Yakitori1

4.7
326 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 326 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.4
value
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MatthewE
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always delicious fresh tasty food.
Definitely recommend this place.

GJ
GuyJ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sushi on par with London. Can’t really get that anywhere else on Cardiff unfortunately.

SH
SarahH
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing place! Food was incredible and service for food was quick!

N
Nice
Cambridge
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was up to its usual high standard. Look forward to our next visit. Would be nice to be acknowledged when leaving

OJ
vipOwenJ
London
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Really good, service very quick, good menu with lots of choice.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I love this place and go as much as possible!

I
India
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Only place I go for sushi in Cardiff

MI
MrIL
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent. The price of the food was quite expensive for the size - mainly the beef and prawn Yakitori.

ML
vipMichelleL
14 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and very well prepared. Served quickly as well.

TM
TMeow
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fave restaurant, I would come here with family

KP
KateP
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic find and great food. If you love Sushi then you will love this!

JG
JessG
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing standard of food, great service and lovely atmosphere.

LS
LukeS
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Very good service, great food, great wine, great time

SZ
SilviaZ
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Really good sushi. Definitely going back. Excellent service too.

DG
DG77
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The food was nice and the resultant was quiet and very clean/tidy. Instead of cucumber hosomaki I have received salmon hosomaki which was very disappointing although miso soup was the best I've had so far!

HT
HuwT
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Value, Authentic, Japanese Food & Service in Mermaid key, Cardiff

HM
HuwM
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very much enjoyed our visit to Yakatori1 and would highly recommend to anyone who loves Japanese food or would like to try it.

EL
EmilyL
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning food, lovely service! Would definitely recommend!

C
Changeblazer
London
5 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food - very fast, so ideal for a quick bite, but probably not an evening out. All food comes when it’s ready, so if you want to pace your meal, keep the menu and order as you go. Good service though and excellent value for money!

CT
ClaireT
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely main courses (from the Wok) but we were a bit disappointed with the warm dorayaki custard. ‘Scotch’ pancakes with a thin layer of jam and custard that you couldn’t really taste. Will stick with the ice cream next time as that has always been delicious in the past.

CB
ClareB
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Had the lunch time deal - Delicious food and great service

AH
AlisonH
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food. Look forward to returning soon

JT
JenniferT
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

The food was ok. They need more staff because it is a popular restaurant. The older staff members need to smile.

Yakitori1
Responded on 29 November 2021

Dear JenniferT Many thanks for your review. I totally agree with your comment regarding older staff members 'need to smile' and have communicated to our front of house team. Thank you for taking the time to write the review. Yours sincerely, Meng Yap Owner

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cameforSUSHIstayedforSAK
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good, salmon overcooked but everything else delicious. Got a 60 year old who "hates fish" to try sushi and they ended up loving it.

N
Nice
Cambridge
8 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, good service as always

IB
IrinaB
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tasty meals, great atmosphere. We definitely will visit again xx

LS
LeonS
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently delicious food and excellent service, highly recommend!

ML
vipMichelleL
14 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and prompt service. Enjoyed the dishes of flamed nigiri , duck and plum with yaki soba and miso soup. Lovely food

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was good but menu for a Japanese restaurant was rather limited. The prices are rather high though the food is good.
I am.use to eating in Japanese restaurants in Asia so my opinion my be a little biased.

MF
MrFoster
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really good food. Service was great. I think some food was better value than others.

CK
ClaireK
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food - a spacious and efficient restaurant. Nicely busy without any sense of overcrowding. We will return.

HB
HayleyB
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food
Great service
Highly recommended

TR
TRISTANM
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, great service and a wonderful experience that I intend to enjoy again.

PF
PinkFloyd
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We booked a table for 6 people for dinner whilst visiting Cardiff on 5th November. The choice and quality of the food was excellent. Unfortunately the service was chaotic.
One of our family members was Vegetarian so we ordered a vegetable Tempura for starter but it never arrived.
For the main course 4 of us were served at the same time but for the fifth member we had to remind the waiter three times. By the time it arrived the rest of us had finished eating which spoilt our over-all dining experience.

KH
KHop
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, well presented and portion sizes were just right :)

RM
RebeccaM
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing and everyone there is so lovely - already planning my next visit

WS
WojciechS
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious chicken teriyaki rolls and duck ramen we will back!

HW
HelenW
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time to this restaurant and we weren't disappointed, it was lovely.
The staff, ambience, food was first class - would definately recommend visiting.

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viprick66
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous team and so quick!

DJ
DelythJ
2 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really enjoyable evening, on a very busy night. Excellent food, service and wine. The first time any of us (we were five females) had tried plum wine - the first but definitely not the last. Highly recommended

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 326 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.