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Ichiban Japanese Grill & Sushi

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2019 W Galena Ave, Freeport, IL 61032-3011
+1 815-232-7734
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16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
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Sun - Thu 16:30 - 21:00
Sun - Sat 11:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 21:30
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Byron, Illinois
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138 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

I am new to the Freeport area. Several people recommended this restaurant. It's small, but immaculate. We were lucky to get there before 6 pm on Friday night, because by 6 all tables were full. We both had bento boxes, 1 salmon and 1 beef. We also got the Spicy tuna sushi. Absolutely delicious.

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Thank DrNana1
Illinois
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Fallen in love with this little gem. Owned and operated by a young Japanese couple, Authentic and Delicious. There Sushi specials for 2 or 3 people are very affordable and large portions. The special comes with tasty Miso soup and some of the best crab Rangoon I have ever had. Also a large variety of rolls for the specials, not... More 

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Thank transamdude
Illinois
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Had lunch there October 2016, a little hole in the wall place. Clean, not very large but I rather pay for the sushi instead of the ambiance. I had seaweed salad, a medium large portion for 4.50 and three different rolls, a spicy tuna, a yellow fin and salmon. rolls were around 5 dollars each. they were fresh and delicious.... More 

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Thank transamdude
Freeport, Illinois
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

The dining room is small but nice. The food is really good. They do a good job with sushi too. The employee's are friendly and attentive.

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Thank reddragon815
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

The sushi here is worth the visit. Don't expect to eat much else. Good for a light lunch but don't expect to have a large meal.

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Thank Darthdrunk
Freeport, Illinois
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2016

This is not a cook at your table type Japaneese restaurant but the food is really good for the most part. The only complaint I would have about the food is the soup, it is disgusting! They should change the soup to the same recipe as Sho Gun and JMK Nippon in Rockford. The sushi here is delicious and the... More 

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Thank reddragon815
Freeport, Illinois
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2016

The food is good and service is OK but there is not much of a selection. it is good when I need a sushi fix and some miso. The price is a bit high and atmosphere is more like a diner than a true sushi or Japanese resturant.

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Thank Joel L
Freeport, Illinois
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89 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

Ordered two sushi rolls.. Green devil and spicy salmon they were both fairly good. Past that my wife got tepanyaki chicken bento box and I got yume yume chicken bento box. Miso soup was fairly bland. And I really like miso soup so that was a huge strike. Ginger salad also fairly bland. Now as for the meat. My wife's... More 

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Thank TheRiddleBox
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2015

Because I was unfamiliar with Japanese food, I stuck with something reasonably familiar. I ordered the Bento box which included a tasty Miso soup, salad of plain iceburg lettuce, fried rice, terriyaki shrimp and tapanyaki steak. The food was good. We had a group of eleven people. Because each dish is individually prepared, we were each served at different times.... More 

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Thank DGW777
Freeport, Illinois
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 10 July 2015

Great food, wish they had a little more vegetable variety but I will take what I can get. Yummy. Kids love going here too!

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Thank Shauna L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:30
Saturday
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2019 W Galena Ave, Freeport, IL 61032-3011
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Freeport
  • Phone Number: +1 815-232-7734

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