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Ichiban Japanese Restaurant

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2050 16th St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33704
+1 727-896-1101
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We like this out of the way family run Japanese restaraunt. The food is basic. The people are very down to earth and nice, and the prices are very affordable. What's not to like?

Thank Jerry109
Treasure Island,Fl
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45 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Lunch today for six was a very pleasant surprise.We arrived at noon and ordered from a menu listing Japanese,Thai and sushi.The portions are huge.Three people ordered sushi and raved about it.The rest of us had the steak or chicken teriyaki.The teriyaki dishes come with miso soup and salad.The best value that I can remember for a long time anywhere.I will... More 

Thank William T
St. Petersburg, Florida
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123 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Oh my goodness this is the best sushi place in Saint Pete it's quiet it's cozy and on a Friday night we didn't have to wait!!! Everything was fresh you could taste every level of ingredient it was beyond perfect! The Elizabeth roll was phenomenal as was everything else!!! The beer was ice cold the sake was hot no complaints!!!

Thank beth ann h
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

We tried this restaurant based on other reviews stating it was the best Japanese restaurant in st Pete. This was average, not bad but didn't wow me. I probably wouldn't go back, I would try another in the area. Food was okay, nothing to write home about. It was located in a small strip mall next to a laundromat. Kind... More 

Thank 2PeruMA
St. Petersburg, Florida
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72 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

We finally made it in!! After living close by and never stopped in we finally tried it and glad we did! We started with Shrimp Gyoza—6 perfectly cooked dumplings with a delightful dipping sauce. Then we had a Sexy Sushi roll-fried shrimp topped with three kinds of smelt roe. Right amount of rice and shrimp. Tasty and fresh! The three... More 

3 Thank Tony F
St. Petersburg, Florida
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

Don't blink your eyes or you'll miss this little hole in the wall (it's on the corner in a strip mall next door to a laundromat) but the food/Sushi is very good! My nephew took me here one night, he said it was one of the best places in St. Pete (he's a connoisseur of Japanese cuisine). I've been coming... More 

Thank Juswannasae
El Paso, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

Whenever my husband and I return to St. Pete we ensure that we eat here immediately (it is seriously one of the highlights of our trip). It is the idealic quiet, whole-in-the-wall place that is fantastic. We've lived many places since leaving St. Pete and always compare other sushi restaurants to this place, and they never come close to Ichiban!... More 

Thank teamawesome2015
Tampa, FL
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167 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2015

We have had sushi all over the US, Canada, Central America, Europe and on several cruise ships. Ichiban is still our favorite. The restaurant is in no way a luxury restaurant, but we don't come to see the orange and green walls or the strip mall. Ichiban has consistently had the freshest ingredients with ongoing creative combinations which we have... More 

Thank BeaandRich
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2015 via mobile

Quiet, small, really tasty sushi, and tucked in a tiny strip mall. The service is friendly, if a little imperfect when they get busy. This is wonderful spot for my wife and I to slip away from the kids for a little while, sit at the sushi bar, chat, and have a hot sake and some clever specialty rolls without... More 

Thank Roman781
Cali, Colombia
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191 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2015

I'm sorry, but this is the SECOND time that we have visited this restaurant & WAITED for MORE than an HOUR for our meals. Tonite, after waiting for over an HOUR & 15 minutes, we left. We were offered NOTHING for this horrible evening. As this is the SECOND TIME? Unfortunately . . . We will NOT return. Pity TOO?... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2050 16th St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33704
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  St. Petersburg
  • Phone Number: +1 727-896-1101

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