Ichiban Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar – Minneapolis
Ichiban Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar – Minneapolis

Ichiban Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar – Minneapolis

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ichiban.ca/
  • Phone: (612) 339-0540
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm. Reservations are for teppanyaki dining only.

    Our regular menu is not available for NEW YEARS EVE dinner. Ichiban will be offering a fantastic set menu dinner cooked teppanyaki style for NEW YEARS EVE. The dinner includes filet mignon, lobster and teriyaki chicken with a shrimp appetizer, clear chicken broth vegetable soup, and a cucumber salad with kani-kama. Fried rice is included. White chocolate raspberry truffle ice cream will be served for dessert. All this for only $60 + tax + 18% gratuity per person. We hope to see you for NEW YEARS EVE!


















  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Steakhouse, Japanese
  • Executive Chef: Tatsuki Yamamoto
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Sushi platter are available on request.
  • Private Party Facilities: Ichiban's upstairs dining room can be reserved for groups of 100 or less. Please call for information.
  • Private Party Contact: Jim Reynolds 612-339-0540x
  • Entertainment: Ichiban is the Best Tasting Show in Town because the chef prepares the meal right at your table!
  • Special Events: Our regular menu is not available for Valentine's Evening. That night we offer a set menu dinner cooked teppanyaki style for $60 ++ tax ++ 18% gratuity. The dinner features our clear chicken broth vegetable soup, cucumber salad with crabmeat, shrimp appetizer, steamed or fried rice, and steamed vegetables. The entree is a combination of filet mignon, lobster and teriyaki chicken. For dessert we will be serving white chocolate raspberry truffle ice cream. A vegetarian dinner is available for $40. Childrens' dinners are $30. This is a night you won't want to miss!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Grant (Between 13th & 14th)
  • Public Transit: The light rail stops between 4th and 5th on Nicollet. We are at 1333 Nicollet.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: We do not offer validated parking. There is a public ramp for the Hyatt Hotel directly across the street from our entrance and a ramp available to the public for the Millenium Hotel next door to our restaurant. Both ramps charge $7 for the evening after 4pm.
A word from Ichiban Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar – Minneapolis
Ichiban features the 5000 year old method of Japanese cooking where chefs skillfully prepare the dinner at your table. "Iron cooking" or Teppanyaki is the heart of our cuisine. Our Teppanyaki chefs are wizards of the knife, each with their own style and showmanship. Ichiban also features an all you can eat for one hour sushi bar every night of the week. A full bar is available with beer, wine, liquor and sake. The main floor is handicap accessible, so please request if needed. Happy hour specials are available Monday thru Friday in the bar. Enjoy specials on beer, wine, sake and several appetizers and types of sushi in a quiet atmosphere. We also have Early Bird specials, including a discount on the sushi bar every day of the week and discounts on Teppanyaki meals Sunday through Friday. Early Bird is from 4:30 to 6:00pm.




Reservations are only for teppanyaki and are not available in the sushi bar.

