ICHIBUNS

4.4
285 reviews
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Japanese
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  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
A Japanese/American super diner in the heart of London's Chinatown.
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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Amazing food and service as usual, the only negative side it’s that all the dishes that we ordered came at the same time making the table so crowded and felt like they wanted us to leave as early as possible.

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VB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 5

I’ve been a LOT of time to Ichibuns, one of my favorite place in London! But unfortunately Saturday night I was pretty disappointed. I used to always take the burger but this time the meet was so hard.. don’t know that happen.. the server upstairs was okay but not the best compared to the other lovely ones (love that lady at the entrance such a nice person)!

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FF
London
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Wagyu udon were delicious. The gyoza were too greasy and the music a bit loud. Other than that, great ambience and good service. Would recommend!

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A
London
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a booking for 18:30 but arrived there for 16.30 instead due to us being hungry. We waited about a minute and was seated. Service was good and the food was yummy. First time drinking a Japanese beer. I'll be back again to try something else.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice found, food very tasty, good quality for reasonable price. Polite and friendly service and awesome design in restaurant you can feel Japanese atmosphere. We definitely comes back for more . Totally recommend Thank you

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LA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and great atmosphere! Slightly pricey I would say but would still recommend.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Very pushy waiters. Pushing to get you to order expensive cocktails. Food was mediocre. Burger was burnt black on one side. We spent nearly £100 and were asked to leave for a bigger party to arrive just over an hour of arriving with 12.5% service charge. We refused to pay the service charge. Shoddy service. Never to return or recommend

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FS
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Average food -lacking atmosphere-lots of friendly staff but service was slow and items forgotten.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Nice vybe downstairs, shame the service is a little bit slow, tried getting a member of staffs attention so many times before they finally noticed, they weren’t even busy either.

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S
London
34 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Starters are delicious so good for a big group to share lots. Drinks are good as is atmosphere. Main courses aren't as good as the starters so worth sticking to those and trying them all.

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CS
London
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food service and location are great!! The music is a bit loud but still okay to have a conversation. Would definately recommend it

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Miami
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absoltuely delicious meal - amazing service and all round amazing evening!

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EM
London
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited on a busy Saturday evening, had a table booked in advance which was a good idea, as otherwise we would have to join the queue. The service was welcoming and friendly, the food and drinks were fresh and tasty. We also liked the music played, although it might be too loud for some.

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c
Buckinghamshire
10 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Good meal food was tasty, fun atmosphere, but there are better

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c
London
12 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We were a group of 3, our table was quite spacious but it was very close to the adjacent tables. The decoration inside the restaurant was quite unique, and we heard praises for the authentic Japanese TOTO toilets. The food was great tasting however our wagyu beef udon was served to us lukewarm rather than piping hot.

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MT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

First time at Ichibuns after lots of recommendations. Good atmosphere and great food. Will be going back!

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KC
London
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food, drinks and it was a great atmosphere

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PS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ichibuns is perfect! It has amazing food that came really quickly after ordering. The place itself has 3 floors of seating. The atmosphere is lovely. I would highly recommend for a date night, going out with friends or even for larger parties.

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LM
London
34 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Fun environment. Not the strongest Japanese veggie menu in London but the tempura burger was good.

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NG
London
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere and really cool design. The food was all really good, although some options (e.g. Japanese Tacos) were quite pricey for what it actually was. Service was a bit slow and empty dishes weren't taken from the table for a while, but regardless workers were very welcoming and helpful.

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RS
London
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

Interesting, unusual place. Food was very good especially starters. The service was very good, waiter was very polite and attentive. The tables are small so it is a bit of a squeeze if you are bigger person. Music was very loud throughout whole dinner, maybe they do that on purpose so you don’t stay too long. On our arrival we were told that we have our table for an hour and a half. So is not place for long stay. Overall, we enjoyed our dinner, but it was pricey for what you get. I wouldn’t recommend this place as there are other better value japanese food place around there.

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service by the staff. Good tasted great. Bit noisy in the dining area that isn't that much of a problem.

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SD
London
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was really good the service was great and very quick however slightly loud but all in all very good experience

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KC
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Staff were extremely friendly and helpful, both as we were greeted and at the table . Food was delicious and the decor beautiful. It had a great buzz. Would and have recommended to others .

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AP
London
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

The food was nice, ambience was great. The staff very keen on making sure that we we’re allowed only for 1.5hours. This was told to us twice when we entered. At the end of 1.5 hours the lady said we need to leave although there were four tables were empty. As we were about to leave, the manager came and told us that they need the table for people who are waiting. It wasn’t very pleasant to be chased out when four tables were empty. As we were leaving, I didn’t see anyone waiting either. I completely understand that the time slot was 1.5 hours and would have been happy to leave if other people were waiting but didn’t understand 5 reminders and asking us to leave when so many tables were empty.

Apart from the staff (all of them), everything else was good. I would be reluctant to go next because I can’t relax and enjoy the food. Too much pressure to order food and to leave the place.

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Z
London
16 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The atmosphere is excellent, DJ did his work well. Go for the Wagyu beef burger, it's epic! Skip the dessert though...

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L
London
6 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

First of all our waiter Rodrigo was amazing!!!
Service was upbeat and friendly, food was lovely especially for the price point. Only annoying this was we were sat near the bar and they had a blender for cocktails which was a bit disruptive but would have been an issue elsewhere. Couldn’t complain otherwise! Good fun for casual weekday fun!

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Very nice trendy place with food for everyone!

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place in Chinatown, already been there a couple of times. Will be back. A little bit noisy downstairs.

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m
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

wow wow wow wow

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SS
London
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Great atmosphere good food but some over priced (taco 5.50 for essentially an upside down piece of sushi)
I’ll try the burger next time
Service was somehow lacking, had to ask all the time for every thing
But polite
Overall I would come back!

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TT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Food wasn't as good as I had hoped for but not bad by any means! Quite pricey but you are paying for the atmosphere which is very cool! Cocktails were good, we had a lot of fun :)

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j
London
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 3food 1service 1ambience 4

We booked a table for my birthday dinner, there were 7 of us. 2 people didn’t receive their mains and I didn’t receive my starter but somehow got my main? It took 30 mins for my friend to receive her coke and we had waiters coming to our table multiple times with drinks that we didn’t even order. The service was an absolute shambles and it totally ruined my experience. We were compensated for the issues but I will not be returning.

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S
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it. Food was great, we were seated quickly, management were really helpful when we needed to add a person to the table, waiter knew his stuff and was happy to help. Good atmosphere, good value. For me, it's exactly how a restaurant should be run.

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G
London
7 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Lively, fun atmosphere. Not one for romance or if you struggle with loud environments. Food is good, especially the 'bites'. The chicken burger was definitely superior to the beef, which was a bit bland. The udon noodles looked great, but are Sunday roast prices, so we passed on that. Drinks are expensive, but you're in the West End!

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JM
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great family experience and gave us a taste of Japan as we are thinking of going.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Pretty good - though £6 for three pieces of mediocre salmon sashimi was ridiculous. Chicken karage was tasty, as was the spicy tuna roll. Worth checking out.

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OF
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal on Saturday night at Ichibuns. Downstairs had a DJ booth playing great music and the food was delicious! Couldn't have asked for more.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The Dynamite shrimp was amazing but the burger was so bad

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e
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Fun place and interesting food combination. Reasonable prices and young vibe. Be sure to book. Food was very good.

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