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The Ivy Asia, Cardiff, Cardiff, Cardiff

The Ivy Asia, Cardiff

4.5
4.5
2557 Reviews
£26 to £40
Contemporary Asian
The Ivy Asia brings beautiful fusion flavours, exotic cocktails and late night entertainment to the heart of Cardiff, every night of the week.

Located in St David’s Shopping Centre, just a short walk from the city’s historic castle and Cardiff Market, The Ivy Asia Cardiff is perfectly placed to provide a stunning sanctuary for shoppers, tourists and locals alike.

A glamorous destination restaurant serving incredible Asian-inspired dishes for lunch, afternoon tea and dinner, plus exotic cocktails late into the night, it offers all those who visit an experience they’ll remember forever.

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2 people

22:30


Booked 87 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Asian, Asian, Sushi
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Wed 11:30–22:00 Thu 11:30–22:45 Fri 11:30–23:30 Sat 10:00–23:30 Sun 10:00–22:00
  • Phone number
    029 2280 6280
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual

Experiences

  • Taste of Asia Two-Course Menu

    £22.50 per person

    Multiple dates available
    We are excited to introduce a brand new two-course menu The Ivy Asia, Cardiff. Available all day Monday and Tuesday and until 5:30 pm Wednesday to Friday. Not available on weekends and bank holidays. Available for £22.50 this menu is sure to set your taste buds alight and leave a lasting impression. Savour dishes such as Prawn Tempura Maki Rolls, Szechuan Glazed Chicken Skewers and Aromatic Duck Fried Rice. ***Prices are subject to change
    Taste of Asia Two-Course Menu photo
  • The Ivy Asia Weekend Brunch

    £24.95 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Elevate your weekends and join us to experience our Weekend Brunch at The Ivy Asia for £24.95. Start your day with an assortment of delectable dishes and enjoy one of our tea-time cocktails that will set your taste buds alight.
    The Ivy Asia Weekend Brunch photo
  • Ivy Asia Afternoon Tea

    £29.95 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Discover our Asian-inspired afternoon tea with a twist and indulge in the likes of crispy aromatic duck spring rolls and cucumber maki rolls. The sweet is the perfect accompaniment to the savoury with delights such as our passion fruit and pistachio donuts which are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. £26.95 per person with a minimum of 2 guests.
    Ivy Asia Afternoon Tea photo

What 2,557 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • South Wales

    Best Ambience

  • South Wales

    Innovative

  • South Wales

    Great for creative cocktails

  • South Wales

    Hot spot

  • South Wales

    Romantic

  • South Wales

    Good for special occasions

  • South Wales

    Lively

  • South Wales

    Most Booked

  • Cardiff City & County

    Best Overall

  • Cardiff City & County

    Best Food

  • Cardiff City & County

    Best Ambience

  • Cardiff City & County

    Great for brunch

  • 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

    Great for fine wines

  • Cardiff City & County

    Romantic

  • Cardiff City & County

    Good for special occasions

  • Cardiff City & County

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Cardiff City & County

    Lively

  • Cardiff City & County

    Most Booked

2,557 Reviews
  1. KieronW

    South Wales

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We arrived for our 18:30 reservation on time and were asked to sit in the terrace whilst we waited for our table to be prepared (table for 2). We were sat on the terrace for 30 minutes before eventually being shown to the table. We ordered drinks during this time which did not arrive before we were shown to the table. We ordered quickly, and the waitress was very helpful. We had starters and mains and both were delicious, however one main course arrived 10-15 minutes before the other. We queried with the waitress where the other main was and she explained that it had gone to another table by accident and they were preparing another one. She did apologise but there was no other to take the other main back so we were left with the choice of eating separately or having a cold main. The food itself was very tasty, however the service let the experience down. I do not think I would be in a hurry to return based on this experience. The price and the automatic service charge certainly warrant better service than we had on this occasion.

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  2. SarahD

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was outstanding. Service appears to have slipped since last time we visited. We had to wait for our table so we’re seated on the terrace. Drinks order took apx 20 mins. Coats weren’t taken and table was very small. We enjoyed the Ivy experience menu and there really wasn’t enough space for 4 people. Overall an enjoyable experience

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  3. VictoriaM

    South Wales

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    First time visiting ivy asia. The food was fantastic but the reason the service let it down. We waited for 40 minutes for our table, ordered a drink when waiting which never arrived (but they tried to charge us). When we finally sat down again it took 20 minutes to have a drink. When we ordered our food it was a tasting menu and just flew out….took quick! It would have been nice if they just let us finish the starters before the mains came etc, etc. it was like they were trying to move us on. The food itself was great but a shame about the other bits.

