Blog: Lunch around a Hibachi Grill!

by GSA Sue Geyer, Currier Museum of Art Class of 2010

It was another wonderful lunch with a great group of GSAs at the Ichiban Japanese
Steakhouse & Sushi Bar in Concord NH. With the size of our group, we were able to
fit around the large horseshoe shaped table, which included 2 Hibachi Grills. They
quickly served our drinks then took our food orders, which included salad and soup
along with the meat(s) of our choice. The 2 chefs arrived and began their magic.
Ours was quite good, juggling his knives and spatulas and preparing our meals with
a flare. At one point they cut pieces of zucchini and flipped it in our mouths. I guess
that was the appetizer! I was able to catch mine, as did several other GSA’s. What a
talented group.

The show was fun and the meal delicious. They were efficient with their service,
which supplemented the show nicely. We all had a great time.
Ichiban is a great place to go with a group although I did see smaller gatherings so
that works also. The area with the Hibachi tables is only one of the dining rooms.
They have a fairly comprehensive menu which you can find on their website. Lots of
parking and it is very conveniently located off route 93 in Concord for folks heading
north. To view all the photos click here.

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Below is some of the feedback from our fellow GSAs. If you are interested in getting
on the lunch list, drop us a note at

Fantastic food – very organized crew! ~Liz Z

Two words: Entertaining and Delicious! ~Janet G

What a fun lunch. The food was very good; preparation was quite a show. It was nice
to meet some new friends and see friends I haven’t seen for a while. ~Joyce H

I’ve never sat on the hibachi side at Ichiban, and it was a pleasant surprise! They
took great care of us, and the food was delicious! ~Emily G

Great food, met some new GSA friends. ~Mary O

Always a fun time at Ichiban. Service was very good considering the size of the
group. ~Sarah B

Very entertaining and enjoyable lunch. Service and food were outstanding.
~Kathryn S

It was a great lunch and very entertaining. Love watching how handy the chefs are
with their cooking utensils. ~Connie L

Good food, good show, good company. ~Gretchen Z

It was so nice seeing everyone and having fun around the Hibachi! Food was yummy
too. Thanks so much for getting it all together for us GSA’s. ~Norma A

That was so much fun! The chefs were entertaining and prepared the perfect meal.
Loved seeing my GSA friends. ~Kelly B