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The Ivy Asia, Cardiff, Cardiff, Cardiff

The Ivy Asia, Cardiff

4.5
4.5
2630 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

19:00


Booked 95 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 2,630 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 Food

  • Cardiff City & County

    Best Ambience

  • Cardiff City & County

    Healthy

  • Cardiff City & County

    Hot spot

  • Cardiff City & County

    Great for fine wines

  • Cardiff City & County

    Good for special occasions

  • Cardiff City & County

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Cardiff City & County

    Lively

  • Cardiff City & County

    Most Booked

2,630 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Over priced, especially a small bottle of fizzy water £5 £50 per head, Not much food for the price.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress was attentive and sweet. Food is good, although the crème brûlée dessert was rather tasteless. Cocktails are nice and average priced. Ambience/music/decor are all outstanding.

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  3. Kel1

    Bristol

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful setting , very spacious and great atmosphere, very relaxing but still a nice little vibe around you , food delicious and wine incredible Service was outstanding and super friendly Will definitely book again

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food. Staff were very friendly and helpful - our waitress especially was very kind and welcoming. Will definitely be returning

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Liverpool

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Felt rushed from start to finish , was asked if it was out first visit which it was , but the menu wasn’t explained and was left to our own devices. Food was bland and wasn’t once asked if everything was okay or had any questions. We were served incorrect starters , we left one of the side dishes as it was just awful, again you would think they would ask if anything was wrong ? We would never return and really disappointed from start to finish.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was my birthday and the staff made me feel very special.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had the “ivy experience”. Food was really tasty and looked really good. Will definitely be back. Loved the decor of the restaurant. The prettiest loos ever 🌸

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Atmosphere was great. From the moment you stepped through the door you knew the night was going to be good. The service was lovely and everyone really friendly. The food just wow! The decor was incredible. Will be back

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  9. JessH

    South Wales

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 May 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The staff were exceptional. The drinks were lovely. The food was seriously average and not value for money, although i am aware this is not the place you come to for value for money. I wasn't happy with the table at first and they were very helpful trying to accommodate me. Popcorn prawns with a mayo based dressing is way too much fat. It was super bland too. But we had a lovely night. Thank you.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was the first time we had visited Ivy Asia and it did not disappoint, the stall were very friendly and helpful and the decoration was beautiful. Unfortunately I wasn’t feeling too well on the day so I didn’t get to enjoy as much of the food as I would have liked to but from what I did try it was lovely. I was also given complimentary Mochi with a candle as it was my birthday. Would definitely visit again!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall a pleasant experience. Food was very good.Our table was right next the music,would prefer to be seated further from that.Quite expensive but nice for a special occasion

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    As an experience it’s worth going once. They’ve spent some money on the interior and the ambience is worth experiencing. The service was exceptional. On the downside, the music periodically became obtrusively loud, certain tracks on their playlist made talking to my partner difficult. The food was (for me) the most disappointing part of the whole experience. I like to have a level of control over how my food is garnished, and the dishes here will suit some but not others. Portion sizes are small (I understand the tapas concept) but priced as mains as you’d expect with the Ivy. I ordered the Tuna Sashimi, the slices of tuna were small, thin, and all pre-covered in sauce and garnish. As someone who likes their sashimi with just some wasabi and soy sauce, this came as a disappointment. Similarly with the other dishes, you were having them as the Ivy liked them. If your tastes coincide with the Ivy’s you’ll love it, others won’t have such a great time. Better Japanese food is available in Cardiff at half the cost. Ivy Asia is worth experiencing, but frankly it felt like a novelty rather than a concept that could/would last.

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  13. PaulH

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Simple process to book a table. We did wait a reasonable while at reception to be checked in and to be shown to a table. As it was our first visit the ordering process was explained but I’m still none the wiser despite a 2nd explanation. It wasn’t just us as tables either side of us were just as confused. Food ordered from the a la carte menu was very good and we’ll return again for a special occasion.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best place I’ve ever been!! Came for a birthday meal and everything was amazing from the service to the food and drinks. Highly recommend

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  15. PaulC

    Buckinghamshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing place to eat, food lovely and service is always brilliant. Would highly recommend

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thankyou for making our anniversary special the restaurant and the food was amazing and the staff very polite and helpful well worth the money

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really interesting very tasty lunch for me and my son. We both enjoyed it very much and were very impressed with our server.

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  18. VanessaJ

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous Birthday lunch. Service was excellent and the food was amazing. We will definitely return.

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  19. KateC

    Bath

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great location (went before a concert) and great food. Service was quick and attentive and the restaurant decor is an experience in itself. Shame we couldn’t stay longer!

