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Ichibuns Qa - ICHIBUNS, London,

ICHIBUNS

4.4
4.4
407 Reviews
£25 and under
Japanese

A Japanese/American super diner in the heart of London's Chinatown.

For tables larger than 14 please call us directly on 020 3937 5888 to book.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Burgers, Sushi

  • Hours of Operation

    Monday- Tuesday- Sunday: 12-23
    Wednesday- Thursday: 12-00
    Friday- Saturday: 12-02

  • Phone number

    020 3937 5888

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    For all enquiries, big and small, please contact events@ichibuns.co.uk. We would love to hear from you!

  • Area

    Soho

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Homemade and Fresh

Eat

    Bites

    • Edamame£3.50

      Steamed with sea salt

      • Chicken Karaage£7.00

        Crispy chicken thighs with sweet soy sauce

        • Dynamite Shrimp£8.00

          Crispy shrimp bites. Coated in spicy sauce with lime

          • Wagyu Cheeseburger Harumaki£7.00

            Our special beef blend, cheese, gherkins with ICHI burger sauce

            • Yasai Tempura£6.50

              Crispy seasonal vegetables served with Ponzu sauce

              • Wagyu Sukiyaki Nikuman

                A steamed bun filled with marinated wagyu beef and spicy miso dipping sauce

                • 1pc£6.00
                • 2pcs£10.00

              Gyoza

              • Prawn & Garlic Chive

                Prawn, garlic chive and ginger

                • 5pcs£6.00
              • Chicken & Shiso

                Chicken, shiso with ponzu sauce

                • 5pcs£6.00
              • Mushroom

                Shiitake, Portobello, King Brown, and jicama

                • 5pcs£6.00

              Ichi Style Sushi

                Maki

                • Salmon & Avocado

                  Salmon, avocado with wasabi mayo

                  • 6pcs£7.50
                • Spicy Tuna

                  Tuna, orange tobiko, English garden herbs with spicy sauce

                  • 6pcs£8.50
                • Vegetarian

                  Asparagus, shiso, avocado, cucumber, cherry tomato with Parmesan sauce

                  • 6pcs£6.00
                • Prawn Tempura

                  Prawn tempura, avocado, red pepper with mustard mayo and unagi sauce

                  • 6pcs£8.00

                Sashimi

                • Salmon

                  • 3pcs£6.50
                • Tuna

                  • 3pcs£8.50
                • Yellowtail

                  • 3pcs£8.50

                Featured Item

                • Chef's Sashimi or Sushi Platter£25.00

                  Please ask your server for today's selection

                  • Combo£45.00

                Japanese Tacos

                • Salmon & Avocado

                  • 1pcs£5.50
                • Spicy Tuna

                  • 1pcs£7.00
                • Spicy Yellowtail

                  • 1pcs£7.00

                Crispy Rice

                • Spicy Tuna

                  Tuna, orange tobiko with our special spicy sauce. Served on crispy sushi rice

                  • 2pcs£6.00
                • Avocado

                  Avocado, cherry tomato, yuzu and sesame. Served on crispy sushi rice

                  • 2pcs£5.50

                Burgers

                Our freshly made burgers all come with fries (sweet potato £0.50 extra)

                • The Ichibun Burger£13.50

                  30 day aged British wagyu beef, caramelised onion, American cheese, with ICHI burger sauce

                  • Spicy Chicken Karaage Burger£12.50

                    Crispy chicken thigh, with Ichibuns spicy seasoning, butter lettuce, cheese and tomato

                    • Veggie Burger£12.50

                      Tempura vegetable patty, miso braised mushroom, lettuce, yuzu kosho aioli

                      Udon

                      Homemade udon noodle served al-dente with a soy and dashi broth from cleansing Hokkaido konbu

                      • Sashimi Udon

                        Seared salmon or tuna on cold udon noodle, grated daikon, cucumber, avocado, cherry tomato and daikon cress

                        • Salmon£13.50
                        • Tuna£15.50
                      • Wagyu Niku£15.50

                        Wagyu beef, onion, poached egg in soy sauce and dashi broth

                        • Vegetarian Udon£12.50

                          Avocado, red radish, umeboshi, myoga ginger and shiso served with a chilled vegetarian Dashi broth

                          • Tempura Teriyaki Chicken Udon£14.00

                            Tempura chicken coated in Teriyaki sauce, grated daikon, spring onion and ginger and dashi broth

