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Rua do Comercio 94, Almancil 8135-127, Portugal
+351 967 782 815
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Potters Bar, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Love this restaurant. Decor cafe style. Teppanyaki table. Excellent shasumi and sushi. We had set menu at eur 26 and could not fault the choice and amount of food. We will be going back this holiday as we love it. Bill with bottle of wine and 1 dessert for 2 came to eur 73. Can't go wrong

Thank Topps64
Buckingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is great for everyone. I don't eat fish at all and the menu still has a large section for meat eaters. Ideally you want to sit by the open kitchen with the crazy Japanese cook with insane skills. He's very entertaining and great for the whole family.

Thank edwardhollingworth
Dublin, Ireland
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Had a nice teppenyaki meal here, with all the usual flipping, spinning, banging and dinging of kitchen implements, flying food etc. Tasty meal, but would recommend just sticking to the menu as written - we ordered chicken with the noodles but it came out and was cooked after the noodles had already been cooked and eaten. Tried several types of... More 

Thank noige1
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

It doesn't look like much when you drive past but can I suggest you stop and give it a try. I am confident you will enjoy the food and if you boom the hot grill you will love the chefs performance. The food is fresh and tasty and it does not break the bank.

Thank Marie-Louise S
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

After a long day, we craved Sushi. Our TomTom knew of two places, but they were both a bit too expensive for our taste. Then we happened upon Ichiban. We got an all-you-can-eat Sushi buffet for 14,95 per person and we absolutely enjoyed it. The wonderful thing about the buffet-style is that you can also try some things that you... More 

Thank Jack_Aten
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

From the outside this restaurant looks unassuming and even the inside is nothing to talk about, until the chef starts his performance in front of you. The kids as well as the adults were all spellbound watching the food cooked in front of our eyes, the tricks with the eggs, the fire.... Not only did it look good, the food... More 

Thank Zoe C
Croxley Green, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

I haven’t eaten in a Hibachi-style restaurant for several years (I think New York was the last time), and Ichiban was no disappointment. The food, as always, was theatrically prepared by a knife-wielding, comedy chef on an iron flat-surface Hibachi grill, surrounded by a wooden eating surface in front of the customers. The fun, of course, is just as much... More 

Thank KarlWiggins
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Do you like great food ? Do you like value for money ? Do you like keeping the kids entertained ?? Best Japanese food in the region, sushi is great, teppanyaki is excellent and fun, love this place, we always make at least one visit here per holiday, can't wait until the next one!!

Thank Pencil69
Melrose, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

We have been to Ichiban 3x now and every time we have been it has been absolutely delicious. We go for sushi and teppanyaki, the whole family loves it. The sushi is so fresh and the chef cooking teppanyaki is so entertaining. As my son puts it " this dinner makes the holiday" and so right he is! We are... More 

1 Thank annie m
Faro, Portugal
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77 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

My partner and I went there for my birthday. A colleague had referred it to me, so we had high expectations. And they were met! The food was super-fresh. The staff are lovely and helpful. Everything was prepared very fast. And - most important - it was absolutely DELICIOUS! Don't be fooled by the looks of the building! WILL BE... More 

1 Thank MicMestre

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua do Comercio 94, Almancil 8135-127, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Almancil
  • Phone Number: +351 967 782 815

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