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“Good food”
Review of Mina Restaurant

Mina Restaurant
Ranked #23 of 1,217 Restaurants in Cardiff
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$24 - US$31
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Delivery, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: Cathays
Leicesterhire
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134 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Good food”
Reviewed 23 August 2014

This restaurant is a little way out of the city centre but worth the effort. Unprepossessing in appearance (inside and out) but friendly and comfortable nevertheless.

Food very good although I was somewhat surprised at the limited options available with some typically Lebanese dishes seemingly unavailable.

Service was good although we were a little surprised to be asked outright if we wanted to put a tip on the visa bill.

Recommended

  • Visited August 2014
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1 Thank lyfted
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English first
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“A little gem”
Reviewed 21 August 2014

Called in quite early on a wednesday evening and we were seated immediately. We were pleasantly surprised as we had read that you have to book. The starters and mains were absolutely delicious, just loved the mina special main dish. Infact my friend had 3 starters as her main dish and all the food arrived simultaneously. If you love lamb as I do wow, not an extensive menu but plenty to choose from and you won't be disappointed. The 2 waiters were the most pleasant I have ever accounted and they were so helpful. Loved the fact that they served lebanese lager too. A gem of a place and will definitely go back. Even though I have accidentally ticked the outdoor seating as terrible I am unaware of any outside seating and could not delete this.

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank Jacqueline C
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Cardiff
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155 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Top class”
Reviewed 17 August 2014 via mobile

It was the second time I've visited the restaurant and it's fair to say I wasn't disappointed.

As with the first time the staff were attentive and quick

The food was fab. We had a mezzanine so tasted all sorts. Everything was great

It's very reasonable and I think I'll be going back sooner rather than later !!
The Lebanese beer Was like alcoholic honey. Very nice though !!

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Thank LongmanCardiff
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Anniversary Meal”
Reviewed 8 August 2014

Had been meaning to visit for a while but left it till our 5th anniversary, didnt book table, restaurant was busy but the staff found us a table so i would def recommend booking in advance, the food was lovely, the sauce with the spicy meatballs was AWESOME. The service was excellent, the food was excellent and overall the staff were excellent, couldnt recommend this venue highly enough.... 5 ***** all the way.

  • Visited August 2014
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1 Thank Dougie1969
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“lovely restaurant”
Reviewed 6 August 2014

A lovely restaurant! We like middle eastern food. The portions are generous and the food is superb and reasonably priced. The staff were friendly and attentive. Highly recommended!

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank Marco C
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