We create simple, delicious food in a place where all are welcome.
Proud to be local
We hero local ingredients and fresh produce.
Made for sharing
We believe in the power of food to bring people together.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Fantastic food, great atmosphere. Very friendly staff and just great experience overall.
I usually love this place but I booked lunch at 1 without realising they close kitchen at 2 so I wasn’t fully relaxed. Their wok burner had a fault from the morning. It would have been good if I had been notified and given the option to rebook. The food we had was as lovely as ever. The owner’s service was good. If not for the aforementioned, it would have been 5* for all.
Great food, discreet friendly service, reasonably priced
A really authentic experience. All the dishes were prepared freshly and were presented beautifully. We tried many starters including gyoza and maki which tasted very nice. For our mains we had yaki soba, ramen and katsu curries all were lovely. We were able to take away anything we didn’t eat. My only thought is that the servers could have been asking us if we wanted more drinks or desserts. Otherwise a great experience with tasty food.
It was a lovely restaurant with fantastic food and good service.Havent been here before but look forward to coming here again.The food was so delicious we tucked in and didnt take a any photos,the beef is world class
Food great - a little pricey - ambiance is a little cold and clinical.
Delicious food and amazingly quick service. We love it here!
The food was absolutely incredible and the service was fast, efficient, and very polite. The layout of the restaurant is very comfortable and ambient.
Loved it! The overall experience was excellent. Food was superb, great choices and specials on the board. Great service too. Would recommend 100%
Lunch specials excellent
Dragon roll highly recommended & the tempura
Super service. Delicious food. Lots of vegetarian options
Really good experience. Food was amazing and staff very accommodating! Will definitely be back soon!
Excellent food and service would thoroughly recommend
Great food and quality. Nigiri zushi on the small side for the price compared to other local Japanese places (and Japan). Pleasant night out with no hassle and prompt service. More sauce on the yakitori would be nice/longer marinading.
Fabulous quick WOK lunch. Really quick and so delicious. We had the salmon and noodles, they were lovely. Can’t wait until our next visit
Greeted very well very friendly. We were guided with a helpful waiter incredibly patient and provided a clear explanation of the menu. The food was delicious and the portion just right, it was pricey but the service was worth the experience would consider going again.
Delicious food, great wine, friendly staff. Never disappointed
The only improvement to the experience would be going to Japan itself.
Absolutely fantastic food, service and atmosphere as always.
Good food. Would have been better if they had an outdoor space, as well. If you haven’t booked, you might end up the table close to the toilet and the kitchen. Service is always good. Price is okay. I’d recommend it for the good food and the welcoming service.
Amazing food, very reasonably priced, prompt and friendly service. The best sushi in Cardiff!
Best Japanese Restaurant ever. The food is amasing. Price is at par with the quality. Friendly staff. We have been to a few Japanese Restaurants around Cardiff, and this is the best. Highly-recommended is the Cha Han with beef fillet, Spider Maki and their ramen.
Amazing, love the food and can't wait to go back. The food is outstanding and every time we go there it's better than the time before.
Excellent meal . Sushi , soft shell crab tempura., noodles- All absolutely delicious . Well worth a visit
Love this restaurant. Food and service was excellent. We always visit whenever we visit Cardiff.
Always dine here when visiting Cardiff, great value for money.
Always excellent food, fresh and tasty.
If you’re in Cardiff bay it’s a must visit.
Stunning food. Brought so quickly. Helpful staff and great service. Delicious tea.
Top grade Japanese food. Having ordered maki, gyoza and the steak ramen it was all excellent - the Raman broth particularly so. Highly recommended
A wonderful restaurant, with amazing menu, lots of choice. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
Food times were great, and understanding on us being held up in traffic which made us 5 mins late.
Definitely go back.
Great selection on its menu. Vegetarian options on its sushi menu are delicious
We had a fantastic pre opera meal. Perfect food to set the mood for Madam Buttery.
The only reason I did not give full marks was because it was not made plain when I booked for 1.30 pm that the restaurant would close at 2.30 pm allowing us only 1 hour to eat what was a delicious meal. We felt rushed. Also, the waiter took his time to come and take our order. I made the booking online and this proviso should have been shown somewhere. However, the food was excelent.
Dear PenelopeT Many thanks for your review. I agree with you our staff could have been more attentive. I will ensure your review is communicated to our front of house team. Happy to hear you enjoyed the food. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Yours sincerely, Meng Yap Owner
Service great, very helpful staff, food quality and execution of dishes great, although some dishes were expensive for the portion size!
Best eating place in Cardiff. Food is awesome . Food is excellent everytime i go .
Food came quick after we ordered. We had a lovely meal.
Super fresh food, lots to choose from, and excellent service.
Food was superb!!!!! Will definitely be back
Really great food' friendly service would highly recommend.
Amazing food, helpful and friendly staff and fast table service! Will definitely be back.
Yakitori1 does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Yakitori1 also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 029 2049 5050.
Yakitori1 is rated 4.7 stars by 257 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.