ICHIBUNS

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404 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.

For tables larger than 14 please call us directly on 020 3937 5888 to book.
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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

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

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RP
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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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SB
London
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

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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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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ES
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

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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LL
London
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

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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JG
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

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

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EK
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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YA
London
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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AT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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AF
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

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

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AT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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A
London
19 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

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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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

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

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RF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

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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GR
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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n
London
9 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

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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TM
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

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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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Ramen was fantastic and the staff attentive and helpful.

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TH
London
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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SD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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KB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

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

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MD
London
5 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food

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GB
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

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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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

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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M
London
6 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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S
London
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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m
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and great service for a good price point.

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EP
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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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KM
London
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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N
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

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

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MD
London
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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Y
London
6 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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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M
London
6 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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CP
London
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

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

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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KL
London
7 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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!

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