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Valencia L.




The servers are great --it is the manager that should be fired! The "balding" Asian manager has the worst attitude. I have patronized Ichibah for years and the food is good but it is not enough to put up with that guy! I won't be returning until he is replaced with someone who knows how to run a restaurant!



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Best Sushi in town

Ichiban is one of the bestJjapanese restaurants in the state. They have the freshest fish in town, hands down. And the best prices. The Ichiban Roll is a must. And don't forget about the Seafood Fried Rice. To die for! :p

Great atmosphere and location.
Can't wait for the new restaurant to be built. We've been looking forward to it.



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Awesome show as they dazzle your palate!

Oh my... the sights, smells, sounds and tastes are out of this children really enjoy their chefs, who do the best version of fried rice that I've ever tasted. Our family is addicted just like the rest of the Greater Baton Rouge area! One suggestion: call to reserve and/or get there early!



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The food and the service is excellent.

The food, service, and entertainment is excellent. It is such a busy place, but you never feel ignored. Even the cooks are friendly. It is such a pleasure to meet my daughter and grandchildren there, because even the grandkiddos are entertained the whole time they are there -- ages: 9 and 11. It's such a superior restaurant to go to -- often!!



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Best sushi in town

Ichiban has delicious sushi (best crunchy roll I've ever had!). For those who don't like sushi, they have lots of other good Japanese dishes as well. The atmosphere is perfect for a date or for a night out with friends. I've been here many times and never had a problem with food, staff, or price



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The first time I went to Ichiban I was amazed. The atmosphere is incredible!! Perfect for dates, going out in groups or even to bring the family. The staff is very friendlyand the food is outstanding. There is a waitress there that I absolutely love!!! She's super friendly while attending you, but while you may be in deep conversation with someone else she'll squeeze right in there and get you your refill or bring out you extra salad dressing or whatever and you'll never even see her!! I love this place and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys sushi and other Japanese cuisine.
Oh, fyi, if you have someone in your family or your group that does not like sushi, they also have great steak, so don't let that keep you from going!
Hope you enjoy as much as I do!



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The Best Japanese Resturant In Baton Rouge....

I 've patronized Kamados, it was OK (both locations)! I patronize Koto of Japan , the servers are horrible. At the grill the chef dropped his spatuala one time picked it up and kept cooking. Ichiban is GREAT!!!!! We go there every week. The service, the atmosphere and one chef in particular ""Dan"" is great. Sushi I am not a sushi eater but my mate as well as other say it is the best. The owner and his son walk around and mingle with everyone to assure the best quality time while you are there. Also we drive an hour every week to go there.



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Ichiban is the best Japanese restaurant in Baton Rouge by far. Best rolls!!! A person who has never tried sushi or is afraid of it should experience their first time here.
A Little pricey, but worth it.


Phone: (225) 767-2288

Address: 5741 Essen Ln, Baton Rouge, LA 70810


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General Info
Ichiban Japanese Grill & Sushi Bar is a casual dining restaurant that provides a variety of food items. Its lunch menu includes sirloin steak, fried chicken breast, grilled chicken and salmon, sliced fish and noodle soup. The restaurant s starters menu includes beef asparagus, grilled tuna steaks, spring rolls, fried calamari, pork dumplings and crispy tempura. Ichiban Japanese Grill & Sushi Bar also offers cucumber, salmon, tuna and crab salads. It provides cucumber, crunchy, tuna, salmon, shrimp, crab and vegetable rolls. Additionally, the restaurant offers a selection of wines, beers and shakes. Ichiban Japanese Grill & Sushi Bar provides gift cards and reservation services. It is located in Baton Rouge, La.
BBB Rating
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Payment method
all major credit cards, amex, visa, discover, master card
Essen Crossings
South Baton Rouge
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Other Information

Parking: Lot, Private

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Good For Groups: Yes

Good for Kids: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Take Out: Yes

Cuisines: Japanese, Asian, Sushi

Alcohol: Full Bar

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: No

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