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Ichiban Japanese & Chinese

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1652 Western Ave, Albany, NY 12203-4219
+1 518-869-9585
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Albany NY
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93 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

I've been coming for years and I'm never disappointed. Best sushi in the area and the Kung Pao chicken is excellent. Ichiban never disappoints.

Thank bigguynred
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405 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We had called to order take out, it wasn't ready when we arrived (fair enough) but no-one bothered to tell us that it was ready. The sesame chicken was tough, and the pad thai was unlike any pad thai I have even seen. The restaurant had a terrible smell - had we walked in off the street we would have... More 

Thank MS06
Boston, Massachusetts
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507 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

Delivery took a while, but the food was good. Rangoon is mini-version, so order more if you're ordering for a group! Orange chicken had the right amount of spice!

Thank Cara C
New York City, New York
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2016

I travel to Albany for business monthly and I NEVER order delivery to my hotel. However, I was exhausted and it was freezing, so I took my chances and got a menu from the front desk. I ordered some basic Chinese fare that was very good. But the prettiest thing that I received was the avocado salad! What impressed me... More 

Thank MyPartyofFive
Albany, New York
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413 reviews
282 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2016

Stop at this restaurant for a good, inexpensive lunch. The menu offers many choices and the portions are generous. The help is pleasant and we hardly ever wait when we arrive. The restaurant doesn't look like much outside and the parking can be awkward on Western Ave, but the inside is spacious and inviting.

Thank Sheila L
Fredonia, New York
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86 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2015

We had delivery, which usually takes about 45 minutes but they keep the food really hot.Veggie egg rolls were very good.Spicy orange tofu is definitely worth a try if you haven't had any.Garlic eggplant is also impressive.A companion liked his shrimp with lobster sauce.Would definitely recommend.

Thank Ann S
Rutherford, New Jersey
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2015

We got take out from here. Food is tasty, delivery man was very nice. Delivery takes about 45-55 minutes, however.

Thank alsbookmom
Guilderland, New York
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2015

No dislikes, all the dishes are great. Their Specialty Rolls are to die for, looking for a great salmon dish try the salmon with schracci sooo good, General Tso Shrimp really good. You have to go there and try your favorite dishes and then go again and try something else.

Thank stosh49
Long Island, New York
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2015

Were to begin? This place is filthy dirty - I got menu that was stuck together w/sauces all over. Ordered lunch sushi deluxe and waited forever, when arrived was not fresh and thrown together on plate. guy who served me was preoccupied w/tv,etc.. Lastly, check showed up and was ridiculous! WARNING: Health inspector should of condemned a long time ago,... More 

1 Thank Raymond P
New England
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2015

I'm not one to bargain shop when it comes to sushi, when I want it I just get it and paying more means it's better right? WRONG. Daughter and I took a chance on this place after a movie late on a Friday night. We were greeted and seated immediately, had water within seconds. The menu flowed nicely and we... More 

Thank JaneS32123

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Chinese, Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Seating, Waitstaff
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1652 Western Ave, Albany, NY 12203-4219
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-869-9585

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