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“Absolutely the best sushi Ive ever tried”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Ichi-Ban - CLOSED

Ichi-Ban
Price range: US$30 - US$101
Cuisines: Japanese, Asian, Sushi
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating
Lausanne, Switzerland
1 review
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“Absolutely the best sushi Ive ever tried”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2011

My top sushi restaurant in the world and I`ve had sushi all over the world. This is the absolutely best sushi and completely addictive. I am now leaving swiss and what I will miss most besides my fantastic gym is this restaurant. Great service great food. Also the teriyaki beef is a must try. Dont miss it!!!

  • Visited July 2011
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1 Thank annacelinda
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Not bad at all - recommended in the area”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2011

Despite the reports of this restaurant refusing to serve "une carafe d'eau", we gave this place a go. I hate restaurants who will not serve you tap water, especially when they do not serve gourmet food (which this place does not) but regardless we visited one evening.

We sat outside on the road edge, which could of been annoying but we did not notice it. Waiters were friendly, even the infamous Clooney look-a-like.

Food wise the Miso was fantastic. Sushi was prepared to order and fine, nothing amazing but adequate for the price. Teriaki was okay (good but not great) but the Tempura was another hit. Simple dish done very very well. We had the green tea icecream for dessert - usually a fan but this one was a bit tasteless and the red bean it came sat on not a good combo.

Drinks wise we opted for beer (Kirin @ 9 CHF) which was very tasty and avoided the water unpleasantness.

At around 10 it was starting to fill up inside and seemed to have a nioe ambience.

160 CHF for two and we'd go back considering what you can pay in this town. 160 CHF is expensive for foreigners but we had 4 course and 3 drinks.

  • Visited July 2011
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1 Thank Whyer
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Singapore
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Worth a visit :)”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2010

The restaurant has good ambience with pleasant service.
Food wise its one of the best you can get in this part of the town.
Am impressed with the food presentation which makes it even more appealing. Must say its value for money. Worth every penny spent!

And oh yes, there is indeed a George Clooney looking waiter :) what a bonus on top of the good food!

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2 Thank addixon777
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lausanne
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“WOW! GREAT FOOD AND ALL...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2010

It's been a long time since i've had such a great meal. We were 4 and very well recommended for a selection of foods and wines. Strongly recommended for all who wants a quality japanese meal in Lausanne...

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1 Thank yuuhuu
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Lausanne
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“The worst”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2009

It's the worst japanese restaurant I've even been in switzerland,
not authentic japanese food at all.
The waitresses speak neither french nor english. Oh my god!!!!!
Anyway, I'll never ever back to this restaurant.

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Thank Jessica0808
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