Ichiban

(615) 244-7900 | View Website

109 N Second Ave, Nashville, TN | Directions   37201

36.162191 -86.775526

Open Hours

Mon-Thu 11:30am-2pm, 5pm-10:30pm

Fri 11:30am-2pm, 5pm-11pm

Sat 5pm-11pm

Sun 5pm-10pm

 
Japanese

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From The Owners of Ichiban

Take Nashville tourism, cross it with Japanese food, and you have this sushi spot.

Menu
Nebayaki Udon Deluxe, Ramen, Tempura Udon, Tempura Soba, Zaru Soba, Ayu, Baigai, Ebi Fry, Ebi Tempura, Ika Butter... more

Reviews for Ichiban

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

The only one – As a Japanese, I think this restaurant serves almost real Japanese food. I feel like I'm back in Japan when I eat there. If you want to try the authentic Japanese food, this is the place to go.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Didn't get to Eat!!! – There was a spider in the light above my table so I didn't actually eat anything. I was grossed out. I will not be back.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

THE sushi no-brainer in Nashville – Ichiban offers an array of fresh sushi with plent of sake to go aound. Most couples can split a combination dinner, which halves the ticket, and still eat plenty of food. I enjoy the soup, the wife enjoys the salad. We then share the bento box with two different entrees. The tempura is spectactular by the way. And of course we split the order of crunchy shrimp and combination nigiri. What value! Aside from the food, expect to walk since the restaurant is downtown. I also suggest asking to sit upstairs for better ambience, but I have noticed the quality of service deteriorates with this move. Bottom line: no sushi fan should miss this place if in Nashville.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

I work downtown and have eaten Itchiban a fair amount. Today there was a critter in my soup. I don't like my sushi with critters. Call me high maintenance...

(apparently some words are banned from this website, hence use of "critter")

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

My second sushi restaurant – Okay so on my first week of exploring the city of Nashville, I stumbled upon Ichiban. Figured place with

half of a beers name can't be bad in Nashville. For the first time in my sushi experience, corn was served in my ginger salad. It was shockingly a nice contribution. My sushi came withen a short period of time, which was nice to see considering it was lunch time. My order was a spicy tuna and spicy yellowtail. The rolls are small which is how I prefer, too much rice is a no no. For those of you who like spicy rolls, this place just squirts the sauce on top. The spicy tuna was good as for the yellow tail. I've had better.

Price: Could be lowered

Quality: Average

Service: The girls are great

Location: Perfect for foot traffic, your own your on if driving.

Enviorment: They have private rooms. Low seats

Over All: I think Ichiban is a nice casual place for ppl who are still new to sushi.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Best Sushi in town. – I have lived all over the country and my boyfriend has lived in Japan and this is hands down the freshest sushi in Nashville. We have tried various other places including Virago and P.M. and while the other 2 offer more innovative rolls, it is more about the fluff and less about the fish. Ichiban also has an authentic Japanese cuisine and the waitstaff are very nice and helpful.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Freshest Sashimi in Town – The fish is always fresh; never cold or still frozen. Fish comes in every Thursday. The sushi chefs are friendly and always make good recommendations. The wait staff are also friendly. I love sashimi, and I always get the sashimi deluxe and a large hot sake. I haven't had the toro, because it is difficult to get good toro. Get the amaebi (sweet shrimp); it is the only place I know of that also serves deep fried shrimp heads; delicious!!

It is a good place to relax and hang out with friends. I heard about the multi-course dinners from friends, but never had the chance to order it; it's a lot of food, but very homemade japanese food. I will try that next!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great Japanese dishes other than sushi – This place had been around for years and years, with good reason. The sushi is good, but the real reason to go is the menu has loads of other entrees and appetizers that you usually don't find in many Japanese restaurants, like interesting appetizers and chazuke. Love this place!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Best Sushi in Nashville! – I absolutely love this place and try to go there every chance I get! Great Japanese food, great people, and a great atmosphere! My husband and I actually had our first day here. I highly recommend.

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Something is Wrong with the Ratings – I enjoy the pleasure and the opportunity to afford to eat at a restaurant almost every night of the week. Reason being I hate the routine of not doing so. With that said, I tried Ichiban after reading the reviews here. I will put it this way. The Service is the first thing you notice, or not notice. In Ichiban's case, it wasn't good or bad. Then comes the food. Again, it was not good, or bad. Then came the price. I could probably say it was bad, because it is the same as everyone else, good places and bad places. Believe me, I know good sushi, and I know this one wasn't bad. But Definatelly not the best in Nashville. If you like the more traditional Sushi, and the same type of setting as Ichiban, then you should Try Goten, or Tenno. If you are ever around Murfreesboro, try Sushin. Those are recommended. Ichiban is just Average.

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