Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar Minneapolis

at 1333 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, 55403-2630 United States

Ichiban is the best tasting show in town because the chef prepares the meal right at your table! We also have an all you can eat sushi bar

Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar Minneapolis
1333 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis , MN 55403-2630
United States
Contact Phone
P: (612) 339-0540


Ichiban features the 5,000 year old method of Japanese cooking where chefs skillfully prepare the dinner at your table. "Iron cooking," or Teppanyaki, is the heart of our cuisine. Our Teppanyaki chefs are wizards of the knife, each with their own style and showmanship. Ichiban also features an all-you-can-eat (for one hour) sushi special every night. A full bar is available with beer, wine, liquor and hot/cold sake. The main floor is handicap accessible, so please request if need be. RESERVATIONS ARE FOR TEPPANYAKI TABLES ONLY. SUSHI BAR IS FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED.

Opening time

  • Mondays: 16:30- 21:00
  • Tuesdays: 16:30- 21:00
  • Wednesdays: 16:30- 21:00
  • Thursdays: 16:30- 21:00
  • Fridays: 16:30- 22:00
  • Saturdays: 16:30- 22:00
  • Sundays: 16:30- 21:00


Price category
$$$ (30-50)
Services Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar Minneapolis provides
Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar Minneapolis specialties

General Info

General Manager: Jim Reynolds Executive Chef: Tatsuki Yamamoto Parking: -On-street metered parking -Millenium Hotel parking ramp (next door) -Hyatt Hotel parking ramp (across the street) Both ramps are $4/hr A Teppanyaki meal takes about 1.5 to 2 hours. The sushi bar has a 1 hour time limit.

Reviews for Ichiban Japanese Steak House & Sushi Bar

John C.

We were at a table with a couple who come here all the time and couldn't stop raving about the place, me personally, I just didn't see it. I mean, if I had... Read more

Hannah W.

I have read so many reviews, and here's my two cents. Yes, the restaurant is really dated. Sure, the quality of the sushi could be questionable. Yeah, I... Read more

Kristin J.

Hibachi is always a fun experience. Food was great, and there was soo much of it! Awesome customer service- from literally everyone- granted we went right... Read more

Company Rating

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Fun fact: The word "ichiban" means "number one" in Japanese. Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse is the only Teppanyaki restaurant in Minneapolis that has been open for over 30 years!

Published on 2014-11-04 22:22:31 GMT

Post your #sushistory or #teppanstory and tag Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse! #sushi #teppanyaki #japanese #restaurant #minneapolis #dining

Published on 2014-10-09 21:04:16 GMT

Unfortunately, Ichiban will be closed tomorrow for Thanksgiving. But one thing is for certain: We are grateful for all of you! :) Thank you for supporting us. We will resume regular hours on Friday. Hope you all have a splendid holiday season!

Published on 2014-11-26 22:59:05 GMT

Interesting fact: The life expectancy in Japan is 82.7, the highest in the world. This is partially due to the wholesomeness of Japanese cuisine. Their diet consists of foods with more subtle, natural flavors, so they don't have to add as much salt and other unhealthy ingredients.

Published on 2014-10-16 21:31:11 GMT

Ichiban is proud to present a neighborhood discount. Anyone who lives in the 55403 zip code will receive a 15% discount towards their dinner bill. The discount applies to lounge food, all-you-can-eat-sushi, teppanyaki dining (grill-side), and take-out orders. The discounts apply to food only. If you have any questions, please contact us at 612-339-0540. #ichiban #sushi #minneapolis #teppanyaki #discount

Published on 2014-05-16 20:48:30 GMT

OpenTable has nominated Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar with the "2014 Diners' Choice Award"! We would like to congratulate all of our staff for all their hard work and thank all of our beloved guests; we wouldn't be able to do it without you!

Published on 2014-04-17 21:02:37 GMT

Going to the #TCAutoShow? Stop by #IchibanMpls for great #sushi, and #teppanyaki. Have some fun before or after the show!

Published on 2014-03-13 20:33:39 GMT

Got a large group and don’t know where to take them? Come to Ichiban where everyone will be pleased. We can accommodate a party of two to seventy. We have a second floor that can hold large parties and we will even create a set menu group. Call (612) 339-0540 for more details.

Published on 2013-12-06 21:44:07 GMT

Looking for the perfect gift this holiday season? Ichiban offers gift cards for any occasion that will be sure to please even the pickiest person. The great thing about Ichiban gift cards is that they never expire or lose their face value, so stop on in or give us a call at (612) 339-0540.

Published on 2013-12-04 20:50:37 GMT

Looking to keep warm and have some great food and fun before/after the Holidazzle Parade? Come to Ichiban Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar for great food and entertainment! We’re located on the south end of the parade route on the corner of Nicollet Mall and Grant St, across from the Hyatt Hotel downtown.

