Ichiban has earned favored status as one of The Mesa's most desirable dining destinations with incredible food, a charming atmosphere and warm, inviting hospitality. Start with an appetizer of pan-seared Sesame Scallops or Spicy Flaming Edamame, then dive into special rolls like their Spicy Tempura Lobster Roll, with fried loster, cucumber, sprouts, smelt roe and spicy sauce, or their 007 Roll, with shrimp and cream cheese wrapped with salmon, lightly fried and dipped with spicy sesame sauce. Sashimi, teriyaki and tempura are also offered, as well as udon, donburi rice bowls and Korean-style barbecued Short Ribs.
Ichiban, located on the Mesa in Santa Barbara, serves a large selection of fresh fish with many chef's specials, plus teriyaki, udon, appetizers and more. Several seating options are available, including traditional Tatami-style seating, tables and the sushi bar.