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Published June 15th 2012
When I first moved to Wexford PA, Ichiban Hibachi Steakhouse was one of the very first Sushi places I had gone to. It had just opened up and the food was absolutely delicious - some of the freshest and best tasting fish and seafood products were used. Over time unfortunately so Ichiban Hibachi Steakhouse has gone way down hill.
I'm not sure what the reasoning is for this exactly (change of Chefs possibly) but everything down to the soy sauce has changed. It used to be that this restaurant was the hopping place to go and if something was not sent correctly or you weren't happy with something, they would change it immediately or fix it. Now it's more of a "we're sorry" and that's it. Another somewhat disappointing aspect of Ichiban Hibachi Steakhouse is the desserts.
As an American you don't really distinguish good desserts with a Japanese restaurant (unlike American or Mexican restaurants), but I still think they could offer better things than their Mango cake. I don't even remember the name of it to be honest. But, it's a goopey concoction of mango syrup, white cake, and a really weird icing. Also, expect it to come frozen (never a good sign).
The only good thing I can say about Ichiban Hibachi Steakhouse is that it's almost always clean as far as silverware and glassware go as well as the bathrooms, dining room floors and other areas of the restaurant. I have never tried their Hibachi, so maybe that is something completely different in itself, but I was definitely taken aback by their sushi as of late.
This review does not count towards their ginger salad which is always extraordinary, but most Japanese places all service the same ginger dressing - Ichiban Hibachi Steakhouse uses something a little different in theirs though - berries. It gives it that pinkish white color and sweet flavor. If you like salad - go here. If you like sushi, try a few other places down the road.