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“Excellent” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ichiban

Ichiban
201 Cowbridge Road East, Cardiff, Wales
(+44) 02920 668833
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Ranked #79 of 871 restaurants in Cardiff
Price range: $26 - $34
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012 via mobile

I have visited this place for luch twice.
It's a great place, good staff and good food. Lunch menu is a fantastic value, 6.50 pounds for a big and nice set lunch.
I recommended it!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Newport, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Our first Japanese meal in Cardiff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Arrived without a booking after the Wales v New Zealand international.
Had not booked the meal. No problem. Table for two arranged.
Very good service.
Started with a pint of Japanese lager for myself and a glass of wine for my good lady.
Starters, main meal and desserts were very good. Highly recommended!
We'll be back.
Thank you.
See you in 2013.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Newport -Trefdraeth, United Kingdom
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46 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Very tasty food in a simple setting.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

I visited here with people who have eaten here before and therefore knew the menu and how to order. I would have been a little lost without their guidance as to what to select.

The place is very simply decorated. The menus are quite cheap looking but this is not an indication of the quality of the food. We sat in a little fairly private booth which was very nice.

The staff are very friendly. I was impressed with the food. I have had takeaway from here before also and the quality was consistent with eating in.

All in all would recommend and would eat here again.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Cardiff
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21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“japanese restauant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

friendly and helpful, lovely food, nice decor, private booths to sit in. canton location, car parks nearby. open on sundays too

Visited October 2012
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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“excellent sashimi for a very descent price”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

this is a great place with excellent sashimi, unagi kabayaki (grilled eel), edamame and other delicious dishes.. every time I stay in Cardiff I make sure I have a meal in Ichiban

Visited October 2012
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