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Ichiban Teppanyaki

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78 High Street, Lower Hutt 5010, New Zealand
+64 4-560 3788
Tue - Sun 17:00 - 21:00
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic food. ... delicious, funny and absolutely entertaining. Suitable for all ages. We had a big group of adults but there was a large family group next to us. The service was delightful. We'll definitely be back

Thank 605marleneg
Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you want your dinner outing to be entertaining and delicious then this is the place to go! Very reasonably priced, friendly staff, and great atmosphere.

Thank JessicaArraj22
Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Phoned to book a birthday evening, left a number to confirm on, no call. Decided to go and despite the place being empty - were told they were unable to take us - will never go back. 😡

Thank Hamish M
North Island
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23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

To sum it all up, great food, great service, great fun!! The waiting staff were all very attentive, polite and cheerful. We were a big group and both kids and adults had fun eating while getting entertained by the teppanyaki chef. Food tastes great. My daughters loved the chicken and the sauce. Surprisingly they also ate their veggies!! And what... More 

Thank greengemstone
Wellington, New Zealand
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Gave this place a go because of a Group On voucher offer. I had had Teppanyaki before in Australia and like the whole concept of fresh food cooked super fast right in front of you along with the interaction with the chef also. Having dinner with a girlfriend who had never had the experience before and we are already talking... More 

1 Thank Legenderriere
Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Was a great dining experience. Fantastic value for money. The food was yummy and filling didn't get to finish it all! Having the food cooked in front of you was exciting and something different. Though it was a bit confusing with the egg catching and bowl catching as well. It was quite hot in there so made it hard to... More 

Thank daniCCCC
Lower Hutt
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Ichiban Japanese Teppanyaki was relatively quiet on a Monday evening, but was doing steady trade. The Teppanyaki chef provides a floor show as he produces fresh and flavourful food. Catching the raw egg is always a challenge, but on this occasion all 5 of us met the challenge successfully. No problems with catching our individual bowls of fried rice either.... More 

1 Thank Penny B
Wellington, New Zealand
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223 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Friend took me and others out for dinner? Ichiban....2nd time for me.(my benchmark in NZ was the Japanese Restaurant in the Crowne Plaza hotel, ChCH... demolished 2011) Food: as with last visit, salad 3/10 (cabbage and carrot slaw, dressing and slice of tomato atop) , miso soup 3/10 (TEPID just watered down Miso paste,) ,entree (spring rolls) were just warm,... More 

1 Thank pieata
Wellington, New Zealand
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83 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Haven't been to a restaurant where they throw food at you for a while (and first time my husband had been to one). So this was a great surprise. Very simple surroundings, and coffee machine was broken but this was a fun night out with friends. Food was fresh, chef was fun (throwing bowls of rice and raw eggs) and... More 

1 Thank KrisBB
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

We had a groupon voucher for $39 and our meals were $82 so great value. From the outside it didn't look very promising but the food and the service was excellent. I would definitely recommend this place.

1 Thank 11darrylj

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78 High Street, Lower Hutt 5010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Lower Hutt
  • Phone Number: +64 4-560 3788

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