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Permanently Closed - Ichiban Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar – Minneapolis

1004 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Ichiban Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar in Minneapolis is a truly unique dining experience. The teppanyaki, or iron, style of cooking is an ancient method still used at Ichiban. Tabletop teppan grills provide communal style dining with the flair and skill of one of the talented chefs who are known to add a dash of comedy to meal preparation.

The teppanyaki menu at Ichiban includes a number of combinations such as lobster, teriyaki salmon, filet mignon, shrimp, scallops and vegetables. Entr�es are served with soup, salad, rice vegetables and traditional Japanese green tea. The in house bar offers appetizers like sushi tacos, Japanese poutine and a number of sushi rolls.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Japanese, Steakhouse, Sushi
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm. RESERVATIONS ARE FOR TEPPANYAKI DINING ONLY.

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Phone number
(612) 339-0540
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Tatsuki Yamamoto
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Private party facilities
Ichiban's upstairs dining room can be reserved for groups of 100 or less. Please call for information.
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Private party contact
Jim Reynolds: (612) 339-0540
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Sushi platter are available on request.
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Cross street
Grant St (Between 13th & 14th)
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Parking details
We do not offer validated parking. There is a public ramp next door for the Millenium Hotel. If you enter after 4PM they charge a flat $10. The Hyatt Hotel directly across the street from our entrance is a public ramp. They charge $4 an hour.
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Public transit
The light rail stops between 4th and 5th on Nicollet. We are at 1333 Nicollet.
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Ichiban is the Best Tasting Show in Town because the chef prepares the meal right at your table!
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Special events & promotions
Our regular menu is not available for Valentine's Evening or New Year's Eve. 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 $35. Childrens' dinners are $30. This is a night you won't want to miss!
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.1  based on all time ratings
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on July 30, 2016

Food and chefs are incredible!

OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
2.0  Dined on July 29, 2016

It was the last weekend the place was open. So, it was pretty busy, but past employees were treated much better than our table. We had to wait over an hour to get our "chef" after we sat. Manager even kept us up to date on when he would be arriving but we received no apology or anything. The chef was soaked in sweat, looked angry and spoke to us in an Asian accent even though he was white! Not very good.

The food was acceptable, but it wasn't heads and shoulders above any other teppanyaki joint that I have been to. Glad there is still one open in Winnipeg. Hopefully they are doing a better job there.

MaryS (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on July 29, 2016

So sad to see Ichibans close. One of our favorite restaurants to go for special occassions. We have enjoyed it over the
last 35 years. Many happy memories . . .

STG84 (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on July 28, 2016

The food as always was absolutely excellent. The service was a bit slow initially, but those who helped us were very polite and our chief was awesome. It's really too bad that this neighborhood gem of 36 years is closing down.

greggb (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on July 26, 2016

Love Ichaban's! Hate to see this Minneapolis institution close down!

OneAndDone (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on July 26, 2016

The Superior dinner was spectacular. We will miss Ichiban when it closes.

OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on July 23, 2016

We loved Ichiban and are going to miss it! We used to go about 3-4 times a year and always enjoyed it. Was it dated? Yes, but we didn't care. It was entertaining and the food was great. I don't know where I'm going to get potstickers half as good as theirs! Sayonara, Ichiban - you will be missed!

RobertM (Richmond)
4.0  Dined on July 22, 2016

This restaurant is closing on July 30, 2016 but it's sister restaurant in Winnipeg will still be open. It is very expensive for the meal you receive. Only go there for special occasions (once every couple of years). Food was hot and well-prepared. It was fun to watch the kids at the table react to the chef; then again, they were not my kids so I didn't have to pay for them.

vipArthur (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on July 22, 2016

Thank you for 36 years of memories! The experience will be one treasured.

LuannB (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on July 20, 2016

Wonderful birthday celebration! We had an great time! Great restaurant!
So sorry that they are closing.

BonnieM (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on July 19, 2016

My grandson and I are going to miss Ichibon when it closes because it has been his favorite b-day out to dinner with grandma for many years.

LynnN (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on July 15, 2016

Our cook was very entertaining. Food was great except for the fruit fly in my Saki. They removed it from my bill and gave me a glass on the house. We had fun

KimB (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on July 2, 2016

This place is so fun! I would recommend this for a fun experience for all ages. You get so much food!!!

RhondaT (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on June 29, 2016

The ambience at Ichiban is terrific. The table was clean and I felt like it was more upscale than other Japanese steakhouse franchises. The food preparation is very entertaining and made for a unique experience. I thought the price was a bit high for the dinner, but am overall satisfied. A detractors was the road construction around the building, but look forward to another visit when it will be complete.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on June 21, 2016

Very fun place for vacation dinner!

FrequentTraveler (South Dakota)
4.0  Dined on June 4, 2016

A good food experience. They have lots of vegetables and fried rice was great. The cold sake was also great. Seafood, steak and chicken was also excellent

OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on June 3, 2016

The lighting was a little too dim and it was also a little hard to hear our waitress when we asked her questions about the menu.

vipSamswife (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on June 3, 2016

Our chef was fabulous! The only female at Ichiban.

OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on May 28, 2016

My date was the most attractive part but the restaurant was great and the cook was amazing

RobG (Dallas)
4.0  Dined on May 27, 2016

Good sushi & tepanyaki. Had steak and salmon, which was very good.