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Yakitori1, Cardiff,

Yakitori1

4.7
4.7
535 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.

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2 people

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Booked 23 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon, Wed, Thu 12:00–14:00 Mon, Wed, Thu 17:30–22:00 Fri–Sun 12:00–22:00

  • Phone number

    029 2049 5050

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Cardiff

  • Cross Street

    New George Street

  • Parking Details

    Mermaid Quay car park on Stuart Street

  • Public Transit

    Cardiff Bay rail station - 6 minutes walk. Cardiff bus Millennium Centre stop - 4 minutes walk.

  • Additional

    Beer, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Takeaway, Wine

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 535 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • South Wales

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    Fit for Foodies

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  • South Wales

    Romance

  • South Wales

    Most Booked

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    Best Overall

  • Cardiff City & County

    Best Food

  • Cardiff City & County

    Best Service

  • Cardiff City & County

    Best Ambience

  • Cardiff City & County

    Best Value

  • Cardiff City & County

    Fit for Foodies

  • Cardiff City & County

    Group Bookings

  • Cardiff City & County

    Healthy

  • Cardiff City & County

    Lunch

  • Cardiff City & County

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  • Cardiff City & County

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  1. C

    Clive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great selection of food and great tasting as ever. I'll be back again no doubt.

  2. SC

    SianC

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Our food was exceptionally good, we tried things we hadn't had before and enjoyed everything we tried. The waiter was helpful and guided us through the menu, helping us to choose. Our desserts were amazing. All round great experience

  3. N

    Nice

    Cambridge

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    A nice meal, with some really good food as usual

  4. JM

    JoannaM

    Bath

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and a great evening all round- will definitely be back.

  5. CJ

    CaiJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really great sushi! Friendly staff , overall great experience

  6. GG

    GGYum

    London

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious meal, fresh, tasty and well catered for Gluten Free

  7. FZ

    F35ZoFlo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Simply lush! Will be back soon to get my loyalty card stamped once more

  8. S

    Swynnerton93

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful, pleasant and quick service provided by the most lovely of staff.

  9. SR

    StuartR

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Excellent food and service. Quiet enough for conversation but loud enough to have an atmosphere. Will definitely go back again.

  10. TT

    TTamaraM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    All round great experience really enjoyed the food. Wasn't the best atmosphere but still, highly recommended

  11. DM

    DavidMcG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Fresh japanese food and great service. Lovely to see hand rolled nigri; and I had one of the best miso soups I've tasted (...and I've tasted a lot!) If you like tempura, sashimi and sushi...it's a no-brainer...

  12. EM

    EmmaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous food, excellent quality..First time at Yakitori..Will definitely be returning and recommending to others..

  13. VD

    VeraD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Despite arriving 20 minutes early , we were greeted an shown to our table as soon as we arrived .Service excellent , staff polite food arrived promptly ( bearing in mind one guest was vegan and another had a severe allergy to onions) & was hot . Too full to even consider ordering dessert . Excellent value for money.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food as always

  15. AJ

    AimeeJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    A brilliant restaurant, tucked away just off the main bay walkway. Authentic food which tasted amazing. Cooked fresh and received quickly. Would come again when in Cardiff.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really nice food, friendly staff, an amazing place to go

  17. SM

    SuzanneM

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time at Yakitori 1 and it didn't disappoint. The restaurant is very clean and decorated very stylishly and modern. The service was great, friendly with out being over the top. Our food was excellent, we went for a select of sushi and other hot small dishes rather than a main meal and it was very tasty and very well presented. There is a good selection of food and drinks to choose from, we will definitely be going back.

  18. KM

    KatieM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food! Would definitely return when back in Cardiff!

  19. DH

    DijanaH

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Only problem there vos not any vegetables on the menu.

  20. DG

    DavidG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, each item was freshly made and was cooked perfectly

  21. ED

    EleanorD

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The staff was super friendly, the service was fantastic and the food was fresh and delicious. Highly recommend!

  22. SS

    ShahadS

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    it was great food, the place needs better decor and less noisy music. the staff were quick with the food and friendly. it's a little pricy but really tasty. the menu book teared and it was a too varied simpler menus are easier on the eyes.

  23. c

    clementines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service, delicious food, lots of variety and excellent vegetarian options

  24. MY

    MYrh1

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food always, will definitely be visiting again soon

  25. LB

    LisaB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Excellent food and service, we will definitely be back!

  26. RR

    RhoRho

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Excellent food and atmosphere. The fish was the freshest I've tasted in ages and presented beautifully 10/10

  27. DS

    DanielS

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Amazing food, good efficient service & really good vibe in the restaurant. We will be visiting again!

  28. OJ

    OwenJ

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service. Their flamed nigiri are excellent

  29. S

    Sarahjane1973

    Oxford

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love this place x sashimi was amazing and beautifully presented . Third visit and we will be back 😊

  30. ZW

    ZWills

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 April 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    Food was good however I have preferred other sushi restaurants in Cardiff such as Ichiban on Wellfield road. I would go again though.

  31. WH

    WillowH

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food which arrived quickly, with very fast service. The was a lovely atmosphere, and the staff are all very friendly. Amazing value for money, would highly recommend!!

  32. JG

    JessG

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was great, food came out quick and was of amazing standard and taste. Second time going back and will definitely be going back in the future.

  33. TM

    TayM

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Great experience, staff are very helpful and friendly. Will be coming back again

  34. RB

    RachB

    South Wales

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Great freshly prepared maki rolls. Dragon rolls were particularly good- super fresh and refreshing. Prawn and chicken parcels had too much wonton wrapper which was quite oily but flavour of small amount of filling was lovely. Karrage chicken could have been crispier.

  35. LC

    LisaC

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was stunning as always! Best Japanese restaurant ever

  36. JB

    JosephB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    If there is a better Japanese restaurant in Wales I haven't found it. Consistently excellent since it opened they have never failed to deliver sublime food of the freshest quality. Nuff said

  37. RE

    RuthE

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food, good service and amazing company. Fab night out all in all. Thank you

  38. H

    Happudu

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The staff interacting with us was very kind and hospitable and friendly

  39. HO

    HOLZ

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    LOVE this restaurant - it is becoming a regular place to visit- the food is wonderful, the staff are friendly and it has a lovely atmosphere. if you enjoy Japanese food, then this restaurant is the place for you :)

  40. KM

    KathrynM

    Liverpool

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely staff, gorgeous food. Fabulous evening in a nice restaurant.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • 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

FAQs

Yakitori1 does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Yakitori1 also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 029 2049 5050.

Yakitori1 is rated 4.7 stars by 535 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

May 2022
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Booked 23 times today
Google Map for Yakitori1

Unit 10, Mermaid Quay Cardiff Bay Cardiff, CF10 5BZ

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    New George Street

  • Area

    Cardiff

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon, Wed, Thu 12:00–14:00 Mon, Wed, Thu 17:30–22:00 Fri–Sun 12:00–22:00

  • Cuisines

    Japanese

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Mermaid Quay car park on Stuart Street

  • Public Transit

    Cardiff Bay rail station - 6 minutes walk. Cardiff bus Millennium Centre stop - 4 minutes walk.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Takeaway, Wine

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