The Crispy Duck

4.4
28 Reviews
£26 to £40
Chinese
The Crispy Duck is an award winning pan-asian restaurant offering an upmarket dining experience combining flavours from across Asia. Set in the heart of the city, The Crispy Duck has been a local favourite since its launch in 2011. Inspired by the melting pot of cultures across Asia, The Crispy Duck draws from comforting Malaysian family classics like Beef Rendang to beautifully handcrafted Japanese Sushi.

Sourcing our ingredients as close to home as possible and using authentic wok-fired and charcoal roasting techniques helps our dishes capture the flavours and aromas of authentic Asian cooking. Vibrant colours, crisp and fresh flavours underpin the philosophy of our cooking. Set in an elegant but simple dining room equipped with a fully stocked bar, we invite you to sample our range of Asian beers and extensive wine selection. An independent family-run business since our inception, The Crispy Duck offers a welcoming and inventive new take on pan-asian cuisine.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer 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
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 28 people are saying
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SuzanneP
Wales
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab food, lovely vibe, great service. My new regular!

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JohnR
Wales
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service excellent as usual would highly recommend

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Cary
Wales
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Upon arrival, the staff were very welcoming and friendly and were throughout our evening. Very helpful and chatty and the atmosphere was lovely.

We ordered the Tom Yum Soup (delicious) and prawn crackers to start. Then we had a few starters of the spring roll, satay chicken, chicken gyozas and duck pancakes. They were all lovely, although the pancake as a little soggy but nevertheless, still tasted nice! Then we had cantonese sweet & sour chicken with egg frice rice which was lovely - all tasted very fresh and not greasy as the food can be with chinese takeaways. We thoroughly enjoyed it, however, we probably wouldn't go back again as whilst the food was nice, it didn't blow us away! We have ticked it off our list of places to try for food and it was a lovely evening / dining experience. Good value for money as well, our bill came to around £45 with the drinks too (green tea)

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JenniferF
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food as always . Have my favourites ,( Rendang chicken and the noodles) they are amazing and they always taste the same. Never disappointed

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MayaH
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant have been going for the last 5 years. Consistently great food! I absolutely love the place!

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WillM
Wales
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food ever !! Highly recommend!
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SheenaS
Wales
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Food was very good and good value. As we were seated in the back and next to the bar hatch, the ambience was not great. Would however go back for the food.

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EllenD
Wales
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and even better service! Great range of dishes to choose from and exceptionally well presented. One of my favourite places in Cardiff!

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OpenTable Diner
Wales
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lovely food a great atmosphere me and wife loved it I would highly recommend the crispy duck

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HarrietT
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed my meal at the crispy duck for my dads birthday. It was a lovely surprise when they brought out a cake for him! The staff are very friendly and accommodating and I will definitely be returning and will recommend to my friends. Thank you very much to the staff for making my dads birthday special.

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JasonT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Have eaten here many times and it is always a great meal, with excellent food.

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JamesV
Wales
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience2

Service was poor as we enter red and throughout until the end. No manners and not very welcoming. It was very warm in there as there is no air con but the food was amazing as per usual. I would get a take away next time.

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helenJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely food and lots of choice. Good service. Nice to have good local restaurants

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KarenD
London
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time here, friends had recommended.
Service was great, food delicious and fairly priced.
Waiter was charming, we will return to sample more from their varied menu

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Olivia
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow, what an amazing restaurant. First time we have been there and food was fantastic, so tasty, not greasy just over all tasty. It was a birthday meal and was sung happy birthday and given a special sweet treat. Will defiantly be back again. Thank you !! X

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TomS
Wales
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Service was really really good, but small portions

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OpenTable Diner
Wales
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was very tasty and will definitely return!

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Alioun
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience1

Food was so slow . 30min for starters and 1hr to main . I was ready to leave but did not want to up set my partner.

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KellyJ
Wales
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant, great food , very nice owner who recommended dishes etc . Really enjoyed and will return.

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lize
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Reasonable food but crispy duck pancakes very disappointing.
It was ok but we wouldn’t go again

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CorinaD
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite ; diverse; excellent service ; very clean

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Chrisie
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely place friendly staff and lovely food cooked fresh.

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AnnB
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The menu choices are varied and cover many tastes. Food is beautifully presented and served. Thoroughly enjoyable yet relaxed dining, would recommend to anyone who enjoys Asian food.

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RyanT
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Malaysian and Cantonese food, hands down one of the best Asian restaurants in Cardiff in my honest opinion.

Give the Rendang Curry a try if you are into curries!

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JamesWilcox
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Have had previous dining experience with the crispy duck and as always enjoyed a fabulous meal by Mr. Lee. The menu had a large variety of selection, from curry to chinese to sushi. The restaurant was clean and has screens to keep distancing in place between the tables. Overall it was a great evening dining with my colleagues, service was great and felt authentic. So what did we have?
Starters:
Aromatic Crispy duck
Tempura mix
Pan fried Gyoza
Barbeque spare ribs
California Maki

Mains:
Boiled Rice x 2
Salmon teriyaki - Highly recommend
Sweet and sour chicken
Special Roast Duck
Malaysian three spice stir fry
Singapore vermicelli.

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Keira
London
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time dining here which had a great selection of Asian food. We ordered the chicken satay & gyoza for starters and for mains we had the salmon teriyaki, chicken katsu curry & beef rendang. The dishes were lovely and we would definitely recommend it to others.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely dining experience at The Crispy Duck. The staff were wonderful and happy to make recommendations tailored to my taste. Service was really good, food arrived quite quickly and was really tasty and authentic. The atmosphere was also nice resulting in an overall great evening. Might have to make this one a regular spot!

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YifeiW
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a wondering dining experience last night at the Crispy Duck. They serve very authentic Malaysian and Cantonese food - I highly recommend their Rendang beef curry and sea bass! The owner was very friendly and the restaurant had nice atmosphere.e Definitely the best Asian restaurants in Cardiff!

FAQs

The Crispy Duck does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo and Uber Eats. The Crispy Duck also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 029 2062 8008.

The Crispy Duck is rated 4.4 stars by 28 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 reservations at the moment.