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Ichiban

San Jose, Costa Rica
291-5220
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Overview
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good22%
  • Average14%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible16%
31 Dec 2014
“Great food & service, fair prices,”
6 Nov 2014
“NOT worth it”
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Reviewed 31 December 2014

If you are looking for great Sushi in San Jose, none are better than Ichiban. The prices are more like the US, than Costa Rica, but its quality food, nice surroundings and great service. Enjoy!

Thank DontStayInOnePlace
Reviewed 6 November 2014

Worst Sushi ever.... Worst service ever. This place used to be good. A looong time ago. So not worth the price you pay...

1  Thank MemeTamayo
Reviewed 3 July 2014

Wasabi not Wasaby, ALL the fish was untasty, service was really slow, prices were TOO high and last but not least, they change your dollars for 498 colones!!INCREDIBLE...WORST SUSHI EVER

1  Thank Sistertuna
Reviewed 23 June 2014

I am not from Japan, but if what they said is true, the food is very good. I must say that the japan's music make me sleepy. You have to use Credomatic promotions (50% discount).

Thank ByronCR
Reviewed 30 May 2014

I´m a big sushi fan and I´ve eaten sushi in many places in San Jose and Costa Rica in general. I really can say that Ichiban was the WORST of them all. Maybe you can expect that kind of sushi in a cheap place, but...More

Thank Violetagrancelli
Reviewed 26 May 2014

I made the mistake of going to the location in Rohrmoser to pick up lunch. They have no hostess so sometimes a waiter would come by the front door other times one of the chefs behind the sushi bar would yell at you. When someone...More

Thank Daniel P
Reviewed 2 May 2014

Ichiban is an insult to Sushi. For starters it is not cheap. You can get better deals and superior (real) quality at Nobu. I ordered nigiri and thought they were kidding me when they served it. There I had spent nearly $7 or 3,500 colones...More

1  Thank Diane L
Reviewed 20 April 2014

this place i visit was in Rohrmoser, the place was to nice great environment, good orient music, we took our place, just two couples of tables was occupied, and we had to wait like 10min to get the menu! and not in a nice way,...More

Thank Aleks_mm
Reviewed 15 February 2014

I'm not sure what to think about this place, the food was ok not the best sushi for sure. What made my visit a bad experience was the attitude from my server, very rude. My wife and I felt very uncomfortable, not kids friendly at...More

Thank ferdyeguez
Reviewed 26 January 2014

Went for dinner with friends. Ordered the sushi sashimi boat. it was very very disappointing. the sushi was ok. however, some of the sashimi was actually smelling. they were just not fresh and we actually had to order something else to eat as we were...More

Thank RRC_1976
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: 291-5220
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