact me, and thanks again for your review.

Jim Switz
Managing Partner
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Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A good stop for Sushi.”
Reviewed December 30, 2012

It seemed like a hole in the wall when we first arrived but it was very nice inside and soon it was quite hoppin! Really good food and very nice service. Would certainly go again!

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Port Townsend, Washington
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
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“A gem of a place”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

The restaurant is quite small and we hit it at a busy time, but the waitress was friendly and efficient and our food arrived promptly. It was hard to choose from the extensive menu and the day's blackboard specials, but we were very pleased with our selections. We look forward to returning soon and trying some different dishes.

  • Visited November 2012
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