Yakitori1

4.7
145 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 145 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
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.4
ambience
4.4
value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ChrisP
Wales
1 review
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is excellent and pretty good value. Nice ambience in the restaurant which is clean. Free first beer on Monday too which was a bonus!

MG
MrsG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful meal at Yakitori. The food is excellent, very fresh, superbly presented and really tasty. We will be going back and will recommend the restaurant to friends and family. The service was great also. We weren’t sure about what to chose and were given lots of help. 10 out of 10

JW
JadeW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Cardiff. High quality food and incredible service

OT
OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!

MS
MalcolmS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Found the food excellent and service to match and value for money

LT
LauraT
Wales
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely service, excellent Japanese food, I’d highly recommend

CW
ChrisW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great quality food and drink. One of the best Japanese restaurants I've been to

AS
AshleyS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and great tasting food. Will definitely return!

SB
SarahB
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and lovely staff, very welcoming, will definitely be returning

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service. Was our first time but we will definitely be returning regularly

KR
KevalR
Wales
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic, the staff are really friendly and it's reasonably priced.

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Lara
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited Yakitori1 for my birthday, the food was amazing and the service was attentive and quick. Will definitely be returning!

EW
EssieW
Wales
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a very tasty meal, which was amazing quality at a very decent price ! Would definitely go to there again & recommend to others ! Very friendly service as well :)

LW
LynneW
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent menu with plenty of choices of both hot and cold food. The service was prompt and efficient and the food was all delicious. Will definitely be returning.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fabulous meal at Yakitori

RJ
RhysJ
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

all the food was fresh and delicious, not oily at all - tempura was excellent and the service was really good.

DW
DaveW
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, impeccable service, can’t recommend highly enough.

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bbbb
Wales
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious fresh fish and high quality meat. Fast and great service every time we visit. Everything on the menu tastes great and there's plenty of meals that cater to people who don't want sushi, although the sushi is wonderful. Nice drinks and dessert selection and a fairly casual/relaxed atmosphere.

JJ
JoanneJ
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is tasty. Services is prompt. Reasonable prices. Lovely staff

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Annie
London
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Lovely food with great service. Would definitely recommend.

ZS
ZahrinaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely stunning! What an absolute gem down Cardiff Bay! Really hot day but perfect temperature inside. Staff were really friendly and super attentive. The food! Honestly I cannot stop thinking about the scallops, the hamachi, the unagi & the flam torched salmon. Can't recommend enough!

SJ
SharonJ
Wales
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is absolutely delicious, it is so fresh and tasty. The staff are also friendly and efficient. I cannot recommend this restaurant highly enough.

WA
WAGalot
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went twice food very good on both occasions. Service very quick liked everything we tried.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, as always!

PG
PhoenixG
London
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food is lovely with plenty of vegetarian options, with various combinations that we hadn't encountered before and enjoying trying.

LM
LivesinMumbles
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We enjoyed a long-awaited get together with friends so the food was not the most important part of the evening - it was fine, but the ordering and service could have been better.
Two of our party are gluten free which I mentioned at the time of booking. I asked at the time if alternative dishes could be provided and was told yes eg rice noodles instead of wheat ones.
But when it came to ordering it seemed the waiter was uninterested or did not understand what we were asking. He said hardly anything cld be GF which seemed strange. It took ages to establish what the two could order apart from a bowl of steamed rice - not exactly a special dish to be enjoyed on a night out.
As it turned out the food was fine (it all arrived in random order which was a bit odd) but it was an unnecessary bit of confusion. Surely all restaurants understand GF these days?
All in all we had a good time and it was good value for money, but they need to get their act together for people with food allergies.

Yakitori1
Responded on July 18, 2021

Dear LivesinMumbles Many thanks for taking the time to write this review. We do take food allergies very seriously. Our staff are trained and we do have procedures in place with regard to gluten free requests. My waiting staff's response and casual attitude towards your request for gluten free is not acceptable. I am sorry. I can assure you we will investigate and will challenge the employee in question to do better. Thank you, Meng Yap Owner

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MeganL
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Tasty authentic Japanese food! Sushi was amazing and great service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Wales
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely perfect !! Will be returning and have already recommended to friends and family.
Service was excellent. Staff were very welcoming.
Couldn’t ask for a better experience!!

AH
AngelaH
Wales
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely fresh food, rest advice re what and how much to order and served quickly. Does not disappoint.

GH
GarethH
Wales
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic delicious food and service as usual…always recommend 😋

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Foodie1
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t recommend highly enough! Absolutely fantastic

SB
StephenB
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Really nice restaurant with a good menu and fairly priced.

DC
DC123
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super tasty! We would go back for sure. Lots of options and unique menu items. Good prices.

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Aisha
London
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The shakshimi was very fresh! Best sushi in cardiff!

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Emma78
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food & service! Can't wait to go back and try more off the menu.

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Ratbagtazbag
London
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food with quick friendly and polite service. Can’t wait to go back when I’m next in Cardiff!

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WeronikaO
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

I was very disappointed with the qualty of sushi - it resembled home-made sushi rather than genuine fresh sushi. However the staff was very friendly and the atmosphere was nice.

JT
JackT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service as always. Looking forward to coming back soon.

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SamiT
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

If you're looking for a great place with amazing food, this is it. The broth of the ramen dishes are so thick and flavoursome it pretty much blasts all other competition *cough* wagamama's *cough* straight out of the water. The sashimi and pretty much all other dishes look more like art when they arrive at your table except; unlike some other restaurants, the dishes actually taste as good if not better than they look.

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Kavey
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Some menu items disappointing (yakitori skewers, gyoza) but others much better (nigiri sushi, tempura). Overall decent.

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 145 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.