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“Good value” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ichiban Golden Dragon

Ichiban Golden Dragon
Ranked #56 of 292 Restaurants in South Bend
Price range: US$7 - US$14
Cuisines: Sushi, Chinese, Japanese, Asian
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Good for: Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Located in the beautiful city of South Bend, our restaurant has been dedicated to offering the most memorable dining experience for you. We are a casual eatery with dark-wood accents offering an extensive menu of traditional Chinese fare. We pick ingredients carefully and use only the freshest and natural ones to prepare every dish, and have been trying to cook them in a healthier way to provide the most nutritious food. Much attention has been attached to ensure you a cozy and inviting ambiance where you could enjoy not only the great meal but also the authentic atmosphere. The owner and all staff in Ichiban will greet you with the warmest welcome, whether you are a habitual patron or come for the first time. We have made painstaking efforts to create the tidiest and cleanest dining place, and guarantee you with friendly and timely service. All of your demands and feelings will be cared in our restaurant. If you have any comment or suggestion, or want to get more specific information about us, feel free to contact us or browse our website, we will be delight to hear from you any time! Welcome to experience the best meals in our fairyland!
South Bend, Indiana
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107 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Good value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2013

We get something from Golden Dragon nearly every week; take out or eat in. The food is always good and the prices are very reasonable.

Visited August 2013
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Anthony O, Owner at Ichiban Golden Dragon, responded to this review, 20 September 2015
Your positive review of our restaurant pleases us deeply. In much the same way that general citizens want guests to their home for dinner to totally enjoy themselves, this is also the way we approach our business. We desire that everyone completely enjoy themselves every day and night of the year when they visit. Thank you for the kind remarks.
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Osceola, Indiana
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“New location. Good food. Nice presentation.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2012

Just driving by some weeks ago, we saw the sign that the restaurant was now "Golden Dragon". So, we thought we'd try it. As we arrived a guy was coming out of the restaurant with a sack of carryout. I stopped him and asked about his experience (my personal TripAdvisor). He said the restaurant was an expansion of a 9-year old carryout-only location up the road a half-mile or so; said it was consistently good food. I asked if he, as a regular customer, had a particular dish he liked and he quickly recommended the Dragon-Phoenix.

So my girlfriend and I went in and I ordered the Dragon Phoenix, which was a combination of Gen. Tso's chicken and something like a sesame seed succulent creamy shrimp, served separately and nicely presented. It was very tasty. My girlfriend had beef and broccoli - the beef was tender and also tasty. (Throughout the meal I kept getting pleasant faint whiffs of a spice that I couldn't quite place...I think it was saffron...a nice bonus sensory experience.) Of course, both dishes were served with steamed rice.

Misc: As of Nov. 14, 2012, they did not have their beer/wine license but they said it was in process and they should have it soon. The menu is extensive with lots of offerings, including sushi. Prices are reasonable. The decor is not upscale and does not include tablecloths but is pleasant and clean...they did a nice job of remodeling. Interestingly, they also have a drive-through. They said they were working on a website.

At this point, our favorite local Chinese restaurant is still Mandarin House. But our first experience with the new Golden Dragon was very positive - the food was good, a good value and nicely presented. We'll be back.

  • Visited November 2012
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Anthony O, Owner at Ichiban Golden Dragon, responded to this review, 20 September 2015
We are thrilled that your guests were all completely satisfied by their ability to order their first choice. We are relentlessly committed to offering a veritable smorgasbord of high quality entrees and our wine collection has been described as the equal of any European palace. We appreciate your patronage and look forward to seeing you (and your guests) again. Also, check out our new online systems including facebook, app, online ordering, etc!
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