Ichiban's created such a visual and culinary delight,
an innovative style of Japanese cuisine to Duluth,
Rated by Zagat
Survey 2008/2009 Atlanta Restaurant
"True Sushi lovers seek out" this
"reasonably priced" Duluth Japanese , an "unexpected
delight" in a "suburban strip center", for "absolutely
flawless" and "authentic" offerings, including some
seafood that surveyors "didn't even know swam in the
ocean", and a regular contingent of Japanese nationals"
is the "best endorsement" to many; "friendly" owners
"never forget" your name, and pros promise your "stomach
will never forget" the experience.
"Four Star by John Kessler,
Atlanta Journal Constitution. One of the best Japanese
Restaurant in the Greater Atlanta Area."
Editorial Review for Haru
Ichiban by Tony Ware
The Scene: Situated in the crook
of a nondescript shopping complex not far from Gwinnett
Place Mall, Haru Ichiban might easily be overlooked were
it not for its reputation as one of the area's most
dependable sources for quality sushi and other Japanese
Picture windows line one side of the long, slender
dining room; the formidable sushi bar, the other. The
restaurant is extremely popular with Japanese ex-pats.
Service is graceful and attentive.
The menu is divided between sushi and sashimi, Japanese
small plates, and comfort foods. Nigiri is tender and
fresh with nicely prepared rice cradling cuts of tuna,
yellowtail and mackerel. Daikon radish adds pleasant
crunch to field greens in a snappy ginger dressing.
Spicy baked shrimp in butter and chili oil is worth the
calorie splurge. Skip less exciting dishes like teriyaki
chicken in favor of a pot of nabeyaki udon, a hearty
noodle bowl dense with fish cake, Japanese vegetables
and succulent tempura prawns.