Ichiban Japanese Restaurant
- Mon-Sun 11:30am-2:30pm, 5:30pm-2am
- Sat-Sun 5:30pm -2am
- Price Range: Cheap, Under $15
- Seating for: 12
- Takeaways: Yes
- Takes Reservations: Yes
- Outdoor Seating: No
- Meals: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Ichiban Ramen Restaurant is centrally located at 17 Albert Street, Auckland Central.
Ichiban Japanese Restaurant
13 Reviews for Ichiban Japanese Restaurant
Unfortunately, it got a low grade for food hygiene before…if they can fix this I would rate it highly!
Wait time: 4/5
Food Quality: 4/5
Food Quantity: 4/5
Price range: $10+ pp
Visited November 2013
I introduced and recommended this place to 2 of my friends after years I’m a regular in Ichiban. So we dined in tonight and because place so busy so we couldn’t sit together. 1 of my friends ordered spicy ramen and the other one ordered pork ramen. The waitress gave the pork ramen to my friend who ordered spicy ramen without confirming with her what noodle he gave her. Since this is the first time my friend ate in Ichiban, she didn’t know if that noodle was not what she ordered so she ate it. My other friend who originally ordered that pork noodle got the spicy one, but she can’t eat spicy and we told the waitress that he gave the noodle to the wrong person. The waitress and the owner didn’t feel guilty and not once apologised to my friend but the owner said it’s my friend’s fault who ate her noodle. After being a regular for years, I can’t believe they have this extremely bad attitude towards their customer.
I am very disappointed and I feel embarrassed to have introduced this place to my friends. To the Ichiban owner, you need to change your attitude to your customer and improve your bad attitude. You loss your regular customer and I will never never never recommend your restaurant to anyone ever again! I am disgusted with your attitude!!! We will never come back again.
Beware guys! This place has a very bad attitude from the owner and the waitress. Re-think again if you want to come and eat here. Still have lots of Japanese restaurants in Auckland which have better attitude than Ichiban. Not worth it to come here and be treated like that.
Ichiban is really that bad. The broth was insipid, and a rather important part of what ramen is all about, that shit should be slow cooking boiling away for days. No one there wanted to make eye contact, you could tell they knew it was sup-par and they were embarrassed, unless they don’t want to serve the good stuff to gaijin and bring out the better stock for the enclave crowd.
Maybe they’re going under due to financial pressure.
Any-hoo don’t do it!
When we said “It didn’t taste like this the last time we were here”. They said they don’t know why. One of them even looked annoyed.
We asked if we could change it for a different dish. They said “No, it will cost us extra”.
We ended up paying for the dish (full price) even after we returned the whole dish back to them.
Very disappointed with their attitude. Unlikely to go back there again.
i’ve always go there for my ramen and they never failed me me and my friends loves the place, so japan like and friendly service.. oh.. i saw some euros left the place coz they waited too long; but hey, good things ARE worth waiting for definitely thumbs up!
There is also a Karaoke bar next door (part of the restaurant) which probably offers more space, but I’ve always preferred takeaways which are cooked on order, served on generously large takeaway container, and always cooked to perfection.
Highly recommended for Asian food lovers and Asian newbies alike.