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Ichiban Japanese Cuisine - 18 Reviews - 2786 E Fowler Ave Ste A, Tampa, FL - Lunch Spot Reviews - Phone (813) 978-8095

Ichiban Japanese Cuisine

2786 E Fowler Ave Ste A
Tampa, FL 33612
(813) 978-8095
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Ichiban Japanese Cuisine - Tampa, FL
Ichiban Japanese Cuisine - Tampa, FL
Ichiban Japanese Cuisine - Tampa, FL
Ichiban Japanese Cuisine - Tampa, FL
Ichiban Japanese Cuisine - Tampa, FL
Ichiban Japanese Cuisine - Tampa, FL


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Best Sushi ever! My husband and I have been eating here for over 15 years and I can not say enough good things about this wonderful place! Always the freshest sushi with very gene...


i ate here a couple of times and it's mediocre. the fish seems to be of low quality.

Editorial review from Citysearch 10/24/2012

The portions are very big for the price! I always end up ordering too much. Never disappointed by the service! more

Editorial review from Citysearch 10/24/2012

Great Sushi, Me and my boyfriend went there tonight , The food was really amazing with very good price, We order Sashimi combo ,Bagle tempura and sushi melody, The fish was very fresh, We didn't wait too long either, We will go back soon more

Editorial review from Citysearch 7/19/2012

I have been going to this place for 16 plus years. I have never had a bad experience, and everyone is always lovely there. This is the only place I will ever go to get the best in Japanese Cuisine. more

Best Sushi ever! My husband and I have 6/2/2012

Best Sushi ever! My husband and I have been eating here for over 15 years and I can not say enough good things about this wonderful place! Always the freshest sushi with very generous portions and a unique variety of rolls. The service is always prompt and very friendly. Remember that they are making everything from scratch and to order, but we find them to always be quick and efficient. The ambiance is very being in their kitchen and regulars are greeted with smiles and hugs. We have so many memories of this place, from them entertaining our 2 year old on a slow night so we could eat to the owner washing everything in his carving area down with hot, soapy water so that I wouldn't be exposed to raw fish when I was pregnant. It's just one of those rare places that offers exceptional food, wonderful service and treats you like family! I could not recommend it more highly! more

Good 9/8/2011

Lots of food for a very affordable price. I've been returning here for years. more

Amazing 5/7/2010

The best Japanese restaurant I have been to in years I will always go there and the people are so sweet! more

best sushi in Tampa, hands down 2/19/2009

I have had sushi at some of the best restaurants in Vancouver BC and Japan, and this place is right up with them. First off, it is a 100% authentic JAPANESE restaurant, not Chinese/Japanese -- I don't know where the previous reviewer got this from, as the owners and entire menu are Japanese (I spoke Japanese with them, so I know for sure!). All the fish I have ever had here has been impeccably fresh, and the portionsare incredibly generous. Their unagi is hands-down the best I have ever had... Slightly char-grilled and melt in your mouth. I cannot recommend this restaurant enough! Pros: amazing quality and prices Cons: location is a bit out of the way more

There is No Better Sushi in Tampa 1/9/2009

I have been going here for 4 years. I have eaten at many, many different sushi restaurants, and there is no comparison. This is by far the best in Tampa. Hope you give it a chance - it will be a treat! more

Do not go in there!!!!!! 11/24/2008

This is Chinese-Japanese restaurant. This is not Japanese restaurant. It is just simply disgrace. They should change the name. Food was trrible and the service was even worse. Do not go in there!!!! more

Horrible 6/21/2008

Horrible sushi. Although the service was prompt, the sushi itself was not fresh and later caused unpleasant after effects (food p0isoning). I highly do not recommend Ichiban if you consider yourself a sushi lover, or if you don't like feeling sick for hours! Pros: Prompt service Cons: p0isoned sushi, horrible neighborhood more

Excelent sushi! 6/7/2008

I have eaten at many top notch sushi restaurants around the world (New York, London, Paris, Cape Town), except for Japan, granted these restaurants had great ambiance and good service, but they were really over priced. When it comes to flavor and quality Ichiban is still my favorite. There are a few down sides yes, sometimes service can be slow, however very friendly, mostly on weekends because the place is always busy (testament to the great food, people who know what is good are willing to wait), and the ambiance is not fantastic being in a small strip mall it is average when it comes to interior decor. I always get sushi when I go to Ichiban, I can not attest for most of the other dishes. My favorites are: the dinner sashimi special, their tempura rols are the best, and the TNT muscles as an apetiser great, they also have good miso soup (not salty like most miso soup can be). Overall at Ichiban the quality to price ration is excelent. Pros: Shushi, Sashimi, ingenuity with rolls Cons: Slow at times, average ambiance. more