                            • Yasai-Ten£12.50

                              Vegetable tempura, abura-age tofu in a soy sauce and vegetarian dashi broth

                              Sides

                              • Ichibuns Fries£4.00

                                • Sweet Potato Fries£4.50

                                  • Iceberg Lettuce Salad£4.00

                                    Daikon radish, cherry tomato, daikon cress, carrot and sesame dressing

                                    Desserts

                                    • Ice Cream£3.50

                                      Served in a cone

                                      • Chocolate Molten Cake£6.50

                                        with vanilla ice cream

                                        • Lemon Sorbet£3.50

                                          • Mochi Balls

                                            A choice of Salted Caramel, Yuzu, and Green Tea

                                            • 3pcs£4.50

                                          Ichi Shakes

                                          £6

                                          • Cookies & Cream

                                            • Strawberry

                                              Tea

                                              £2.50

                                              • Sencha Green Tea

                                                • Jasmine

                                                  • Oolong

                                                    • Hojicha

                                                      Juices

                                                      £3

                                                      • Apple

                                                        • Orange

                                                          • Pink Lemonade

                                                            Soft Drinks

                                                            • Coke

                                                              • 330ml£3.50
                                                            • Diet Coke

                                                              • 330ml£3.50
                                                            • Orangina

                                                              • 250ml£3.50
                                                            • One Water (Still / Sparkling)

                                                              • 330ml£2.50
                                                              • 750ml£4.00

                                                            Kids Menu

                                                            • Burger Meal£6.50

                                                              Mini cheeseburger + fries, ice cream in a cone, with a choice of soft drink OR Ichi Shake

                                                              What 407 people are saying

                                                              Overall ratings and reviews

                                                              4.4
                                                              4.4 based on all time ratings
                                                              • 4.4Food
                                                              • 4.2Service
                                                              • 4.4Ambience
                                                              • 4.1Value

                                                              NoiseModerate

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                                                              1. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                London

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 4 July 2019

                                                                overall5food3service4ambience5

                                                                Had a lovely evening with friends. The ambience was great as was the service.

                                                              2. RP

                                                                ReenaP

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 3 July 2019

                                                                overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                Brilliant restaurant. Service was amazing and the ambiance lively. The decor was original and the food delicious. I will definitely be going back.

                                                              3. SB

                                                                ShileB

                                                                London

                                                                1 review

                                                                4.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 2 July 2019

                                                                overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                                Booked a table for two and was thoroughly impressed with the decor and food quality. Be sure to try the wagyu burger(s) and chicken burger. Also, they have those fancy pants japanese toilets in the downstairs area!!

                                                              4. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                London

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                Dined on 28 June 2019

                                                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                Ichibun burger was amazing, and definitely was worth the hype! The ambience was exactly what we were looking for on a Friday eve. The cocktails were really nice and different!

                                                              5. TF

                                                                TFYSH

                                                                Los Angeles

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                Dined on 28 June 2019

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                The food was delicious, the service was super gracious and professional, and we were served quickly and comprehensively :) The interior is quite unique and cozy as well. Highly recommended to escape the craziness of London China town. I hope they bring the steamed buns in the previous appetizers’ menu section back though but I am sure it was taken off the menu for some good reason. What I mostly enjoyed were the sushi tacos and the Udons.

                                                              6. ES

                                                                EksST

                                                                New York Area

                                                                18 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                4.0

                                                                18 reviews

                                                                Dined on 27 June 2019

                                                                overall4food5service5ambience2

                                                                The burgers were a clear standout although the bites were all great (we had the shrimp, chicken karage, cheeseburger spring roll thing and prawn tempura). No issues with service, in fact it was shockingly fast and not pushy at all. The decor is a mix between TGI Fridays and Benihana which isn’t particularly attractive. Def not somewhere for a date. There is basically a speaker over every table and it’s too much.

                                                              7. LL

                                                                LaLaloulou

                                                                London

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                2.0

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                Dined on 26 June 2019

                                                                overall2food2service3ambience3

                                                                Was very disappointed with our meal. Firstly the music is blaring out that you can’t hear anyone talking, so much so the waitress kept asking us to repeat our order and on the end got it wrong. Food was completely average, the unfinished noodles with lacking any taste or flavour. Staff kept asking if we are ok, 7 times during our main course. £50 each for a very bad experience

                                                              8. JG

                                                                JonathanG

                                                                Hampshire

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                3.0

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                Dined on 25 June 2019

                                                                overall3food4service1ambience3

                                                                Good value, tasty food. Really intrusive staff constantly trying to take away plates before food was finished.

                                                              9. EK

                                                                EmilyKla

                                                                London

                                                                8 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                8 reviews

                                                                Dined on 25 June 2019

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Absolutely loved our meal at Ichibuns. The servers were all incredibly friendly and attentive, the atmosphere was such fun, and the menu was perfect. We loved the Dynamite Shrimp and the Crispy Rice starters, everything was small enough so that you could eat loads and still share a cheeseburger with your other half. The burger came out a bit well done, as the server had stated it would be prepared medium-rare, so we (nicely) sent it back and they swiftly brought out a perfectly-cooked replacement. The space is amazing and vibrant, loved it, can't wait to go back!

