Ichiban coming to Holmdel

(Greg Caggiano) #1

In the Holmdel Towne Center next to the bagel place and Rook Coffee, I noticed a sign in one of the vacant storefronts that said Ichiban coming. Closest one to the area is on Route 18 in East Brunswick (formerly Shogun). I’m indifferent on them coming to town. They have decent food, though Hibachi to me is more of a novelty than quality cuisine. Wonder if they will have a liquor license for a bar, as they all have them.

I’m just not sure the Hazlet/Holmdel/Middletown market can bear another Asian restaurant. They have sushi too-- there’s about 15 places within 5 minutes of that location for sushi!

(Joon) #2

FYI the Ichiban in Ocean is not owned by the same people as the one on Rt 18. The one in Ocean IMO is one of the better Japanese restaurants in the area, and the same person owns an Ichiban in Toms River.