About Ichiban Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar – Minneapolis
With 36 years of service, 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 and our Early Bird special that is from 4:30 to 6:00pm every weekday!
RESERVATIONS ARE ONLY FOR TEPPANYAKI and are not available for the sushi bar.
Japanese, Steakhouse, Sushi
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm. RESERVATIONS ARE FOR TEPPANYAKI DINING ONLY.
Grant St (Between 13th & 14th)
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Ichiban is the Best Tasting Show in Town because the chef prepares the meal right at your table!
Sushi platter are available on request.
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.
The light rail stops between 4th and 5th on Nicollet. We are at 1333 Nicollet.
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
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access, Wine
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!
Ichiban Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar – Minneapolis Ratings and Reviews
Ichiban has never failed us
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
Our chef was fabulous! The only female a ...
Our chef was fabulous! The only female at Ichiban.
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.
My date was the most attractive part but ...
My date was the most attractive part but the restaurant was great and the cook was amazing
Good sushi & tepanyaki. Had steak and sa ...
Good sushi & tepanyaki. Had steak and salmon, which was very good.
Yes it's pricey but you get a ton of foo ...
Yes it's pricey but you get a ton of food and it's all really good. The ambiance was really awesome with the water features inside and I loved that each table was in its own little section.
We have been to this restaurant twice no ...
We have been to this restaurant twice now and both times we were early enough for their early bird dinner special. I would assume that it is the restaurant that advertises on Meet Minneapolis website. Having seen a discount coupon for their dinners we printed out one for each of us attending. The manager was unaware of this coupon being used towards the early bird special. However on this website it specifically says that it can be applied to the early bird deal. They did honor it bit we felt we should not have had to argue our point. Outside of this situation the dinner was more than we could eat.
The appetizer portions were small, as w ...
The appetizer portions were small, as well as the portion of lobster.
Not the most talented teppanyaki perform ...
Not the most talented teppanyaki performance... But the food is very good and the atmosphere is great for groups.
Excellent Night Out
We chose this Restaurant again for a family celebration of birthdays.
early bird dinner
we had an early reservation for dinner and although we ordered early enough they charged the regular price on the bill. We mentioned this and they did correct it the total. Just thought that they should have been well aware of the time and should have had it correct the first time. Otherwise very good experience
I expect better quality for the price point
Pouring rain, doors not open yet, elderly mother and two grandchildren. Called and asked them to let us in. Big sigh and surly "fine." 10 minutes later, manager opened door and then just turned and went back in, allowing door to slam in my (again - elderly) mother's face. Told to "sit over there." Food quality is poor yet prices much higher. Not flavorful, calamari was tough, steak decent and not "tenderized" so that was good. Place smells bad- really quite bad. The guy who cooked for us was wonderful; responded to the kids and made it great fun for them. Nice show. Wait staff was fine, not super friendly but not invasive either. The 9 month old baby was in heaven, 4 year old loved it, 5 year old smiled quite a bit, 89 year old was happy with something different. The rest of us in the middle were not impressed. Would never ever go back, even if someone else is paying.
Still a unique dining experience
Very quiet for a Friday night.... Nicolet Mall construction may have an effect. Food was very good, but don't forget to bring your wallet....
We ate at the teppanyaki grill as a grou ...
We ate at the teppanyaki grill as a group of 5 and was seated with another group of 4.For the price, food was just okay, service was decent, and the chief was not very entertaining. I've ate at about a dozen teppanyaki grills and I have never seen someone who seemed so uncoordinated. I was scared he was going to hit us with a flying knife! He continued to mess up his tricks(which happens) but not the numerous occasions that happened with him. Could be a bad chief, however the food was not too great either.
Very good food. nice cooking show
We had a lot of fun. The food was great. Everyone enjoyed their dinner and we were a group of 20. The set-up with all 20 persons around and the 2 cooks in the middle was perfect. I would recommend this place to anyone.
