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Ramen Ichiban

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4845 Commercial St SE, Salem, OR 97302-1905
+1 503-391-6618
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Salem, Oregon
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81 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Small place, not very noticeable - I've lived 5 miles away for 15 years & only found it a couple years ago. Their Udon soup is my favorite, the flavor of the broth is exceptional. The owner was patient & taught us about how he makes everything by hand with quality ingredients, not like the American raman places around town... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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81 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

I have lived down the road all my life and never tried this place as it was small and tucked away. Tonight I got Udon and boyfriend got Katsudon and Gyoza(potstickers) amazing!! The owner taught us facts about his authentic food with high quality ingredients, spent time helping us choose what to try. I will definitely be back again...this week....next... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2015 via mobile

Then wiped her nose on it. The food tasted 3 days old. Positives? I was surprised not to get sick. The place was dirty. They are obviously trying to save money with used food and no cleaning service. How does this place get any good reviews?

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Thank Mur S
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Reviewed 26 August 2015 via mobile

I love this little place. The food was fantastic, especially the potstickers! And the service was amazing, kind & helpful. Thank you. We will be back.

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Thank Christina O
Salem, Oregon
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2014

My friend and I decided one late afternoon to find a new restaurant and we found this little hole in the wall. The restaurant itself is quite small, but comfortable, clean, and decorated with Japanese flare. The woman who took our order and made our food was very nice and tried to help us choose something from the menu. Eventually,... More 

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Thank Desaree619
Las Vegas
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2014 via mobile

Yes, it's that bad. It's obvious that it was an instant ramen that came out of a bag, and a low quality one at that. Calling that "Japanese" or "ramen" I find quite offensive to my culture. This is analogues to an American going to a " burger " place in Bulgaria and being served microwaved frozen slider. Yes it... More 

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Thank alexsakon
2 reviews
Reviewed 15 April 2013 via mobile

had the ramen good but felt like i was overpaying. husbamd had udon i didnt care for the taste of tue broth. potstickers are amazing

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Thank Billie1977
Salem, Oregon
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2013

I have been the patron of ramen Ichiban for many years, and I've always enjoyed the food. Recently the owner gave me a new dish called katsudon which is similar to tonkatsu, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I miss that he doesn't have any Japanese magazines anymore they're all people magazines or fashion magazines but I guess you have to... More 

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Tualatin, OR
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2013 via mobile

Very good meal and nice super service. Try the signature dish Katsudon you will not be disappointed!

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1 Thank ReneeOR
Salem, Oregon
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2013

Nothing like ethnic food cooked by someone who remembers how his mother's version tasted. Has to be the most authentic Japanese in town. Signature dish is the katsudon, both chicken and pork. My kids always loved he ramen also. Family friendly and reasonably priced. The owner "Harry" is very outgoing and friendly while your order is prepared. Not much for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
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Good for
Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4845 Commercial St SE, Salem, OR 97302-1905
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: +1 503-391-6618

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?