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  4. CarolH

    London

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first time in a Ivy Asia it was amazing. Great good amazing atmosphere. Looking forward to when we can go again

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  5. Toni

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service , food and cocktails were outstanding . Looking forward to our next visit

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  6. ChelsH

    Czech Republic

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service and food were incredible. The setting it amazing and definitely worth the money!

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  7. REBECCAE0905

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding visit once again. Perfect from arrival.

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  8. AmyC

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First visit and will definitely visit again. The staff are so friendly with a luxurious service feel too. Very impressed.

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  9. TraceyM

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and wonderful venue, service a little rushed.

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  10. PenarthResident

    Devon

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Truly scrumptious and beautifully presented food. Savoury and sweet options. Minimum 2 people and there is plenty to eat. Would definitely have again.

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  11. LynetteM

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Booked for my parents for my mum's birthday and they had an amazing time 😍

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  12. SaraW

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We went to The Ivy Asia to celebrate my daughter turning 18. From the moment we arrived everything was top notch. Our server was a little hesitant and nervous as it was their first day in the job, but they managed well and we told them they were doing great. At then end of the meal my daughter received a complimentary order of mochi with a happy birthday message which was a nice touch. All the food we ordered was delicious and the only thing that could have been improved was if we had all received our dishes at the same time. We would 100% recommend The Ivy Asia to anyone looking to celebrate a special occasson. we had a great experience there. The decor is beautiful, the attention to detail is wonderful and the service is outstanding.

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  13. Reever

    Bristol

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely themed restaurant, food and service was excellent. Toilets exceptionally clean.

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  14. JamesD

    South Wales

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I'm extremely disappointed in this restaurant. The quality of the food is not at level you would expect for the supposed calibre of the establishment. The food I must describe as 'subpar' and the service was inadequate. One example was my request for a simple diet coke 3 times. The drink finally arrived after 30 minutes. Two dishes were left uneaten due to the poor quality. It was clear that one of the sushi dishes were not fresh. My wife is celiac and cannot eat Gluten. When we enquired about their steaks being cooked, the response was quite a shock... "The meats are not prepares on site, they are marinated in their London restaurant and shipped to the Cardiff restaurant". I was utterly astounded by this comment. I have never know such a highly regarded restaurant to not prepare their ingredients fresh in their own kitchen. I find this appalling! Needless to say, we won't be visiting again.

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  15. EmilyC

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a stunning place for the eyes and mouth! It was so beautiful and the food was delicious. I would absolutely recommend as a treat. Not a cheap lunch but very good value for the whole experience. We will definitely return. My teenage children were very impressed and loved it too.

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  16. McJ888

    South Wales

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was lovely but a bit pricey. The desserts were either too large in portion or too small. Tho the ambience was fantastic. Serive was great, staff was very friendly and accomodating. The only one thing weren't happy about was we wanted to choose our table but wasn't given the option to.

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  17. Ezgwjo

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The range of food is amazing, the amount of food was also good. Filled us up. The experience is overall beautiful with the views and presentation of the food

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  18. hannah

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant and the food & drinks were excellent.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food, great service and really nice surroundings.

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  20. LindaJ

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time at Ivy Asia Cardiff. It was our first time there and we had the experience menu which was fabulous. Service was excellent and we were not rushed to leave our table. Lovely atmosphere. Will definitely return

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was not our 1st time to come to the IVY Asia, we love the food there, the atmosphere and the staff there always nice very welcoming.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Ivy Asia Cardiff, is one of the best restaurants I’ve ever been to. The staff are all fantastic and the food is excellent 

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a shame that the service let down the whole experience.

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  24. EmilyM

    South Wales

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Our waitress was really lovely, but unfortunately by the time we had ordered second drinks, they look so long we have eaten our main course and they still hadn’t arrived. I’ve never been anywhere where drinks took so long to arrive.

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  25. FionnaS

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was lovely and the two teenagers and my husband really enjoyed the food for their first time. The mid week deal was great.

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  26. SimonR

    South Wales

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a voucher that included a free bottle of champagne if redeemed by 31st March. We attended in 2nd April which was our 20yr wedding anniversary and politely asked if the restaurant would honour the champagne as a special occasion and they refused. Disappointing start to the evening and therefore refused to pay the discretionary service charge.

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  27. SeanH

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding venue offering an amazing visual through both the decoration of the place and all the food served. Food was unreal and the waiter Finn topped off our night with top service, helpful information and all-round pleasant manner. Would 100% recommend.

