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201 Cowbridge Road East, Cardiff CF11 9AJ, Wales
+44 29 2066 8833
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:30
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London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Possibly one of the worse sushi experiences I have encountered. The only good part was the salmon sashimi. The tuna wasn't fresh it was quite devoid of moisture and the age gyoza tasted premade and cooked from frozen. The California rolls were very dry and fell apart with the slightest of pressure. If this is the best Cardiff has to... More 

Thank SteveBLondon
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place can be quite empty at times, but don't be put off. It is really good value and the food is delicious. We've been several times as a family and as a couple. Has a great value lunch menu.

Thank paulJ2520JZ
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

First of all, credit where credit is due - food was incredible (except the beef noodles I was told - waste of money) BUT. Huge but here, it took 2 hours to deliver which means we had our Saturday night dinner at 9.40pm. She assured us and hour tops. We had to call 4-5 times to ask where it was.... More 

Thank Beth J
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

It's become a regular of ours now - fast service, freshly prepared and cooked food - always makes a great pit stop!

Thank mullygrub
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Have eaten a lot of sushi overseas but, but no connoisseur, this was first attempt in Cardiff and really happy with it. Convenient, clean, great value and apparently pretty good. Had sushi and the set meals for 3 people. The set meals are great value and are robably enough on their own. Will definitely go back.

Thank Localfarang
London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Oh my god what a beautiful food experience from the teriyaki to the beef I loved the lot we ordered too much but ate the lot definitely coming back again what a fantastic Japanese restaurant this cannot be beaten in Cardiff a lovely night and experience had and the price was good

1 Thank MickeyBoyWise
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

I have been here plenty of times when I fancy something a bit different. Lunchtime deal is £8.50 I think and you get plenty of choice for that. Food is always fresh and full of flavour would recommend the curry ramen.

Thank kingoflard
Cardiff, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

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 

Thank Sipar16
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 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 

Thank S L
Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 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 

Thank Eriketo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$25
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 Cowbridge Road East, Cardiff CF11 9AJ, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern 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?