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“Hair & MSG but still nice!” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Swallow

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The Swallow
Ranked #578 of 1,210 Restaurants in Cardiff
Price range: $6 - $12
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Takeout
Cardiff, United Kingdom
1 review
“Hair & MSG but still nice!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2013

We had a lovely takeaway from here last week, the food very tasty BUT.....rice tasted very strongly of MSG and we found a 4 inch jet black hair in the spring roll. Strangely enough though I would go back as the crispy beef was best I've tasted in long time.....must be the msg...lol.
I will say the man was very polite and friendly and the place looked spotless. and it does have a high food high rating in the window.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Good Service, quality Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2013 via mobile

Good Service, quality Food would definitely recommend this restaurant ..worth a visit ...keep up the good work

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“one of the best if not the best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2012

excellant takeaway,always was one of the best restuarants in cardiff, shame it changed to a takeaway but the food is great. try the spring rolls,pure class .

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank bluesince52
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“Amazing oriental cuisine - TOP NOTCH”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2012

Well what can I say guys? Fantastic value, service and absolutely outstanding food. What a treat! The best Chinese takeaway in Cardiff...try it, you won't be disappointed!

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Cashmoney17
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cardiff
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Try it and see!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2009

The swallow (on city road) is really good! We have been regulars for a long time. John the owner is one of the nicest people you could meet - he remembers your name and is super efficient- your order is always ready on time. Try the BBQ spare ribs and the lettuce wraps (know sounds boring but they are very very nice!) whenever my family comes to visit they all ask ' can we have a swallow takeaway?' as they all love it so much, they all say their local takeaways cannot live up to The Swallow! Give it a go! Ali and Mike xxx

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank alimikey
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