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1812A Cliff Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-1605
+1 805-564-7653
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good24%
  • Average24%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
7 Apr 2018
“Good Japanese food”
21 May 2018
“Disappointing and expensive ”
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
££ - £££
1812A Cliff Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-1605
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Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

Been here many times over the years. I used to go for the uni sashimi but I felt that the price is OTT and the portions much smaller than in previous years. The oysters were however tasty but the scallops disappointing.

Thank John N
Reviewed 7 April 2018

This place is great for Bento box lunches. The food is tasty and service is fast and friendly. I usually order the salmon teriyaki bento box. The salmon is fresh. The lunch comes with soup, salad, 4-piece of California rolls, entrée and rice. This place...More

Thank NoStopSigns
Reviewed 5 March 2018

I ordered the same sushi takeout dish two or three times a week for three years. I was a good customer. Always left a good tip. Then, last week, when I called to say they messed up my order, adding ingredients to which I'm highly...More

Thank healinglight18
Reviewed 16 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 12 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 30 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 17 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
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
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11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1812A Cliff Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-1605
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-564-7653
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