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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
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night

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  • 342
    Excellent
  • 81
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 5
    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
Most recent review
Attentive service and tasty food

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Ruti_roo
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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447 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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cardiff
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015 via mobile

Had dinner with my wife on a Saturday night. Booked a table for 6.30 so the place was quiet but fully booked for evening. Had the 6 mixed starters with some lebanese bread. I had a mixed grill dish with rice and a my wife had a lamb dosh with a spicy sauce. The meat was as tender as it... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Food is amazing and the place was very busy when we arrived. But that did not let the service down. Will surely be returning.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Been here a few times and its a superb experience everytime, great food, lovely atmosphere and friendly and efficient service. Keep up the good work

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Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Superb service and great food in a very friendly atmosphere. Loved the mezza sharing starters, great way to try new dishes.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We booked this for new years eve as something different rather than your typical English/Indian/Italian choice. We definitely were not disappointed. The staff were very helpful and polite, they gave good advice on dishes even advising whats enough etc so they were not out to just make a profit regardless. The food was so tasty, presentation was second to none,... More 

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Rogerstone, null, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We visited here after hearing many good reviews. Perhaps we expected too much but I found that I was served a deconstructed chicken kebab, which was nice but forgettable, with tasteless rice. However, the starter was lovely. We had a platter of different kebabs, hummus and pitta breads and enjoyed it all. Overall, I am wiling to give this restaurant... More 

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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

My daughter wanted some vegetarian food, but the restaurant we originally choose had a private function so they recommend Mina to us. My mother had never had Lebanese cuisine before so I was a little apprehensive as she is very fussy. We chose a mixture of mezze, tabbouleh, baba ganoush, hummus, falafel, kofte, kibbeh and yoghurt dip. My mother absolutely... More 

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Penarth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Booked the restaurant for a work social evening - for 32 - having visited 6 weeks previously in a small group (on the back of excellent Tripadvisor reviews). Corsa said he would be delighted to look after us. We were not disappointed! Great food with excellent service with some delicious Lebanese wines. Lovely fresh salads, delicious mezze and superb mains... 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?