ICHIBUNS

4.4
189 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 189 People Are Saying
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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good casual food. Would defo go back.

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JK
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 4

Very expensive. £80 for a noodle lunch for 3 with a Diet Coke each isn’t good value

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P
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Great food, ordered lots of small plates to share, nice atmosphere and quick service. Only negative is as you are being led to your table they inform you they need the table back in an hour and a half, almost feels like they want you out as soon as you are in! We booked for a pre-theatre dinner so were in and out in that time, but if you like to take your time/catch up you might feel rushed. They're very quick to take away empty plates/glasses, which was mildly annoying as things were being whisked away/checked to see if finished with all throughout the meal. Very loud music downstairs, but by the end of the meal you get used to the volume. Great atmosphere overall. Averaged 50 pounds a head, but can each much cheaper depending on what you order. Would definitely eat here again.

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E
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Great atmosphere, excellent cocktails, nice food! The staff are very present, helpful and friendly. The decor is eclectic and it makes for a fun evening-we sat downstairs which I would recommend for the full atmosphere

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PN
London
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Service was very quick, food was good, fusion Japanese, great for quick bite, tables were very small.

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DB
London
7 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere

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OT
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Lovely decor, great music, really unusual exciting menu, great food. Unfortunately we were charged the wrong amount and then given £10 less change and then asked to rudely leave and vacate the table. Would come back again for the unbelievably tasty food!

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TA
London
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Made a reservation, but when we got there it was closed. No info via text or email about it. Avoid at all cost.

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CH
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 2

Good food, but the service was pretty appalling. Our main waiter was fine apart from pouring water into our sake by mistake. But the manager was very rude to my friend, when we explained that one of our dishes hadn’t arrived, so the service really let the whole meal down. He didn’t need to be so aggressive and it makes me now to want to come here again.

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C
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 1

Far too loud for a place with sit down eating. We couldn’t hear each other or the waitress. Honesty that put a massive downer on the entire evening. The food was alright and the staff provided no service at all yet you are charged 12% for service charge.

I would not go back nor recommend this to any one.

Why have a DJ and super clue level music if people to there to eat?! It’s not like you even have a dance floor. Completely pointless.

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CP
Wales
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Kept taking our food and drinks away before we'd finished! Couldn't care less about service, it's just a tourist trap. Very much doubt the 5 star ratings are genuine.

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t
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it. Lovely people and big and great tasting portions. Would come again anytime.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went on New Year’s Eve and We enjoyed great service and great food! Loved it,

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LB
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place and recommend it to anyone who is cool and likes a good quality spotless, best designed, quirky, funky, fun place to be. Staff are extremely friendly and even have matching uniform, just love the Chinese style jackets they wear x

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KB
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fab place really enjoyed it in the heart of China town very modern and funky! Try the shushi it’s excellent advise to pre book

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MS
London
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved it! The staff was awesome! Thank you!! :))

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RA
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed our first visit . Very good service from a very friendly waitress . Lovely burger and tempura chicken . Would go again.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Really loved this place, except the base on the music was so loud the furniture was vibrating. The staff refused to turn it down which was a real shame, it was such a small thing but had a huge impact on an otherwise lovely evening. Otherwise great food and really good value. I’d love to go there again - maybe a weekday lunchtime the music would be more appropriate?

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s
London
12 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really cool restaurant and bar downstairs. Food is reasonably priced with a great selection. We had a small plate, main plate and shared a dessert with a beer each for £60. Not bad for central London! Service was friendly and quick. Decor cool... music a bit loud at times but other than that no complaints.

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ML
London
21 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Requested upstairs seating which was accommodated with no problem. Food was very good as usual, and Ichibuns has one of the best value kids meals anywhere. Would be nice to see it with a burger option as an alternative to chicken though.

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C
London
25 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, yummy food, fun place!

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AC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lively spot with a varied menu to please all tastes. Fun vibe with great music, quality food and superb cocktails. Even a visit to the loo is an experience!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Ichibuns is like a high end fast food joint. It’s a good place for a quick inexpensive meal but don’t expect anything fancy. They don’t have enough toilets and there tends to be people waiting to use the bathroom pretty much where people are dining. It can get fairly noisy as it’s an easy place to take children, and it’s located in a very busy part of china town. That being said, the decor is nice- it’s fun, it’s spacious, clean, and the service was fantastic.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So delicious and entertaining for kids seing the kitch en and cookers in live !
We will go back for sure 😍

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ME
London
4 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

The food is great and love the decor. Service very very poor though. We were a group of 9 and 3 our mains arrived 35 mins before the rest !

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OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Went with family from Canada. Cool place and menu that suits all... even a great kids menu. Very good service . Great ambience. Food was great recommend Wagu burgers

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JS
London
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My mummy took me here. First we went to see Mary Poppins at the cinema. We then went to ichibuns where my whole family had a delicious burger and starters each. The ice cream was good to. My daddy who is pescatarian had the fish burger and he said it was lovely. Would recommend to a friend x

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JS
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything on this menu is insane!!!!
I suggest
Round 1: Sushi (maki selection is awesome)
Round 2: crispy rice
Round 3: Taco and Gyoza
It’s my new fave place and we will be there once a month
✌🏽

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b
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was very good, the service not so.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was good and atmosphere was fun. Slightly disappointed by the limited beer list despite their fantastic beer display downstairs. Otherwise all was great and food was served quickly and with good cheer. Wagyu cheeseburger spring roll was interesting and loved the gyoza. Definitely would recommend.

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G
London
14 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So juicy! so tasty! Also I am pretty sure they sprinkled the burger with Nicotine or another addictive drug.

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a
London
54 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fun, trendy venue. Good variety of interesting food. The 'small plates' are definitely not small! I would definitely go back to try more of the sushi.

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S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

One of the best burgers i have tried in London. The meat was well-cooked. Would definitely visit again.

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S
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

I was a little bit disappointed. The food was ok but definitely not worth its money. I regret that I did not choose any other restaurant nearby. I could have save money. The name though is creative!
Further, I was misleaded by the menu offered on opentable. It said that ichibuns has a Lunch Menu. This was not the case.

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JP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Ichibuns for a quick meal before the theatre on Sunday night. We just turned up and got a table within 5 minutes. The food was really good and we had a lovely time.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very nice, friendly staff, delicious sushi

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Average burgers, decent dj, service was good but not worth the price at all.

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U
London
10 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food
Great design
Definitely recommend

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OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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d
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2018
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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