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Ichiban Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar – Minneapolis reviews from OpenTable diners
86 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (62)special occasion (55)kid-friendly (20)fit for foodies (19)neighborhood gem (16)hot spot (7)romantic (7)late-night find (5)vibrant bar scene (2)great for lunch (2)notable wine list (2)scenic view (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Grossly overpriced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Subpar food, small portions considering it's tapenyaki and the prices. The server was the only good part of the service. The "chef" was not entertaining & not at all impressive, my 4 yr old can wave a spatula around like a wand. And the busser was wiping down the table as we were still eating. The only time I will go back is when I'm starving and want all you can eat sushi.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Rookie Chef and great waitress
    Suburbantothecity
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    We went out for a family celebration on a slow Wednesday night, so it was a bit quiet. Our waitress was an energetic and chatty older Japanese woman with a thick accent. She was a gem and made the nigh memorable; however, our chef was a rookie and was having a hard time with the basic cooking, much less the tricks. The food was decent, but over-sauced. I will credit the chef for his willingness to entertain us with tricks and humor, but he would be better to master the basic first. We will be back on a busier night, and hope for a veteran chef.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One word - amazing )
    AnaTunnicliffe
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    I went there with few friends, my husband and my 15month old daughter. This was the first restaurant she did not fuss in and she loved the ambiance and all cooking tricks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, Poor service
    Disappointedcustomer
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Our food was great and the chef/show was fantastic, however the service was SLOW! We had to ask for refills of water and it took 10+ mins. It took approx 20 mins after we were completely finished with our entrees to get our ice cream. Then it took another 20 or so mins to get our bill(s) which were incorrect so we had to wait another 10+ mins to get the corrected bill. Reservation was for 5p and we didn't leave the restaurant until almost 7:30p. I expected it to take longer than your typical restaurant, however 2 1/2 hours is a little excessive. Luckily we didn't have plans directly after! I don't know if our table just got the short end of the stick or what because tables that were seated after us were attended to & finished before us. For $100+ per couple, I'd expect better and more prompt service. One of the managers did give us a $15 off gift certificate for a future visit, but I don't think I'll return anytime soon.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yum!!!
    TStrand
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    We absolutely loved everything about this place! The food was amazing, the atmosphere was comfortable, and the service was great. Definitely going back! It's a little spendy so be prepared for that especially if you plan on adding beverages from the bar but it's totally worth it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun experience
    Missy
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The food and ambiance was great. It was just two of us and we were set with a large family and a couple. The chef put on a good show. The experience did seem to lag on a bit at the beginning while waiting for him to be able to start at our table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Troy
    rarelyimpressed
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Ichiban is always an enjoyable place for the family - kids love it. The chef and staff were great and the food was predictable but well done. However, the building's interiors are tired and desperately in need of renovations.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service ok, but cook was great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    This is a great place to go with a big group - it's hard to have a conversation though based on the layout of the tables. The cook was fun and phenomenal, but the service/waitress was not. She messed up our bill 3 times and she took over 15 minutes to get us our drinks.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The chefs are entertaining and the food is good but by the time you order a drink, upgrade from white rice to fried rice, and upgrade the chicken liver appetizer to something edible, it becomes a very expensive meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food. Took awhile
    Iluvfood
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Of course I love coming to Ichiban. Great ambiance, great experince and awesome food. This time we were almost there 2 hours. Most of the time waiting for our server or chef. It was 8:00 at night so it wasn't super busy. That was disappointing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun!
    AlbarinoWineGreatVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We always enjoy going to Ichiban. The food is great and it is a fun atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Only one issue
    lolo2VIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Our experience was wonderful here. The birthday celebrant was surprised with a special sundae with a candle. It was easy to acquire a take-home bag, which was great because it is a lot of food for the price. Our only caution is that you may be seated upstairs - many stairs - if this is an issue for you, you might mention it at reservation time. However, if you can manage the treck up, that area is quieter and comfortable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    Townsendfive
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Was our first time there and had a great evening! Lots of good food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Below Average
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    The food quality/taste was far below average. Overpriced for the quality you receive. Lund's makes fresher and more flavorful sushi rolls. The chicken liver appetizer that is included with the meal was terrible.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good times
    Beazley
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    A great place to go. Food and services were top notch. Friendly staff. Great atmosphere. ..a place to talk and play. Family will do well
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining with a show
    TheRicster
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Enjoyed a great dinner at Ichiban. The service was great, reservation was on time, six of us were seated with another couple which is typical. The cook did a great job with the knives, and food show. The food was cooked to order and was very tasty.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday dinner - group of 10
    NRose78
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We were seated on the main level which felt uncomfortable with a group of 10. Loud. Cooks personality so-so, usually fun and energetic staff.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My FAVE place to get together!!
    Good2go
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The chef was so exciting and made my dinner the best yet!! I always make dinner dates and special occasions for friends and family at the best Japanese Steakhouse in the Twin Cities!! A must for excellent food, service, & best of all entertainment!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun, entertaining and enjoyable
    JulieWI
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We have ate at Ichibahns three different times...and it is better each time. The food and drinks are so yummy and great and the cooks are amazing and fun. We will definitely be back again! 😊
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The experience
    Birthday