                                                              10. YA

                                                                YousefA

                                                                London

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 24 June 2019

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Had a fantastic experience at ICHIBUNS with Lizzie as our waitress. She was wonderful and made the evening even more special. Lovely restaurant, great food and fantastic service. Thank you Lizzie!

                                                              11. AT

                                                                AnnabelT

                                                                London

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 23 June 2019

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                AMAZING! One of the best Japanese restaurants Iv been too in London. The food & restaurant is insane, so cool inside. Always take friends when they come to London.

                                                              12. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                London

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                Dined on 23 June 2019

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Our first time eating at Ichibuns, we will definitely be going back! Great service, delicious food and a good buzzing atmosphere

                                                              13. AF

                                                                AFids

                                                                Las Vegas

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                3.0

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                Dined on 22 June 2019

                                                                overall3food5service4ambience4

                                                                Fantastic food and atmosphere however felt we were rushed through our meal which spoilt the experience somewhat.

                                                              14. AT

                                                                AnnaT

                                                                Birmingham

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                Dined on 22 June 2019

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Awesome venue, brilliant service and outstanding sushi! The cheeseburger roles are a thing of BEAUTY.

                                                              15. A

                                                                Antonio

                                                                London

                                                                22 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                1.0

                                                                22 reviews

                                                                Dined on 21 June 2019

                                                                overall1food1service2ambience2

                                                                I ordered some spicy tuna maki. There was literally no tuna in them. I even told this to the manager that simply laughed at me. Extremely overrated restaurant.food below average. I won't go back.

                                                              16. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                London

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                4.0

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                Dined on 21 June 2019

                                                                overall4food3service3ambience4

                                                                Liked our table, great service! Food is good not great. Very good value for money.

                                                              17. RF

                                                                RebeccaF

                                                                London

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                4.0

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                Dined on 21 June 2019

                                                                overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                                Very tasty food in a really funky restaurant. My only problem was the prices - a bit expensive for a burger and some sushi. Overall, it was a fun night.

                                                              18. GR

                                                                GeorgiaR

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 21 June 2019

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Amazing food and even better service! Will be back for sure

                                                              19. n

                                                                nicole4

                                                                London

                                                                11 reviews

                                                                2.0

                                                                11 reviews

                                                                Dined on 21 June 2019

                                                                overall2food3service3ambience2

                                                                The food was nice, but except for the fish tacos, nothing special - the burger was just a totally ordinary burger - except that everything was ridiculously small and overpriced. Definitely not worth it.

                                                              20. TM

                                                                TeresaM

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 20 June 2019

                                                                overall5food4service4ambience4

                                                                Mothers ives a burger, daughter prefers sushi - this was the first place one of us didn’t have to compromise. Food was perfect and ambience was relaxed and fun. But beware, the chairs have no backs- my daughter nearly fell off when leaning back!

                                                              21. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                London

                                                                1 review

                                                                4.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 20 June 2019

                                                                overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                Ramen was fantastic and the staff attentive and helpful.

                                                              22. TH

                                                                TessH

                                                                London

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                Dined on 17 June 2019

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Ichibuns had great food with great service! The cocktails are sensational, and the vibe of the restaurant was funky

                                                              23. SD

                                                                SamuelD

                                                                London

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                Dined on 17 June 2019

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Really nice tasting food in a quirky setting. We were seated on the bar seating downstairs and served by a friendly waitress who took our orders and drinks quickly. The food came fast and every bite was delicious! Would definitely recommend for a fun evening with great food.

                                                              24. KB

                                                                KatieB

                                                                London

                                                                6 reviews

                                                                3.0

                                                                6 reviews

                                                                Dined on 17 June 2019

                                                                overall3food4service3ambience2

                                                                Was very yum food but both had upset stomach afterwards! Hoping it was a one off

                                                              25. MD

                                                                MarunaD

                                                                London

                                                                12 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                12 reviews

                                                                Dined on 15 June 2019

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Excellent food

                                                              26. GB

                                                                GilesB

                                                                1 review

                                                                2.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 15 June 2019

                                                                overall2food2service3ambience4

                                                                Booked a bar seating, was placed upstairs in a restaurant vibe so wasn't what we wanted at all. Chap then asked if we were in the wrong seat and when we mentioned we were nothing was done. left after 30 mins. Really cool place no doubt, but this just ruined the experience

                                                              27. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                London

                                                                9 reviews

                                                                2.0

                                                                9 reviews

                                                                Dined on 15 June 2019

                                                                overall2food2service1ambience2

                                                                Booked the table stating for a birthday. Sat us by the loos. Difficult to get waiters attention with a wobbly table and to give our food order. The food was mediocre at best. Won’t be going back.

