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Ichi Ban Japanese Steak House

$$ - $$$
Downtown Winnipeg
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189 Carlton St, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 3H7, Canada
+1 204-925-7400
17:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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Winnipeg, Canada
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pros: fun, different, good for birthdays or events, lots of food Cons: a little pricey for what the food is, too salty and too big portions (that depends on the person), outdated and ugly bathrooms I went here with my fiance, and mine and his family for my birthday and we had a great experience! The atmosphere was great...a little... More 

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Kenora, Canada
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went here for my birthday with my spouse. It was a great place. The food was amazing, the staff are fantastic and you get a great dinner and a show. They do various tricks while cooking your meal in front of you. The food was well made. The restaurant is designed for groups of 4+ so as a couple... More 

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The Pas, Canada
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9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Was my first time going here, wasn't sure what to expect but it was a great time. Food cooked in front of us and we're seated with two other groups. Our hostess and chef were courteous, helped us to understand the concept and were very entertaining throughout the whole time. The meal was time consuming but the entertainment made up... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

A group of 23 of us went to Ichi Ban to celebrate a 40th Wedding Anniversary. The service was great (the chefs are quite the comedians). There was a table large enough to accommodate our entire group!! There was SO MUCH FOOD! Everyone left with stuffed tummies! It was the perfect place for the celebration. A good number of people... More 

Thank Nahannai L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Took the wife for valentines. Limited menu, but all the food was great. Sushi, steak, dessert, and a top notch chef Made it more of an experience than just a night out.

Thank Mark D
Fredericton, Canada
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254 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Started with blue fin tuna sushi. Had the dinner combo with included soup and slaw, and 2 proteins with rice. Upgraded the rice to fried rice and had the chicken and beef. All were good, fresh and served hot. Enjoyed the evening. Not an expert in Japanese food, but I thought this was very good.

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Sioux Lookout, ON
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

The food was acceptable, but the chef was great. I had the lobster, steak, and chicken meal. It was good food but not overly flavourful. The decor is very dated, though. The restaurant could use an update.

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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Ichiban is a fantastic restaurant with flavourful food and great teppanyaki entertainment. The chef's have a great sense of humor and involve everyone in the group throughout the meal. We went for a staff Christmas party which was a great idea because of the activity mixed with supper. Considering the quality of the meals, the prices are on par at... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Went to ichiban on a Friday night with the hubby for a nice dinner, made a reservation for 8:30, did not get seated until around 8:50-9:00, which is okay because it seemed fairly busy. We waited in the lounge so that we could have a drink or two before dinner had started. No one came to ask us if we... More 

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129 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

I have eaten at the Ichi Ban since the early 1980's. In the past the food and service was much better than today. As great as my memories are of the Ichi Ban of the past I believe it's time to finally say the restaurant needs a serious Reno inside. I used to really enjoy going because it was a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 189 Carlton St, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 3H7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Manitoba  >  Winnipeg>  > Downtown Winnipeg
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Winnipeg
  • Phone Number: +1 204-925-7400

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?