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Ichiban

201 Cowbridge Road East, Cardiff, Wales
(+44) 02920 668833
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Ranked #133 of 890 restaurants in Cardiff
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $33
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
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  • English first
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English first
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Lush food and good services although the prices keep going up and up!!! Still an empty plate at each visit and I do tend to order different things each time I go. Highly recommended.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I always find the Sushi here to be really good, but its the venue I have a problem with...its a bit 'sticky floor' if you're ok with that then go just for the food.

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Wales
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4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

As a regular customer to Ichiban with no complaints until now I am appalled by the service I received today! My order was placed, after waiting an hour for delivery I got the wrong order, I phoned the restaurant to tell them that 1 item was missing from my order. Instead if them bringing the 1 item missing from my... More

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We love coming here for the food. It's really handy to visit solo too for a quick lunch. Nearly as fast as McDonald's but far better and FRESH! The lunchtime special bento meals are great.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Am a regular visitor to this place whether it be at the restaurant or take out, and it is amazing. It is slightly on the expensive side, but it really is worth every penny as the food tastes fresh and of quality. We enjoy the seafood ramen and the tempura calamari! If you want a take out that is slightly... More

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26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014 via mobile

Met a friend here yesterday and we both had a lovely time. I'm not a big fish fan to be fair so had chicken which was delicious. What I particularly liked was the fact you weren't hurried out once you'd finished, despite the fact it was getting busy. Lots of parents taking their children there so must take mine so... More

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Senior Contributor
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27 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

I love this restaurant, I went back in march on a Sunday. It was quiet quite but I find this restaurant is always quite calm even when there are lots of people i really like this as it makes me feel relaxed, really nice décor and the play Japanese music which creates a lovely atmosphere. I always have the plum... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

I came here for a birthday meal and thoroughly enjoyed myself. I had the Kaisen Furai Teishoku while my partner had Tempura Teishoku - both were cooked to perfection, and at £13 a head, excellent value too. One thing that made it more special was that half of the clientele were Japanese - try seeing that in Yo Sushi! Definitely... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

My mother and myself went for lunch as a treat and chose a few things from the menu. The staff were friendly, the place was so clean and the food was fantastic. Great place to eat with friends and family :)

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Brighton
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106 reviews 106 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Try this friendly neighbourhood place rather than a big chain sushi place. A looong menu with some interesting choices including some lovely lightly battered tempura squid. £17/head was good value.

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