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Mina Restaurant

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$$$
Cathays
Lebanese
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43 Crwys Road | Cathays, Cardiff cf24 4nd, Wales
029 2023 5212
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 358
    Excellent
  • 93
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Friendly Staff

Friendly staff and very helpful. Second time at this restaurant and in my case I think it's an acquired taste. We had a large platter for four with lots of choice as starters. Two of us had Mina lamb which they enjoyed, one king prawns and a chicken kebab that was main meals. Very nice, but I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
dave h
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Friendly staff and very helpful. Second time at this restaurant and in my case I think it's an acquired taste. We had a large platter for four with lots of choice as starters. Two of us had Mina lamb which they enjoyed, one king prawns and a chicken kebab that was main meals. Very nice, but I think it's an... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I visited here with my choir (all ladies) and whilst we didn't sing we were very demanding with lots of girls turning up unannounced! The staff were very friendly and couldn't do enough to help. Such lovely food with so much wonderful choice and flavours. Everyone loved what they had and there was a lot of food envy. Really nice,... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

First time at Mina - choose here because of TA reviews . Husband and I had the meze platter to start - the baba ganoush was phenomenal and I wanted a pot of houmous to take home with me ! Lamb kebab and the mixed platter for mains - I did have slight food envy as the lamb kebab was... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

It's some time since I last ate here but I'm very pleased to report that the food and service are still very good. We were 4 friends and for starters I had a tasty Falafel, others were Fatoush, Mina meat balls and mussels all were well liked. For Mains 3 of us chose Kastaletta Ghanam which is marinated tender lamb... More 

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cardiff
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We love eating here. Great restaurant atmosphere, fantastic food and pleasant waiting staff and owners. We will continue using Mina!

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cardiff
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

nice fresh tasting restaurant, good service, good value -been there a couple of times and always excellent

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I used to love this place. The service was as exceptional as the food. But I suppose when places get this busy it loses that touch it once had. Was disappointed at my last visit the steak wasn't cooked as I usually liked and the quality overall seemed to have lost something. Seemed like the food was whacked onto the... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This place is thee best place on the map in Cardiff for a night out with friends or family, food is fantastic, staff are fantastic!! It is my Number 1 place to go, popped in Thursday night unexpectedly, as always never a problem, staff are great & always welcoming, we stayed for about 2 hours, all our food was perfect,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

When we went to this restaurant I wasn't sure what to expect from it but I was suprised by the taste of the chicken with mushroom sauce, absolutely delicious! The hummus and the dessert were also very tasty. The inside of the restaurant is also warm and cozy so I would definitely recommend it for a good, price-worthy (as long... More 

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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This small restaurant, a little way out of the city centre, offers a wide menu of Lebanese food and wine at reasonable prices. They gave our party of 4 a warm welcome, and the level of service was great. Everything we ate was beautifully cooked. We will be going back again, and again. The only thing i,d improve is the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 43 Crwys Road | Cathays, Cardiff cf24 4nd, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  South Wales  >  Cardiff>  > Cathays
  • Neighborhood: Cathays
  • Phone Number: 029 2023 5212

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 24 - 31
  • Cuisine: Lebanese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?