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Travellers' Choice2023
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Mina has been established since 1990. At that time it was a café type more than a restaurant. We were mainly doing breakfast and sandwiches. Since then we have been trading continuously. The Lebanese Cuisine is a cuisine of the nature. Its colours reflect the richness of sunny Landscape and its diversity reflect the goodness and the hospitality of the Lebanese people. Lebanese food is unique in that it combines the sophistication and subtleties of European haute cuisines with the exotic ingredient of the orient. a meal usually start with a “Mezza”, a selection of salads (tabboule and fattoush), hummus, moutabbal, stuffed grape leaves dolma and kibba. The main course is generally grilled meat,
PRICE RANGE
US$14 - US$40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Arabic
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Wow! We were on a winter “city break”, visiting Cardiff for the very first time. We always try to eat a cuisine new to us or go to somewhere a bit different. Mina delivered, exceeding our expectations, from the great welcome on a foul wet...Sunday night through a selection of delicious mezze, main dishes and dessert. Chateau Kefraya was a perfect red wine to accompany the savoury plates and arabic coffee and a glass of arak rounded off one of the best all round dining experiences we’ve enjoyed for a long time. If we come back to Cardiff in the future we will definitely eat here again!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely evening at Mina , the food is excellent served fresh and hot and staff are friendly and polite, it will take a lot to beat this restaurant

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 5 November 2023

Great tasting food, beautifully presented. Very good Lebanese wines. Lovely team. We really enjoyed the whole experience!

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 21 October 2023

Very traditional Lebanese food - extremely delicious! Very good choice for vegetarians/pescatarians. Kosar gave us fabulous service - will definitely return .

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 21 October 2023

Really nice food, very filling and lots of great vegetarian options. Service was very efficient and the staff were friendly.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 15 October 2023

Mina is the BEST restaurant in Cardiff. Been going there for years and never once had a bad meal and never once were the staff unfriendly. Every single visit you will enjoy the super friendly atmosphere and such delicious food, you won’t know when to...stop eating! The team at Mina restaurant are fab, so welcoming, friendly and nothing is ever too much trouble no matter how busy they are.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 8 October 2023 via mobile

Wonderful time at Minas on my 4th visit. Delicious fresh food with lovely staff and surroundings. Can’t wait to go back!! Best breads and houmous ever

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 14 September 2023 via mobile

Absolutely delicious food, always cooked to perfection. The flavours are so good, I would definitely recommend! Combined with the friendliest staff, this restaurant is a must!

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 8 September 2023

Food was some of the best we’ve had in cardiff. Staff were great and knowledgable about gluten free food which is good as I’m coeliac. Offered to bring my own gluten free food but they had gluten free pittas which was much appreciated. We will...be back.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 1 September 2023

The food in this restaurant is always perfectly cooked and delicious. can't fault it. The ladies serving are always very pleasant .

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 27 August 2023

This place is a hidden gem . The food is second too none. Hence why its listed as the No1 restaurant in Cardiff. From entering too leaving ..the full experience, service, food and atmosphere Is awsome. ..I will most definitely be returning.. Thank you #minascardiff

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 27 August 2023

We ordered a selection of meals and was impressed with all. The mezza sharer platter to start was amazing, full of options and all of equal quality in taste, steak cooked exactly to standard with plenty of flavour. Chicken cooked perfectly. Highly recommend the Lamb...Couscous, Dolma or Kibba. Everything tasted fresh and staff couldn’t do enough for usMore

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 27 August 2023

The food here is excellent I have been here a few times now and had no problems with food or staff the staff are very polite and can’t do enough for you it’s my place to eat

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 27 August 2023

Amazing food and service would highly recommend will definitely be eating here again! Couldn’t ask for anything else well looked after in there from the time we arrived till the time we left. Amazing experience haven’t been anywhere like here.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 27 August 2023

I would definitely recommend it, amazing food and fresh , also the staff couldn’t do enough for us 💜

Date of visit: August 2023
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Sandie B
9 January 2019|
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Response from Yasmina27 | Reviewed this property |
I’m also vegan and they had some lovely vegan options, plus there are vegan options from the mezze such as the tabboule, hummus, and fattoush!
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Shaida K
28 May 2018|
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Response from Biar D | Property representative |
We do many birthdays shay parties, also with reasonable price. Please let me know if you interested to book you in
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Alwayspeckish
14 December 2017|
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Response from MinaRestaurant | Property representative |
Hi We do Lebanese dishes, specialised in mezza ( small dishes like Spanish tapas) we have our Lebanese Ala Carte Menu as well Thanks for you interest Biar / Manager
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Yes, Mina Restaurant offers takeaway services.

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Mina Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5