ICHIBUNS

4.4
326 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.
What 326 People Are Saying
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Cheshire
1 review
Dined a day ago
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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London
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really enjoyable occasion.

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Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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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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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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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AI
London
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyable. Very attentive and effective to. The food was fantastic. Will definitely be back

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M
London
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant meal overall! Staff were friendly and always filling up our glasses. Didn’t feel rushed to eat or leave. The food was super tasty and presented well. Affordable meal out in London!

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V
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Super nice and fun restaurant, really good food and fair prices

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CF
2 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved every minute of my experience at Ichibuns, from the music and lively vibe, to our LOVELY waitress (who was from Lithuania), to the decor that was pretty darn cool, and the most of all the food!
We ordered too much but hey who doesn't when trying out a new restaurant.
For starters, we had the crispy rice with spicy tuna (the textures were spot on, on this one. Crunchy rice and an explosive mined tuna topping with sriracha... I had to take a few swigs from my Kirin to cool down but well worth it. We also had the yellowtail tacos (not as exciting as the crispy rice, but still lovely flavours), and the Dynamite Shrimp (which we LOVED!). The shrimp was juicy and crunchy and covered in a light batter served with wasabi mayo to dip. If they had this in cinemas, i could eat this by the bucket-load!
But.. the one item we came to try.. the wagyu beef burger... oh man! Our waitress had me at "We serve it medium rare..." i mean COME ON!! The mark of a good burger is when a restaurant came cook it medium rare.. and we didn't even have to ask!! it was juicy and tender ... (drooling at the memory now)
ALSO!! It's about the same price as a fast food joint down the road (ahem.. number of men)... so why would anyone want that thin piece of dry industrialised beef patty when you can have a WAGYU BEEF BURGER COOKED MEDIUM RARE!!!
Definitely coming back again! :-)

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ML
London
22 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The cheeseburger harumaki is a thing of wonder, but I'm sure the chicken karaage burger has shrunk since my last visit. Always super friendly and helpful service too.

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HB
London
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! Great Atmosphere and one of the best burgers/sushi my husband and I have had! Will def be coming back

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SH
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Very good food as always. Service was quick once we ordered.

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

Service wasn’t very personable but was adequate. The burgers were very good. Chicken tempura udon was awful. Just three pieces of chicken and a crispy lettuce leaf. Chips were luke warm but were changed quickly.

Cocktails were very nice. Wine glasses are too small??? What’s that about.

Atmosphere and decor very nice. Toilets are fun (automatic) and clean.

Overall nice experience. Cool venue. Service could of been a little better as some of the food. Would recommend and go again though.

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AK
London
8 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

Lovely staff and waiters, but below average food. Probably more suitable for drinks than a nice meal out

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

Love it!! One of the best burgers I’ve ever had!

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S
Buckinghamshire
3 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The irony is my boys went there a few months ago they were on a outing into London and wanted to stop to have some lunch phoned there mother to ask if they can eat here as it was a little bit more expensive than what they were use too.. well, they came away raving about this burger they had and how amazing it was and how cool the restaurant was.. so on the back of there recommendation I can safely say it was a superb choice we had a great evening the food was outstanding the service was great and the cocktails were delicious. What more can one ask for. Highly recommended we will be returning but this time with the whole family!

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London
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great. Staff was exceptional!
Just music background was too loud.
Will be back to this place soon. Thank you

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TB
London
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good value for money. Tasty food. Will be booking again. Staff very good.

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B
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was great! Only thing was I found it hard to hear my companion. The music was loud as were the other diners. Great for a birthday, celebration or meal before the pub or club but not for catch ups unfortunately. Staff were very friendly.

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DS
London
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and waiter was very helpful. We took the advice of previous reviews and avoided mains. This kept the price down and there was more than enough food between the 3 of us.
Not impressed with the restaurant front of house; we arrived at 6.04 for a 6pm booking to which she snapped at us that we have lost 10 minutes of our seating and must be done by 7.30pm. Restaurant wasn't even close to being full!! She continued to shout 7.30! at us as we scaled the stairs.

Either way, can't knock the food, would definitely recommend. Just ignore the FOH.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good!

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H
London
423 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

First visit and the seating was more comfortable and relaxed than I was expecting. We had the burgers which were delicious.

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London
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very good all round, the only disappoint was the large sushi platter. First we had the smaller platter (£25) which was very nice and good quality for the price.

Still feeling peckish we ordered the large platter (£45) it arrived on top of a large wooded bowl filled with Ice. Very luxury looking however it only had about 4 more pieces of sushi on it than the small platter.

So has a whole we enjoyed our dinning experience, but paying £20 extra for 4 bits of sushi put a bit of a downer on the meal !

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London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Fun restaurant and food was enjoyable but unnecessarily greasy.

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London
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The noise level was getting louder after awhile that talking to my friends was slightly difficult to hear one another.
But other than that, l enjoyed my food very much.

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EB
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and amazing food. Booked a bar seat which I was a bit unsure about but it was fantastic! Bar staff were mesmerising to watch making cocktails and gave friendly service. We had sushi and the steamed buns to start and a burger for main... Beautiful!

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D
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love the small dishes so you can have a good variety but didn’t love the small tables as much. Quite difficult to fit all the dishes on.

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great food, good service and a cool atmosphere

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London
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Cibo di ottima qualità, ottimo rapporto qualità prezzo. Atmosfera piacevole

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F
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Veey noisy and chairs not comfortable

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c
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food is good, cocktails are great. Atmosphere is perfect if you are about to have a night out, the music is very loud and the service is 'hurrying'. But I thought it was pretty overpriced for how small the portions were.

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MC
London
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

2 floors - busy & noisy on the ground floor with bar seating. Seated tables upstairs and quiet at 5pm.
Not a big menu but the chicken noodle dish was lovely. Service very good.

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BM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fab place , great food, brilliant staff! would recommend and will absolutely be going back!

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NH
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I had the YASAI-TEN
(Vegetable tempura, Aburaage tofu in a soy and vegetarian dashi broth)
It was very bland and the batter was quite soggy.
Lovely interior and decor. Would go again but definitely not order this again.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2019
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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