Yakitori1

4.7
257 reviews
£25 and under
Japanese
Yakitori1 is a fresh take on traditional Japanese food. Inspired by Japan’s fast-paced restaurants and communal nature, we set out to bring the fresh, vibrant flavours of Japan to all.

Simple goodness
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • 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
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
What 257 People Are Saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.5
ambience
4.4
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StephenB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, great atmosphere. Very friendly staff and just great experience overall.

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PatrickR
South Wales
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

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.

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DawnW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, discreet friendly service, reasonably priced

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CarenT
London
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
South Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

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LaurenE
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Food great - a little pricey - ambiance is a little cold and clinical.

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JayneY
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and amazingly quick service. We love it here!

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NiceMan69
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely incredible and the service was fast, efficient, and very polite. The layout of the restaurant is very comfortable and ambient.

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IanD3010
London
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! The overall experience was excellent. Food was superb, great choices and specials on the board. Great service too. Would recommend 100%

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TeresaB
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch specials excellent
Dragon roll highly recommended & the tempura

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LeanneD
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super service. Delicious food. Lots of vegetarian options

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OpenTable Diner
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really good experience. Food was amazing and staff very accommodating! Will definitely be back soon!

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Katrinah
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service would thoroughly recommend

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Weruzujin
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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Nosila
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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PelumiR
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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.

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Bignosebird
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great wine, friendly staff. Never disappointed

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Sagebirt
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The only improvement to the experience would be going to Japan itself.

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EmilyJ
Herefordshire
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic food, service and atmosphere as always.

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GoodFoodLover
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

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.

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GeorginaW
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, very reasonably priced, prompt and friendly service. The best sushi in Cardiff!

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Denishikov
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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SianY
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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JaneE
London
5 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent meal . Sushi , soft shell crab tempura., noodles- All absolutely delicious . Well worth a visit

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JudyC
London
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. Food and service was excellent. We always visit whenever we visit Cardiff.

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PamS
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Always dine here when visiting Cardiff, great value for money.

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richardf
London
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always excellent food, fresh and tasty.
If you’re in Cardiff bay it’s a must visit.

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ClaireB
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning food. Brought so quickly. Helpful staff and great service. Delicious tea.

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EdwardS
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Top grade Japanese food. Having ordered maki, gyoza and the steak ramen it was all excellent - the Raman broth particularly so. Highly recommended

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MariaF
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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AKee
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great selection on its menu. Vegetarian options on its sushi menu are delicious

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic pre opera meal. Perfect food to set the mood for Madam Buttery.

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PenelopeT
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

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.

Yakitori1
Responded on 1 October 2021

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

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MingY
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service great, very helpful staff, food quality and execution of dishes great, although some dishes were expensive for the portion size!

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MarkB
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best eating place in Cardiff. Food is awesome . Food is excellent everytime i go .

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KellyP
Czech Republic
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food came quick after we ordered. We had a lovely meal.

KM
KarenM
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Super fresh food, lots to choose from, and excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was superb!!!!! Will definitely be back

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JoelC
London
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food' friendly service would highly recommend.

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RobynK
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, helpful and friendly staff and fast table service! Will definitely be back.

FAQs

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.