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Reviewed 23 April 2024

Amazing atmosphere and food and staff was amazing. Well worth a visit really good value for money definitely would recommend.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 5 April 2024

Best meal in Cardiff. We booked table of 10 with Zi cafe after reading reviews from Tripadvisor. I’m glad we went. We enjoyed the dinner very much. We asked for less salt and no msg and the food still taste delicious. Very authentic Chinese food...with super friendly staffs.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 16 March 2024 via mobile

Staying in the area and saw good reviews. Everything we had was really good and some more unusual choices which was nice. Maybe it's just the area but the prices were 15-20% more than we would pay at home, hence the 4 stars.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 January 2024

Came here with friends and the food was excellent 😋 Lots of choice on the menu, will definitely be back to try more!

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 26 November 2023 via mobile

We've been to Zi's cafe for a number of years now, and it always delivers. Most recently they've started Cantonese Dim Sum, tasting exactly like the high-end traditional restaurants in Hong Kong! The restaurant owner said they've recruited a senior chef from Hong Kong -...no wonder!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 25 October 2023 via mobile

Good service. Food was tasty, however the prawn crackers were cold, and salt and pepper chicken really dry. Wouldn’t hurry back due to that reason.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 9 September 2023

This was my first time here. Both food and service were really good. We tried a range of dishes of meat and vegetables and cleared our plates. I would definitely recommend to friends and overall great value for money. I'll be back!

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 7 May 2023 via mobile

After waiting 15 mins to be served, We ordered three dishes. The chef seemed over exuberant with salt. Each dish was very salty. In addition, the General Tso’s chicken dish was just oozing too much soy sauce, that was all you could taste. Spare ribs...dish. There weren’t many spare ribs at all. Very limited. Overall disappointing and somewhere that we thought we would try but know we would never return.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 27 August 2022 via mobile

Take away delivered very late, and when it arrived was unpleasant chewy and we gave up on eating it. When we complained a man came to pick it up but proceeded to unpack it all on our doorstep to check we hadn't eaten it all....Heard nothing since as he argued how many chicken balls we had eaten. Avoid.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 22 August 2021 via mobile

This restaurant/takeaway is by far the best Chinese food I have had in the UK. The food is not like your standard Chinese takeaway( they all taste the same with way to much salt). From zi's the taste is incredible, full of flavour and the...menu has so many different options. I can highly recommend the chicken with leak and dried chilli, there ribs are also best I've had. Overall you need to try Zi's, it's incredible.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 30 January 2021 via mobile

I tried several vegan and gluten free dishes and found most to be ok. The bean curd dish was not to my taste at all. The fried rice tasted very good!

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 23 December 2020

Delicious food, great for takeaways during covid pandemic. Nice to sit in other times. Independent restaurant give it a try.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 3 October 2020

Definitely give Zi's a go if you have a group to feed! It's a little trickier to buy for just yourself, but it works out cheap when sharing or if you spread over two meals. I love the deep fried aubergine, bean curd in black...bean sauce, etc. never had a dish that I didn't enjoy here, eating in or taking away. Note that rice has to be ordered separately, but the portions are generous. Have only had takeaway since covid pandemic began, but still the same quality and I would assume that they would be able to provide seating as they have quite a lot of space inside to allow for social distancing! When i've been in, Zi's has a warm environment and the staff have always been helpful and welcoming. Definitely recommend!!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 6 March 2020

I went with Chinese friends who ordered the food, and they ordered a very nice aubergine dish. The people serving were friendly.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 7 January 2020

First in the cafe at lunchtime, we were a family of four and shared one of the set dinners. All the food was delicious. We will certainly go again!

Date of visit: January 2020
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ZI'S CAFE, Cardiff - Cathays - Updated 2024 Restaurant Reviews, Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews - Food Delivery & Takeaway - Tripadvisor

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Zi's Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4