ICHIBUNS

4.4
151 reviews
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£25 and under
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Japanese
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  • Casual
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A Japanese/American super diner in the heart of London's Chinatown.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese, Burgers, Sushi
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Hours of Operation
Mon, Tue 12:00–23:00
Wed 12:00–23:30
Thu 12:00–00:00
Fri 12:00–02:00
Sat 11:30–02:00
Sun 11:30–22:30
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Phone number
020 3937 5888
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 151 People Are Saying
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4.4
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U
London
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food
Great design
Definitely recommend

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

Delicious food 😋
Must have: dynamite shrimp, prawn gyoza & wagyu beef burger. Delicious!

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d
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great food, decent value, looked good inside - waiter was a little rude but apart from that great for a fun group night out.

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

Great place cool interiors. Music tad bit loud

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DC
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time and we loved it, everything about it. It was such a great dining experience and the food was so delicious.

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A
London
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 1

The decor was great with everything Japanese in its 80s. Food was fine. Tried the avocado sushi with crispy rice, fantastic. Innovative Jap cuisine in a retro environment, good fusion. Music was too loud though, could hardly talk with friends. Better lower it down to make it a more comfortable dining place.

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KN
London
16 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Helpful service when you could flag someone down. Great flavours apart from the tacos which were surprisingly bland. Very vibrant Saturday night atmosphere great live DJ downstairs. The only thing is that personally I love that music and atmosphere when having drinks at the bar but not great for having dinner with people as you cant speak to one another...

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n
London
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good service- the waitress was awesome at suggestions. Very attentive service.

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FD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I was kept waiting 10 min from my booking time and then was told to have 90 for dinner!

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EV
London
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Went to Ichibuns for a Birthday Meal, with a group of 13 people.

The seats were a bit uncomfortable but other than that everything was perfect.
The staff was friendly, the food was tasty, and the atmosphere was pretty cool.

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PS
London
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice change from the norm, great décor, great vibe, good service and over good feel to the whole place.

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N
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

This restaurant has the look and potential of something really great, and all 6 of us were very excited to try as much as possible from the varied menu.
Unfortunately every single dish left more to be desired and though the presentation was very nice, the taste just didn't quite cut it. We had starters, sushi, buns, burgers, udon and desert, and all were unfortunately lacking.

To top it off, the waiters seemed confused and we had to keep asking for more glasses and cutlery one by one. I don't think we got a single smile out of the staff which was very weird. They weren't rude, but definitely did not make any extra effort that would distinguish this restaurant from a common fast food joint.

For the service and taste of food, it was pricey and I wouldn't recommend this place to any real foodie, sorry.

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H
London
42 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Had a team night out, lovely food, great ambience and top service. Love this place!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Such a good vibe and the food was yet again, up to its standard!

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AG
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good for a dinner between friends, very good music with a Professional and nice staff. We really enjoyed!

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E
London
9 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I ordered a few small dishes between us. All dishes were very tasty and arrived promptly. The service was friendly and attentive.

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent location(CHINATOWN)
Delicious food
Excellent customer service

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JP
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food, drinks and setting was perfect. Could have done with more staff upstairs though as at times the service was a bit slow.

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JH
London
82 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was a pre-theatre visit recommended by a friend. We wanted some light bites and this did not disappoint. The food was very tasty and I would definitely go there again. Cater quite well for people who are wheat-intolerant. Good cocktails and good service too. Very comfortable bar seating. Would recommend a seat in the window for people watching outside.

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f
New England
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing and a good time ! We loved it here we went back again !

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RB
London
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really tasty! I had the tempura veggie burger with brie and it was divine.

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m
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Welcoming service and lovely food! Good value for money.

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S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love love LOVE this place! Second time I have been in a month and its absolutely worth a visit. Having visited both evening and during lunchtime, evening is great for the night out vibe before going on for drinks somewhere else. The DJ is great and the food is incredible-the steamed buns are particularly good! Lunchtime is a great time to visit to catch up with friends as its a little quieter.
The staff are also wonderful. Attentive and really friendly.
What more can you ask for?

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SB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was great, service was good. The only thing I disliked was the music was too loud. It was Saturday and there was a DJ in house which was great but the music was so loud we couldn't really have a proper conversation.

