Their menu is certainly comprehensive, scarily so in fact. Running to five small-fonted pages, it includes a range of sushi, tempura, teriyaki, fried noodles, ramen and rice bowls. With so many dishes available, I was worried it might be a case of “Jack of all trades”.
Mrs G slammed a couple of bottles of Sapporo (£3.75) whilst I remained designated driver for the night.
Yasai tempura (£6.25) were gorgeously light and bubbly of batter and generous of portion. The tender mixed vegetables included green peppers, aubergines, enoki mushrooms, carrot and squash.
Agedashi tofu (£5.85) was also enjoyably crunchy of coating. The soft, creamy and wobbly tofu pieces were bathed in a warm savoury broth. I quickly gave up on chopsticks, resorted to a spoon and then picked up the bowl to drink the leftovers.
Inari sushi (£3.15), Mrs G’s perennial favourite, were given the thumbs up. The sweet soy-sauce simmered tofu pouches were stuffed with sushi rice with a nice bite.
Spider maki (£8.55) were generously stuffed with crisp battered soft shell crab, saline pearls of flying fish roe, cucumber and avocado.
California rolls (£6.25), stuffed with that familiar guilty pleasure of crab stick and mayonnaise, were the most average dish we ate but they were still good.
Finally, a big piece of soft, fatty and meaty grilled eel (£8.85) was bathed in a sweet, sticky and savoury teriyaki sauce. It was sat on a green salad laced with finely shredded omelette.
We had a really tasty meal at Yukiyan. It’s another lovely Japanese restaurant in Cardiff which I’d gladly go back to anytime.
Address - Yukiyan, 101 Woodville Rd, Cardiff CF24 4DY
Telephone - 029 2132 8992