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Ichiban Japanese & Korean

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530 Farmington Ave, Hartford, CT 06105-3108
+1 860-236-5599
11:30 - 14:30
Closed now
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Mon - Tue 11:00 - 14:30
Wed 11:30 - 14:30
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 14:30
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46 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Strange visit. Got there about 7. After seated, 10 minute wait for a waiter. "Oh, were you waiting long, I'm sorry!" Nice guy who was cleaning tables took my order. Food came quickly. Had a delicious meal-salad with ginger dressing and maki combination and a sprite. No waiter/waitress ever came back to my area. Finished eating at 7:30pm. No questions,... More 

Thank Joey00
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63 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

We hadn't been in years but decided to have dinner there on New Year's Eve . What a treat! It looked as though the restaurant has been re-decorated- it is really lovely inside. The staff was exceptionally attentive. The food was excellent. We both had a different Bento box- everything was delicious and we brought home enough for another dinner!... More 

Thank ctmelody
hartford, ct
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75 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

I eat here often because the staff is friendly and the food wonderful. Try the beauty and the beast roll with tuna salmon and eel. Baby octopus and seaweed salad are tasty appetizers. There's a wonderful Korean menu too. For that I love spicy pork or Korean spare ribs when are quite thin and distinct from the American variety. Green... More 

Thank majik48
New Haven, Connecticut
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345 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent, always fresh and delicious ... I always get the Chirashi which is one of the best Chirashi presentations I've had in any sushi restaurant ... Comes with seaweed salad, and done other marinated veggies with sashimi over a bed of rice... Great!!! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ΄πŸ΄πŸ΄πŸ΄πŸ΄

Thank JJFlash7
Hartford, Connecticut
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Great sushi! Sat outside last Saturday and people-watched all the activity in the "Center". The servers are fantastic. Great recommendations.

Thank Diane M
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306 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

The best thing about Ichiban was our waiter -- so helpful and conscientious. The atmosphere was very cozy and pleasant. The food, however, didn't reach the level we are accustomed to in other restaurants. The sushi eater was unhappy with the very bland spicy tuna roll and some of his other items. Two people ordered chicken katsu and found that... More 

Thank ConnecticutLocavore
Hartford, CT
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43 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

Stooped in with my wife after church on Sunday. The place was busy but we were able to get a table. The service was so friendly and welcoming from the moment we got there. Waiter seated us right away. Menu is authentic Korean. Happened to meet a Korean couple who were dining there and they drive from New York because... More 

Thank Food9er
watertown, CT
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381 reviews
302 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

The sashimi and Sushi rolls are all nicely crafted and generously portioned. Two rolls per person should be plenty. The specialty rolls are creative and flavorful without being gimmicky. The environment is a little cliche and dated but it works ok. The prices are reasonable. Try the Rainbow roll.

Thank aaronds
West Hartford, Connecticut
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242 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2016

The food at Ichiban is consistently excellent as well as the service. We frequent this place on a regular basis. We always have the Mackerel which is broiled and Crispy and served with 8 small Korean style plates which we often share. It is not on the menu but is always available. We usually share a portion of the Chicken... More 

Thank Travel33871
Hartford, Connecticut
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63 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2016

Have been here a few times for hibatchi and not only had fun but the food was very good. I had vegetables, fried rice and my husband liked his lobster and filet very much. The chefs are fun and put on a great show.

Thank wendellb67

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$20
Japanese, Sushi, Korean, Asian
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 530 Farmington Ave, Hartford, CT 06105-3108
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hartford
  • Phone Number: +1 860-236-5599

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