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The Crispy Duck, Cardiff, Cardiff

The Crispy Duck

4.8
4.8
301 Reviews
£26 to £40
Chinese
The Crispy Duck is an award winning pan-asian restaurant offering an upmarket dining experience combining flavours from across Asia. Set in the heart of the city, The Crispy Duck has been a local favourite since its launch in 2011. Inspired by the melting pot of cultures across Asia, The Crispy Duck draws from comforting Malaysian family classics like Beef Rendang to beautifully handcrafted Japanese Sushi.

Sourcing our ingredients as close to home as possible and using authentic wok-fired and charcoal roasting techniques helps our dishes capture the flavours and aromas of authentic Asian cooking. Vibrant colours, crisp and fresh flavours underpin the philosophy of our cooking. Set in an elegant but simple dining room equipped with a fully stocked bar, we invite you to sample our range of Asian beers and extensive wine selection. An independent family-run business since our inception, The Crispy Duck offers a welcoming and inventive new take on pan-asian cuisine.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 2 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Chinese, Japanese, Malaysian
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    029 2062 8008
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Private party facilities
    With a dedicated private dining room seating up to 30 guests, we are happy to help plan and host your special occasion! To book, please get in contact with us via our telephone number.
  • Neighbourhood
    Cardiff
  • Parking Details
    Street parking is available across Whitchurch Road and other side streets.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

What 301 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South Wales

    Best Overall

  • South Wales

    Best Service

  • South Wales

    Best Value

  • South Wales

    Child-Friendly

  • South Wales

    Innovative

  • South Wales

    Good for groups

  • South Wales

    Healthy

  • South Wales

    Neighbourhood gem

  • South Wales

    Good for special occasions

  • South Wales

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Cardiff City & County

    Best Overall

  • Cardiff City & County

    Best Food

  • Cardiff City & County

    Best Service

  • Cardiff City & County

    Best Ambience

  • Cardiff City & County

    Best Value

  • Cardiff City & County

    Good for groups

  • Cardiff City & County

    Healthy

  • Cardiff City & County

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Cardiff City & County

    Good for special occasions

  • Cardiff City & County

    Vegetarian-friendly

301 Reviews
  1. MarkN

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great menu and good quality food, friendly staff. You won’t be disappointed

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  2. Cynthia1502

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food , awesome service. Have booked again!

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  3. SimonB

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Really delicious food, friendly and polite staff, quite expensive though, £70 for two starters, two mains and 4 drinks. I do understand this is a sign of the times however and will forgive it for the quality of the meal.

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  4. RachelW

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Gorgeous food. Perfect for my birthday meal. Surprised with a birthday cake too. Definitely will be going back.

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  5. JoniO

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food, excellent service. Will definitely return and recommend ❤️🙌

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  6. Beth

    Bristol

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely food, lots of choice on the menu and lovely staff

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  7. SophieJ

    Bath

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food always very good, excellent service in a lovely setting.

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  8. FibyS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and amazing service! Would recommend to anyone!

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  9. AndrewE

    South Wales

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food amazing as always. Service was great too!!!!!

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  10. JoanneD

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely meal, atmospheric and would highly recommend.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Arrived at 7.30pm promptly. We were seated at the back of the restaurant the area was cold and had extensive water damage to the ceiling. The service was very poor . Waited 45 minutes for 3 out of the 4 starters to arrive. Main courses arrived after being in the restaurant for 1 hour 45 mins. Food was served warm , so eat it rather quickly !! We will not be returning unfortunately .

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  12. MeinirS

    South Wales

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We just love this restaurant and went there to celebrate the Chinese new year as we have family living out in Taiwan. As always we were not disappointed, received a warm welcome from Eric and his family, it was very busy but service was excellent as always. Food arrived quickly and even though we always order a lot of food 🍱 we enjoy it so much and always manage to eat it all. Absolutely delicious food as always. Thank You Eric and family for another lovely and special evening. 😊

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  13. Micky

    South Wales

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Average food, much of it served lukewarm and on cold plates. Very long wait between starters (which only some of the group ordered) and the main course.

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  14. BrianG

    South Wales

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We’ve eaten here quite a few times and have tried different dishes on each visit and have NEVER had a bad meal. Highly recommend this restaurant

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  15. seanE

    Bath

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Without doubt the Crispy Duck is one of the best places to enjoy incredible food for miles. The quality is impeccable and the service is incredible. Absolute love it there and my thanks for looking after us and providing a nice birthday treat for my wife. Can’t wait to come back soon.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food and a lovely restaurant !! Staff are great x

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  17. CharlesM

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food with an amazing host. Will definitely be going back for more.

