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“Really pleasant surprise”

Tenkaichi Sushi & Noodle Bar
Ranked #505 of 1,276 Restaurants in Cardiff
Price range: $16 - $24
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed May 28, 2014

Not normally a fan of rice, noodles etc. OH dragged me along having visited with a mate previously and loved it. Despite City Road's somewhat dodgy facades, inside was clean and bright, spartan but functional. Beware if you don't like sharing, benches and tables so not for a romantic meal.

We ordered gyoza and soft shell crab to start. The House special bento box and dompuri (sic?) for main. It all came at once which was a bit overwhelming. Gyoza were gorgeous, soft shell crab a little tasteless. The tuna in the bento box was lovely, fried chicken ditto, boiled rice bit dull. The dompuri (sic) was a mixed seafood one, rice and fish were lovely, the onions and seaweed in the rice making it very tasty. Miso soup was nice but only after you had given it a good stir. A bit rich but probably down to choice.

Full of Japanese and students. Service ok and swift. Not a place for dallying but overall, really good food and not bad value. Eyes obviously bigger than belly and you would be better going for sushi/small dishes or one of the larger bento boxes or rice or noodles dishes than trying to combine them all. Would defo go again.

Thank Natalie R
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Reviewed May 4, 2014

We had a very nice lunch at Tenkaichi. Four of us had extremely hot green tea and main courses. Being used to eating in Wagamama the slight pause between each dish arriving was not unusual and the staff were efficient and friendly. The food was lovely and nicely presented. The only issue I felt was that it has a slightly unfinished look in the restaurant and the smart toilets were let down by a grubby looking fire exit.
Overall it is worth a visit and the bento boxes are worth a try if you're a bit scared of sushi!

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Thank Liz B
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Reviewed March 2, 2014

Visited a few times and always love food here. The sushi is gorgeous, and the highlight of the menu. I've also eaten Ramen and Bento boxes, I but think the sushi is their forte. It's always busy inside which is a good reflection. Polite and speedy service, and great value. I'm surprised it isn't rated more highly because I think it a great place, perhaps the location puts people off because parking is an issue on City Road.

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Thank LeahSeltz
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Reviewed January 31, 2014

Myself and my partner went tonight as we had a craving for sushi. The fish did not disappoint!!. Service wise I can empathise with some of the complaints I have read. Truth be told I don't really care as long as food arrives in time and is good quality. They did seem kinda glum, maybe some staff motivation needed....if you want somewhere to eat gorgeous sushi go...if
you like rapport with the staff, don't go.

Thank Rebecca S
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Reviewed December 21, 2013

Went here with my brother for dinner, the service was standard with decent seating and ok music playing. The menu was nice we ordered a selection of sushi and main dishes and the total cost was £38.89 i wouldn't say its the best Japanese restaurant in Cardiff but its worth a try, i personally prefer Ichiban.

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