Published on 2013-11-29 22:01:49 GMT

Hello Everyone, Ichiban is proud to present the FiveStars Reward program at our sushi bar. With this reward program, you will earn one point with every visit to the All-You-Can-Eat Sushi Bar. After your tenth visit, you will earn a free All-You-Can-Eat Sushi Bar experience. If you come in for the sushi bar by yourself you will earn one point. You will earn one point for each AYCE you purchase. You can earn up to six points per day. All points are kept electronically via your cellphone number, so you don’t have to worry about losing a punch card. Come in today and join the rewards program!

Published on 2013-10-02 22:03:36 GMT

Fellow sushi lovers, come in and enjoy our All-You-Can-Eat Sushi Bar. There is an early bird special of $25 from 4:30pm till 6pm, and $29 afterwards. The sushi bar includes: all you can eat sushi, three different kinds of tempura (Chicken, Shrimp and Veg.), Gyoza, Chicken Wings, Miso Soup, Salads and Ice Cream. We also offer a la carte sushi in the bar/lounge.

Published on 2013-06-28 20:23:23 GMT

Call today to make reservations if you plan on coming for New Years Eve! We're offering a special dinner that includes sauteed shrimp appetizer, soup, salad, vegetables, fried rice, filet mignon, teriyaki chicken, lobster, and white chocolate raspberry truffle ice cream for dessert... all for $50 per person! (Children's dinner is $25 and does not include lobster. Vegetarian dinner is $35.)

Published on 2012-12-28 17:29:10 GMT

We've added items to our menu! Check it out: http://facebook.com/pages/-/113389638693452?sk=app_187136414669863

Published on 2012-12-11 21:53:30 GMT

Give the gift of the Ichiban experience to your friends and family this holiday season! Gift cards available by mail. Just give us a call at 612-339-0540. Happy Holidays!

Published on 2012-11-29 21:48:52 GMT

Excited to announce that we will not be closed due to construction on Nicollet! The best tasting show in town is still available. If you are not parking on the street, hotel access and parking lots are available with a small detour that simply takes you right around the block. Welcome spring with fresh grub and sake :)

Published Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar Minneapolis on 2016-03-11 18:58:33 GMT

Come in and say hello to Anita! She is our employee of the month. Anita has been serving at Ichiban for 12 years. She loves offering great customer service to her regulars and putting smiles on people's faces. Her favorite thing to eat at Ichiban is the Surf and Turf dinner we offer. She loves that we use the top 2% of filet mignon available in the U.S. for the dinner! She has stayed at Ichiban all these years because of the great work environment and her awesome team. Congrats Anita!!

Published Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar Minneapolis on 2016-03-03 22:49:19 GMT

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Published BMo Undadaugz on 2016-03-01 05:06:09 GMT

Make your Valentine's Day plans early this year! It's on a Sunday, so many restaurants will be full. Book your reservation with us by clicking on our "book now" button at the top or calling 612-339-0540. Set menu for February 14th (these are the ONLY dinners that will be available that night): Adult: $60 per person Includes all of the following: ~Sauteed Garlic Shrimp Appetizer ~Vegetable Soup ~Cucumber Salad with Crab ~Grilled Vegetables ~Fried Rice ~Filet Mignon ~Teriyaki Chicken ~Lobster ~White Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Ice Cream Child (10 & under): $30 Includes everything listed above but with smaller portions of meat and no lobster Vegetarian: $35 ~Mushroom Appetizer ~Kaiso Salad ~2 pc Fried Tofu Sushi ~Edamame ~Cucumber Salad ~Grilled Vegetables ~Steamed White Rice ~Sauteed Udon Noodles ~Ice Cream

Published Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar Minneapolis on 2016-01-22 19:38:54 GMT

Join us for Happy Hour! Monday through Friday from 4:30 - 6pm. Bar Specials: $1 off Japanese beers, $2 off house wine/hot sake and $2-$5.50 on select sushi rolls and appetizers.

Published Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar Minneapolis on 2016-01-07 17:46:57 GMT

Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse wishes you and your family a happy and healthy new year! Hopefully, we will get to see you all in the new year!

Published Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar Minneapolis on 2015-12-30 20:33:41 GMT

Ichiban is throwing down New Year's Eve with our exciting set menu! For just $60.00 a person, you'll get: - sauteed shrimp appetizer - vegetable soup - cucumber salad with kani kama(crab) - grilled vegetables - fried or steamed rice - a combination entree including filet mignon, lobster and teriyaki chicken - white chocolate raspberry truffle ice cream for dessert We also have a vegetarian option for $35.00 a person and just $30.00 for children under 10 years of age. Hurry, reservations are being filling quickly.

