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1449 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-3404
+1 619-299-7203
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good55%
  • Average12%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
15 Dec 2017
“Best Ramen Bowl in a very long time!”
31 Mar 2017
“Japanese staff, delicious and reasonable Japanese food”
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
1449 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-3404
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Reviewed 15 December 2017

It is a very new restaurant in a small shopping strip . Second time here !!! Probably the best ramen ever!!! The broth is rich, the pork belly has the perfect flavor ! We haven't tried the sushi yet but we will

Thank christophe D
Reviewed 1 April 2017

We're very lucky to live within walking distance of this dependable, happy place. Unlike many (most?) Japanese places in Hillcrest, the staff is Japanese, and the menu is broad, varied, and pretty authentic--with some trendy additions, like spam and poke. The 1/2 price sushi during...More

Thank Tony C
Reviewed 26 February 2017

I grew up in San Diego and Ichiban's was one of my go to places to have a cheap dinner. I was back in town and made a be line to it again, this time I had large Ramon Spicy bowl. It was perfect, the...More

Thank tferdaise
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Always a great spot to stop in for their 1/2 price happy hour specials on rolls. They serve up traditional japanese fare with reasonable prices. They have outdoor seating so it's a great place to enjoy some good food in the great San Diego weather.

Thank Eric L
Reviewed 28 July 2015

A fun, cheap and easy to get to sushi place, with great service, Japanese cuisine, rolls and sushi, sake

Thank Chris53835
Reviewed 22 July 2015

We stopped in Ichiban after watching some of the Gay Pride Parade in the drenching downpour last Saturday. The restaurant was very crowded. We had a group of five, and two of us ordered together first, then the other three. After a few minutes, we...More

Thank SteveK619
Reviewed 21 April 2015

A Hillcrest favorite, cheap Japanese food, sushi and rolls, available lunchtime and late night, great service

Thank Chris53835
Reviewed 6 October 2014

Order at the counter and sit on the patio. The bento boxes are a very very good value. The sushi is also very well prepared, although the selection is not broad. The service is friendly and attentive and it is always fun to eat on...More

Thank ChrisBlank_FNS
Reviewed 10 September 2014

Small, fun, cheap sushi and japenese food. Fast, quick service, and fun street side seating for people watching.

Thank Chris53835
Reviewed 3 July 2014

We were delighted to find this popular spot on University, in Hillcrest, within walking distance of our new residence. Run by several Japanese ladies, the restaurant is informal (order at the counter and pay in advance) and authentically Japanese, and the prices are reasonable. The...More

Thank Tony C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 AM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1449 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-3404
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-299-7203
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