Unlike a fork and knife, a pair of chopsticks requires only one hand, allowing you to carbo-load as you break the world record for waving at cars. Say hello to this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $20 for $40 worth of Japanese cuisine and drinks, valid Sunday–Thursday
- $20 for $40 worth of Japanese cuisine and drinks, valid Friday or Saturday
Skilled teppanyaki chefs perform in front of diners, flipping and grilling dishes such as their signature fried rice ($4), north atlantic salmon ($27), teriyaki chicken ($18), and combination plates of filet mignon and shrimp ($30). Many entrees are served with small appetizers, soup, and salad, and tossed with vegetables and steamed rice.
Ichiban Japanese Steak House & Sushi Bar
Passing through the stone-lined threshold of Ichiban Japanese Steak House & Sushi Bar's pagoda-style building, visitors enter an indoor garden where plants burst from beds around a waterfall and bubbling stream. The decor draws from Japanese tradition and culture—on which both Ichiban locations base their aesthetic variations—in much the same way as the chefs’ cuisine. Since 1979, these culinary greats have introduced diners to the teppanyaki style of grilling as well as classic Japanese dishes such as tempura, udon, and gyoza.
At tableside grills, knives flash as chefs sizzle, flip, and set ablaze morsels of scallops, filet mignon, salmon, and chicken. While cooking, each chef displays an individualized sense of showmanship and culinary style by spotlighting a range of spatula moves and carving meats into the profiles of their favorite celebrities. Sushi chefs fill boat-shaped platters with more than 40 varieties of sushi, rolling seaweed around roe, eel, squid, cucumber, and fried tofu before placing each on a canapé of seasoned rice. All these dishes flit across tongues with complementary sips of sake, wine, beer, or mixed drinks with names such as Panda and Kabuki.
What some people are buzzing about:
“Always a great time!!! :)”
“Best Japanese steak house hands down! Excellent food, great chefs and always a great experience. ”
“food is good , entertaining and something different”
1333 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403