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The Ivy Asia, Cardiff, Cardiff, Cardiff

The Ivy Asia, Cardiff

4.5
4.5
2440 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

21:00


Booked 124 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 11:30–21:30 Thu 11:30–22:45 Fri 11:30–23:30 Sat 10:00–23:30 Sun 10:00–21:30
  • Phone number
    029 2280 6280
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual

Experiences

  • 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
  • The Ivy Asia Lunch Stack

    £19.95 per person

    4 Jan - 14 Nov 2024
    Our lunch stack is the perfect way to enhance your lunchtime, whether you’re catching up with friends, having a business meeting or looking for a quick bite, The Ivy Asia has you covered.
    The Ivy Asia Lunch Stack photo

What 2,440 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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South Wales

    Best Ambience

  • South Wales

    Innovative

  • South Wales

    Great for creative cocktails

  • South Wales

    Hot spot

  • South Wales

    Great for fine wines

  • 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 Service

  • Cardiff City & County

    Best Ambience

  • Cardiff City & County

    Great for brunch

  • 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

2,440 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined today

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I’m taking my mom out for lunch. The lunch deal was excellent, and the portion was generous. The only downside for me is that they use disposable chopsticks, which takes away from the table’s “poshness”

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  2. Relus

    Liverpool

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Wonderful menu, amazing service (Chelsea attended to us impeccably and was a delight), lighting was a bit bright and music was a bit upbeat for a Tuesday night but overall a wonderful delicious time was had.

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  3. Naav

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Some extra vegetarian options would be good to have in the menu

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  4. Chaz

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food and service. Dress code NOT enforced, three guys on table next to us all in tracksuits and two wearing baseball caps

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  5. Cezza

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fantastic really great tastes, well presented and thought out. We did the £50 pp menu and really enjoyed it. Staff were attentive and timed the delivery of the food really well. Beautiful surroundings. We will definitely be back

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  6. JoL23

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My first visit and I was not disappointed! The restaurant is beautifully decorated with friendly, helpful staff. Food was delicious with so much variety, and excellent value for money. Will definitely be visiting again

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  7. JaneC

    Devon

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall we had a wonderful experience the only disappointment was the price of the Pinot Noir by the glass - £19. No Merlot by the glass so had to no choice

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  8. JulieL6

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gorgeous setting, friendly, helpful staff and amazing food! Couldn’t ask for more

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  9. GlynW

    London

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food. I feel that the staff capability and attentiveness has slipped a little since our last visit. Still very good but not as good. The white wine was not chilled enough but we had an ice bucket so the second glass was better.

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  10. Lennon

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Just dissatisfied with the food and the fact they brought hot sauces which was more than the food we had in front of us and was very hot which spoiled taste of food

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  11. HelenE

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was our first experience at the Ivy Asia and we had a lovely meal. Would highly recommend it to people.

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  12. Jerv

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall enjoyable experience some minor issues with service otherwise all good.

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  13. judithE

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere, decor and ambience in the restaurant is really good, lively and bright. The staff are pleasant and helpful. The food is OK only

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  14. DaleB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely meal and servers were all friendly. We had a nice treat at the end for our anniversary off the staff.

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  15. ElkeG

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, ambience and service all good, apart from the birthday treat that didn’t appear. Slightly disappointed Would definitely go again

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  16. SteveR

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    For a special occasion, partner’s birthday, we can from Bristol and Plymouth to enjoy the fab food, service and ambience at Ivy Asia Cardiff. Didn’t disappoint in any way, everything was superb including Oliver our helpful, efficient and friendly waiter.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was outstanding, service was top quality and the whole ambience of the restaurant was excellent. Great experience!

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  18. RhianF

    South Wales

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    I wanted to finish my meal with coffee but was told I could no longer have the table. This was most disappointing. I felt rushed by my waitress which does not give a good overall dining experience.
    The Ivy Asia, CardiffResponded 2 days ago
    Rhianf, thank you for your kind review; we are happy to pass along your comments to the team here at The Ivy Asia Cardiff!

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  19. RonwenS

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a memorable evening to celebrate our Golden wedding anniversary. The food was superb. One thing that could have improved service was if there was time between corses to relax and get the table cleared . It felt rushed at that stage. We will definitely return.
    The Ivy Asia, CardiffResponded 1 day ago
    Ronwens, thank you for the high star rating!

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  20. JulieH

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The experience at Ivy Asia, from start to finish was exceptional, amazing food and service. A good range of menu items at competitive prices when compared to other restaurants offering this standard of food and service. The service charge is automatically added to the bill, something to be aware of, we were more than happy with that and actually gave an extra tip to reflect what was a memorable night of dining.

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  21. JacquiH

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and the sensation of all the spices was incredible

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  22. AlisonJ

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The service, food and experience was excellent. Only downside was being rushed after finishing mains even though we’d only been there 1 hour. We were happily having a final glass of wine and a coffee when we were told we had to pay the bill. This took an edge of the experience as it states that you have the table for 1.45 hours so I wasn’t expecting to be harassed to leave well within that time.

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  23. RichardM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent decor, great staff, good food. Mention for Fin, great lad good job well done. Will be back when in Cardiff again.

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  24. EmmaP

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, a lively atmosphere and fab decor. We had a great night celebrating a birthday.

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  25. DavidW

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love this place. The restaurant is beautiful with stunning decor. The food is the best Asian food I’ve tasted. Satay chicken, duck salad, Korean chicken and duck pancake rolls are just some of the delicious dishes we have tried. The staff are so friendly and knowledgable and the place is spotlessly clean. The toilets are also the best I’ve seen in a restaurant (even with the surprise in the gents)!
    The Ivy Asia, CardiffResponded 1 day ago
    Davidw, it's experiences like yours that really keep us motivated!

