Ichiban Boshi

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Good food, but nothing too special
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Food / Beverage 
 
3.5
Ambience 
 
3.0
Service 
 
3.0
Value 
 
3.5
Overall Score 
 
3.5
As the only person among my friends who have not tried the food at Ichiban Boshi, I was dragged there and convinced that I would be going back there for more. Perhaps I had too high an expectation, but I wasn't tasting what my friends were tasting. I thought that while the sushi was good, it doesn't stand out from other Japanese shops that I have tried so far.

To be fair, I didn't really order anything from the menu (such as the noodles, etc). Most of the food I had was selected off the conveyer belt. I did like their salmon sushi roll and spicy tuna. I also ordered their soft shell crab handroll, but I think I've tasted better ones before. The seaweed was slightly tough and I had quite a hard time biting it off. My friend's, however, was perfectly crispy so I can guess you can say the food is slightly inconsistent in that aspect.

For dessert, we ordered their Brownie and Tempura Ice Cream. These 2 were easily the best meals I had at Ichiban Boshi. The brownie had nuts in it and topped with vanilla ice cream. I thought that it could have tasted better if the brownie was heated up just slightly before being served. The contrast between the warm brownie and cold ice cream would have been a nice contrast. The tempura ice cream is basically ice cream inside a shell of fried tempura, drizzled with strawberry sauce. I really enjoyed this one but the sweetness might be a little overwhelming for some.

Customer service isn't too bad, although it took quite some time for our orders to reach our table. Be sure to make reservations if you are going there for dinner as it will be completely packed. My friends and I had to wait around 20 minutes before we eventually got seats. Prices here are a little steep too (Between the 3 of us, we spent a total of $106) but maybe that's because we kept taking plates off the conveyer belt without realizing it.

I thought that this place is decent and I might go back sometime. There is definitely potential and lots of room for improvement.

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Average Spent Per Person:
35
Best Part:
Tempura Ice Cream
Branch Location:
Nex
Recommend to Friend:
Yes
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Smooth and delicious chwanmushi
(Updated: May 08, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Food / Beverage 
 
4.0
Ambience 
 
4.0
Service 
 
3.5
Value 
 
3.5
Overall Score 
 
4.0
Ichiban Boshi is another of my favourite places to for authentic Japanese cuisine. I love the sets that leave u extremely satiated after each meal. For students, the price range might be a little steep, but for school girls, I believe that you can always share a set since the portions are rather huge. I usually order a main dish and pay additional money for a set of rice, chwanmushi and miso soup. Their limited pork on leaf is one of my favourite dishes. The slices of tender pork are presented to you semi-raw while you wait for about 1 minute for it to be ready to be eaten. The sauce is salty-ish and I love it! Chawanmushi is really smooth and unlike other jap restaurants, these come with a slice of chicken, gingko nut, mushroom and crabmeat.

Staff there are friendly, fast and efficient too. Hygiene standards are high as I saw that their female waitresses had hair nets over their hair. I don’t see this in other restaurants. There is a card that will be given to each customer and you can redeem privileges once you have accumulated a certain number of chops on your card.

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Average Spent Per Person:
25
Best Part:
chwanmushi, sets
Recommend to Friend:
Yes
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Nice ambience, great food
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4.0
Food / Beverage 
 
4.0
Ambience 
 
4.0
Service 
 
4.0
Value 
 
4.0
Overall Score 
 
4.0
If you find people queuing up outside Ichiban Boshi, you’ll know this restaurant is worth the try. Ichiban Boshi have their quality of the food maintain to the standard. Great for it’s reasonable price that comes with a big portion. Unlike the other Japanese restaurant, they have variety of unique set menu usually comes with chawanmushi, fruits and miso soup. My favourite dish from Ichiban Boshi would be the Chicken Terayaki Don, that is just right for a fulfilling meal. If you would like to have some sushi while waiting for your main meal to arrive, you can conveniently choose the variety of sushi from the conveyor belt. If you’re not sitting anywhere near the belt, just order it from the waiter and they’ll be happy to serve you.

If you are dining at the restaurant at Great World City, just adjacent to the restaurant, you can find a mini market which sells Japanese product and take-away sushi. Besides that, do try out their famous Japanese cheese cake which has a smooth texture and a light flavor of cheese. It can be crowded and long queue could be expected during peak hours. Reservation can be made in advance till 7.30pm, as after 8.00pm would be walk-in.
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A good family restaurant
(Updated: April 29, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Food / Beverage 
 
3.5
Ambience 
 
3.0
Service 
 
4.0
Value 
 
4.0
Overall Score 
 
4.0
For a family restaurant, Ichiban is accessible and of reasonable price. Food is nothing too extravagant unless you order from the gourmet menu which may be a little pricey.

The best thing about Ichiban Boshi would have to be the variety of set meals available. These sets are value for money and offers variety which is perfect for indecisive or glutton folks (like me). My favourite set would be the Business Wazen which contains grilled saba, chawanmushi, rice, side dishes, fruits and more! Definitely a great deal as it is possible to share one set between two people.

For dessert, I recommend you try the tempura ice cream. A unique dish which is essentially fried ice cream. Yes you heard me right. Tempura ice cream is Strawberry ice cream wrapped in crispy tempura batter and topped with strawberry sauce. This is one my absolute favourites and children will definitely enjoy.

Another favourite would be the cheesecake. You can eat it in the restaurant or buy it as a whole, half or quarter cake back home. The cheesecake which has an adorable cow picture imprinted on it is one of the best Japanese cheesecake I have ever tried. It is soft and fluffy but yet retains the richness of the american cheesecake.

The restaurant can get very crowded for dinner so be sure to make reservations beforehand. Overall, this makes a good and convenient dinner for the family.

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