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201 Cowbridge Road East, Cardiff, Wales
(+44) 02920 668833
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Ranked #238 of 937 Restaurants in Cardiff
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $23 - $31
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
Cuisines: Japanese
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
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  • English first
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English first
Cardiff
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Always enjoyed my food at Ichiban. Staff are friendly, they serve Kirin Ichiban beer on tap and the quality of the food is excellent. The set Teishoku dishes are the best value for money, and most of them have a nice mix of tempura, noodles and sushi. The soft shell crab hand rolls are excellent too. Well worth a visit

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

My partner and I went here today and both hated the experience. We love to try new food so thought we would give this a go. We both selected a dish from the set menu and found everything bland and tasteless. We both didn't finish our meal as there was nothing to enjoy. I asked for set menu 7, veggie-... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We went there last week because of high rating on TA but we both were really disappointed(not sure why it managed to get so many good reviews though) I ordered chicken teriyaki which tasted nowhere like teriyaki we had in Japan;the chicken was really dried and tasteless and I can tell it was heated up in a microwaved,the sauce had... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

We booked in and it wasn't a particularly busy night, there were a few empty tables. They took our order and, after about three quarters of an hour when we noticed people coming in after us getting served, we asked where our food was. They had lost our order so we had to give it again. When it finally arrived... More 

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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Can't think what to say except that this place score 10/10 in every respect. Sorry I can't think of more to say :-) Try the place to see what I mean!

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15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I love the sushi. I just wish it was slightly lower priced. One of the best soft shell crab sushis I've ever tasted!! Pretty much every thing ice tried has left me craving more!! Guys / prices and promotions pls

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I really enjoy eating here..Whatever I have tried is of great taste and quality..Highly recommend it...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I went here with my partner for a meal on bank holiday. The restaurant was very quite but nice. We were severed by a new girl that didn't speak great English but was very nice and friendly. For starter I ordered octopus and my partner ordered a selection of raw fish and seaweed. My starter was shocking I had at... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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15 restaurant reviews
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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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Additional Information about Ichiban

Address: 201 Cowbridge Road East, Cardiff, Wales
Phone Number: (+44) 02920 668833
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Cardiff
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
Average Prices: USD 23 - 31
Cuisine: Japanese

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