No a great experience.
My experience at Ichiban was disappointing. Our server seemed to have too many tables. There was a point when we hadn't seen him for 30 minutes and needed more drinks. The food was ok. The salad was not at all "asian", it tasted like vegetable broth with huge chunks of carrot and celery. Our table was upstairs and they didn't offer sushi. The prices were high for the quality of the food. The server was also unable to split the sake bombs so they ended up on one person's bill. I think this was because he didn't want to order individual shots- too much work. This missed the mark for me.
Entertaining and Delicious
We took clients there for business and the noise level was pretty high but we were still able to hear each other as well as be entertained with dinner. our chef was hilarious and full of energy as well as the gentleman cleaning the grill after the chef had left. Everyone was friendly. The only thing I wasn't aware of when we made the reservation was that if you have a smaller group, you may be sharing a table with another group of people. We initially had 7 people in our group and 2 people couldn't make it so we then had 5 and had to share a table with a family celebrating their son's birthday. We all got along well though, it just would have been nice to know that we may be sharing a table with strangers beforehand.
This place is a little more on the pricey side, but well worth it for the experience. This is a place I think everyone should go to at least once.
The price has stayed the same but the portion size has been cut in half! Very disappointed in that.
First time with kids
My wifeand Itook our 2 kids(9&6) for the first time and they loved it. A little on the spendy side but still had fun.
Both times I've brought small to medium sized groups to Ichibans, we've been treated very well. I would recommend you give them a visit. Food has been great and the entertainment is worth coming back.
I'm a picky eater. I'm especially picky with Oriental food. My expectations were not high as far as selection and food presentation. I was expecting everything to be smothered in vegetables, spicy sauces, and other ingredients I just knew I wouldn't like. I ordered the teriyaki chicken with fried rice and the pot stickers appetizer. The food was phenomenal!!! I loved it all! I don't care for veggies and they were minimal in my order. I kept raving to my wife about how good the food was! It's expensive, but you get a lot of food for your money, plus the entertainment of the cook preparing your meal right in front of you. Our server, although VERY busy with multiple tables, was excellent! It was a great experience, with great food, and great service! I'm so glad we went there! I'd DEFINITELY go again! I highly recommend it!
It was our first time there so we are glad we checked it off our list... But it was to expensive for the food we got. There was a piece of eggshell in my rice. The drinks were good but it took a long time to get them. We probably will never return.
Trying to find a wonderful reservation on Valentine's Day may have been a stretch at the last minute. We decided to try out Itchiban because it offered a set dining menu with a little desert after. I have been here before in the past and I did not remember it being so run down and hectic. The food was subpar, the chef was unexperienced, and the seating was too cramped (up to fire code?). All in all it was an OK dining experience. However, for the $60/head and lacking conditions I would have rather tried a new place. 3/10.
too expensive. hibachi chef was disinterested.
Not a great value for the cost. Reservations @ 4:30. Doors didn't even open until 4:35. Table wasn't ready upon opening. Went to get a drink @ the bar. Bartender was nowhere to be found. Finally seated @ 4:50. Waitress was very kind & helpful. Took our drink orders promptly. Hibachi chef arrived table side shortly after. Was completely disinterested from the first moment. Did the usual thing w/ the eggs. & broke one of the eggshells into the food while preparing the fried rice. Didn't care & proceeded to continue to cooking it. Made comments about how he didn't enjoy his job & preffered to be a line cook. Tried to order more drinks as did the couple seated next to us. Waited a very long time to receive then. Didn't get the steamed rice I oredered w/ my meal until meal end. All in all pretty disappointed. Will not return. $160 including top for 2 meals & 2 beers each. Not a great value @ all.
