Ichiban Japanese and Korean Restaurant: Try the Squid Bibimbap

August 9, 2016 | trioonline

The Japanese word “Ichiban” translates to English as “Number One,” and that is no idle boast. Locals rave that this pan-Asian restaurant is one of the area’s best values. Situated just a few miles from Hartford’s downtown, the owners pride themselves on their exceptional selection of Japanese and Korean dishes. The sushi here isn’t Americanized with lots of flashy ingredients and assertive flavors; instead, it’s presented in a traditional Japanese style that puts the focus on the freshness of the fish and the light seasoning of the rice. It’s a refreshing change that has locals raving. The Korean food is equally good, cooked in the country’s barbecue style over open flame so that the thin slices of meat become incredibly tender. Their bibimbap rice bowls are very good, with the squid being a popular choice. They have a fair selection of sake and Japanese beers as well. Prices are very fair and service is exceptional.

Ichiban Japanese and Korean Restaurant
530 Farmington Avenue
Hartford, CT 06105
(860) 236-5599

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