If you pay with cash you will save 5% on your total food order! Stop in today to try some fresh sushi and one of our many Sakis.

Opening Hours

Monday11:30 am – 2:00 pm 5:00 – 10:30 pm

Tuesday11:30 am – 2:00 pm 5:00 –10:30 pm

Wednesday11:30 am – 2:00 pm 5:00 – 10:30 pm

Thursday11:30 am – 2:00 pm 5:00 – 10:30 pm

Friday11:30 am – 2:00 pm 5:00 – 11:00 pm

Saturday5:00 –11:00 pm


Japanese Beers

We carry many Japanese beers for you to enjoy while dining with us. Kirin Light, Kirin Ichiban, Sapporo are just a few that we have available!

About Us

“IRASHAI” 一 or “Welcome” to Ichiban,Nashville’s premier Japanese restaurant. In English, Ichiban means “NUMBER ONE” or “THE BEST” and we’ve made every effort to see that your dining experience fits that description. Once you taste our authentic sushi, sashimi,tempura and other traditional Japanese fare, we’re sure you’ll agree that Ichiban is unsurpassed for quality, ambiance and authenticity.

Because Ichiban’s food is prepared to order- please allow a little extra time for us to prepare your selection. Our staff is well-trained and knowledgeable is all aspects of Japanese cuisine and will be happy to answer any questions that you may have. If you are not acquainted a dish and are not willing to take a chance, please stay with more familiar items. Once we have served you a dish,we most charge for it unless we have made a mistake.

Although sake- Japanese rice wine- and Japanese beer are traditional accompaniments to Japanese food, our full bar offers a complete line of wines and liquors for your dining pleasure.

Thank you for your patronage. We’re glad you chose Ichiban and we look forward to seeing you again and again!!!

Makoto Fujiwara