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Ichiban Asian Bistro
Ranked #70 of 118 Restaurants in Amherst
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

Try one of the lunch boxes for good food, reasonable prices. Nicely done space, comfortable, reasonably good services

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Reviewed 14 December 2017

After many years working in Japan, Thailand, and East Asia, eating and learning about local cuisines, I know something about Asian food. Ichiban couldn't last a day in Japan or Thailand, even as cheap eats for students. The sushi is old, tasteless, and half the size of the regular fresher tastier sushi you can get at a local supermarket. We had to ask for miso soup because the waiter did not know it came with our meals. The soup was watery and tasteless, made without a hint of dashi or salt, the two essential ingredients that give miso soup its flavor. The tempura here is made with tasteless unseasoned batter and old inedible vegetables and bland daikon radish. The tiny tasteless shumai were also half the size of any I have had elsewhere. The sushi is served with artificially colored pink ginger and fake green wasabi, neither of which I would eat. These fake condiments and a restaurant's miso soup and tempura are good indicators of quality and culinary skills, neither of which are present at Ichiban. The decor is black furniture and floors with large garish prints of sumo wrestlers and Osaka castle with cherry blossoms. I would not eat here again, but fortunately real Asian food can be found in Amherst, just not at Ichiban.

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Reviewed 25 August 2017

Food was the kind of average sushi place that you get in college towns -- a little bit of everything on the menu -- couple of Thai dishes, couple of Chinese, and the standard sushi. Food was ok, nothing special.

Thank lhq
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