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Dec 27, 2006 10:02 PM

PHX: Ichi Ban (Central/Thomas)?

Has anyone dined at Ichi Ban @ Central/Thomas? It's a speck of a place in the Wells Fargo/Dominos strip mall. We were talking about sushi the other day and my husband brought it up. I happened to pass by and realize that it does in fact exist.

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  1. one word.


    well no. two.

    slow dreck.

    1. EGADS!!!

      From what I've read of yours HZP, you seem to like what I like. I'll trust you on this one.

      We're still waiting for a good sushi place to come downtown. Maybe when all these fancy schmancy condos are done they'll get a clue and open one.

      1. yeah. i will say, i don't bother going south for sushi. that said, do NOT overlook the fish market for sushi. I have little tolerance for bad sushi, and this place never disappoints. Fresh fish, and if you hit it for happy hour, the price is definitely right.

        if i feel like sushi, i head to one of a few places. 1. kampai.. worth the drive. 2. its not spectacular, but the original shogun at paradise valley is doable. 3. hiro's, 92 and shea. my friend raves about tokyo lobby on the west side.

          1. Kampai is really good. Shogun is ok, but I've found their nigiri to be somewhat questionable on occasion. I do enjoy a bunch of their rolls, though. Haven't done Hiro's. I tried Tokyo Lobby for the first time last week and loved it. Don't let the swanky Wal-Mart next door put you off. I went for lunch, and even that was meticulously presented and tasted great. I can't wait to go back. It's got a large selection of specialty rolls. To me, it seemed like Blue Wasabi without the a-hole factor. (If you've been, you know what I mean :) )