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  26. RStevens

    New York City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Excellent food but service was average. Drinks didn't arrive until after the food was served, desert was served without any utensils whatsoever. DJ and ambience not to our taste (too much bass, should have more asian inspired music).
    The Ivy Asia, CardiffResponded 2 days ago
    Rstevens, thank you for bringing this matter to our attention. We regret that you had a negative experience, and will use this as an opportunity to improve. Thank you, and have a fantastic day!

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  27. NiaD

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Server was amazing. Food was tasty. Nice ambience.
    The Ivy Asia, CardiffResponded 2 days ago
    Niad, thank you so much for the positive review!

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  28. Anna

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Incredible experience with attentive staff and truly delicious food. Perhaps I’m not the target audience but the DJ was just too much on a Wednesday evening. At one point t the music was ramped up and it meant the enjoyment was impacted. Too loud and the music didn’t feel right for the food and theme.
    The Ivy Asia, CardiffResponded 2 days ago
    Hello Anna, thank you; we appreciate your feedback!

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  29. RebeccaA

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful environment. Stunning food. Attentive staff. The music the DJ played was completely to my taste (cafe mambo vibes) I can’t get over how good it was and cannot wait to go again.
    The Ivy Asia, CardiffResponded 2 days ago
    Rebeccaa, thank you so much for the positive review!

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  30. John

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Upon arrival, we were greeted well at the desk. We were early, but they allowed us in. Once at our table, we were offered drinks. However, we were left for around 20 minutes before we had to ask someone where our drinks were! We felt overall that the service wasn't to our expectations throughout the meal. The food on the menu was lovely, but felt a lot of it was over spiced, which took away the taste of the food. We did love the decor and the cleanliness of the restaurant however and did feel very relaxed.

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  31. Minerva

    Shropshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Would not return - a disappointing experience. Some staff worked hard to give good service but let down by others clearly out of their depth. Leadership is all important and clearly lacking.

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  32. Marsey

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Beautiful decor, outstanding food, my only complaint would be that there a bit slow getting drinks to you, even to catch someone's eye to ask a question there just didn't seem to be enough staff to take care of the whole restaurant. Would I go again though....absolutely the food , atmosphere and decor is beautiful.
    The Ivy Asia, CardiffResponded 2 days ago
    Hello Marsey, thank you; we appreciate your feedback!

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  33. ChristopherP

    London

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    The Ser4vice was appalling. We waited at every turn for attention and I removed the Service Charge and told the Manager "The Restaurant was falling apart"...he was not interested!!

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  34. RhianF

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delighted with my first visit to The Ivy Asia Cardiff. Highly recommended. Particular thanks to our excellent hostess Maja who was truly exceptional.

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  35. LouiseM

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome restaurant!! Loved everything about it. Pay them a visit you wont be disappointed! :)
    The Ivy Asia, CardiffResponded 2 days ago
    Louisem, reviews like this give us motivation and help us ensure we provide high-quality care.

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  36. MaryE

    West Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic restaurant. It was beautifully decorated and the food was delicious. Our waitress was called Precious 💞 and she lived up to her name. Nothing was too much trouble and she was very imformative and knowledgeable about the dishes. We thoroughly recommend that you try it.
    The Ivy Asia, CardiffResponded 4 days ago
    Marye, thank you so much for the positive review!

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  37. JosefL

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoyed the experience. It was for a birthday celebration which was made special by a complimentary desert with a candle.
    The Ivy Asia, CardiffResponded 4 days ago
    Josefl, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to The Ivy Asia Cardiff!

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  38. JamesD

    South Wales

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Decor and presentation of food was fantastic but the food itself was not up to the high standard you would expect when paying those prices it was at best an average take away standard with no real wow factor to its taste. Service was initially quite slow and we had to ask for one dish that didn't arrive same again for a birthday cake we had pre ordered but never came out and when we queried it she said she would need to check but she never came back for ten minutes so we just decided to ask for the bill and got our coats on to leave and as we were standing up getting ready to leave she appeared with a cake which totally ruined the surprise element for my daughter's 25th birthday where we had planned for the cake to be bought out as a surprise so we could sing happy birthday to her. The menu was a bit confusing and some of the pricing was off for example my daughter wanted some duck but it was £19.99 per person with a minimum of two people so we had to spend nearly £40 for duck as there was no option for one person to order a single portion of duck. Overall very nice setting but let down on poor service and pricing we spent almost £300 in total and it wasn't the amazing experience we would have expected especially as it was for our daughter's birthday.

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  39. MoJoCon

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Service could’ve been a bit better but overall a very enjoyable experience.
    The Ivy Asia, CardiffResponded 5 days ago
    Hello Mojocon, thank you; we appreciate your feedback!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the moment we arrived, the amazing,friendly, and attentive staff made us feel welcome, setting the perfect mood for our date.The absolutely delicious food and warm,romantic atmosphere only confirmed that this is a place we can't wait to return to and explore more of the menu!
    The Ivy Asia, CardiffResponded on 20 February 2024
    Opentable Diner, we are very happy we could provide you with a positive experience!

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FAQs

The Ivy Asia, Cardiff is rated 4.5 stars by 2440 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

21:00


Booked 124 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 11:30–21:30 Thu 11:30–22:45 Fri 11:30–23:30 Sat 10:00–23:30 Sun 10:00–21:30
  • 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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