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Mina Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
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
Good for:
Families with children

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  • 344
    Excellent
  • 86
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 6
    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
On the off chance

This restaurant was recommended by friends and we derided to give it a go. Minas is a small restaurant just outside the centre of Cardiff. If you don't like lamb or chicken it's not going to be to your taste. Fortunately lamb is one of my favourite meats. The staff are friendly and I think it's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Julie T
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Newport, United Kingdom
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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456 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Newport, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by friends and we derided to give it a go. Minas is a small restaurant just outside the centre of Cardiff. If you don't like lamb or chicken it's not going to be to your taste. Fortunately lamb is one of my favourite meats. The staff are friendly and I think it's family run. All the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Decided to give this a try after reading reviews on trip advisor. Was disappointed was expecting a lot more as there is similar cuisine restaurants in the area that are a fraction of the cost and taste a lot better on city road - this did not compare in my opinion. the positive did not book a table arrived on... More 

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Stafford, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Great evening. Couldn't fault the service or food. Well worth making the effort to travel a little way out of the city centre to experience authentic food as opposed to the usual branded restaurants.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

the food is very nice restaurant also have very nice decor service is good well looked after by the waiter who served us.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Popped in on the way home from work and as ever had a lovely tasty supper. Gluten free knowledge is really good and the service is lovely.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We have eaten here a few times in the past but not recently. We have never been disappointed. We popped in on the way home from working latish and got a table with no problem and extremely attentive and polite service with a smile. The very obliging staff were able to explain the Gluten Free options on the menu with... More 

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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

It's a tricky one this, as it's got the potential to be amazing but it just isn't. The decoration is cool - looks morroccan to me, but the atmosphere wasn't good as the music if any (can't remember) was too quiet. It was pretty dull. The owner and waitress were friendly but then they did get one drink wrong and... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I was treated by my boyfriend to a Valentines and birthday dinner at Mina and the food and service were both great (attentive but not annoying!). We especially loved the desert and will be back no doubt :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The waiting staff are well trained and attentive and the food is amazing, we have been a few times and had main courses and mezze options and everything has been perfect.

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

The waiter was probably the politest I have ever encountered in the UK. Service was prompt, always with a smile and willingness to serve. An explanation of the dishes was also offered. We had the 6 mezzehs that were delicious, even the kibbeh which is probably one of the most difficult to make. The king prawns were definitely king-sized and... 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  >  Southern 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
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?