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Ichiban Japanese Steak House

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5340 Grand Ave, Gurnee, IL 60031-1734
+1 847-856-8800
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Gurnee, Illinois
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I know some people have had issues here, but I've always had a nice experience. It is the only teppanyaki style restaurant I know of in the immediate area. For us it's always been a "birthday/anniversary" dinner place.

Thank Gregg J
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2,008 reviews
1,304 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,180 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

We decided to try this restaurant as Japanese food sounded good. This restaurant is somewhat outdated but pretty average for a Japanese restaurant. It appeared to be clean but we didn't see the kitchen. We started off with an appetizer of tempura vegetables ($5.95). They were not very good as they were oily and tasted bland. The appetizer was extremely... More 

1 Thank WorldTravelers34
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

The place was empty when we entered and was seated right away. The food was OK, not great but also not bad. The place was old and run down and the price was a bit high for what we got. If you really need Japanese and are close I would say go ahead, but I would not go out of... More 

2 Thank Gary W
Wadsworth, Illinois
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93 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

You'll get the same show every time, but it's entertaining. The food is good & is cooked in front of you, but expect to spend a bit. The owner is often there & takes a personal interest to make sure you're satisfied.

Thank rudyboomer
Round Lake, Illinois
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

We have gone to this place for about 10 years both before and after we have had kids. Our son loves the "fire restaurant"! The owner and his staff have always been very kind and respectful to us. It is a bit outdated, but do not believe the reviews about roaches and being cursed at. There is no way that... More 

Thank KMCKYCarlson
Round Lake Park, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Over charged me for my drinks & white rice! Never gave us our dessert. Did not include chopsticks, I had to go find them. Really?! It's a freaking Japanese restaurant, how can you NOT have chopsticks on the table? Waitress was non attentive, forgetful & rude. Not just to me & my daughter, but the entire table.Food was mediocre. Golden... More 

1 Thank Valerie R
Chesapeake, Virginia
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2016

I have never been to a Japanese style hibachi restaurant, so this is a new experience. I immediately noticed the facilities are showing their age and could use some decent lighting and a touch of paint. Our service was prompt and the waitstaff was very courteous. They came to check on us multiple times throughout the meal to make sure... More 

2 Thank Mark W
Wadsworth, Illinois
1 review
Reviewed 14 February 2016

There were roaches rawling over plate after we ate. Couldnt leave fast enough. Health department should shut them down. Wasn't cheap for what was provided. Never go back.

Thank Rich S
Beach Park, Illinois
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

If I could give this place a -100 I would. We made reservations for my bday so i was hopeful we would have a great time. The waitress took 46 minutes to get us drinks and never brought me a water, told me they were all out of "sex on the beach", 115 minutes to finally have someone come about... More 

1 Thank Jamie M
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2015

I was traveling on business and had a sushi box ... Food was excellent and so was service provided by autumn and John the owner

Thank TexasHospitality

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Asian, Steakhouse, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5340 Grand Ave, Gurnee, IL 60031-1734
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Gurnee
  • Phone Number: +1 847-856-8800

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