Yakitori1

4.7
275 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 & 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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 275 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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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable. Good was incredible and service was impeccable. Good came out so quick!! Perfect start to our holiday

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Ann21
Wales
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely food as usual. Quick and friendly service.

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MathewH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very quick service, all the food ordered arrived hot and was very tasty

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seanE
Bath
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was so fresh as it was cooked to order. As a result it would come to the table as and when it was ready.

Service was excellent and nothing was a problem.

Highly recommend.

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HKAUR10
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food was served different Times with long wait. It was my daughters 13th birthday they brought a cake to the table and charged £6 without asking us

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Robert
Wales
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service can't find fault in anything at all.

JB
JakeB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place to eat. Not expensive at all for what you get.

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BethanC
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

amazing japanese food friendly staff.

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JackieD
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really excellent Japanese food, fresh ingredients, beautifully prepared and presented. Delicious. Excellent and friendly service. I highly recommend 😊

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ZahidK
Wales
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, first time to ever go there and absolutely loved the food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Forgotten dishes, forgotten drinks and all on a quiet night. ‘Spicy’ dishes were just needlessly plastered with sriracha sauce. It was ok overall (our friends good company saved the day)…Not worth the ££ though. I wouldn’t go back based on this experience.

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Jimbo
London
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious meal with good, friendly service at this busy restaurant in Cardiff Bay on Saturday night.
Tasty mixture of sushi, sashimi, soft-shell crab, beef curry and wok dishes. Excellent with some saki to warm the soul.

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footprint
London
11 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

A good choice overall...the Salmon Teriyaki was great....the first course was fast but then the service slowed to stop...like everywhere else not enough people!

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vipMichelleL
Wales
12 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good meal and quick service

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Ts83
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Beautiful food. A bit pricey but very tasty. A bit noisy and bright.

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CathB
Bath
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious, authentic food. Super fresh and full of flavour!

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stacye
Wales
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff, gorgeous food. Lots of choice, can’t wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Wales
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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StephenB
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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PatrickR
Wales
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
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 on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, discreet friendly service, reasonably priced

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CarenT
London
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
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
Wales
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 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
Wales
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

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

JY
JayneY
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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NiceMan69
Wales
1 review
Dined on October 8, 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
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 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 October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch specials excellent
Dragon roll highly recommended & the tempura

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LeanneD
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super service. Delicious food. Lots of vegetarian options

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OpenTable Diner
Wales
1 review
Dined on October 3, 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 October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service would thoroughly recommend

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Weruzujin
Iceland
1 review
Dined on October 2, 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 October 2, 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 October 1, 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 September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great wine, friendly staff. Never disappointed

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Sagebirt
Wales
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

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EmilyJ
Herefordshire
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic food, service and atmosphere as always.

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GoodFoodLover
1 review
Dined on September 29, 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 September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Denishikov
Wales
1 review
Dined on September 26, 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.

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 275 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.