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Ichiban Japanese Restaurant

2011 S. Broadway, Ste. L (Betteravia Rd.) Send to Phone
805-614-9808 | Menu
Head to Ichiban for fresh sashimi and sushi as well as Japanese cooked classics.

Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner Mon.-Sat.

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Ichiban Japanese Restaurant Restaurant Review

: You won’t find the latest tricked-up rolls and fusion dishes at Ichiban, but you can count on quality fish in the sashimi and old-school sushi. Traditional cooked fare such as tempura, teriyaki and the chicken udon are also good, as are a couple of the Korean items like the galbi (marinated short ribs). Skip the meal combos and order à la carte --- you won’t miss the deep-fried sides and basic salad. Drink selections focus on beer and warm and cold sakés. Desserts are the typical green tea and mochi ice cream, plus a pound cake filled with green tea ice cream and fried tempura-style.


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