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Mina Restaurant

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43 Crwys Road | Cathays, Cardiff CF24 4ND, Wales
+44 29 2023 5212
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Having driven past this place on many occasions I decided to finally pay it a visit and I wasn't disappointed. They serve traditional Lebanese dishes along with Lebanese wine and beer. There is a good selection of food on the menu and lots of starters to choose from. The staff are very attentive and couldn't do more to help us... More 

1 Thank SloggsCardiff
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't judge a book by its cover. This restaurant doesn't look the best from the outside but once you venture in it is great. The decor creates a fab atmosphere. The marinated/grilled chicken was fantastic- so much flavour.It came with rice ( I don't even like rice that much) which was so tasty and lovely roasted veg. They also serve... More 

1 Thank Josebag
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We popped in here after work for tea. I've walked past the restaurant hundreds of times but never actually been in; yesterday we decided to give it a try. As we walked in it was a calm yet efficient atmosphere. The lady waiting was extremely helpful - guided us on amounts of food (we had lots of small dishes to... More 

1 Thank mimday
Croydon, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are never disappointed and always get a great welcome from the friendly staff. The food is delicious and the service excellent. My favourite is the lamb tagine but there is a wide variety of equally tasty dishes to try. Definitely recommend. Thank you Mina.

2 Thank valhughes514
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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165 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Three of us out for a nice meal had a good evening at this friendly atmospheric restaurant serving Middle Easter food. For a starter I had Foule Madame, a very popular Egyptian dish and the others had lamb kibbeh and spicy meatballs. For main we had the delicious Kastaletta Ghanam a beautiful lamb chop dish with a port sauce. To... More 

2 Thank Melvyn J
Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely meal Minas chicken breast was delicious. The Mezza were great, especially the stuffed vine leaves. Definitely be going back, great atmosphere and food, great value

1 Thank Fiona S
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had the mezza to share for starter which was lovely! And a beautiful lamb main, would recommend! Nice atmosphere and quirky decorations. Service was great as well!

1 Thank Siwan M
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We returned to Mina for dinner a few days ago, having not been there in a while. We were pleased to find the same relaxed intimate atmosphere that we remembered. The food was also as good as ever, with excellent friendly service. Can't wait to go back!

1 Thank delboy27sbc
Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed this outing. A much welcome relief from the screaming war cries of the empty vessels that went to the rugby and haunted the pubs of Cardiff after the game. My girlfriend and I shared two starters. My main, the Mina lamb, was delicious and her chicken dish was like an Olympic village of quality both in taste and... More 

1 Thank Tony D
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64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A really tasty meal, nice ambience after the shoutyness of all the pubs on match day! We had baba gounouj and falafel to start followed by the tawk (chicken) and the Mina lamb. Also had a bottle of white wine. Should come here more often !! Staff were lovely and accommodating, see you soon !

2 Thank Hayleybob

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$24 - $31
Lebanese, Middle Eastern, Halal
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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: +44 29 2023 5212

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?