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Yakitori1, Cardiff,

Yakitori1

4.8
4.8
924 Reviews
£25 and under
Japanese
Yakitori1 is a fresh take on traditional Japanese food. Inspired by Japan’s fast-paced restaurants and communal nature, we set out to bring the fresh, vibrant flavours of Japan to all.

Simple goodness
We create simple, delicious food in a place where all are welcome.

Proud to be local
We hero local ingredients and fresh produce.

Made for sharing
We believe in the power of food to bring people together.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Asian, Sushi
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon, Wed, Thu 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Mon, Wed, Thu 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    029 2049 5050
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighbourhood
    Cardiff
  • Cross Street
    New George Street
  • Parking Details
    Mermaid Quay car park on Stuart Street
  • Public Transit
    Cardiff Bay rail station - 6 minutes walk. Cardiff bus Millennium Centre stop - 4 minutes walk.
  • Additional
    Beer, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Takeout, Wine

What 924 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
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South Wales

    Best Overall

  • South Wales

    Best Food

  • South Wales

    Good for business meals

  • South Wales

    Good for business meals

  • South Wales

    Innovative

  • South Wales

    Healthy

  • South Wales

    Hot spot

  • 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 business meals

  • Cardiff City & County

    Good for business meals

  • Cardiff City & County

    Healthy

  • Cardiff City & County

    Hot spot

  • Cardiff City & County

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Cardiff City & County

    Vegetarian-friendly

924 Reviews
  1. Eeash

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food and lovely service. The restaurant was very quiet when we went so the service was amazingly fast. We were celebrating our anniversary and all the food was great.

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  2. Isabelle

    Bath

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall good but quality of food varies per dish. Service was ok but not overwhelming.

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  3. Eniko

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was fantastically delicious and the staff was amazingly friendly. Clean and cozy environment. I loved it, I'm sure I'll be back and I can only recommend it to everyone.

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  4. VictoriaL

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Came in for an anniversary meal and felt quite rushed. Had only just been brought some of our food when we were asked if we wanted anything else as the kitchen was closing. When booking it stated we would have the table for an hour and a half but were out of in and out of there in less than 30 mins. The food was very good though especially the spider sushi

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  5. BryonyF

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a really wonderful meal at Yakitori1. Two of us had the yakisoba. And I had the vegetable curry. We shared a side order of tempura vegetables. All were outstanding - tasty, satisfying and a joy to eat. My only suggestion for improvement would be to have a slightly wider range of non alcoholic drinks, including perhaps some non alcoholic beer. Asahi light beer is available everywhere in Japan - maybe this would be a good addition to the menu!

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  6. LuigiD

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Lovely food, service a bit cold, price was right. Restaurant ok

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  7. TayM

    South Wales

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our 4th visit and as always the food was wonderful and the staff were friendly. Perfect place for a fun date

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  8. StephenH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, exceptionally quick and friendly service and a reasonable price. I look forward to coming back soon and have already recommended Yakitori to friends

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, Great food, lovely atmosphere. If you’ve never tried Japanese food, highly recommended. Will definitely be back.

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  10. Nori

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great service! Highly recommend!!!

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  11. Taffycz

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place nice food really enjoyed it. Went following rugby game we were well looked after.

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  12. Kbkvp

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good service, fantastic food, but on the expensive side. Would go again.

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  13. DelB

    South Wales

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    a great place to eat, where the food is outstanding and nothing is too much for service.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was pleasant and efficient and good was great.

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  15. AlisonW

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food , really fresh and great service too……. My favourite was definitely the sushi but all great. Thank you

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  16. Yvonne

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food, pleasant staff. Good value. Nice place, very central

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  17. SeanH

    Bristol

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We live in the bay , this was the first time we dined there , what a little gem , the food was fresh ,tasty and not too badly priced a little on the upper side of price but honestly I would say worth it

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  18. Tuggy52

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent service, could do with some light music in the background. The food was lovely although the main course could be a little larger to make it better value for money.

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  19. Ammm

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, great choice, friendly service, great value.

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  20. ReneeK

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was at a very high quality. Very tasty we even ordered more it was that nice. Will definatly be visiting this place again. X

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always have a fantastic meal here! Been coming for years and new once had a complaint !

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent as always. Friends first time having sushi and could think of anywhere better to take them. Thoroughly enjoyed by all as always . Thank you

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  23. Kelta

    Hertfordshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal. The tempura prawns are delicious.

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  24. BruceF87

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was absolutely superb, great speedy service also. Will be back for sure 👌🏽

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  25. CarolineB

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They used fresh ingredients and the dishes were delicious. Service was excellent although I would never clear empty plates when people were still eating. This is the only thing I would pick up on. Would definitely return.

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  26. EmmaL

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a gem of a restaurant and we will definitely be back. Polite and friendly staff, prompt and courteous service. We both went for the lunchtime specials with a side of tempura prawns. The food was delicious and filling, definitely recommended

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  27. Tyler

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic evening at Yakitori, seen to our table immediately and staff were very attentive! Food was absolutely brilliant, everything was so fresh and it was all delicious. My personal favourite was the spider maki! Can’t wait to return to try all the bits we couldn’t fit in this time around!

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  28. ElaineH

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious, served quickly and so fresh! Highly recommend and want to return ASAP!

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  29. SofiaW

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Always lovely food that comes out quick and friendly service

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  30. KannanM

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Went on a suggestion. Didnt disappoint. Amazing tasty food

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  31. Terri

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and good value. Looking forward to my next visit.

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  32. TracyM

    London

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Firstly the positives. Food came promptly and was hot. However, it didn’t blow us away and sadly our whole experience was marred by the frosty welcome and service. I asked for some chillies or oil which never materialised. Sadly we won’t be returning.

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  33. ChrisL

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Absolutely brilliant. Authentic, fresh, tasty Japanese style food. Loved it!!

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  34. HollyL

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food as always was perfect and the team there are brilliant! Always make us feel welcome and comfortable!

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  35. WilliamV

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Living in Scotland I love going to this Sushi restaurant when visiting friend in Caerphilly. The quality of the food is top class and well recommended

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  36. MyaG

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    This is a gold mine for sushi. Very authentic food and overall restaurant quality! I did book dinner quite early and the food came out to quickly for me and there was little time to enjoy the experience. So I would suggest booking this restaurant a little later, especially if you’re like me and enjoy the wait time to take in the feel of the restaurant and enjoy conversation if you’re dining alongside someone else. The service was not bad, however my server was on the quiet side and didn’t really engage or ask how the food was. Which did surprise me as it was extremely quiet, I would have understood if it was busy. Overall I would definitely recommend this place for a nice evening meal, me and my partner were blown away of the presentation of the food and the taste. I can confidently say we will be making lots of future appearances!

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  37. KeironL

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing service, amazing food... I can not wait to go again

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  38. JohnE

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quality food well presented, polite and prompt service an interesting comprehensive menu

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous service. Fantastic food as always. Can’t wait to return!

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  40. MollyH

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely love this restaurant! Always outstanding

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • 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

FAQs

Yakitori1 does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo and Uber Eats. Yakitori1 also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 029 2049 5050.

Yakitori1 is rated 4.8 stars by 924 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 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Yakitori1

Unit 10, Mermaid Quay, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, CF10 5BZ

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    New George Street
  • Neighbourhood
    Cardiff
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon, Wed, Thu 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Mon, Wed, Thu 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Asian, Sushi
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Mermaid Quay car park on Stuart Street
  • Public Transit
    Cardiff Bay rail station - 6 minutes walk. Cardiff bus Millennium Centre stop - 4 minutes walk.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Takeout, Wine
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