Yakitori1

4.7
67 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 67 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
4.5
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JuditA
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and lovely service, one of our favorite places in Cardiff!

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OpenTable Diner
Wales
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best meal I’ve ever had, the staff were very friendly and the food was great value, the restaurant was clean and the wait for food was practically non existent. Will definitely be making it a regular stop when we move to Cardiff in a few months!

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Sian
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fabulous!!!! The service was excellent. The food was fresh, hot and tasty. It was brought to the table within 15 minutes of ordering. Decent size portions but we ordered small plates thinking they were starters and then large plates for a main. It all came at once and we were finished within half an hour of ordering. Our fault. Next time we go (which we definitely will be) we will order a couple of bits at a time so we can really enjoy the food. Would def recommend. Plenty of alternative options for those who don't enjoy fish.

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SamB
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The sushi was amazing and the service was great. All round very friendly atmosphere.

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MichelleL
Wales
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food and wonderful ambience. Had 10 Nigri roll of sushi special for 1 and more Unagi. Perfect food and perfect company. Probably one of the best Japanese restaurants in Cardiff, maybe even Wales

MJ
MohammedJ
Wales
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a good experience with this restaurant. Great value for money and fantastic service.

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Hattie
Wales
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a real gem of a restaurant.
The food is fantastic.

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Someone
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great restaurant to go to if you crave the Japanese style of sushi, would definitely recommend to a friend

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JosieT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful food, especially the flamed salmon nigiri

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Luddy
Brighton
3 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good choice of food, including vegan. Away from the waterfront hubbub.

CH
CH17
Wales
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely service and delicious food, would recommend

CD
CristinaD
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really nice food and service . Definitely will recommend this restaurant

SM
SheMil
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Good food, nice owner and staff, overall a very good experience, will definitely be going back

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Simply amazing! Thank you

AK
AnthonyK
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food as always. Always a pleasure to visit

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TeresaS
Wales
3 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first time dining at Yakitori1 and the food was very good, our favourite was the surf and turf sushi option, the steak with sticky rice and the king prawns with noodles. We will definitely return 👍

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BruceWayne
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Lovely food, although I received the wrong special that I ordered. Wasn't disappointed though, and an easy mistake to make given the similarity in name (and probably my own pronunciation).

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RiRi
Nottingham
2 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was satisfyingly delicious . Would definitely go back.

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Weekendercurtis
Wales
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Lovely food served promptly and very politely. Help given as to choice and the set lunch meal was really good value. All covid regulations observed so it was a safe place. Really good and I would recommend eating there.

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Lizzie
Wales
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience2

Ordered ramen but not what I expected. Food was just reheated and the noodles were overcooked which was not authentic ramen noodles unfortunately.

JR
JenniferR
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

I was hoping for lovely fresh food but I’m sure my curry was just out of the microwave. As we were half way through eating our curry they bought our sushi over. (Bit late) didn’t complain just ate it.
Toilet was blocked an dirty.

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IJim
Wales
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was incredible, best sushi I've had yet. The service was excellent, and the location was very good. I highly recommend it!

NJ
NathanJ
Wales
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Brilliant food and amazing service even helped with choice when trying new food will definitely be back again

AJ
AdamJ
Wales
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I really enjoyed my visit here. So much so that I rebooked to come back the following week! Great food and ambience. Perfect.

LT
LynnetteT
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love Yakitori, the only thing we both noted is the sushi seems to have gotten smaller. I know that theyve had a lot of financial issues (pandemic) but it’s really very small rolls now in comparison to other establishments.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We celebrated my husband’s birthday with a sushi lunch.

Perhaps next time someone also lets them know it’s someone’s birthday they could do a little something ie write happy birthday on a dessert plate or offer bday drink or snack. After all we spent a lot of money and little something goes along way to make customers feel more valued. Just a suggestion not a complaint.

We order a lot of food and we really enjoyed it. Only let down was we order the Yakitori 1 flamed nigiri special and received the Yakitori 1 nigiri special instead. I did mention this to the waiter but we had already eaten half so felt like we couldn’t very well return it for our original order. We understand mistakes happen. What we did eat was lovely and as always we will be back.

Thank you again yakitori your sushi is always lush.

DT
DavidT
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love Yakitori. Good to see that they've survived all the lockdowns and are open again. fine food as always.

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Nice
Cambridge
3 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service is efficient and quietly attentive. Food tasty, well presented and swiftly served. We have always enjoyed our visits and looking forward to the next

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CatherineH
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service, would highly recommend!

DP
DavidP
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Lovely food, well presented and very tasty. Good value for money.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always pleasant dining there. Quite regular

OT
OpenTable Diner
Wales
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, food and pricing. I have been previously myself but took my family this time round who enjoyed it!

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LukeW
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food, extensive menu, cooked quickly and great service. Cannot wait to go back.

CP
CartledgeP
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

All good. Recommended. Quick, polite and nice food.

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SalesandLettingsAngels
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As a regular visitor to Yakitori I can say it is always exceptional - by far the best Sushi restaurant in Cardiff. The food is always quick and fresh and there is so much choice too!
The staff are very polite and their interaction is ideal.

EL
EmilyL
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Very impressed with the proprietor, who was dealing with the whole restaurant himself yet still providing quick, friendly service.
The food was good - clean, fresh and cooked to order - and plenty of choice. All dishes were nice, but the salmon sashimi was outstanding.
Not much to the restaurant itself in terms of decor and atmosphere, but fine for a quick meal.
We found it expensive, although perhaps understandable considering the location and good quality ingredients.
Overall, I would recommend.

RH
RubyH
Wales
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food and drinks, expensive but totally worth it.

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SarahI
Wales
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always a absolute delight. Great food at a great price. Delicious

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Doogdeb
Wales
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Yakitori is without doubt, the best restaurant in the bay, and best Japanese restaurant in Cardiff

JJ
JulianJ
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another great sushi meal. Glad there back open. Will be be back soon

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 67 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.