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“Small, Out of the Way Outstanding Sushi Restaurant”
Review of Ichiban

Ichiban
Ranked #271 of 570 Restaurants in Santa Barbara
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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 who eats sushi often. This is a local dining locale; not a tourist location. Quite for a date or a good gathering place for lots of friends.

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Thank MicheleC106
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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
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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 the sides were very good too. For a unique experience it's a great place to visit. I recommend the teriyaki chicken.

Thank Jamie R
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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.

Thank KKGSB
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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 be more and it is refreshing to see prices this reasonable. I will be back.

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Thank sfdann
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