Great Sushi. We went for dinner while on a vacation in Nashville. Food was great and inexpensive. There's a combo dinner that is enough food to split with 2 people for $21. We had tempura, teriyaki chicken, and two different kind of sushi rolls. It also included soup, salad, and some sides. Great deal and every thing tasted great! Location is nice too because it's right down town near Broadway. For fun afterwards we took a horse drawn carriage around the area, the ride is a little pricey ($30) but fun if you want to splurge.
Take Nashville tourism, cross it with Japanese food, and you have this sushi spot..
Wax models of Japanese dishes are on display in the window, preventing weary-eyed tourists from mistaking the place for the Garth Store. Unique for a restaurant in the heart of Tourist Town, Ichiban's dim, quiet atmosphere welcomes frustrated drivers and tired tourists. The personalized sushi menu, with more than 20 special rolls, lists the Nashville Roll, Second Avenue Roll and sushi pizza--crunchy shrimp, avocado, crab and smelt roe served mini-pizza-style atop a piece of seaweed.
Best Sushi in Nashville. I visit Nashville about twice a month and this has been the only place where I've consistently had good Japanese food. That's saying quite a bit since I've tried about every place I've ever come across in the greater Nashville area. I've always found their fish to be fresh. They also have one of the largest selection of cooked Japanese dishes I've found anywhere.
Looking for Japanese food that's not sushi?. My fiance (who's from Japan) and I went to Ichiban for her birthday and we both really enjoyed it. I've been to a lot of different Japanese restaurants in Nashville and none of them have as wide a selection of non-sushi dishes as Ichiban. They also have an impressive selection of alcohol and (of course) sushi. Another plus that both my fiance I noted is that the ambience is as close to an actual Japanese restaurant as we've seen in Nashville. The staff was also very polite and prompt. The only problem is parking, but if you go there Sun - Wed, it shouldn't be a problem.
User review by nicolebcbc. We read all the reviews before choosing to go to Ichiban. We were visiting Nashville and my husband wanted sushi. We liked the window display of food and the taste of the food was wonderful. I don't care for sushi and so I went for the teriaki chicken. I received a large portion and it was delicious. My husband was able to try some sushi of different varieties and his food was good also. I am so glad we decided to dismiss the negative reviews!
The BEST Sushi I have had or will ever have..... - and that's out of many cities, many restaurants, I have had Sushi in.
Don't believe those other reviews bashing this place. This is HANDS DOWN the best sushi in Nashville. The food is simply, top notch.
The restaurant is slightly cramped downstairs -- ask for upstairs or even better the traditional seating!
Someone complained that the bar was 'not attended' Well shoot, its an eating establishment not BARNashville. Ask your waitress for a drink, and she brings it. Who cares if the bar is attended or not? Really folks, use some common sense.
Does the service suck on occasion? Well DUH, it is a restaurant. If you go Friday night at 8PM of course its going to be slammed. So is every other place in town! Overall, the service is usually better than most places.
I've eaten here probably two-three times a month for the last three years. Don't listen to someone who's only been once or twice. The food is consistently great!!
Best Yet!. Everything was perfect. The food, staff, price, and atmosphere - everything.
Best sushi in Nashville. Best sushi I have eaten in Nashville and many other cities where I always make it a point to try out at least one sushi restaurant while I'm there. I don't know when the previous reviewer was there but there's never been a time when I've eaten there that my water or tea glass has gotten to barely even half empty before one of the wait staff filled it. The wait staff is always friendly and willing to help explain the menu and make suggestions. I've taken several first time sushi eaters there and now they are hooked. Try the Nashville roll, it's big but yummy.
Hands down best and biggest!. This is the freshest sushi in town with the biggest pieces of nigiri. Amazing!
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