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  20. Gareth

    Hampshire

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was incredibly busy when we arrived for our meal but the staff remained unfazed and very professional. The waiter ( Will I believe ) was excellent and ensured that we were served very quickly as we were attending a concert nearby. The food, as always, was delicious. Thoroughly recommended.
    The Ivy Asia, CardiffResponded on 6 May 2024
    Good Afternoon, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review. I'm delighted to hear that you found our team were remaining professional even with the busy enviroment. The team will be happy to hear your comments. Kind Regards, The Ivy Asia Cardiff.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing! Blossom Afternoon Tea was fantastic. Lovely place, lovely staff.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fantastic meal here. Our waiter (Will) was so helpful and made our anniversary meal a beautiful experience. Would thoroughly recommend this restaurant for all aspects and wonderful cocktails added in.
    The Ivy Asia, CardiffResponded on 6 May 2024
    Thank you for taking the time to leave your review! We're delighted to read you enjoyed your visit and we are happy to pass your comments on to our team. We look forward to seeign you again! Kind Regards, The Ivy Asia Team

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    London

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful meal here (Cardiff restaurant) Amazing decor and ambience. Delicious food - great variety and quality. We were given good advice to order some small plates to share followed by a main each. Everything excellent. Good service. We always prefer to have our bottle of wine near us and not out of sight in a cooler but that's the only area of improvement I can think of!!

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  24. Claire

    Devon

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely first class! We had the experience menu, tasted amazing. Cannot fault the service at all. Wish we lived nearer so we could go more often
    The Ivy Asia, CardiffResponded on 6 May 2024
    Good Evening Claire, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We're delighted that you enjoyed your experience with us and hope to see you again. Kind Regards, The Ivy Asia Cardiff.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    It was my bday and ist time to eat there. The set menu was not available that day bec. it was busy. I ended up ordering duck curry!! What's special about it?? Nothing!! I felt that there was not much choices. I was looking forward to the food that smoke coming in delivery to the table ( like people's video). Did not enjoy my birthday celebration. Ivy Asia did not meet my expectatons. I'm not coming back!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Stunning venue and food was amazing.. definitely recommend the “experience menu” if you’ve not been before.
    The Ivy Asia, CardiffResponded on 6 May 2024
    Good Afternoon, Thank you for taking the time to leave your 5* review! We're delighted to hear you enjoyed our expereince menu.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice venue, very unique. The food was good although may have been good to have it explained further what the main courses would be like. A negative was that the plates kept getting cleared before everyone was finished. My son has gastro problems so it did make it obvious that he was a slower eater and was left sat eating his food with nothing else on the table.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the minute you walk into the door to the bar and directed to your table the staff were so friendly the food was amazing
    The Ivy Asia, CardiffResponded on 6 May 2024
    Good Afternoon. Thank you for taking the time to leave us your 5* review. We're happy to hear that you found our team friendly and will be glad to pass your comments forward! Kind Regards, The Ivy Asia Cardiff

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    lovely was a really nice experience, great food , amazing presentation
    The Ivy Asia, CardiffResponded on 6 May 2024
    Thank you for taking the time to leave your review!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb meal and experience. Sophie our waitress was very attentive, helpful and knowledgeable. The food was outstanding, some of the best I have ever tasted.

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  31. RachelP

    South Wales

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Good quality poor Little space on tables to place meal choices and to enable sharing of meal Music choice was like something from an American 70s cop show, expected to see Michael Douglas appear as his streets of San Francisco character Totally underwhelmed by whole experience

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  32. PamelaL

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The apple blossom tea was exceptional. Having had several teas lately this was the winner.
    The Ivy Asia, CardiffResponded on 6 May 2024
    Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback. We're delighted that you enjoyed our blossom afternoon tea! Kind Regards, The Ivy Asia Cardiff.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Bristol

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    It was decidedly average compared to previous visits.

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  34. AndreaB

    Surrey

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 May 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Very poor service. Constantly had to try and get someone’s attention took to order drinks. Didn’t wipe table before putting down cutlery despite really messy table and generally unattentive. Food was very good and great ambience. Dissapointing as always had really good service at Ivy and Ivy Asia.

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  35. ruthm

    South Wales

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    THE FOOD WAS AMAZING . WE HAD OUR STARTERS BEFORE WE GOT OUR DRINKS POOR SERVICE

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  36. PaulF

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food. Attentive service. Just the right pace for a lunchtime service
    The Ivy Asia, CardiffResponded on 6 May 2024
    Good Afternoon, Thank you for taking the time to leave your review! We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your lunchtime meal with us and hope to see you again soon! Kind Regards, The Ivy Asia Cardiff

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  37. DavidO

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Music loud and sometimes intrusive. Decor etc excellent. Food ok but not exceptional. Service generally good but we had to wait for the bill.

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  38. HAPPYEATERS

    London

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was outstanding some of the best eaten in recent times. However our experience was marred by the appalling service from a waitress that was simply not up to the task. Whilst we appreciate the difficulty in recruiting staff these days there seemed to be no overall management supervision to ensure that we were served promptly, our wine was ordered on a timely basis and our dishes cleared at the right time. But the food was so good that we were 'nearly' able to forget the appalling amateurish service.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The experience was lovely, due to cost it needs to be a special occasion but they made a fuss of the birthday boy and that was lovely

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    West Sussex

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time visiting the Ivy Asia and absolutely loved it! Would definitely recommend the experience menu as it includes a great selection of dishes.

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FAQs

The Ivy Asia, Cardiff is rated 4.5 stars by 2630 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

19:00


Booked 95 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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