Tampa Sushi 5/7/2008

I moved to Tampa from NY about a year ago with my girlfriend and as soon as we got here we went looking for a nice Japaneses restaurant. When we find Ichiban we were very surprised at how good it was. After eating at several Japanese restaurants in the area I have to say Ichiban is by far the best one. They are always busy and but usually have ample seating available. The prices are very reasonable when compared to others in the area. My favorite Sushi roll is the Alaskan. The best texture I have ever had with sushi. The servers are very sweet and helpful. I recommend this restaurant to anyone needing a sushi fix. Pros: Good price, Yummy Sushi, Yummy food all around Cons: Only a few booths more

Absolutely the best. 9/1/2007

Best sushi and sashimi in Tampa. Fresh, beautifully garnished, right temperature, generous servings and a team of waitresses that give you personal attention. I've been going there for over 15 years and have yet to find a better place. more

Good sushi 8/26/2007

My partner and I were regulars at shiso sushi, which we considered the best sushi in Tampa, but they have unfortunately closed. We wanted a place close to Seminole Heights and GOOD. We were very happy to find Ichiban. Great rolls and very friendly service. \r Pros: Fast and friendly service, great rolls more

the sashimi is quite tasty. it melts in my mouth. 9/28/2006

ichiban is my favorite when i want sashimi, sushi rolls, or tempura. first, the sashimi appetizer is truly delicious. please ask for the vegetable tempura when dining with a guest who is unfamiliar with japanese cuisine. your adventurous guest will begin to see the joy in this type of food. next, crunchy baked salmon with eel sauce is phenomenal. everyone loves this one. even the newbies to sushi. of course, as others have written, the variety of rolls: spider, volcano, cowboy, yuzan, are all quite yummy. totally agree. what i haven't heard mentioned in any of the reviews, and surprised by(maybe you just didn't know), is the TNT mussels! order early. takes awhile to prepare. Pros: dining there is quite relaxing and the staff is personable. very important to me. Cons: i always have to call ahead to reserve a booth. i think their tables aren't as relaxing. more

best sushi in tampa 7/21/2006

ichiban has to be one of the most delicious sushi spots in tampa. for those who complain of slow service, maybe they should consider the fact that raw fish is being prepared for them in the safest and freshest way possible. any wait that might possibly be experienced will only produce an end result of a mouth-watering, savory plate of fresh sushi. the service is excellent -- always prompt seating and the servers are so considerate and friendly. very relaxed and quiet atmosphere!! great for a place to chill and socialize. my favorites are the mexican roll, the crunchy tuna roll, the bagel tempura roll, and the hijiki roll. also, try the delicious tempura cheesecake! it's absolutley phenomenal! Pros: nice ambient atmosphere, very affordable more

its so slow 6/5/2005

ok sushi if you have 2 hr for dinner, the service is very very very slow! its not like they have to cook it! more

Freshest sushi in town 2/14/2003

Absolutely the freshest, coldest, most delicious sashimi and sushi rolls found in this area, at a reasonable price. My number one choice of restaurants when I'm in the mood for sushi/sashimi, which is often!! I'll go out of my way just to eat there, I love it. Pros: Fresh seafood, Reasonable price, Friendly more

Excellent 11/9/2002

Ichiban offers excellent atmosphere, food and service. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in Japanese food and culture. more

super sushi!! 9/8/2002

We love Ichiban! It's the perfect balance of good prices, great food and a super courteous and nice staff. We go there often and they always make us feel so at home! Try the volcano roll, spider roll, cowboy roll or yuzan roll! num-nums! more
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  • The Scene
    Located in a small strip mall near the University of South Florida, Ichiban's lunch buffet attracts a crowd that can linger into the dinner hour on some evenings. Be sure to...

  • 8/18/2003 Provided by Citysearch

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    Sun - Thu, 11am - 10:30pm; Fri, Sat, 11am - 11pm
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