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Cuisine: Barbeque, Japanese, Teppanyaki
Price Point: Mains from $20 - $30

One of Wellington’s hottest dining experiences, Ichiban Teppanyaki is where restaurant theatre and delicious Japanese flavours collide.

This local’s favourite specialises in teppanyaki, essentially barbecuing on a hot plate, a style of cooking which was invented in Osaka 250 years ago and tastes as good today as it did back then.

Ideal for birthday parties and those special occasions, you can expect an experienced chef to cook your meal at your table, sending the flames sky high before sizzling top quality ingredients such as wagyu beef and market-fresh seafood right before your eyes.

The menu also features other Japanese favourites such as sashimi and yaki udon, as well as crispy vegetarian tempura and octopus pancakes, all the perfect match for an ice cold beer.

Why go out for a standard meal when you can enjoy a cultural experience for the same price? See what all the fuss is about - book now!

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Ichiban Teppanyaki
78 High Street
Lower Hutt
Wellington 5010

Open Hours:
Tuesday - Sunday 5pm - 9pm

Phone: 04 560 3788

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Ichiban Teppanyaki
Location: Lower Hutt
Cuisine: Barbeque, Japanese, Teppanyaki
Mains: $20 - $30

Reviews

Had a very good experience, food was amazing and service was even better. Would 100% go back

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Amazing food and the chef was really good! Entertaining chef really lived up to its name! Absolutely recommended and will definitely be back.

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We had a fantastic meal. The staff were so friendly and attentive and because it was our first time they explained all about the food and how they cooked it. The chef put on quite a show, tossing the food up in the air for us to catch in our bowls. We will definitely be back really soon

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Alex Kay

Ichiban teppenyaki is an excellent restaurant! It's dinner and a show in one, with excellent chefs who are skilled and have a great sense of humour. The ingredients taste really fresh and it's nice to see the meal made in front of you, you can see exactly what's going into it and know that it's all good stuff.
A bit pricey, but great for a special date or birthday. Thanks for a wonderful evening out!

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Interactive chef who juggled bowls and gave opportunities for customers to catch eggs (both raw and cooked) which was heaps of fun!

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Rach Hawkins

We had a wonderful time the staff are fantastic and our chef had a great sense of humour. It was definitely an awesome experience and the food was delish. I definitely will be going again.

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Philip Leyten

Great dining experience. the food was amazing, the chef was a show man and he included us in the cooking experience.

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Kelly Ng

Very entertaining dining experience! The chef kept us engaged with tricks and accurate throwing skills! All of us had great fun and was well entertained. Enjoyed the food too!

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AMAZING!! We love love love this place

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Isabel Bongers

The food was amazingly cooked right before us by our friendly and accommodating chef. Would highly recommend eating here. There was plenty on the menu for vegetarians, for gluten-free-arians and for carnivores. An exceptional experience.

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A fantastic dinner. Kids first time there and they put on a great show as well as the food being awesome. Quick, friendly service with a smile. Will definitely be back soon.

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Great family fun night. A different style of eating, watching your food getting cooked while flames fly high and eggs are thrown, don’t drop the eggs! (Or the bowls of rice for that matter). Good clean healthy fast food. Thanks for a fun evening.

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Jewelia Zeal

Fabulous food! Very nice staff.

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Lucy Lerm

Fantastic food and a friendly chef, service was impeccable!

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Great experience!! Was so much fun!! Highly recommend- so much food, great service and atmosphere

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Eisha mataio

Food was great. Loved the experience especially when my friend missed catching the egg and bowl of rice

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Carmen Hansen

Great night out. Chef was lovely, food cooked to perfection and a great selection of options.

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Casey Allen

Good time had by all, yummy food. We all enjoyed the theatrics and cooking on the hot grill in front of us.

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Fun place for a family meal in Lower Hutt, we went on a Sunday evening which was nice as it wasn’t too busy. Great experience for our kids.

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Had a very good experience, food was amazing and service was even better. Would 100% go back

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Amazing food and the chef was really good! Entertaining chef really lived up to its name! Absolutely recommended and will definitely be back.

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Lovey Waitoa

Enjoyable night. Yummy food.

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Ash Metcalf

Steak was amazing chiefs were friendly

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Sara-Jane Austen

Super fun experience with great food - will be returning for sure!

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We (a family of four) used the first table deal for the first time. The live performance right in front of you and food and service was fantastic. We really enjoyed our experience at Ichiban restaurant.

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We had a fantastic meal. The staff were so friendly and attentive and because it was our first time they explained all about the food and how they cooked it. The chef put on quite a show, tossing the food up in the air for us to catch in our bowls. We will definitely be back really soon

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Alex Kay

Ichiban teppenyaki is an excellent restaurant! It's dinner and a show in one, with excellent chefs who are skilled and have a great sense of humour. The ingredients taste really fresh and it's nice to see the meal made in front of you, you can see exactly what's going into it and know that it's all good stuff.
A bit pricey, but great for a special date or birthday. Thanks for a wonderful evening out!