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  18. JohnT

    South Wales

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took the nine of the family for a birthday meal. Seven had never been before and all tried dishes that were new and different for them. All thoroughly enjoyed their food and said that they would return to try other menu items.

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  19. NicolaF

    South Wales

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Been meaning to go here for a while knowing its popular. The manager was pretty mean to the waiter right in the middle of serving us. Told him to stop messing up! but it was not constructive and quite humiliating. It was awkward and I felt sorry for guy serving. The crispy beef was oddly pale, sweet and tastless. Ribs were really dry with a dribble or sauce which didnt even coat them. Portions were small. Was really nothing to write home about. Spent 80 quid for 2 and left hungry. Definitely wouldn't go back.

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  20. EmilyC

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff were attentive and really helpful. The food was phenomenal and we thoroughly enjoyed it there. I would highly recommend the Crispy Duck.

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  21. PeterF

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    great food and top service - a bit noisy but very comfortable

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  22. MelissaO

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a warm welcome, great service and outstanding food at the Cripsy Duck. Food is always cooked fresh and you never have to wait long. Cannot recommend this place enough.

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  23. NatalieR

    Kent

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Restaurant was full so waiter was rushing us a lot! Very overpriced,

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  24. RonUK

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A cut above the normal Chinese restaurant with many Thai , Japanese and Malaysian options on the menu. Everything was spot on .

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  25. MeinirS

    South Wales

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a lovely warm welcome from Eric and the family - food was excellent and service was fast and food delivered really promptly even though they were very busy. Food is so delicious and as per usual I ordered way too much but just can’t resist as it’s all so tasty 😋. Very lucky to have this wonderful family run restaurant within a 5 mile radius of our home but to be honest I would travel miles to eat there regardless of distance! My favourites are Japanese chicken teriyaki and honey beer chicken with king prawn satay and tempura starters. The stir fry broccoli and pak choi dishes are also superb - way too many to list them all. Thanks again and look forward to our next visit.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely service. Lemon chicken was the best I’ve had in a long time. Some of the prices were slightly expensive for the dishes.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A good evening enjoyed by all the party. Thank you for the birthday cake.

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  28. RebeccaB

    South Wales

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic evening and food as always. Thank you for making it a special evening with a birthday cake and celebrations

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  29. HelenG

    South Wales

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love the Crispy Duck and travel over 25 miles to enjoy. Full, varied and tasty menu at good prices and always a friendly and efficient service.

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  30. AlexandraS

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A lovely evening, attentive service and well prepared and presented food. Thank you

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Worcestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A very enjoyable evening, the food was delicious. Thank you

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  32. SamanthaM

    South Wales

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic!the freshest, tastiest food I’ve ever eaten. Great atmosphere and service, will definitely be returning, 5*

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  33. LauraS

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Booked the crispy duck for a group of 10 friends. It was a lovely place to meet the food was fresh and lovely. A large selection of drinks and warm inviting staff.

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  34. Stuartk

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We came for my wife’s birthday there were 3 of us and the service and care was excellent even providing a cake once they knew it was a birthday meal. The food was good with some dishes being outstanding. A nice place to eat with excellent service and good options Will go again for sure

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  35. CarolS

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and service. Gluten free requirements catered for without issue. A very enjoyable evening celebrating a frinds birthday, with complimentary birthday cake supplied by the Crispy Duck. Highly recommended.

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  36. ClaireC

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First visit on the 22 November and so glad we did Sons birthday we had very friendly service and the food was delicious Nothing was to much trouble Definitely will be visiting again

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  37. WendyS

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great menu & fabulous food. We had the salt & pepper ribs to start, the meat fell off the bone - Then Malaysian Chicken Curry & sweet n sour chicken with egg fried rice both plentyful & delicious!

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  38. AnneM

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was very good as usual. Varied menu offering plenty of choice. Staff attentive and helpful.

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  39. JadeC

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Stunning authentic Chinese cuisine. Friendly and attentive service from the staff. Great menu with lots of choice.

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  40. MeinirS

    South Wales

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just love this family run restaurant - lovely food always and Erik is always very welcoming. Best panasian cuisine in the whole of Cardiff in my opinion!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

The Crispy Duck does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. The Crispy Duck also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 029 2062 8008.

The Crispy Duck is rated 4.8 stars by 301 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Crispy Duck

21 Whitchurch Road, Cardiff, Cardiff CF14 3JN

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Cardiff
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Chinese, Japanese, Malaysian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street parking is available across Whitchurch Road and other side streets.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine
  • Phone number
    029 2062 8008
  • Private party facilities
    With a dedicated private dining room seating up to 30 guests, we are happy to help plan and host your special occasion! To book, please get in contact with us via our telephone number.
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