I often rely on tripadvisor for reviews, and as a new years resolution have decided to contribute.
I've been a regular customer of Ichibans since it first opened as I try to support independent restauraters within Cardiff. Sadly with Ichiban, the prices continue to go up and the quality down.
I'm no gastronome, but my yaki soba was bland at best.. the noodles bloated and akin to overcooked spaghetti. What chicken there was tasted cheap and like it had been precooked and added to the noodles rather than cooked fresh. My girlfriends ramen wasn't a lot better than a packet of supernoodles. I could have saved myself some cash and cooked tastier noodles at home.
On the service front, I wasn't asked how my meal was.. so maybe they can found out here.
Amazingly, this place is still super busy. Clearly, some people are deluded.. or maybe sticking to the sushi, which you can't really go wrong with. Best of luck to the business and future customers.. but me and Ichiban are done. There are better options.
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