We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Ichiban Japanese Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
2 Hendersonville Rd, Suite A6, Asheville, NC 28803-2764
+1 828-252-7885
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
Closed now
All 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
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

95 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 93: English reviews
Black Mountain, North Carolina
Level Contributor
17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank roostertag57
Asheville, North Carolina
Level Contributor
95 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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 

Thank beautyqueen416
Cary, NC
Level Contributor
116 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 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.

Thank Katladyunc
Asheville, North Carolina
Level Contributor
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!!

Thank excheese
Fletcher, North Carolina
Level Contributor
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 

Thank teachingmomoftwo
Level Contributor
19 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

We had a great meal this evening. Chef Putu was the best, very entertaining and more importantly a good chef as well. The room we were in could use some decorations or better lightning to increase the atmosphere. Recommended, good value for money as well.

Thank Peter_Netherlands_ZH
Arden, North Carolina
Level Contributor
16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

I have been a loyal patron to Ichiban Restaurant, in Biltmore Village, ever since moving to Asheville 10 years ago. in all my dining experiences with this restaurant, it has either been a hit or miss. it is misfortunate that on the day I finally come to critique this restaurant, the dining experience was a total miss. It was my... More 

Thank dojoeye4
Level Contributor
74 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Oh my, this food was as close to perfect as I've seen. Only the second 5 rating I've ever given. A little hard to locate but well worth the effort. Traditional chef that cooks in front of you. Very clean and great service. Filet soooo tender and shrimp was wonderful. Huge servings.

Thank Virginiatopgun .
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Our family ate here for two family members birthdays. The cook was amazing and funny. The food was fresh, very good and reasonable priced. We will certainly go back, and highly recommend it.

Thank BJM72
south carolina
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

Been to many hibachi restaurants, Putu was our chef and one of the best I have experienced, haven't laughed that much in a while, we'll be back!

Thank debbiecharleston

Travellers who viewed Ichiban Japanese Restaurant also viewed

Asheville, North Carolina Mountains
Asheville, North Carolina Mountains
Asheville, North Carolina Mountains
Asheville, North Carolina Mountains
Asheville, North Carolina Mountains
Asheville, North Carolina Mountains

Been to Ichiban Japanese Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Ichiban Japanese Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?