Sushi is a lot like an argument: it's often circular, and it can be a real mouthful when laid out all at once. Avoid culinary confrontation with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of sushi and Asian dinner fare at Ichiban.
Ichiban's foodsmiths craft a menu loaded with fresh sushi and artfully arranged Asian dishes. Fresh slices of octopus ($3.50 for two pieces) and squid ($3 for two pieces) lie silently on rice futons while the Tiger roll's shrimp tempura prowls about, attempting to free itself from its eel wrapping ($9.50). Like an unconventional Easter basket, the signature Ichiban roll arrives bejeweled with fish eggs and features a fiery tuna creation with salmon, red snapper, and spicy crabmeat ($9.50). Skilled chefs assemble the regal Queen Prawn ($16), a prawn curry accompanied by pineapple and asparagus, while the beef sukiyaki ($25), a dish of boiled sliced beef, tofu, and vegetables mingling in a sukiyaki broth, feeds two guests, inspiring chit-chat between significant others and three-legged race partners alike.
Ichiban Sushi Bar & Asian Cuisine
At Ichiban Sushi Bar & Asian Cuisine, the kitchen preaches inclusion. Chefs stir-fry plates of pad thai along with mongolian beef, and sushi experts arrange artful rolls of fresh fish behind a glimmering black bar. Collectively, this culinary ensemble crafts a menu of Chinese, Japanese, and Thai traditions served amid the warm light of suspended lanterns.
For dinner, patrons peruse everything from homestyle tofu to the Dreaming duck—a pan-fried duck breast served with basil sauce. House sauces bring signature flairs to other dishes as well, with the chef’s specialty sauce drizzled over the OE sushi roll’s spicy crab, green onions, roe, and lobster. Other sushi options threaten to overwhelm the indecisive with maki, nigiri, sashimi, and combinations between. Textures collide in the golden cheese roll's mix of shrimp tempura and cream cheese, whereas the volcano roll dresses a california roll with spicy crayfish instead of baking soda and vinegar. Sips of sake and imported Japanese beers wash down bites from any culinary tradition, leaving mouths ready for desserts of green-tea ice cream.
8265 US 31
Indianapolis, Indiana 46227