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“Variety of good asian food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Minna Tomei

Minna Tomei
Castra Centre, Haifa, Israel
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Ranked #19 of 228 Restaurants in Haifa
Cuisines: Asian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Great Asian restaurant featuring cuisine from 5 countries.
Haifa, Israel
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Variety of good asian food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Spacious and cozy restaurant located in the Castra compound. Parking area near by.
The food is good, a combination of flavors and textures.
Price is fair, the service was pretty good, some of the waiters could improve with a little more experience.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • Hebrew first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Haifa, Israel
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Interesting menu”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Interesting to find out a variety of dishes from Asia and the Far East. Very tasty food, especially if you like it spicy. Very friendly and helpful waitress service. Worth trying and wormly recommended.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Haifa, Israel
Top Contributor
141 reviews 141 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 52 cities Reviews in 52 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“Asian Fusion - doesn't make it for me”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

have been to Minna Tomei at Castra and more recently on the Carmel - lots of hype, food is ok but not more than that - and I expected more --- too much diversity ---- they should focus on one or two areas and not try to cover the entire Far East on their menu - menu is also confusing --- service was ok, barely, prices average - will not return

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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3 reviews 3 reviews
“Great place. fresh and authentic dishes.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

The food is delicious, fresh and authentic.
been there many times.
my favorite is Bombay Butter Chicken.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Haifa, Israel
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Poor excuse for Asian food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This is a great example of how trying too hard to adjust a foreign cuisine to local taste ruins it.
As an Asian food-lover for many years, I would like it to be as close as possible to the original.
In this case they make everything way WAY too sweet.
Asian food is all about the balance of flavor and here I couldn't taste anything but sweet.
It was downright cloying.
I have been there 3 different times in order to verify that it wasn't accidental and every time it was the same.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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