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JJ
London
21 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it here! Made us feel like we were back in Tokyo with the atmosphere and decor. Food was really delicious!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food, great venue, amazing music!

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PR
London
5 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great selection of food on the menu, varied and interesting. Everything arrived quickly and tasted great. Biggest downside: it feel like we were being rushed to leave after we ate even though there was a fair amount of space in the restaurant. Will definitely be back though.

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GR
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was simply amazing and the service was excellent. I really enjoyed the ambience, it was hip and interesting although if you want to go to talk, such as on a first date, the music was a little loud. However I would definitely go back and recommend it to friends.

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F
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Nice dinning area and the food was quite good but service was quite bad. Waiter kept pressurising us to make our orders and also reminded us that there was a 1.5 hour time limit. It wasn't a good dining experience despite the good food and nice decoration.

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FD
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Ichibuns is an amazing Asian restaurant in the heart of China Town, it has a fun ambience with a live DJ as you walk in and an open kitchen where you can see the chefs prpearing fresh food. The cocktail list although a bit expensive is really appealing and the menu has a brilliant range, with burgers to noodles, sushi to tacos. We loved it! Although the seating is quite casual and close together so perhaps better for bigger groups who can get a table.

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h
London
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

The food is average... Also the salmon avocado maki was starting to go grey - it had definitely been sitting there for a while before being served to us.

Tables at the back on the ground floor are way too close together... I don't want to hear somebody 2 tables over conversation. The chairs they have at the back are really uncomfortable also.

Service was good though. Quick and attentive.


I wouldn't recommend and I definitely won't go back there

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PP
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and drinks, good ambience, though drinks overpriced. 2 hour table turn around

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DB
London
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great Food - The Ichibun Burger was on point! Fun atmosphere, good music - good date spot if you're looking for somewhere a bit more lively (book a table downstairs). Only critique would be the service, which could've been a bit quicker.

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AH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Super fun eating experience with quality - but fairly limited menu in a cocktail bar style environment. Playing house music loud enough to feel the vibes but still allowing conversation. Wagu burger amazing. Udon broth quite sweet and lacking lunch. Overall hit the spot for a Friday night vibe in the middle of Chinatown.

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SA
London
9 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Loved the concept and the food. Enjoyed everything we ate. Our actual waiter was great - wish I’d got his name, the rest of the staff were quite rude and abrasive. From the lady who greeted us and who’s first words were - “you have 1.5 hours starting NOW” (there was only me there, 4 other people to join and I was early!) to the guy outside at the end who asked us quite rudely to move away from the menu (we were
Waiting for one of our party who had gone to the toilet). Not a great way to speak to people who’ve just spent £300 + in your restaurant. Didn’t leave with a great feeling so probably won’t be back. But if you want Japanese junk food in a lively (loud) atmosphere then it delivers.

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AJ
London
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Good food for every kind of pallete, great burgers, better sushi. Only thing to comment is service could be more lively, apart from that perfect. Would recommend Chef's Sashimi, v v v v tasty.

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A
London
12 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

I booked a table for 3 for a get together. The food was tasty and fairly good value. However the service was appalling. We were told that we needed to return the table within 1.5 hours. This is fairly standard for a central London restaurant. However what is not standard or acceptable is being told no less than 4-5 times that the table needed to be returned by 8. This was when we first sat at the table, ordered drinks, got served starters, ordered mains and just before we were about to pay. I have NEVER had this type of behaviour before which perhaps is understandable if the customer is not ordering or getting close to the cut off time but to be told this throughout the meal made the experience unpleasant and felt rushed. I will not be returning or recommending.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

I booked this restaurant for a party of 5. We arrived and the manager tried to squash us into a table for 4 when the restaurant was empty. After making it clear we were not happy they eventually gave us a table for 6 so we could sit in comfort. They have no idea how to look after customers and the manager then threw the waiter under the bus blaming him. The complete irony is the 2 tables for 4 people were then used by parties of 3. I’ve been wanting to try this place for a while since it opened but will think twice before going back.

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S
London
11 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

great fun! delicious burgers and wings (gf!). Great beats and cocktails.

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PR
London
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Amazing decor, lovely ambience. Loved the udon noodles..

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