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Brenda Moes

The dining experience was entertaining with the chef cooking on the hot plate in front of our table. I did think that the decor was a bit tired and dark inside. The chairs were flexing and wobbly, changed chairs but they were the same.

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Shelley Easthope

Food is always so lovely and fresh and the service is fabulous - lovely chef! Great night out! and of course first table is amazing!

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Interactive chef who juggled bowls and gave opportunities for customers to catch eggs (both raw and cooked) which was heaps of fun!

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Rach Hawkins

We had a wonderful time the staff are fantastic and our chef had a great sense of humour. It was definitely an awesome experience and the food was delish. I definitely will be going again.

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Jules Hyde

Sadly we didn't get our 50% first table discount. I phoned ahead in plenty of time as we were stuck in stationary traffic due to a crash as I realised we wouldn't make it in time. As it turns out we got there right on the 15min cut off mark for the first table policy. However my husband who was also joining us arrived later than that and we were told at the end of the meal that everyone had to be present for the discount to be allowed.

The food was lovely and the theatre if having it cooked in front of us was fantastic.

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Mohammad Nusheh

Highly recommended! Friendly Tepanyaki chef with amazing skills

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Bergitte Nodder

Had a great time. Our waitress was lovely and very attentive. Food was really yummy! Chef was really friendly. Thanks for having us

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Serah Smith

What a fantastic and fun evening. The food quality and taste was amazing, and the service was fantastic

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Philip Leyten

Great dining experience. the food was amazing, the chef was a show man and he included us in the cooking experience.

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Kelly Ng

Very entertaining dining experience! The chef kept us engaged with tricks and accurate throwing skills! All of us had great fun and was well entertained. Enjoyed the food too!

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Katie Louise

Was such a great time! Great staff, great food, great entertainment. Will be back again!

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Shelley Easthope

Always a lovely experience at Ichiban Teppanyaki. Food is always lovely and fresh! Chef and staff are always friendly and funny. The main Chef always puts on a great show! My favourite for sure! :)

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Delicious food and entertainment. Will definitely come back :)

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Excellent

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Brandon Chik

Great food!

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Mohammad Nusheh

Great experience, chef was very skillful, if you want to have fun while enjoying your meal find this place

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Very friendly, we took our 8 year old daughter and she loved it.
Food tasted great too.
We will be recommending to friends.
Don’t let the restaurant front deceive you, I think it understated how good the food and experience will be.

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Jessica Kyle

Beautiful food, great experience. Highly recommend!

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Love this place an make sure I visit atleast once a month the foods delicious dumplings are the best chefs cool earlier the better

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AMAZING!! We love love love this place

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Amanda Walters

Delicious fresh tasty food with enjoyable entertaining chef. Great night

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Isabel Bongers

The food was amazingly cooked right before us by our friendly and accommodating chef. Would highly recommend eating here. There was plenty on the menu for vegetarians, for gluten-free-arians and for carnivores. An exceptional experience.

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Just loved it, friendly helpful and entertaining staff, exceptional food. Totally recommend this place. Thank you for a wonderful evening for my husband's birthday.

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Georgia Lupo

Had a really great time, a little noisy but that’s to be expected. Would be nice to see a few more vegetarian options though.

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Tejas Sreedhar

Really good food, and the chefs definitely put on a show so overall the experience was really enjoyable.

We arrived at 5:13 pm for a 5:00 pm booking knowing First Table has a 15 minute grace period, however the person who 'greeted' us was rude and insisted that only 10 minutes was allowable. I argued that it was actually 15 minutes and he eventually agreed begrudgingly, it felt like they didn't really want us there.

Everything after that went pretty well and the food was good etc. but this was an avoidable issue that put a damper on our night, I have contacted First Table about it and they have promised to contact the restaurant about it.

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Katherine Tuck

Delicious! Love coming here. My family had never been so they really enjoyed themselves. 10/10 recommend

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Jade Mchugh

Absolutely must try .
Delicious food and entertainment
Top service

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Lei Tumaliuan

Good food and good show too

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Samantha Melsome-Smith

Fun experience, a must do if you’ve never been to a teppanyaki restaurant before.

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Absolutely loved it !!! Everything was delicious and was a great, fun experience. Definitely going to go back again !

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A fantastic dinner. Kids first time there and they put on a great show as well as the food being awesome. Quick, friendly service with a smile. Will definitely be back soon.

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Great family fun night. A different style of eating, watching your food getting cooked while flames fly high and eggs are thrown, don’t drop the eggs! (Or the bowls of rice for that matter). Good clean healthy fast food. Thanks for a fun evening.

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Christine Taylor

Service was prompt and friendly. The quality and taste of the food was excellent and prices reasonable. This was our first visit to Ichiban Tempannayki and we would happily return.

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Steph Coursey

Awesome food and friendly, entertaining service as usual

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Janette Flitcroft

Beautiful food and great service. We will definitely be returning!

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