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201 Cowbridge Road East, Cardiff, Wales
(+44) 02920 668833
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Today
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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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, Seating, Takeout

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  • 47
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Japanese food

Nice informal atmosphere, and a great selection of Japanese food, from sushi and small plates to bigger dishes like katsu don and ramen. Great lunchtime trays too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Rob K
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Cardiff
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103 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Wales
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80 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Ordered food last night through Just Eat, food was 1 hour late. I had to ring twice to see where it was. I was initially offered a 20% refund voucher when asked for cash instead it suddenly dropped to a £5 refund voucher on a £51 order paid up front, big mistake! The waitress was rude about me to the... More 

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Thank Traveller1983Wales
Cardiff
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice informal atmosphere, and a great selection of Japanese food, from sushi and small plates to bigger dishes like katsu don and ramen. Great lunchtime trays too.

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Thank Rob K
London, United Kingdom
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244 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Again, they have reduced portion sizes, AND increased their prices by 10-15%. Their competition are increasing prices from 0-3%, and Ichiban were not cheap to start with.

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Thank David L
New South Wales, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Having been a long term customer of Ichiban in Roath I found my visit today one of the worst restaurant experiences of my life. Recently new staff have took over the branch and customer service has plummeted. The female manager of the restaurant was extremely rude, dismissive and arrogant when politely told that the ice cream was not fresh, had... More 

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Thank Sushifanwales
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

I have been a loyal customer of this establishment for some time. Tonight we were expelled from our seats to make way for others (despite there being other tables available) before I had even finished my cup of tea. I was so surprised by the attitude of a senior member of staff, she was very rude indeed. A younger member... More 

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1 Thank gphillips149
Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

I visited this restaurant by chance. My daughter and I were getting rather wet in rainy Cardiff so on spotting this little restaurant we decided to give it a go. We were not disappointed. The staff were friendly and accommodating. We had my baby grandson with us so they found us a table where we could park the pram. The... More 

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Thank colin j
County Limerick, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

~ Excellent Choice on Menu ~ Excellent Service ~ Great value ~ Helpful staff I look forward to my next visit to Cardiff and to Ichiban

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Thank DOONARD1
Penarth, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

5 of us visited on a Sunday lunch time. Aside from an extensive a la carte menu there are also a number of bento style set menus. Having just returned from holiday in Japan I can honestly say that the food in this restaurant is both authentic and also very well prepared and I would definitely recommend this restaurant as... More 

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Thank Raiderbankk
cardiff
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank jolly333
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Mirkka P

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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 22 - 29
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?