ICHIBUNS

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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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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall5food3service4ambience5

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

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ReenaP
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.

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ShileB
London
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!!

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OpenTable Diner
London
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!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
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.

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vipEksST
New York Area
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.

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LaLaloulou
London
1 review
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

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JonathanG
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

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

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EmilyKla
London
4 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!

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YousefA
London
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!

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AnnabelT
London
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.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 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

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AmyF
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience4

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

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AnnaT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipAntonio
London
21 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.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

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

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vipRebeccaF
London
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.

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GeorgiaR
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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nicole4
London
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.

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TeresaM
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!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Ramen was fantastic and the staff attentive and helpful.

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TessH
London
1 review
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

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SamuelD
London
2 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.

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KatieB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

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

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vipMarunaD
London
6 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food

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OpenTable Diner
London
8 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.

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GilesB
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

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Murillo
London
7 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

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Smith
London
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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misham
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service for a good price point.

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EvaP
1 review
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.

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KylM
London
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
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!

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MelissaD
London
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!!!

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Yousef
London
6 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

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Adar
London
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 :-)

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Murillo
London
7 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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CristinaP
London
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.

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ClaireM
London
1 review
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

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KaneL
London
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 takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 3937 5888.

ICHIBUNS is rated 4.5 stars by 408 OpenTable diners.