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“not a good night” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cardamom Restaurant

Cardamom Restaurant
Ranked #437 of 1,210 Restaurants in Cardiff
Price range: $19 - $44
Cuisines: Indian, Asian, Bangladeshi
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Leading out of Cardiff along Cowbridge Road East, just as you think you���re unlikely to see anything else of much note, you���ll stumble across Cardamom. An unassuming Indian restaurant, Cardamom is nonetheless a stylish alternative to the swathes of overpowering flock wallpaper elsewhere. Here you���re more likely to find sleek wooden floors and simple cream walls hung with bold art works. It���s no surprise that Cardamom���s an award winner ��� taking an Echo Food and Drink Award in 2004 and being named Welsh Curry House of the Year 2007 ��� because the food is a delight. Offering typical Tandoori dishes plus a raft of mouthwatering specialities it���s no wonder this is Cardiff���s A-list curry house.
cardiff,wales
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“not a good night”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2013

came here for a meal on sat the 26jan. very busy when we got there not a problem normaly,seated very quick waited a bit before someone took our drinks order they turned up about 15mins later.then waited another 20mins before he came back to take our order,while we waited there was a few people complaining about waiting and not getting what they wanted,in the end after 45mins i joined them and asked about my meal the manager said he was sorry and wont be long.about 5mins later our meal turned up while the couple 2 tables away were still waiting and they were there before we turned up! when the meal arrived very nice again no problem with the food. when we payed the bill i asked the boss what was going on and he said one member of staff let them down it seemed more than that to me. think it was a groupon night shame the service let down a very good meal!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 review
“I will come back sure”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2013 via mobile

I went there for my birthday..and it was awesome the stuff was friendly...I will recommend to friends and family that sure

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“Again & Again !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2013

Great Food, The taste and experience is more entertaning. On the whole the atmosphere with a warm welcoming enviroment it seems to make you feel it is the only best place around.
Service is good many staff floating around waiting for you to order! You cant miss them and they cant miss you .

Meal
Chicken Tikka
Saag Ponnar
Chicken dunsack lol
Lemon rice

Having the meal ontime and served mildy hot wow.
I wouldnt risk my money and time else where, after all its good food we keep going back too.

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank BritishRyanK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Foodalicious”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2013

Our experience has been greatly experienced throughout the saturday evening with my wife Laura and daughter jessica.
At first we had something quite different the Samosa Chicken tikka and Lamb chops as tender and succulent with full flavour!!
For main it had to be chicken Bhuna and Lamb rogan with plain nan as they compliment each other. Service overall was outstanding tge manger himself is there to seat you and greet you,slendid.
The Bill is a thrill reasonable as the drinks!
You have to say it is the poshest place in town.
Thank you for our luxurious day
Ian Knellar

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Very good food, slow service and watch out for the poppadoms”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2012

First of all the good things. The food was great - I had the Kebab combo which was fantastic and everyone else on the table really enjoyed the food. The staff were very polite and seemed happy and checked on us often.
While the service was great there was a big wait for food, even though there were relatively few tables. To be honest though if the end result is tasty that's not that much of an issue.
Just be very careful about getting the poppadoms. While they were very nice along with the sauces they are rather pricey - coming to almost £8 for a table of four.
All in all a very nice meal, a little pricey with drinks and extra's but worth a visit.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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