Ichiban Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar – Minneapolis
Good showThere is really very little Japanese in the style of the restaurant or food- but cook's show is great on its own. Recommended for large groups (up to 8-10 people) but definitely not for romantic couples or gourmets of Japanese food.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat For Bringing Visitors!We brought our family visitors from Thailand and they loved it! They appreciated the vegetarian offering and the sushi. Of course the kids thought the show was wonderful. We love going to Ichiban with large groups and going to meet other people. I would highly recommend this restaurant.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMthis is a great place to celebratethis is a great place to celebrate an special occasion and the food is great the service is great. It is worth the price that you pay.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experienceI'd say you pay for experience, not quality of food. Great for a special occasion, but not for the avid foodie5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMentertaining dinnerWe had teppanyaki dinner, and the salmon was wonderful. My
Wife had steak, and she really enjoyed it. I also othought the chicken liver was exceptional. This is also a wonderful place to take children as the chef does a great job of entertaining the visitors.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food - good showThe teppanyaki chef was quick and efficient in preparing our food. Very good presentation and fun to watch. Good food - quality meats and seafood, and everything was delicious!5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and the chef wereThe food and the chef were outstanding. Our waitress was not so good.
We had a group of six, so the gratuity was added in the bill automatically. I only hope the chef received the entire tip and not our waitress. I asked multiple times for a fork and did not get one until the chef found a different server to get us some. Our chef also continued to fill our water. Our waitress brought our salads and then disappeared until she brought dessert and of course the bill. If we would have been drinking, we never would have had the opportunity to have one.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was very good. The chefIt was very good. The chef who cooked for us was new or was having an off day....but didn't deter us from enjoying our meal. The restaurant was beautiful! I already have recommended it to others5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMI reserved a table in advanceI reserved a table in advance and only had about a 5 minute wait time when we arrived. The upstairs level is a great place to sit, much more quiet and further from the bar which can be quite packed. Our chef was excellent - personable, funny, and kept us entertained through the entire service. I have had chefs at Benihana's that do a few tricks and then fizzle out, but you won't see that at Ichiban. It is definitely a great place for large groups unless you are comfortable sitting at a table with strangers. The food was delicious and the prices fit the quality. It was also my father's birthday and our waiter really gave us all an amazing surprise when he belted out the best version of "happy birthday" I have ever heard in a restaurant!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat ebtertaunment and good foodIt's like going to the circus, being hustled for an upgrade, meeting more people, getting wonderful food the way you want it, especially the salmon. It really was wonderful, but costly, but my Wife and I enjoyed it.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing nightI had an amazing experience at Ichiban. My girlfriend and I were celebrating our second anniversary
and needed a local place to spend a romantic dinner. I sent a request through OpenTable
and let them know we'd be celebrating our special date with them. When we entered the restaurant,
we were greeted by the waitstaff who congratulated us and led us over to our own table!
I had heard that only larger groups would get that experience, but we had our own personal
chef (Alex) who was funny, engaging, and made us a delicious dinner. I was very impressed and
so thankful for the staff making our night a little extra special!5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMIchiban is a step upI have been to Osaka many times and always enjoyed, but Ichiban's is a step up. The prices reflect that, but the food and service were definitely better. Our chef was amazing - by far the best we have ever had. He made it a great show to go with our dinner.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a good time. Our chefHad a good time. Our chef & staff were wonderful. Very pricey, but brought home enough food for a second meal. When we go again we will probably just get a couple of hor-d'oevres - they were big enough to serve as a meal!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was fantastic! LikedThe food was fantastic! Liked that you got a lot of food AND its healthy!,4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMTook my husband and his friendsTook my husband and his friends and spouses to Ichiban to celebrate my husbands birthday. A great restaurant to celebrate at!! Tons of fun!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMOur dinner experience wasOur dinner experience was fabulous! The atmosphere is exciting and entertaining, you can feel the good time that everyone in the place is having and it rubs off. The food was yummy as expected and fairly priced. I tried the chicken liver appetizer, who knew I liked chicken liver! Would recommend Ichiban for any special dining event - the more the merrier.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place to celebrateExcellent Hibachi - engaging staff. Never had a bad experience there!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a blast! Our son (9)We had a blast! Our son (9) was so excited to go. We actually have a discount coupon we were planning on using, but realized that it wasn't good on Saturdays but we went anyway. Good choice! Our son loved everything and enjoyed the show by the chef. If your kids like to try different foods, this is the place to go.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner and a showVery entertaining and tasty food experience. Due to the format the selections are somewhat limited since everything is spectacularly cooked at the table. Multiple ongoing shows make substantial background noise and make conversation challenging, but it is a great experience.The older kids and teens in our group rate it one of their favorite places.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing dining and food!Took my boyfriend here for his (surprise) birthday dinner. We both hadn't been to Ichiban for years, and were blown away by the food. Everything was so much better than expected. It was a wonderful dining experience and we can't wait to go back for more!3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for special Occasions.Great for special Occasions. Kept my daughter entertained throughout dinner!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food, great service...excExcellent food, great service...excellent entertainment.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was excellent. ChefFood was excellent. Chef was fun... Sauces were tasty
Fun dining experience for children.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place to eat MinneapolisGreat place to eat Minneapolis landmark. We usually go earlier and it is a lot less crowded3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service was excellent.The service was excellent. Our chef was entertaining and very nice. Loved it!3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMalways have fun and good food!always have fun and good food! best salmon and steak I've had almost anywhere.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AM