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The Crispy Duck, Cardiff, Cardiff

The Crispy Duck

4.6
4.6
128 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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Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Chinese, Japanese, Malaysian

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Sat 17:00–23:00 Sun 17:00–22:00

  • 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.

  • Area

    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, Takeaway, Wine

What 128 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • South Wales

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  • South Wales

    Best Value

  • South Wales

    Fit for Foodies

  • South Wales

    Romance

  • South Wales

    Special Occasions

  • 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

    Fit for Foodies

  • Cardiff City & County

    Romance

  • Cardiff City & County

    Special Occasions

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  1. M

    Missm

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food and great atmosphere. We went with children and they really enjoyed too. Will definately be coming back.

  2. SB

    StephenB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our third visit here. Once again a wonderful meal. we will come back often when we fancy a pan Asian meal. Its the best of its type I have tried

  3. AW

    AndreW

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, excellent service and thoroughly enjoyable experience. Will be back.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great evening

  5. SE

    SaraE

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing delicious food. Best spare ribs we've ever had. Friendly, efficient service. Looking forward to our next visit.

  6. LM

    LesleyM

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was absolutely delicious. I will be returning!

  7. SB

    StephenB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food. The Tom yum soup was the best I have ever tasted. Incredible flavours every mouthful. I then tried three spice Mayalisian chicken and my partner tried the crispy fried beef. Both very different and delicious flavours and tastes. New to us both, but wonderful. Along with Singapore style vercelli noodles, it was a wonderful evening with delightful food. Highly recommended

  8. KB

    KerryB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our meal was excellent, freshly cooked food and a good selection on the menu. Service was excellent, very attentive and friendly. Lovely atmosphere with a great selection of music in the background. Will definitely be going there again.

  9. GJ

    GlynJ

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    We were seated at a nice table for two, the service was excellent, we ordered various items from the menu and they arrived quickly and together, would recommend this restaurant with such a varied menu.

  10. B

    Barry

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic and unique experience in its mix of dishes. Take friends or family prepared to share.

  11. JP

    JamesP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Unreal food that always served to a very high standard

  12. L

    Londondiner

    London

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Highly recommend this restaurant. The food was lovely and there was plenty of choice on the menu. The service was great, very friendly and efficient.

  13. J

    helenJ

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Extensive menu choice. Great service with help choosing and lovely food. Great value

  14. TC

    TomC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very much enjoyed, lovely food and great place, would highly recommend.

  15. SP

    SarahP

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Lovely buzz about the place. Great mix of choice from China and Japan. Food was really good. Only small criticism- bit too much salt. Would definitely go again though

  16. JD

    JordanD

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a lovely night, great service and awesome food!

  17. JO

    JOHNG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Amazing food and great service

  18. RL

    RosieL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food, great service and lovely atmosphere!

  19. SA

    SarahA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Was amazing as always. Would totally recommend to anyone.

  20. SB

    StuartB

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Highly recommend. Great food, great service. 100% go for beef rendag

  21. N

    Nina

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Lovely restaurant, food is great and has a nice atmosphere. It's our go-to place for special occasions.

  22. JF

    JuliaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food was excellent and the service good if a little slow but then it was a Friday evening and the restaurant was packed. It was a family member's birthday and they played Happy Birthday and brought him out a cake, which was thoughtful and such a lovely, personal touch. It was our first visit but definitely won't be the last. Happy to recommend.

  23. CJ

    CarrieJ

    South Wales

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food. Great service.

  24. AL

    AprilL

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Fantastic food - great selection and choice for vegetarians. Lovely friendly staff.

  25. MR

    MarkR

    South Wales

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    Nice restaurant and excellent service. Was busy throughout but didn’t have to wait too long for meals. We had a nice evening. If anything I was a tiny bit disappointed in the food. Starters were a bit sloppy and greasy (tofu and squid). Wife’s vegetable noodle dish had no real veg in it. My main course was great though. Staff were excellent. Overall I would go back but wouldn’t rush back.

  26. DJ

    DavidJ

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent friendly service. We enjoyed some classic Chinese dishes served in a modern way.

  27. JB

    JasonB

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always have a takeaway from here decided to try sit down restaurant for wife’s birthday Fantastic service and food was great Will be returning

  28. H

    Hannahb

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food, will definitely return. Generous portions. Friendly and attentive staff.

  29. DB

    DaveB

    South Wales

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience1

    booked for friday at 7pm. seats at the back were dark and no lights will go elsware.

  30. CW

    CharlotteW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Incredible food and service. Place was very clean food was well presented. 10/10 would recommend

  31. BS

    BevS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    An outstanding meal. Service was first class too. Highly recommended.

  32. RS

    RaymondS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    From the moment we arrived we were treated realy well. The staff were very efficient and nice. The food was amazing. I had Singapore satay to start followed by beef redang and Singapore fried and red bean ice cream for dessert. It was fabulous.

  33. JY

    JanY

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 April 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience3

    The food was ok but nothing to shout home about. We were very disappointed with the crispy aromatic duck starter as this came ready wrapped in a pancake with just about no hoi sin sauce so it was very bland. Probably won’t return as tasted better food elsewhere.

  34. SM

    SophieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding best chinese meal ever can't wait to return

  35. T

    Tonkin

    Dallas

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 29 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic experience…..we will be back!

  36. JS

    JasonS

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Not wheelchair accessible (step to enter but no ramp) but once seated it was fine. Parking nearby isn't straightforward. Lovely food but limited dessert options.

  37. PB

    PaulB

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Very welcoming, great service. Booked for somewhere to eat on our weekend I'm Cardiff. Slightly away from the centre but worth the walk.

  38. B

    B123

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, great service, great atmosphere, we’ll be back!

  39. JD

    JuneD

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous food as usual - I can really recommend the beef rendang and Singapore rice every bit as good if not better than I’ve had in Malaysia/Singapore! Tried the red bean ice cream for first time and now an addict! Lovely venue and brilliant staff so glad to have moved within walking distance.

  40. MC

    MabsC

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Exceptional food and attentive service, highly recommended.

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

    • Waiting staff 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 and Uber Eats. The Crispy Duck also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 029 2062 8008.

The Crispy Duck is rated 4.6 stars by 128 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

June 2022
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Booked 7 times today
Google Map for The Crispy Duck

21 Whitchurch Road Cardiff, Cardiff CF14 3JN

Additional information

  • Area

    Cardiff

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Sat 17:00–23:00 Sun 17:00–22:00

  • 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, Takeaway, 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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