Tenkaichi Sushi & Noodle Bar Cardiff Review

School's officially out for all and so we decided to head out for food to celebrate. Being the budding Scientists that we are, we decided to skip the usual steak for a change & go for a healthier option. Only one thing came to mind, Japanese food. They offer healthier, more nutritious options and so it was only inevitable we would end up at Tenkaichi Sushi and Noodle Bar. The authenticity of food from this independent, family run business differs greatly from that of a chain like Wagamama. Located at the bottom end of busy City road, it's the perfect place to kill time with good friends. We were greeted with a smile by the friendly staff and promptly seated. Just like the many other Japanese restaurants, Tenkaichi's interior decor is minimal consisting of bare walls, bright lighting and communal seating. This relaxed, informal seating can be uncomfortable if you're unlucky enough to be sitting in the middle. Having to get up numerous times for other guests to leave is rather unsettling. As for the food, you'll just have to read on to find out. 

I have always been a Ramen type of girl, these delicious curly noodles have been a firm favourite four years running. I already knew what I wanted beforehand and so I ordered Spicy Beef Ramen (£7.60) as soon as we set down. This restaurant is always busy but to my surprise, we only waited 10 minutes for our food. The chilli soup base was full of flavour and the vegetables and beef, steaming hot. Portion wise, I found the amount of food in this bowl a bit overwhelming. It's a lot of food for a tiny human, and I tried my best to clear my bowl to no avail. But hey, that's hat friends are for, they dived straight in and soon, the bowl was as good as new. A true sign of good food!

We also ordered some Salmon Sashimi (£6.80) to share, unfortunately I found this a bit dry but my friends seemed to enjoy it.

We also enjoyed their Seafood Katsu which turned out to be a truly indulgent treat worth every bite. Of course, what's the use of heading out for Japanese food without having Sushi? With a nice range to choose from, I would've been more than happy to try every single one of the list

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit, the food was delicious especially the Ramen; it's such a shame the sashimi was too dry for me. However, would definitely go back again.
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Where is it?

236 City Road
Cardiff CF24 3JJ
Tel: 02920 481 888

Nokhuthula xo
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