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Ichi Ban Japanese Steak House

$$ - $$$
Downtown Winnipeg
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189 Carlton St, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 3H7, Canada
+1 204-925-7400
17:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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173 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

I have eaten at the Ichi Ban since the early 1980's. In the past the food and service was much better than today. As great as my memories are of the Ichi Ban of the past I believe it's time to finally say the restaurant needs a serious Reno inside. I used to really enjoy going because it was a... More 

Thank Kerjner
West Fargo, North Dakota
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68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Great Japanese steak place. The grill is a great way to watch the chiefs cook and perform their tricks. The food was excellent. Very fun and enjoyable time. Been eating at this place for over 30 years, they could do a little to up grade the decor.

Thank mswalleye
Kentville, Nova Scotia, Canada
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Made a reservation here for 730 on a weeknight. I arrived a few minutes earlier than my group and the hostess refused to seat me until my entire party arrived. The restaurant was virtually empty. I had to ask if I could sit in the bar. In the bar (again, no other patrons) service was extremely slow. After not being... More 

Thank Rob V
Stoney Creek, Canada
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Great food and great atmosphere. The chef was professional and entertaining along with a great portion of food.

Thank DRC1953
Winnipeg, Canada
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52 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

I went to Ichi Ban for a friend's anniversary. The menu is small and expensive. Any splitting of dishes or substitutions cost you extra money. My fiancé and I both had pop, and were planning to split an expensive meal (so we could try a bit of everything). They wanted to charge us $18 extra to split, I guess because... More 

Thank themiffypop
Winnipeg, Canada
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Came here for the first time with a group of friends. We were told we were not able to be seated at our table until our entire party arrived which kind of threw us off but as soon as everyone arrived, we were seated immediately. Our server was not attentive enough and our waters were empty for long periods of... More 

Thank WpgTravels
Winnipeg, Manitoba
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Our party of 7 adults and 2 children under 5 years of age enjoyed an amazing evening at the Ichiban. We all enjoyed the show and the children were kept engaged throughout, making it very special for them. The food was well prepared and the service was top notch, from the reservation process to the bar service, and especially the... More 

Thank reviewer048
Winnipeg, Canada
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57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

I met my wife in 1988 and we stated going here on dates. 28 years later and over 100 visits we still go here. Amazing everything and the show is also always fun. Free underground parking and across from the Convention Centre and close to MTS Centre where our Jets play NHL hockey. Always have a fun time and we... More 

Thank Michael M
Winnipeg, Canada
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

6 of us went for my daughter's 16th birthday. Yes the decor could be considered out dated, however it fits in with the uniqueness of the experience. The lady that served our appetizers and drinks was wonderful. So very friendly and sweet! Our server was quite new. He may not have had the best skills when it came to entertainment... More 

Thank Corinne L
Esterhazy, Canada
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

We had been here for sushi several times but haven't been in since they changed it up a bit. We had a seat at a show table with a number of others. My family tried a variety of the options including the Empress and combos of shellfish and steak. The chef was great, funny, and a good cook! I didn't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 189 Carlton St, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 3H7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Manitoba  >  Winnipeg>  > Downtown Winnipeg
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Winnipeg
  • Phone Number: +1 204-925-7400

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