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    It was my Birthday and I did oreder menu wuth steak,chicken abd lobsters,never seen lobsters we h andad only chicken and pieces steaks.Chef who for us,wasnt friendly and almost didn't acknowledge us,every time he would skip our party and put meal for another people sitting on our table. Lady who served us with water and Beveridge wasnt absolutely not service oriental...I had to wait for second glass if wine when I was almost done with my meal.Now about your icecream surprise.It was over freezed.If I new I would refuse of this kind of surprise.Who really stand out for me,your Assistant Manager Ruslan,Very personable and welcoming.He listened my concern and did everything in his power to redeem our experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Way better experience than a chain.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    This place never disappoints. Love it. I am not a sushi person, but if I were the floating boats and busy sushi bar sure look like fun. I love the endless food and entertainment.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Teppanyaki dinner was average
    Jimmm
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    The teppanyaki dinner tasted just as great as most other teppanyaki/hibachi style restaurants I've been to, so I thought the dinner was overpriced for what I got. If I were to go there again, I'd want to try out the sushi bar instead.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • New Favorite Restaurant
    JapaneseFoodLover
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Simply put, no other Japanese restaurant can compare with the food I had at Ichiban. Not even close.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Another fantastic evening.
    keneboy
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I've dined at Ichibans' many times over the past ten years and I have never been disappointed. I chose to surprise my adult daughter with that same dining experience I have come to enjoy. She was very impressed with everything and I again was very pleased. Keep up the excellence.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Flashing Knives and Fun
    cocinarnoparami
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Ichiban is always good. We were seated with two different groups - one of which included13 to 15 year olds. They were too young to enjoy and appreciate the food. At the U-shaped table, conversation with your neighbors is open and interesting. It is a bit loud with clicking knives and flailing food. Service was good and fast. The portions were generous and satisfying. Typically, plan to spend $100 for two people, more if you have drinks or order additional appetizers or sushi. We took food home and had a couple of more meals from the leftovers. Service is friendly and helpful. I would go again, but typically just for a special occasion or wiht a coupon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Alex and the Traveling Teppanyaki
    CookieMonster
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Their Moscato was wonderful, their food was so good and Chef Alex our Japanese Irishman from Wisconsin was SO entertaining! LOVED the entire experience!! Will definitely go back and will be requesting to be at a table hosted by Alex!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun and Delicious
    TTReview
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My husband and I just went to Ichiban to celebrate our anniversary. This is such a fun place from the cool drinks to the amazing chefs putting on a show! The service is great and the chef's are amazing. We will definitely return and try some other entrees.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We had a fun family celebration at Ichiban. The food was good and we had excellent service. We look forward to going again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Not Empressed
    UNEmpressedEmpress
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    This was my first & last time at Ichibans. I am glad that I tried this place but I will not go there again. It needs major updating- its almost kind of dirty...the chairs were extremely uncomfortable, the water at the table was warm. The Bartender wasn't very friendly, and when I asked about drinks/specials he was very nonchalant, took forever to come to back and see if I had even decided on a drink. The server was great. I could tell she had been there for years. Our chef was good as far as entertaining & friendly. The food was a combination of salty and not seasoned at all- unsure if this was because of the chef or the type of seasoning that was used. Not a fan of their soup or salad.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Less than expected at Ichiban
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    First, I have eaten at many Japanese restaurants. Nick, the chef at our table was by far the best Teppanyaki chef I have ever experienced...which is saying a lot for a young, tattooed, white guy. And that's about all the good I have to say about Ichiban. We arrived at 6:45pm for a 7:00pm dinner reservation. We were told we couldn't be seated until 7:00pm. We were finally seated at 7:35pm. Our chef, Nick, didn't come to the table until 8:00pm. I ordered the Filet Mignon and Scallop combination. The meat was a piece of steak...but it was not Filet Mignon. It was tough and it had a lot of grizzle.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Entertaining
    ctryjb
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Plenty of food and entertaining for everybody of all ages.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    While our OUS guests enjoyed the dinner very much, the experience fell well below my expectations. I was disappointed at the lack of enthusiasm and showmanship by the chefs.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • way better than benihana
    jojo
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Food was delicious theveuce is to die for I live this place way Better than benihana. Benihana has gon too commericial. Ichibans is authentic Hibachi cusine
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh and Tasty Fun
    Singer
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We took everyone out for my sons 26th birthday and it was great. We started with drinks in the bar and opened gifts and then took our drinks to the grill table. Everyone ordered these huge beers and sushi appetizers and we chatted with the other people at our table. The chef was funny and talented and it was a fun entertainment but did not stop our conversations. The food is healthy and fresh and hot! No guilt eating at Ichiban which is nice. You just can't go wrong with fresh vegetables, soup, fresh meats, chicken or fish. Even the green tea ice cream dessert is very lightly sweetened. The service was perfect. Always for good for many years now.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We were in town for a convention and the restaurant was recommended by a local. The food and service were great. Our group had a variety of things from the menu and there were no disappointments. The lobster and filet melted in my mouth! The chef and servers were prompt and fun.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent restaurant!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    If you want the best in Japanese Cuisine I highly recommend Ichiban Japanese steakhouse and sushi bar, the teppanyaki and sushi bar are both delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 50 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 804 reviews are from the Ichiban Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar – Minneapolis reviews archive.
  • Kelli
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We had a great cook and very fun time, our server was great with the kids and explained everything ver well
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time
    Firsttimer
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    It was my first time and I thought the food and service were awesome. It was a Monday night and the restaurant was quiet.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Family Occasion
    Brian
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Dined with three of my granddaughters over from England. They were very impressed, me too. Food was excellent and the chef very entertaining. Will certainly go there again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time and food!
    FoodMama612
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    My husband and I had a wonderful time. We liked the ambiance of the restaurant and the attentive staff. Our chef was hilarious! Ichiban's is great for couples or groups!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.