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“went there for new years eve”

Ichiban Japanese Steak House
Ranked #79 of 225 Restaurants in Port Charlotte
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

My girlfriend and i went there early new years eve expecting a great time and meal.We ended up being very dissapointed the food wasnt the best the rice was served in a bowl and not on the flat top an the bill was high

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Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

A bit of a wait for the hibachi chef
Not much of a show but the food was well cooked
The meat was moist and tender
The veggies were nice and crisp
Atmosphere leaves much to be desired
Probably won't go back but it wasn't bad

Thank DHuntCT
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

One chef for four filled tables was awful. We had to wait until two other tables were cooked for and served. We sat for a very long time while other restaurants have a chef for each table. No choice on the salad dressing. Did not care for what I got. When the chef finally got there the other guests sitting at my table were quite upset. I found the meal to be bland. The chicken and steak I had, did not have any flavor. This is the worst Japanese Restaurant I have ever been to. Even the rice was bland and boring.

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Thank Happy7878
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

This is a must when we go to Port Charlotte. It's in a strip mall and at first glance you may think you wouldn't want to eat there. BUT the food is always fresh and you must ask for Sam. He puts on a good show cooking the meal. He's also attentive to what you like or don't like and serves you accordingly. One drawback is there wine selection. "Premium Wine" is on the menu but I wish they would upgrade to a "Quality Wine"..

Thank joanheathland
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

Wow, where to begin? My husband and I made the mistake of eating dinner here recently. First of all, the ventilation at the cooking tables is terrible. The whole restaurant was smoky. The service was mediocre. The food was awful. The soup was so bland we had to add a ton of soy sauce to even give it some flavour. The salad was a tiny amount of lettuce with five little pieces of red cabbage and two little slices of a radish. The salad dressing was lousy, more vinegar than anything else. Great lead up to the grand finale of the entree... I ordered the chicken and my husband had the filet mignon. The plates were about 3/4 of bland rice, a few pieces of vegetables and about eight little cubes of meat that were cold and dried out. The only thing hot was the rice. The waitress never came back to see how the food was, nor did she ask when she brought the check. We won't be going back again!

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Thank Steph40167
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