Disappointed - overpriced - poor value and service
Have been to this restaurant many times before and always had a great experience. This time was different. The food portions were reduced and our food was undercooked. Also the chef that cooked for us seemed like he really didn't want to be there and made us feel uncomfortable. He did a very bad job of cooking our food - shrimp & scallops were undercooked. The drinks were also overpriced and the wait staff was inattentive. Will go back one more time at some point in the future. If we have a similar experience, will STOP going to this restaurant.
I always love the food and the show that ...
I always love the food and the show that is presented! My clients love coming here and many had never been to such a fun hibachi!
The food was fantastic, and the table ch ...
The food was fantastic, and the table chef was great how he interacted with everyone. Our server was not great, taking her time to check on people and forgetting drink orders. The atmosphere was loud, but high energy, and appropriate considering their style. Overall it was very enjoyable.
not worth the money
As my first time there it was just ok for me... My kids and wife had been there before and raved about it, so we went...... with all the hype, it was a disappointment unfortunately ..... Our bill was over 250$ with tip for 3 adults and 1 kiddo...YIKES... If it was stellar food and show then it would have been worth the money... We like to try new restaurants and wont let price stand in the way... the cook was supposedly the "Head Chef", when he started tossing and throwing things after several failed attempts, we all started backing up.. We didn't know if he was going to fail and hit us with something... Quite comical, and no we don't expect perfect, but for the head chef, it seemed like that couldn't be further from the truth.... The chicken liver appetizer that comes with the meals, oh please, get rid of it already, and just charge the up charge.... Not many would opt for the app that is "included.".. Seriously just plain silly to have that on there...Def will be going somewhere else and spending our money...
This was a celebration dinner for my son's 21st Birthday. The place is very run down and the food very expensive for the quality. All of the added and extra pricing was ridiculous. Overall very disappointing and we will not be back.
Has really gone downhill over the past 10 years..
Will not be going back anytime soon, have been going there for over 16 years and the chef's and food quality have really declined..
The food & service were excellent!
The food & service were excellent!
Great food and Alex is the best hibachi ...
Great food and Alex is the best hibachi chef!!!!!
The chef made the meal even more enjoyab ...
The chef made the meal even more enjoyable with his great skills, cooking ability, banter and humor. Great job!!
The food was good. The chef was entertai ...
The food was good. The chef was entertaining.
Favorite Birthday Place
Our family has been coming to Ichiban's for many years to celebrate my son's birthday. It's his favorite place and our entire family enjoys it. This visit was on a very cold Sunday after the Vikings lost their bid for the playoffs so the restaurant was rather empty. As a result it didn't have the normal energetic vibe. We started out our meal with a couple of sushi rolls (our first sushi purchase at Ichiban) and I was very pleased with them. Our waitress was attentive and our chef was entertaining and competent. He said he'd been chef there for 5 1/2 years and his experience showed. Everything tasted great. We only come once per year because our bill was well over $300 (after tip) for our family of four and while we enjoyed it, we can't justify that kind of dining expense very often.
We enjoyed a Great meal prepared at the table, Great Entertainment by the Table Chef and Fun Atmosphere. Enjoyed the group we were seated with. Would be a nice atmosphere for children 10 or over. This restaurant would provide a nice atmosphere for a group of 8, as this was the table format.
We were really well taken care of and th ...
We were really well taken care of and the chef was fantastic, both charming and talented.
really great food and fun atmosphere
We were there for a birthday and it was a lot of fun. The staff was attentive and the food was abundant, in fact all of us were unable to finish and had to ask for boxes, and very good. I didn't even mind the chicken liver! It would be best for a group to break up the cost a bit. There were 5 in our group, one being a child, and I paid about $250.00 including tip for all of us.
MY wife and I have been going to Ichiban ...
MY wife and I have been going to Ichiban's for 15+ years. We came with our 19 year old son & his date to celebrate my wife's birthday. It has been a couple of years and while the food is still tasty the building is tired and the cook was uninspired. The staff at the host stand were cordial but aloof. Someone needs to shake up the staff and save the interior from it's slow slide into a drab nothingness
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