Ichiban Hillcrest

★★★★☆
  • 1449 University Ave

    San Diego, CA 92103

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  • 619-677-6767

About Ichiban Hillcrest

Hours
Monday 4:30 PM - 9:30 PM Tuesday 4:30 PM - 9:30 PM Wednesday 4:30 PM - 9:30 PM Thursday 4:30 PM - 9:30 PM Friday 4:30 PM - 9:30 PM Saturday 4:30 PM - 9:00 PM Sunday 4:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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Super small and super crowded. You can"t beat the prices. Good times if you grab your sushi and sit at an outside tble to people watch.

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★★★★☆

Super small and super crowded. You can"t beat the prices. Good times if you grab your sushi and sit at an outside tble to people watch.

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I have been coming to Ichiban for about three months now since I started working in that area of downtown. I haven't ordered sushi here before so I can only vouch for the chicken/beef combo plates, but I have been impressed during each of my visits there around the lunch hour. My personal favorite is the Chicken with ginger sauce plate, although I've also tried the simple teriyaki chicken and rice and that was good too!

The line can sometimes be a little long, but it moves pretty fast and I guess that's to be expected during the 11:30-1:30 block on a weekday pretty much anywhere you go.

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★★★★★

I have been coming to Ichiban for about three months now since I started working in that area of downtown. I haven't ordered sushi here before so I can only vouch for the chicken/beef combo plates, but I have been impressed during each of my visits there around the lunch hour. My personal favorite is the Chicken with ginger sauce plate, although I've also tried the simple teriyaki chicken and rice and that was good too!

The line can sometimes be a little long, but it moves pretty fast and I guess that's to be expected during the 11:30-1:30 block on a weekday pretty much anywhere you go.

Pros: good combo plates!

Cons: lines can be a little long (move fast tho)

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I'm surprised there isn't more reviews on here because Ichiban is always bumping every time I've been or driven by! When I lived in SD, I used to work about four blocks away (which is good because parking in Hillcrest can be dicey, especially around dinner time) and came here for lunch probably once every few weeks or so.

There's always a wide range of people inside -- from business types like myself, students, Japanese natives, etc. I guess everyone likes cheap sushi and Ichiban definitely delivers! There's about a million choices on their menu and I've been pleased every time I've gone!

*** Don't be scared if you see a long line...it goes really fast and you'll have your food in about 10 or so minutes after ordering!

2
★★★★★

I'm surprised there isn't more reviews on here because Ichiban is always bumping every time I've been or driven by! When I lived in SD, I used to work about four blocks away (which is good because parking in Hillcrest can be dicey, especially around dinner time) and came here for lunch probably once every few weeks or so.

There's always a wide range of people inside -- from business types like myself, students, Japanese natives, etc. I guess everyone likes cheap sushi and Ichiban definitely delivers! There's about a million choices on their menu and I've been pleased every time I've gone!

*** Don't be scared if you see a long line...it goes really fast and you'll have your food in about 10 or so minutes after ordering!

Pros: prices are unmatched

Cons: parking can be difficult at times

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Ichiban is like a tiny Sushi mill. It is ultra small and the tables are jammed together. But once you walk in the door, they put you on an assembly line that is designed to get you fed and happy.

The Sushi is really cheap and this place is a favorite of locals who need a good Sushi fix. But don't let the prices fool you. The Sushi is good and wholesome. They simply cut corners by selling specials that focus on rolls instead of Sushi and Sashimi.
Typically, they have ten Sushi meals that come complete, for a low $7 - $10. They have faded photos where you order, so you can pick them. But don't take long! The line moves fast!
Good place. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

3
★★★☆☆

Ichiban is like a tiny Sushi mill. It is ultra small and the tables are jammed together. But once you walk in the door, they put you on an assembly line that is designed to get you fed and happy.

The Sushi is really cheap and this place is a favorite of locals who need a good Sushi fix. But don't let the prices fool you. The Sushi is good and wholesome. They simply cut corners by selling specials that focus on rolls instead of Sushi and Sashimi.
Typically, they have ten Sushi meals that come complete, for a low $7 - $10. They have faded photos where you order, so you can pick them. But don't take long! The line moves fast!
Good place. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

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