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Ichiban Restaurant

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2017 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-1116
+1 510-848-2228
17:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:15
Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Berkeley, California
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2015

This is my favorite downtown Berkeley restaurant. The food is well prepared, the service is fairly quick, and the prices are quite reasonable. But what I particularly like that sets it apart are its pine panel booths (they feel private and comfy), and it's quiet atmosphere (so you don't have to yell over background music).

Thank TravelingPseudonym
San Francisco, California
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2014

This and a place in London called Mai sushi are the best sushi for the least money of any place that I have been.

Thank Jeffrey W
Berkeley, California, Usa
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2013

Excellent personal service, phenomenal prices; dishes are fresh and made to order how you want them. My husband eats there 3-4 times a week, they give him a beer, know what he orders, add little extras know him by name and are very personal and appreciative of someone who tips....is that crazy? They will even throw in a beer when... More 

Thank Shelly G
Berkeley, CA
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2011

Japanese food in the US (often cooked by Chinese people) is ubiquitous. There must be 30 Japanese restaurants in Berkeley alone (that's not counting othr cities in the Bay Area.) Ichiban is our favorite: its prices are very competitive and its run by a married couple, Benny and Jenny, who are delightfl. The reason I haven't been there since May... More 

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Reviewed 4 December 2007

Simply awesome.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 20
Chinese, Japanese, Asian
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:15
11:30 - 14:15
11:30 - 14:15
11:30 - 14:15
11:30 - 14:15
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2017 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-1116
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-848-2228

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?