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Ichiban

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201 Cowbridge Road East, Cardiff CF11 9AJ, Wales
+44 29 2066 8833
Today
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 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
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ordered a takeaway from this establishment after seeing they had a high rating. 4 dishes (3 of them side orders) cost £25 so expected good quality, tasty food. Was extremely disappointed. The food was terrible! The vegetable tempura and gyoza were extremely greasy and the tempura was mainly made up of small scraps of left over vegetables. Very disappointing for... More 

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Thank Sipar16
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

We visited Ichiban again on Saturday and the food was delicious. This is still the best Japanese food I have tasted I the UK. We started with Edamame beans, then rainbow maki, tempura, salmon sashimi, a wonderful pork dish and spicy chicken yaki soba. It was the first time one of our friends had eaten Japanese. She was especially unsure... More 

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Thank S L
Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

Firstly, the photo above is of the Albany Road restaurant, not the Cowbridge Road one as claimed. The food and service at Ichiban are good; no complaints there. This is a restaurant with some quirks. After a number of years claiming that their credit card machine is not working, they now have a big sign saying 'cash only' so be... More 

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Thank Eriketo
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

Happy with what we had. Nice flavours. Well cooked. The sashimi looked great so will try that next time

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Thank pryceyccfc
Cardiff
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

I've lost track of how many times I've been here - it is our go-to place for sushi in Cardiff, despite a raft of new Japanese restaurants. The fish is always fresh and with a recent revamp the menu has been extended. The staff are welcoming and only too happy to help. All in all, I can't say enough good... More 

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Thank NomadicGeek
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Had a selection of food to share, with a bottle of wine. Service was attentive and it was value for money. It's 3.5 marks. Will try again.

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Thank James D
Carmarthen
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

Decided to try Ichiban when I had a few hours to kill when working nearby. I wasn't disappointed. Very relaxed atmosphere, more like a cafe than a formal restaurant with a few Japanese families in there having a leisurely evening. I ordered a large sashimi selection which tasted great and was very fresh. I topped this off with vegetable tempura... More 

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Thank Charlie L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

Delicious Japanese food served by a friendly waitress. Good prices and a nice atmosphere. Would definitely visit again.

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Caerdydd, null, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2016

Very pleasant young waitress. Ordered the Tempura Prawns and Vegetables with plain boiled rice. So hungry and restaurant filling up ate but batter on Tempura not crispy and undercooked - would not say in edible. When (I am assuming) the manageress came to ask if all was ok I commented on the softness of the tempura and was told this... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

Came here a few weeks back with my friend for an after work catch up. I was eager to try this place, as the last two Japanese restaurants in Cardiff I had tried were poor. Lovely welcome from waitress! To start I had the prawn tempura with a green tea and both were tasty. Very good size starter as well... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$19 - $25
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 Cowbridge Road East, Cardiff CF11 9AJ, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  South Wales  >  Cardiff
  • Phone Number: +44 29 2066 8833

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?