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1812A Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93109
+1 805-564-7653
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good23%
  • Average23%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
16 Nov 2016
“Truely number one !”
12 Aug 2016
“Good for late night sushi!”
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
$$ - $$$
1812A Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93109
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Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Great dinner at Ichiban. Neighborhood strip mall gen.The Donburi bowels were spot on , Miso smooth and fresh, azuki bean ice cream to top off was a real treat. We'll be back .

1  Thank Katherine H
Reviewed 13 August 2016

I wouldn't come here unless it was after hours at my other favorite places, however sometimes you just need your late night sushi fix! They have pretty good specials, and decent rolls. It's honestly not bad.

Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 28 July 2016

The sushi is one of the best quality I've tasted in a very long time. The restaurant is located in a strip mall with parking available. The server was very polite. The spicy edamame is outstanding! The Beginners Sushi was $14.95; and great for someone...More

Thank MicheleC106
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Grab a Groupon and eat on the cheap. Nice lunch and dinner deals. Beaucoup sake choices. Expansive menu and a quiet, friendly spot. We like it.

Thank Steven M
Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

We ate here during lunch and were impressed by the size of the portions. We were able to sit at a sunken table and ate out of boats that were delivered to the table. The fish was very fresh and had great flavor. All of...More

Thank Jamie R
Reviewed 21 February 2016

The staff is always very friendly and accommodating here. The sushi is unimaginative but generally good. The combination plates are very popular and good.

Reviewed 18 January 2016

The Mesa isn't the most touristy part of Santa Barbara so I don't generally look to that area for high quality, but Ichiban could be very successful downtown or in Montecito because it is high quality and attractive - though I believe the prices would...More

Thank sfdann
Reviewed 27 October 2015

I have always liked Ichiban. Good and fresh. Several years ago, the old owner retired. The new owners have done a great job of keeping what was good and improving many other things. New menu with new combinations. A little more polished presentation. Just appropriate...More

Thank D C
Reviewed 25 October 2015 via mobile

My wife and I eat at Ichiban about 5 times per month. The fish is always fresh and top notch. The servers and sushi chefs are great at remembering the customers and always make you feel welcome. Prices are very reasonable.

Thank Russell B
Reviewed 20 May 2015

I am an international student studying at Santa Barbara City College. This restaurant is very close my school. I like their Korean short ribs and eel rice bowl.

Thank Asa Y
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1812A Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93109
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-564-7653
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