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“A sushi staple for San Diego”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Ichiban

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Ichiban
Ranked #2,400 of 4,722 Restaurants in San Diego
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout
Los Angeles, CA
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“A sushi staple for San Diego”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2012

I have been going to this place for years and years. I never miss it whenever in San Diego. It's right on University Avenue (just west of Park) and you can usually snag a good seat out on the sidewalk, so there's lots of people watching opportunity. The sushi is really good, and the combos (with sushi, rolls, miso soup, and other goodies) are a great value. The counter folks are very friendly and take good care of you. Definitely one of my dedicated San Diego stops.

Visited September 2012
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English first
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“Great cheap food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2012 via mobile

I love the tonkatsu and the ginger chicken. The sushi isn't bad either but there's only a small selection of it bt it's a tiny restaurant. For your money, it's a very good deal. One of my favorite quick meals in San Diego!

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“best price to quality ratio in town!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2012

If you're looking for tasty, affordable sushi in Pacific Beach, this is the place to go! And so far the waiters have been very superfriendly and helpful. It usually gets pretty busy between 6 and 7.

  • Visited February 2012
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San Diego, California
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Sushi is worth coming here”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2010

Tiny place, hasn't been updated in ages, so athmosphere lacks big time. They have a sushi eating contest here once a year, which is quite entertaining, people stuffing their face with sushi, gulping it down without chewing, what a waste of good food, hoping to win the gift voucher, so they can enjoy the sushi on their next visit. The rolls are very good and are half price every day after 3pm. Great place for some cheap but yummy rolls.

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“Cheap place to eat with...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2009

Cheap place to eat with the family...average food

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