ICHIBUNS

4.4
356 reviews
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£25 and under
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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.

For tables larger than 8 please call us directly on 020 3937 5888 to book.
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London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great. Recommended alreadybto friends and family..

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T
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

After about 15mins of being sat down, the waiter came up to us to say we only have the table booked for 1.5hrs as they are fully booked (which is fair enough but I wished we were told this as soon as we arrive). We asked for a couple of minutes to look at the menu but the waiter then disappeared for a good 15mins more to take other's orders. This was quite frustrating given that he was rushing us to order at the start so that we can clear up the table in the allotted time but then disappeared for ages. Food was good, good decor too. Shame we felt a bit rushed.

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JS
Kent
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great. Got seated straight away. And ordered the sharing platter of sushi. Definitely recommend it, if you’d like a bit of everything.

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KJ
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Fun casual Japanese style diner. Good atmosphere, fun decor, good background music perfect for a pre theatre bite to eat or before heading into soho

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SN
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Food wasnt great however the restaurant was lively, good atmosphere and very quirky.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Promised a birthday surprise should we order the dessert thus nothing offered

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I
London
6 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was very nice. Service upstairs was good as well. However, the people at the reception were not very welcoming.

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N
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Nice interior and friendly staff.
Spicy tuna taco was delicious but tiny and overpriced. Gyoza were okay.

Unfortunately, one bite from the end, I found a hair baked into my spring roll. Staff were apologetic and the item was removed from my bill.

Would have been nice to have had the whole bill comped for the gross hair situation - didn’t get a very good impression therefore.

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J
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The ichibun burger is absolutely delicious. Really cool place, I'd recommend getting a table upstairs or downstairs as there is more atmosphere. Cool music

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BR
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tasty wholesome Japanese cuisine. Extremely professional and well mannered service. Enjoyed our experience thoroughly. Music may have been slightly too loud but the kids really enjoyed it!

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A
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was great, though menu options weren’t extensive. Service was a bit slow (took ages until we could get our order in) but the food and drinks arrived quickly once ordered. Overall, a top notch eatery in Chinatown, with very cool ambience to boot.

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MM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb atmosphere, wonderful food, you could spend the entire evening here! The music was brilliant.

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D
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

The team obviously were told to turnover nice and quickly so, therefore, made it apparent that they wanted us out quickly, so was super pronto on getting our orders out, but placing us at the top of the stairs meant we were almost underneath all the food going past us.

Was excited to come back, but other than the crispy chicken starter and the bao (which was sold out) I think I'll leave it for a few years.

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S
London
5 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

2 of us went on a Saturday for an early birthday dinner - 6pm. We sat downstairs and there were perhaps 2 or 3 other tables of people down there - it was very quiet. Music is loud but as there were not yet many people around, we had no trouble hearing each other. Service was great but just much too fast. You should get a table for 90 mins but we’d been served our starter and main course and were almost done within just half an hour. Left us too full for dessert, which we had intended to get. The food was great - we shared a plate of sushi and a plate of dynamite shrimp - really tasty. Then we had a wagyu burger each. Delicious but just served too close together. We would have liked to spend the full 90 mins there but felt rushed out, which was weird as it was so quiet. Bizarre. I would go back, but I’ll be sure to clearly state that we want to leave a small gap between courses next time.

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LM
London
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 3service 2ambience 5

Amazing decor and drinks.
But the wrong beer came twice and one dish was forgotten. Also took over 10 mins to be acknowledge upon entering the building. And staff had to be asked to actually serve us.

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K
London
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, fun atmosphere. We went there for my daughter's 12th birthday and would highly recommend

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OT
London
54 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Super tasty (but naughty!) food, fast service and great value!

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H
London
5 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great venue!!!! please check it out!!! Also the toilets are fab!!

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SN
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Nice place - attentive staff. Great food if you like Sushi and burgers!

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JA
London
6 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 1

It’s a very nice and original place with the best burguers!

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CC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a fantastic birthday lunch for my husband who turned 40. They made the day extra special by surprising him with a sparkler in his dessert and a choir of waitresses singing happy birthday. A very nice touch coupled with interesting food and great lively vibe. We'll definitely be back in the nearby future!! :-)

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MH
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely meal celebrating an occasion, food was delicious and service exceptional. A quirky bar and funky place. Highly recommended!

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CV
London
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Awesome place for a date or celebration so long as you make a reservation. Toilets = a thing of dreams

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FE
London
23 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A great place to grab some food during lunch or pre-dinner. Food was hot and tasty (veggie burger was particularly good!) and service was efficient. Pricing not too bad for its very central location.

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J
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 1

I first went in opening weeke and everything was great!! First time back since then and I was a little disappointed as I wanted to take my friends visiting London somewhere really fun. Two mains were forgotten and our friends ended up eating once everyone else had finished. This ruined our experience unfortunately. Our server got our order wrong and we had fries delivered to our table that we didn’t order- we thought this was because of the wait but then they were on the bill. It was quiet down stairs which didn’t help the overall ambience and no excuse to be forgotten about. The food was delicious though.

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o
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely location, easy to find at the mouth of ChinaTown. Food is great, and service is super friendly. Decor is fun and a little eccentric!

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BG
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great izakaya food and drinks near Leicester square.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

starters were better than the main course. lovely setting an environment. good service

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A
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Not great value for money and food was maybe even below average considering the amazing food you can get

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DH
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best steamed buns and sushi ever! The service was great and the food came out quickly. Will be going back there again soon

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Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Outstanding food, especially considering the price!
Great decor and feel to the place, but it was a little loud for easy chat over dinner.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

They were accommodating for my double buggy which was nice as difficult in other places. Food was lovely but quite pricey for the amount. It looked lovely but the combo platter (£45) is more of starter than a main (very expensive one!). Good experience overall! :)

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Manchester
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very good food, friendly service and absolute banger after banger on the music played

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J
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really enjoyable occasion.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved it and decided it’s our new fave!

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JK
London
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Just turn the music a little bit down, for the rest a briljant place to go

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Service was brilliant, food was great. The only thing was that the music (and they actually played great tunes) was too loud. It just meant holding a conversation with friends was difficult, but it’s a fun place to eat and had a good atmosphere for a Thursday night.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

We were completely misled about how much food we were ordering and were still hungry afterwords. We then spent way too much money to get more food.

The music was way too loud as well although the decor is great.

The food was pretty good but the fact that they offered nothing to fix their misleading info was disappointing.

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a
London
20 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was good, but felt a bit overpriced. Service was very quick, almost too quick

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RM
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Atmosphere was good and seating was comfy. Food was excellent especially the sushi and the wagyu burgers. One of us had the Veggie burger and that was yummy too! A little pricey but still worth it. Definitely go again.

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