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Ichiban Japanese Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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2 Hendersonville Rd, Suite A6, Asheville, NC 28803-2764
+1 828-252-7885
Today
16:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
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Hours:
Sun 16:30 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri 17:00 - 22:30
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Sat 16:30 - 22:30
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The sushi rolls were very good. Above average for most "inland" restaurants that serve sushi. Atmosphere is friendly. Service was average. Cleanliness average. Has potential to be a great restaurant with some attention to detail by owners. If you are in Asheville and want sushi then this place will not disappoint you, neither will it blow your socks off.

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Thank Bobby H
Shelby, North Carolina
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have am not a sushi lover but my friends who have eaten it here say it is great. I usually go at lunch while on a limited time frame so I do not do the cook in front of you entertainment but my lunch has always been good along w service.

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Thank RCToby
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bento box lunch with salmon, spring rolls, vegetable and rice is the bomb! There is also a nice selection of sake which helps as well. I started with the miso soup, Hubby has yakitori and delicious Japanese rolls. We really actually enjoy this place, and the edamame was great to munch on in between entrées.

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Thank Robin L
surf city
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54 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Wonderful fried oyster appetizer and shrimp shumai.The Sushi is always fresh and is beautifully prepared.Wonderful friendly service.I love the fresh ginger salad.My friend was visiting and loved everything.

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Thank Cynthia V
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Had dinner at a hibachi table (as they have a sushi side as well). Friendly staff, clean restrooms and generous portions. Went as a party of four. All four of us had different entrees. None of us finished our meal (on site). Leftovers made for a nice snack later on our stay in Ashville.

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Thank Ron R
Black Mountain, North Carolina
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

The food here is very good. The portions served are generous. The value is commensurate with the price. However, I was so disconcerted that there were no placemats! I don't like it that my silverware just lie on the table. Was my table disinfected? I doubt it. It was probably just wiped clean from the previous diner. I observed this... More 

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Thank roostertag57
Asheville, North Carolina
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96 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We were at dinner there during the week, and it was not busy. I didn't like the taste of the broth soup and the lettuce in my salad was a bit wilted. The shrimp was chewy, you could tell it was previously frozen. He did not cook the vegetables long enough, in my opinion. Also, the problem with these places... More 

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Thank beautyqueen416
Cary, NC
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117 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Ichiban offers hibachi on one side of the restaurant, a sushi bar, and regular dining for a la carte choices. We always get sushi and it is always super fresh and prepared so decoratively by the sushi chefs. The spicy tuna is the best and the price is only $4.25 a roll.

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Thank Katladyunc
Asheville, North Carolina
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Best hibachi in town!! sushi is great also...The servers go out of their way to make sure that you are happy!!

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Thank excheese
Fletcher, North Carolina
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

I had been to the restaurant before, but I had never taken my family. I took my son and daughter with my friend and her child. I was able to get us reservations at the grill part. My son was so excited. He caught an egg that the chef threw to him. He loved the fire and silly stuff the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
16:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
Monday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Hendersonville Rd, Suite A6, Asheville, NC 28803-2764
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-252-7885

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