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  28. AmberG

    London

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    The past 4 times I have been here the food and atmosphere has been consistently good, however the service is like pulling teeth on all 4 occasions, this really lets the establishment down. Staff need to be trained to keep an eye open for customers looking around for attention, visit the table more frequently to ask if anything further is required, more drinks, more food or just advising when the food is coming. Even my 13 year old daughter said ‘mum, the service isn’t good is it?’ I have given it my all to want to go back, but the service is just angers me and this is based on 4 visits not just one. For this reason, I will not be looking to return unless the establishment can assure the training and service had been reviewed, sorry, I am gutted as I really do like it!!!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Bath

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Unbelievably well decorated restaurant. Excellent atmosphere with first class food and staff.
    The Ivy Asia, CardiffResponded on 2 April 2024
    Opentable Diner, thank you for sharing your positive experience!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing place. However pricey cocktails and not much in them. Amazing
    The Ivy Asia, CardiffResponded on 2 April 2024
    Hello Opentable Diner, thank you; we appreciate your feedback!

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  31. Simoon

    Dorset

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic dining experience. Definitely return and recommend
    The Ivy Asia, CardiffResponded on 2 April 2024
    Simoon, we're glad you had such a wonderful experience with us!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first visit to this restaurant. We thoroughly enjoyed the food and initially had lovely waiter advising us on what to order etc and took our order! After that, it was us, trying to get someone's attention. Service is a bit haphazard, but friends have said the same. Loved decor.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and amazing service! Mocktails were insane! Would recommend the ivy Asia to anyone.
    The Ivy Asia, CardiffResponded on 1 April 2024
    Opentable Diner, thank you so much for the positive review!

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  34. Will

    Worcestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Advised to share and have something from different sections of the menu, what great advice 👌🏼would recommend this, the popcorn shrimp and the prawn toast were our favs but we loved everything! Staff so friendly for a special birthday! Can't wait to come back!
    The Ivy Asia, CardiffResponded on 2 April 2024
    Will, thank you so much for the positive review!

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  35. CarrieH

    Bristol

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful evening. I booked the wrong table and was seated at a counter. We were offered drinks and moved to a table which was great service. Lucy our waitress was amazing and really made the evening. We will definitely be back
    The Ivy Asia, CardiffResponded on 1 April 2024
    Carrieh, thank you so much for the positive review!

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  36. CatJ

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful setting for an afternoon tea and so nice to have a different offering to the usual sandwiches and cakes you get elsewhere. Our server (we called him Georges… but didn’t know his name), was very attentive, chatty and good fun. Absolutely recommend the afternoon tea and looking forward to returning for another experience of the full menu.
    The Ivy Asia, CardiffResponded on 1 April 2024
    Hi Catj, thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us at The Ivy Asia Cardiff. We're happy we could meet your expectations!

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  37. JudithP

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic experience - Great service, good menu choices at very good prices. Throughly enjoyed it and will return soon.
    The Ivy Asia, CardiffResponded on 2 April 2024
    Judithp, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to The Ivy Asia Cardiff!

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  38. alice

    South Wales

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Interiors were spot on but the food lacked a lot of flavour nothing outstanding and felt that the food was the last thing to be looked at after the interiors first. Couldn’t recommend the service from the staff more

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We made a request prior to arriving to be seated near a window. This wasn’t possible due to lack of tables for 2 . We were kept waiting at the bar for over 30 mins . We approached a member of staff about being seated at an alternative table . We were lead to a table for 4 after 40 mins after arriving at the restaurant. The service was good and the waiter very attentive . We ordered the Duck with pancakes which we found the duck being very dry and sparse. However the desserts are to die for.
    The Ivy Asia, CardiffResponded on 29 March 2024
    Hello Opentable Diner, thank you; we appreciate your feedback!

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  40. AliceK

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, athmosphere and great value for mobey. A must visit if in Cardiff
    The Ivy Asia, CardiffResponded on 29 March 2024
    Alicek, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to The Ivy Asia Cardiff!

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The Ivy Asia, Cardiff is rated 4.5 stars by 2557 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

22:30


Booked 87 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Ivy Asia, Cardiff

84/85 St.David's Shopping Centre, Cardiff, Cardiff CF10 1GA

Additional information

  • Area
    Cardiff
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Wed 11:30–22:00 Thu 11:30–22:45 Fri 11:30–23:30 Sat 10:00–23:30 Sun 10:00–22:00
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Asian, Asian, Sushi
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, High Tea, Late Night, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
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