Yakitori1

4.7
232 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 232 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
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4.5
ambience
4.4
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MariaF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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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PenelopeT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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.

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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.

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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

JC
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.

TG
TheGudLife
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was OK, good portion size - not over priced. Quite good really.

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LucyR
Devon
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding, the staff were lovely and really helpful

MM
MandM
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, best food I've ever had! My go to place for any special occasion.
Highly recommend

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Nice
Cambridge
6 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice meal, good food as always

LD
LadyDiner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an excellent find. We were staying in Cardiff Bay and looked online for something close by. We found this restaurant and decided to try it. It was fabulous and great value for money. It’s just a shame that we’re unlikely to be back in Cardiff as I would definitely return.

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Jade
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Excellent Japanese food! Also recommend the honey and lemon drink. Great staff, service was prompt. The only problem was that I booked the table over a week in advance for 3.30pm, then on the day of arrival we were all told we had to order quickly as the staff were all going on lunch. This wouldn't have been a problem if I was given a phone call even a day before, but this caused some pressure when ordering which wasn't nice for a birthday occasion. Also we ordered sushi that we explained was for my little niece and nephew and Wasabi was put on their plate!
But otherwise enjoyed the food & would recommend.

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AnaisG
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really fresh, well cooked and tasty. Could really taste the wok-hei in the fried rice. The quality of the food and cooked is always of a high standard.

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Suraj
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would be nice to have the dessert menu more visible.

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vipMichelleL
South Wales
10 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food and good service. Never disappoints.

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SueB
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place great food and great service. Best food in the Bay. Our first choice everytime! Staff very friendly and professional do not hassle you. Highly recommend

SA
SusanA
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All staff friendly and helpful.
Food fresh and cooked to order.
Good vegetarian choices

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OpenTable Diner
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

It was good and I can definitely see myself going back again. But I wish they had more variety of soft drinks.

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KevinH
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quiet restaurant with quick service, great food and attentive staff. Have been to this restaurant before and will visit again.

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FfionB
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing service as always! Would definitely recommend.

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StephenD
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service. Not the cheapest night out, but I guess you get what you pay for.

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vipMichelleL
South Wales
10 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant as always.

JA
JemmaA
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing so much better than your chains that attempt this kind of food. Next time in Cardiff we will definitely be back

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RichardW
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed eating here. The service was superb and the food was absolutely amazing! Cannot rate it highly enough and looking forward to returning soon.

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GarethGriffith
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely meal with attentive staff. All dishes full of flavour. As someone who has never previously tried Japanese food before I highly recommend it. Duck Ramen and Chicken Gyoza ( crispy dumplings ) were simply delicious.

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SandraP
South Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Wry good food great service portions very small though but had a lovely evening

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LizP
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service. We went for dinner and it was busy but not too much. Love the ambience, we keep going back 😊

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SheriM
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely food, good choice even for a vegan. Will be returning.

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LeeC
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, prompt and courteous service. Would definitely recommend.

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KristinaT
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So accommodating, friendly and lovely food. Definitely recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always lovely food and a great experience when we go

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NickW
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding food along with fast and friendly service. The best meal we had in Cardiff during our short trip.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very nice meal, good service and friendly staff

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vipMichelleL
South Wales
10 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good experience at Yakitori1. Superb food

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Robyn
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food! Fresh and fast, with both front of staff welcoming and willing to help us with choices of trying something new. Highly recommend!

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PhilipS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food

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DanaR
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food :)) Definitely like to eat here again .

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 232 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.