The Crispy Duck

4.5
46 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • 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
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 46 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.3
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4.3
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends reunited

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HelenG
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be back at The Crispy Duck, our favourite place to go in Cardiff. Great choice of food and cooked beautifully, never disappointed!

CD
CharlotteD
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food! Amazing staff! Great prices! Left very full and satisfied.

CJ
CarrieJ
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was beautifully presented and tasted amazing. Service was exceptional.

CA
CharlotteAlice
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and brilliant service. Would highly recommend.

PM
PanM
London
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Poor quality food! Very small portions and quite bland. Very rude service too when we enquired about a dish looking different to the description - they got very defensive.

GB
GillianB
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely restaurant. Great food. Plenty of variety. I will be back soon.

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MaxL
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing fresh food. Great menu choice too. Will be coming back for sure. Felt really relaxed and the food didn’t make us feel heavy, and we had lots!

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foodie
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fantastic food and service as always. We always return.

TH
TomH
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food would 100% recommend could not fault it

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VanessaM
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The first time friends and I have visited since lockdown and we were definitely not disappointed. The food was excellent and although the service was a little 'distracted' at times, all staff were friendly and helpful.

JM
JoanneM
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely delicious, the ambience was just right, the service levels excellent.
It was our friends birthday and the lovely staff brought out a birthday cake that was enough for 6 of us, it was delicious and so, so thoughtful. We will definitely go back soon.

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AndyB
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and excellent service. For the regular 10% or less tippers out there, just be a little cautious of their new card payment machine, which can encourage you to tip 20% if service is excellent and 15% if service is good.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely night at the Crispy Duck, the food was very good and the service excellent.

CV
CarysV
London
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service at The Crispy Duck. Will definitely be returning!

PD
PierreD
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great family time at the Crispy Duck last night. Our 3 boys really enjoyed their dinner and did not missed their screens!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was good but not much choice for vegetarians. No non alcoholic beers either.

SJ
SimonJ
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our meal here. Great food and great service. We will definitely go again.

SP
SuzanneP
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab food, lovely vibe, great service. My new regular!

JR
JohnR
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service excellent as usual would highly recommend

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Cary
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Upon arrival, the staff were very welcoming and friendly and were throughout our evening. Very helpful and chatty and the atmosphere was lovely.

We ordered the Tom Yum Soup (delicious) and prawn crackers to start. Then we had a few starters of the spring roll, satay chicken, chicken gyozas and duck pancakes. They were all lovely, although the pancake as a little soggy but nevertheless, still tasted nice! Then we had cantonese sweet & sour chicken with egg frice rice which was lovely - all tasted very fresh and not greasy as the food can be with chinese takeaways. We thoroughly enjoyed it, however, we probably wouldn't go back again as whilst the food was nice, it didn't blow us away! We have ticked it off our list of places to try for food and it was a lovely evening / dining experience. Good value for money as well, our bill came to around £45 with the drinks too (green tea)

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JenniferF
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food as always . Have my favourites ,( Rendang chicken and the noodles) they are amazing and they always taste the same. Never disappointed

MH
MayaH
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant have been going for the last 5 years. Consistently great food! I absolutely love the place!

WM
WillM
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food ever !! Highly recommend!
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SheenaS
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Food was very good and good value. As we were seated in the back and next to the bar hatch, the ambience was not great. Would however go back for the food.

ED
EllenD
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and even better service! Great range of dishes to choose from and exceptionally well presented. One of my favourite places in Cardiff!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lovely food a great atmosphere me and wife loved it I would highly recommend the crispy duck

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HarrietT
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed my meal at the crispy duck for my dads birthday. It was a lovely surprise when they brought out a cake for him! The staff are very friendly and accommodating and I will definitely be returning and will recommend to my friends. Thank you very much to the staff for making my dads birthday special.

JT
JasonT
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Have eaten here many times and it is always a great meal, with excellent food.

JV
JamesV
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience2

Service was poor as we enter red and throughout until the end. No manners and not very welcoming. It was very warm in there as there is no air con but the food was amazing as per usual. I would get a take away next time.

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helenJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely food and lots of choice. Good service. Nice to have good local restaurants

KD
KarenD
London
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time here, friends had recommended.
Service was great, food delicious and fairly priced.
Waiter was charming, we will return to sample more from their varied menu

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Olivia
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow, what an amazing restaurant. First time we have been there and food was fantastic, so tasty, not greasy just over all tasty. It was a birthday meal and was sung happy birthday and given a special sweet treat. Will defiantly be back again. Thank you !! X

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TomS
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Service was really really good, but small portions

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was very tasty and will definitely return!

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Alioun
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience1

Food was so slow . 30min for starters and 1hr to main . I was ready to leave but did not want to up set my partner.

KJ
KellyJ
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant, great food , very nice owner who recommended dishes etc . Really enjoyed and will return.

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lize
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Reasonable food but crispy duck pancakes very disappointing.
It was ok but we wouldn’t go again

CD
CorinaD
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite ; diverse; excellent service ; very clean

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Chrisie
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely place friendly staff and lovely food cooked fresh.

FAQs

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

The Crispy Duck is rated 4.5 stars by 46 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.