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Ichiban Japanese Restaurant

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13599 NW Cornell Rd, Portland, OR 97229-5821
+1 503-641-0331
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Portland, Oregon
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

We ordered three rolls and had plenty left over to take home. The people are friendly and the food is fresh!

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

Ordered a bento lunch. Food was ok. Service was fast and great, but that might have been due to a slow customer day. A little pricey for lunch and the quality. The restaurant was decorated nicely with lots of wood. So, I enjoyed the atmosphere. Soda was out of a can that I poured into a glass. Surprised they did... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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363 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2015

I lived in Japan for two years and my favorite foods are Katsudon, Okonomyaki and fried rice. It is easy to find good fried rice, but the other two are difficult. I was happy to find Katsudon here as we grabbed a late dinner. Next time we will try some sushi. The miso soup was just OK. The waitress was... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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130 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2015

We used to go to Ichiban every Friday night as it's somewhat close to our neighborhood. But while they seemed busy for years, it got slower and slower and we felt the quality and freshness of the sushi declined. We've stopped going after the last time when the fish as BAD. It's sad cuz the owner is a really nice... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2014

Where to start? First I'm wondering HOW they got anything more than zero stars. Ordered chicken, rice and soup for lunch. Waaaaay overpriced at 8.95 for what I got, which wasn't even edible. 8 little strips of dried out, old chicken teriyaki, two small pieces of nasty cabbage, rice uninspired, soup INEDIBLE. I'm not even sure if it's real chicken... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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91 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2013

On my latest visit to Portland we (daughter & son-in-law) went for sushi, it was excellent. Service was good, not great but the chef is welcoming to all and we were treated to a free appetizer to go with our delicious Plum wine. We ordered a variety of sushi and a tempura plate. All were excellent. Thought it was a... More 

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Thank fdunlap
Portland
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255 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2012 via mobile

We eat here about 6-8 times a year. Usually they are very good. Tonight the fish was not fresh, the beef was rotten and the service was worse. Nobody refilled our water because nobody came to check on us. It took them 25 minutes to get our check. They seemed much more talkative and attentive to their regular customers, asking... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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75 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2012

Although the atmosphere is modest this is some of the best sushi, sashimi, and especially tempura I've had. The prices are great too. Around $12-$15 each will get you a really fantastic dinner. I would only think the service could be a little more friendly and it would be perfect. The chef is super friendly, the the head waitress always... More 

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Thank Luanne S
Portland, Oregon
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13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2012

We've been coming here for 10 years, as it is the best restaurant we've found within 10 minutes of our home. Every time, we've had an excellent meal. The teriyaki chicken and tempura was much loved by our son, a picky eater in his youth. They make me California rolls with real crab and the ginger is not died pink.... More 

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Thank chris c
Portland
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255 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2012

Independant restaurants like this have closed all over town, but not Ichiban. Their food is well prepared and fresh. The tempura is light and their sushii chef is friendly and does a good job.Everything from their rolls to their dinners are very good! Try the Dynamite Roll for a hot delicious treat!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13599 NW Cornell Rd, Portland, OR 97229-5821
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-641-0331

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