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Friday, 28 January 2022



We get takeout about once a month from Niban, and have since dined in a few times. We tend to get the same favorites (sushi rolls, chicken katsu bento box), and your post is a reminder to branch out more.


glad they survived, everything looks great!


The prices look like a great value and the stuff of pre-pandemic times. Very often I'm finding lunch to be a $20 proposition now for one entree once you've factored in tax and tip.


Lots of attractive choices.


I had to eliminate two photos of vegetable tempura when finalizing this post, Sandy- we have some favorites (or things we just don't make at home) also! Try ordering one 'known' and one 'new to you' item, it usually turns out well.

We have been happy to see how many places survived, Kat. It has always been good here.

Prices certainly have increased, Joy. Niban is a more 'basic'/not fancy Japanese restaurant with good quality food. There are also four weekly 'specials' behind the cash register to the right (past the kitchen curtain)- two are rolls and usually a Bento and a Bowl ($1 off the regular prices).

There's always something on the menu that you can order, Soo. It will be fresh and tasty.


Glad they have survived thus far. I like basic Japanese spots. Nice to have places that still serve meals $10 or under.


We have been going to Niban ever since we moved here, cc. The biggest change is that they are now charging for hot tea, which is something always ordered. Basic, 'blue collar', Japanese is unpretentious and always really good.

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