Published Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar Minneapolis on 2015-12-28 20:33:22 GMT

Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar will be closed Christmas eve and Christmas day. Regular business hours will resume Saturday, December 26th. We hope that you and your families have a wonderful holiday!

Published Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar Minneapolis on 2015-12-22 19:05:10 GMT

Still rushing to get a present for someone? Stop by Ichiban or call and get a gift card. It's the perfect gift for couples and families. Also, get another $15.00 gift card for yourself when you grab a $100.00 gift card for anyone else. Hurry, this offer ends on the 23rd of December! *Note: $15.00 gift card does not apply to the all you can eat sushi bar. A minimum of two entrees is required for the gift card to be valid.

Published Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar Minneapolis on 2015-12-18 21:20:18 GMT

Published Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar Minneapolis on 2015-12-18 21:05:02 GMT

December employee of the month: Kazuha san. Meet Kazuha san. Kazuha has been working at Ichiban for 33 years! She started in March of `83 and has become family since. Kazuha was also the first female sushi chef in Minnesota. She brings with her a sense of tradition from Japan and a great love of food. Her favorite thing about working at Ichiban is the friendly staff and management. Kazuha san is also devoted to her long time customers and creating delicious, colorful sushi.

Published Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar Minneapolis on 2015-12-16 17:54:13 GMT

Going to the Villain Arts tattoo convention on January 8th through the 10th? Come grab some happy hour specials from Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse right across the street! http://www.villainarts.com/tattoo-conventions-villain-arts/minneapolis-tattoo-arts-convention/

Published Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar Minneapolis on 2015-12-15 21:12:23 GMT

Nothing says Happy Holidays like an Ichiban mug. Grab the mug by itself, with dinner or with a gift card for the food lover in the family!

Published Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar Minneapolis on 2015-12-10 20:01:21 GMT

Looking to save some green for the holidays this year and still have a great dinner? Get $10.00 off a $30.00 purchase now through the 8th of December. Hurry, this offer ends soon! http://www.dinelot.com/restaurant/redeemnow/62/23/112/15080616232440

Published Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar Minneapolis on 2015-12-03 20:05:17 GMT

Come warm up with friends and family this winter! From spicy sushi to hot shows on the teppan grills, Ichiban now has early bird specials for all you can eat sushi and dinners from 4:30 - 6:00.

Published Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar Minneapolis on 2015-12-01 21:12:55 GMT

Witness the incredible knife-tossing showmanship while dinner is prepared on the grill right at your table! As the original Teppanyaki restaurant in Minneapolis, we offer a one-of-a-kind experience here at Ichiban. We open at 4:30pm every day (dinner only), so book your reservation at opentable.com/ichiban-japanese-steak-house-and-sushi-bar-minneapolis now!

Published Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar Minneapolis on 2015-05-27 19:36:08 GMT

Tako Nigiri (Octopus) We have a wide variety of options at our all-you-can-eat sushi bar. Come eat your favorites or try something wild and new! We open at 4:30pm every day.

Published Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar Minneapolis on 2015-04-28 19:17:45 GMT

Happy St. Patrick's Day! We may not be Irish, but we sure can mix a great drink! Forgot to wear green today? Order something green like this midorita. ;) Otherwise, there are plenty of other cocktails, plus many beer and wine selections. We have a full bar, so stop in today!

Published Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar Minneapolis on 2015-03-17 21:20:05 GMT

Thanks for the great dinner menu & fun entertainment tonight!

Published Amy Nelson on 2015-02-15 06:11:33 GMT

The Braam family has made it a tradition to dine at Ichiban once a year. They think it's a great place for families to have fun and catch up. Kids love the Teppanyaki! Thank you Jean Braam for submitting photos. :)

Published Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar Minneapolis on 2015-01-09 21:18:43 GMT

Thank you Garrett Hofeld for snapping these awesome pictures!

Published Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar Minneapolis on 2015-01-09 21:00:14 GMT

Submit photos of your experience (via private message) and we will post them to our page! OR post them to your wall and tag us :)

Published Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar Minneapolis on 2015-01-06 21:27:26 GMT

If you've never had your dinner cooked on the grill right at your table, you're missing out! Get cozy with our specially trained chefs who will gladly impress you with their skills this winter. #teppanyaki #grillsidecooking

Published Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar Minneapolis on 2015-01-06 21:22:13 GMT

Happy New Year's Eve everyone!!! We have a few openings for Teppanyaki tables tonight. Make your reservation right away! The all-you-can-eat sushi special is first come, first served, as usual.

Published Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar Minneapolis on 2014-12-31 19:45:48 GMT

Be adventurous and try authentic Japanese cuisine at the sushi bar! Pictured below is seaweed salad and squid salad, just a few of our items. Yum!