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Mia Tapas Bar and Restaurant

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130 East State St., The Commons, Ithaca, NY
607 277 2000
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Description: Mia restaurant features fine cuisine from many Asian countries in a unique...
Mia restaurant features fine cuisine from many Asian countries in a unique and beautiful atmosphere. At Mia we offer an eclectic menu and when available we pride ourselves in using local produce, sustainably harvested seafood, and hormone & antibiotic free meats for our Slow Food Pan-Asian cuisine.
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  • 68
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Interesting concept ... oriental tapas

Normally when you get "oriental tapas" you go to a Chinese restaurant for dim sum. Mia's extends this to dinner, and also extends the range of countries. There were Thai, Japanese, Korean, and Indian tapas dishes on the menu. We tried quite a few and they were all excellent. In general, I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Tim G
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Fairfax, Virginia
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Fairfax, Virginia
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92 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Normally when you get "oriental tapas" you go to a Chinese restaurant for dim sum. Mia's extends this to dinner, and also extends the range of countries. There were Thai, Japanese, Korean, and Indian tapas dishes on the menu. We tried quite a few and they were all excellent. In general, I do not care for tapas bars because ordering... More 

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Thank Tim G
Ithaca, New York
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We go to Mia's frequently because we love the delicious food, the excellent bar, and the friendly, comfortable ambiance. Excellent service, too. Mia's just gets better all the time, from the small plates to the scrumptious desserts. Don't missed the smoked tofu or pork buns or the creme brûlée trio!

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Thank ithacan2015
Ithaca, New York
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34 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

there is a feeling of being crowded in here. if you're a party of two, one of you will have to face a wall. if you're a party of three or four you'll be out in the middle of the floor unless they put two tables together in which case some of you will face the wall. tables for two... More 

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Thank chris k
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

If you are looking for a variety of tastes, Mia's offers a nice menu. Food was prepared and presented nicely. I can not say I have ever tried anything there that I did not like. Service was fair. When it is crowded it can be a bit noisy inside. Overall it was a pleasant experience.

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Thank Richard D
Ithaca, New York
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76 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

an effort to appease all tastes without filling all appetites who appear at the door, okay for some but will not fulfill most appetites.

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Thank anavidpalate
Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

I seem to be the dissenter here. Too many choices on the menu. The result is that some choices are only fair. Soups were excellent, tapas very good, but chicken curry dishes used poor quality chicken. Service was fair - server wanted to clear dishes while some were still eating ( one of my pet peeves ). One of my... More 

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1 Thank opps67
Houston, Texas
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75 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

We are so happy we chose to eat here on our first night in town! They were very busy, but we did not have to wait long for a table. Our server, Jared, was so great. He was friendly, knowledgable about the menu, and even shared some local info with us. Everything we ordered was fresh and prepared well. We... More 

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1 Thank Bec61
Rochester, New York
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

My husband and I stumbled upon this restaurant when looking for somewhere to eat on the Ithaca Commons on a crowded Saturday night. It was about 6-6:30 p.m., and it didn't look as crowded, so we went in. We were asked if we had reservations, which we didn't, but the host/owner graciously offered to fit us in, and we were... More 

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1 Thank btobey
North Yarmouth, ME
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

An impressive variety of Asian inspired tapas and interesting large plates at reasonable prices. Three of us shared 3 salads and 3 small plates and left with that great feeling of having eaten well without being uncomfortably full. None of our dishes disappointed, and the quality of everything was consistently high, and fresh. Definitely made our "short list" of go-to... More 

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Thank BillSandreuter
San Francisco, California
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Great menu, lots of variety to share, the more the merrier. It was an extraordinarily busy night, and service was still prompt and friendly.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 130 East State St., The Commons, Ithaca, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: 607 277 2000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
  • Cuisine: Asian, Spanish, Thai

Description

Mia restaurant features fine cuisine from many Asian countries in a unique and beautiful atmosphere. At Mia we offer an eclectic menu and when available we pride ourselves in using local produce, sustainably harvested seafood, and hormone & antibiotic free meats for our Slow Food Pan-Asian cuisine.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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