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201 Cowbridge Road East, Cardiff, Wales
(+44) 02920 668833
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Today
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 46
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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We popped in for a late lunch in the middle of a busy Saturday session in town. We were starving hungry, and chose teriyaki salmon for a starter, plus two main courses. They hit the spot! We could hardly finish the food. Fast service and excellent value for the money.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
Mirkka P
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cardiff
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Ate in this restaurant with my son and husband. We popped in for supper after work. It's not formal but very comfortable and the staff were very friendly the food was absolutely excellent. Would recommend.

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10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We popped in for a late lunch in the middle of a busy Saturday session in town. We were starving hungry, and chose teriyaki salmon for a starter, plus two main courses. They hit the spot! We could hardly finish the food. Fast service and excellent value for the money.

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england
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Ok so I've only been for sushi once so am no expert on Japanese food. Personally, after this visit, and my first real experience of this cuisine, it's not something I'll try again. I asked the waitress for recommendations on how to order and she wasn't interested and offered no help. So I went for one of the specials which... More 

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Luxor, Egypt
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I lived in west London, home of the best Japanese restaurants in the UK (big Japanese population) and have visited Japan so my standards for Japanese food are very high. After years of living in Egypt my holiday in the UK had to include a visit to a Japanese restaurant. We had soup, pickles and sushi followed by tempura. Every... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Although I live locally I've not visited Ichiban before so we thought we'd give it a bash last week. Firstly, food and service was very good, it's not cheap but then you find me a decent Japanese restaurant that is! So if the food and service was good why the average rating? The decor is horrendously dated and that probably... More 

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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

My husband and I visited here for one of our first dates 7 years ago. We've visited at least on a monthly basis ever since. We both love the quality and portion sizes of the food and have never been disappointed on any of our many many visits. We've introduced many friends to this lovely small restaurant too and each... More 

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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Good food for considerable price. Looks like it was converted from Welsh pub, but actually doesn't look bad. Service was very polite and friendly. We had japanese ice-cream for a desssert and these were quite different what we expected, but very yammy!

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Myself and my boyfriend love Ichiban and prefer the Canton restaurant to the one on Albany Road (purely because it's smaller). Always pleased with our food when we dine here! One of our favourites :)

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Eaten here a few times over the years but sadly each time the quality and taste of the food declines. Me and my partner have now stuck this one of our list forever suggest you do the same rather than waste your money. The food is way too expensive which doesn't match the quality of the produce they serve. They... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We attended the restaurant for dinner around 6pm while it was empty and requested if we could be seated in a nice area but were told that these seats were 'reserved'. So we were brought to an alternative seating area. Within a few minutes, two 'posh' customers arrived and requested the same seats we initially wanted and were given preferential... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 201 Cowbridge Road East, Cardiff, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  South Wales  >  Cardiff
  • Phone Number: (+44) 02920 668833

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 23 - 30
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?