Tampa >Food & Dining > Ichiban Japanese Cuisine
2786 E Fowler Ave Ste A, Tampa, FL | Directions 3361228.054553 -82.427926
Sun 5pm-9:30pm, Mon-Thu 11am-9:30pm, Fri 11am-10:30pm, Sat 5pm-10:30pm
Excelent sushi! – I have eaten at many top notch sushi restaurants around the world (New York, London, Paris, Cape Town), except for Japan, granted these restaurants had great ambiance and good service, but they were really over priced. When it comes to flavor and quality Ichiban is still my favorite. There are a few down sides yes, sometimes service can be slow, however very friendly, mostly on weekends because the place is always busy (testament to the great food, people who know what is good are willing to wait), and the ambiance is not fantastic being in a small strip mall it is average when it comes to interior decor. I always get sushi when I go to Ichiban, I can not attest for most of the other dishes. My favorites are: the dinner sashimi special, their tempura rols are the best, and the TNT muscles as an apetiser great, they also have good miso soup (not salty like most miso soup can be). Overall at Ichiban the quality to price ration is excelent.
Tampa Sushi – I moved to Tampa from NY about a year ago with my girlfriend and as soon as we got here we went looking for a nice Japaneses restaurant. When we find Ichiban we were very surprised at how good it was. After eating at several Japanese restaurants in the area I have to say Ichiban is by far the best one. They are always busy and but usually have ample seating available. The prices are very reasonable when compared to others in the area. My favorite Sushi roll is the Alaskan. The best texture I have ever had with sushi. The servers are very sweet and helpful. I recommend this restaurant to anyone needing a sushi fix.
Absolutely the best. – Best sushi and sashimi in Tampa. Fresh, beautifully garnished, right temperature, generous servings and a team of waitresses that give you personal attention. I've been going there for over 15 years and have yet to find a better place.
Good sushi – My partner and I were regulars at shiso sushi, which we considered the best sushi in Tampa, but they have unfortunately closed. We wanted a place close to Seminole Heights and GOOD. We were very happy to find Ichiban. Great rolls and very friendly service.
the sashimi is quite tasty. it melts in my mouth. – ichiban is my favorite when i want sashimi, sushi rolls, or tempura. first, the sashimi appetizer is truly delicious. please ask for the vegetable tempura when dining with a guest who is unfamiliar with japanese cuisine. your adventurous guest will begin to see the joy in this type of food. next, crunchy baked salmon with eel sauce is phenomenal. everyone loves this one. even the newbies to sushi. of course, as others have written, the variety of rolls: spider, volcano, cowboy, yuzan, are all quite yummy. totally agree. what i haven't heard mentioned in any of the reviews, and surprised by(maybe you just didn't know), is the TNT mussels! order early. takes awhile to prepare.
best sushi in tampa – ichiban has to be one of the most delicious sushi spots in tampa. for those who complain of slow service, maybe they should consider the fact that raw fish is being prepared for them in the safest and freshest way possible. any wait that might possibly be experienced will only produce an end result of a mouth-watering, savory plate of fresh sushi. the service is excellent -- always prompt seating and the servers are so considerate and friendly. very relaxed and quiet atmosphere!! great for a place to chill and socialize. my favorites are the mexican roll, the crunchy tuna roll, the bagel tempura roll, and the hijiki roll. also, try the delicious tempura cheesecake! it's absolutley phenomenal!
its so slow – ok sushi if you have 2 hr for dinner, the service is very very very slow! its not like they have to cook it!
Considered one of the better spots for sushi and sashimi in Tampa, it serves a variety of Japanese dishes at reasonable prices. – The Scene
Located in a small strip mall near the University of South Florida, Ichiban's lunch buffet attracts a crowd that can linger into the dinner hour on some evenings. Be sure to dine with someone who enjoys Japanese food, because the menu is limited otherwise.
Generous portions of tempura, yakitori, kushiyaki and tofu selections will come to your table, along with other dishes like teriyaki beef and negimaki chicken. Ichiban offers several combo platters, such as a sushi and sashimi sampler plate and a fish sampler with tuna, salmon, white, yellowtail, shrimp and eel.
Freshest sushi in town – Absolutely the freshest, coldest, most delicious sashimi and sushi rolls found in this area, at a reasonable price. My number one choice of restaurants when I'm in the mood for sushi/sashimi, which is often!! I'll go out of my way just to eat there, I love it.
Excellent – Ichiban offers excellent atmosphere, food and service. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in Japanese food and culture.
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