                                                              28. M

                                                                Murillo

                                                                London

                                                                9 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                9 reviews

                                                                Dined on 12 June 2019

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                Second time round in 10 days, tried different dishes and they were amazing super tasty! Defo going back soon

                                                              29. S

                                                                Smith

                                                                London

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 11 June 2019

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                The food was delicious as well as the upstairs seating being so beautiful.

                                                              30. m

                                                                misham

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 8 June 2019

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                Great food and great service for a good price point.

                                                              31. C

                                                                Chanel

                                                                London

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                4.0

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                Dined on 8 June 2019

                                                                overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                We arrived early and I asked if they could find us seats earlier and they were very accommodating. They sat us down straight away. The service was quick and because we had not been there before the person serving us explained the menu.

                                                              32. KM

                                                                KylM

                                                                London

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 7 June 2019

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Ichibuns is super. Gorgeous food, great atmosphere, and excellent staff. Loved it. Already planning my next visit. I want everything on the menu.

                                                              33. p

                                                                private

                                                                Melbourne

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                3.0

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                Dined on 7 June 2019

                                                                overall3food3service2ambience3

                                                                When I booked no one told me that we had to leave the table after 1.5 hours. Rushed dinner!

                                                              34. MD

                                                                MelissaD

                                                                London

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 7 June 2019

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Had such a fantastic meal here, food was amazin, service was so fast and friendly and the vibe is awesome! Defo coming back and defo recommend!!!

                                                              35. Y

                                                                Yousef

                                                                London

                                                                6 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                6 reviews

                                                                Dined on 6 June 2019

                                                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                Amazing food, service and ambiance nothing to take away from this restaurant, will definitely come back.

                                                              36. A

                                                                Adar

                                                                London

                                                                1 review

                                                                4.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 3 June 2019

                                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                The design of the place delivers a awesome Japanese experience! Everything was delicious: the Mushroom and Prawn & Garlic Chive Gyozas, Wagyu Niku Udon and Veggie Burger. The staff were lovely! The music in this place is quite loud. We didn't mind but you might. Ichiban in Japanese means number 1 and this place is certainly deserves this play on words :-)

                                                              37. M

                                                                Murillo

                                                                London

                                                                9 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                9 reviews

                                                                Dined on 2 June 2019

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Very lovely tasty food with loads of variety to choose from, friendly staff!

                                                              38. CP

                                                                CristinaP

                                                                London

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 31 May 2019

                                                                overall5food5service3ambience4

                                                                The food was extremely good and the decoration vas very nice, though the service could have been better. Seats were quite uncomfortable, I stayed there for 2 hrs and I ended up with pain in my back (though my husband didn't). Also, we were waiting for the desserts menu and for the bill quite a while, ending up having to call the waiters because they wouldn't come! And it wasn't very crowded. Also, I had to keep my handbag and jacket with me, and there wasn't a hook nor the seat had backrest and the table was super small, so I had to eat with the handbag on my lap and also we had to put the drinks and the sauces tray in the window sill to gry and fit all the plates on the tiny table we had.

                                                              39. CM

                                                                ClaireM

                                                                London

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                4.0

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                Dined on 30 May 2019

                                                                overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                We were looking forward to experience ICHIBUNS as it had been recommended. However my booking hadn’t been identified when we arrived, but given a table anyway. Then I received a call 30 mins later, from the restaurant asking if i was coming as table still available. Food was excellent, atmosphere lively, loved the environment. Don’t go if your planning on a relaxing meal. Definitely worth the experience

                                                              40. KL

                                                                KaneL

                                                                London

                                                                7 reviews

                                                                4.0

                                                                7 reviews

                                                                Dined on 29 May 2019

                                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                This was my third visit to Ichibuns, and it is always a hit! The buzz is lively, with cool decor & funky music playing in the background, lots of chatter but not too much noise that you can't have a conversation. The food is delicious, have never been let down.. I have my staples that I order every time, and then I'll always try a couple of new dishes. Always on point!

                                                              FAQs

                                                              ICHIBUNS offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 3937 5888.

                                                              ICHIBUNS is rated 4.4 stars by 407 OpenTable diners.

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                                                              Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable booking network.

                                                              If you like, we'll notify you by email if this restaurant joins.


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                                                              Additional information

                                                              • Area

                                                                Soho

                                                              • Hours of Operation

                                                                Monday- Tuesday- Sunday: 12-23
                                                                Wednesday- Thursday: 12-00
                                                                Friday- Saturday: 12-02

                                                              • Cuisines

                                                                Japanese, Burgers, Sushi

                                                              • Dining style

                                                                Casual Dining

                                                              • Dress Code

                                                                Casual Dress

                                                              • Parking Details

                                                                None

                                                              • Payment Options

                                                                AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                                              • Additional

                                                                Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                              • Phone number

                                                                020 3937 5888

                                                              • Private party facilities

                                                                For all enquiries, big and small, please contact events@ichibuns.co.uk. We would love to hear from you!

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