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Ichiban Japanese Restaurant

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2011 S Broadway Ste L, Santa Maria, CA 93454-7886
+1 805-614-9808
11:30 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 21:00
Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Great food. Excellent service. Have been there many times and continue to go back. Their family dinners are great. They definitely score A+.

Thank Janice R
New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Enjoyed a traditional Japanese Lunch of Miso soup, salad with carrot ginger dressing, Teriyaki Chicken, Gyoza dumplings, Vegetable and shrimp tempura and rice - very fresh and delicious! Quiet and serene environment. Reasonable prices $45.00 for 3 including 20% tip.

Thank Tracy M
Santa Maria, California
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Monday-Friday lunch specials are the best in town. Always my first choice for california roll lunch special. Parking can be a problem but well work the inconvience.

Thank Kitty F
1 review
Reviewed 2 June 2015 via mobile

Worst place ever it was over the edge we had bugs in our food so we later told the provider that we had the bug they said sorry than walked away we were about to leave but before we told them and complained that we should of gotten money off a 55 dollar meal instead the boss of this Japanese... More 

Thank Celeste F
Santa Maria, California
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2015

Took my ladyfirend there for first time, Sadly it seems they take short cuts on ingredients, The miso soup lacked flavor and the sukiyaki was mostly the heels of cabbage. We will try it one more time and order a non broth dish.

Thank Michael T
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2015

We chose Ichiban due to reviews on yelp. The shushi was more expensive than we expected - I think the menu posted was for lunch and we went for dinner. The restaurant is closed between 2:30 and 5 - we had planned to wine taste and then eat, so the wait was annoying. Service was friendly, the tempura was delicious... More 

Thank newawil
Mountainair, New Mexico
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2014

The service was gracious and understated. The food was plentiful and flavorful. A thoroughly enjoyable meal. Highly recommended.

Thank Bob G
Santa Maria, California
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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2014

Excellent menu and food: I liked the fact that they take the time and effort to make there dishes with there own ideas in taste and presentation, Very cool! Service: Gets slow as they fill up Atmosphere: I give a four out of five, It gets quit loud at times.

Thank Aqualung A
Walnut Grove, California
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103 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2013 via mobile

Excellent menu and atmosphere. Very well presented and tasty. Chef Ken has what it takes to make your meal right. The best baked muscles I've had. This spot is programmed into my Garmin.

Thank ojodoc
Santa Barbara, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2013

The food is Delicious, the service is great each time we go there. What more can I say? It's small, quaint, and I feel they make most everything from scratch. At least try the place once if you're into Japan food.,

Thank Arlene Y

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Reservations
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2011 S Broadway Ste L, Santa Maria, CA 93454-7886
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Maria
  • Phone Number: +1 805-614-9808

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?