We chose Ichiban as the spot for a nice double date with our friends, Monica and Sterling (Monica posts a guest review below). Located on Capitol Street adjacent to Bar 101, the restaurant has ornate, high ceilings and a beautiful bar. The furnishings are nice but the tables are crowded very close to each other. I felt like I was dining with ten people instead of the three I intended to eat with. Even so, we didn’t have a problem hearing the conversation among us…maybe we are simply loud and we were infringing upon others’ dialogue. Oh well, worked for us.
An extensive list of a la carte, maki and sushi dinners were available from the two sushi chefs working behind the bar on the upper level. From that listing, I ordered the Jayden Maki – rolled sushi of tuna, cilantro, cucumber, spicy oil, smelt roe and chili pepper – 6 pieces for $10.50.
The sushi tasted good, however I did not get “spicy” from it. Either they forgot to include the spicy oil I was promised or their definition of spicy is a whole lot different from mine.