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“Great food with a show”

Ichibiri Restaurant
Ranked #101 of 146 Restaurants in Dana Point
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
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Reviewed 14 March 2013

The meal was awesome and teh show put on by the chef was fun. We shared a table with a family with young kids who were jsut mesmerized by the teppan cooking. Senior pricing makes the meal $10 or if your are not a senior the early bird special also brings the price down significiantly. There are frequent coupon offers and also a coupon in the entertainment book. Come hungry as the meal is bountiful. The teppan tables can get dirty by nights end so I would recommend eating early if possible.

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Reviewed 5 July 2012

We came here to celebrate a friend's birthday and had reservations for a Teppan table for eight people. Had to wait over 15 minutes.

When we were escorted to our table, I couldn't help but notice the dirty floor and wait for it.... globs of grease/oil around the bottoms of the Teppan table's base. I actually put my purse in my lap and held it rather than put it on the disgusting floor. I lost my appetite.

The food was just OK. They cleaned/scraped the table right after the food was cooked and while this is normal, what isn't normal is having a cloud of steam in your face while you're trying to eat. The vents were either turned off or they weren't working properly but I let the Teppan chef know I was NOT happy about this. If they think this is Japanese Teppan-style ambiance, they are not going to get repeat customers.

They have a very small bar in the back but there is no bartender-- one of the hostesses or waiters had to be called over when we waited for five minutes w/o being acknowledged--we had to wave our arms to get attention. I asked her what chardonnay she would recommend (there was no wine list around) and she actually told me, "I don't drink wine so I couldn't tell you." So I asked her what she had and she didn't know...she just pulled bottles out and showed them to me. Yes, really. Even worse, I enjoy good wines in all price ranges and I didn't recognize most of the bottles she was showing me-- CHEAP wine.

The food wasn't terrible so I give it two stars. But it smelled and looked unclean when we went there for our first... and last time.

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Reviewed 29 January 2008

Best Teppan and Sushi in the Dana Point area!

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