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“Best takeaway”
Review of Madhav

Madhav
Ranked #341 of 1,288 Restaurants in Cardiff
Description: Vegetarian Indian food
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Description: Vegetarian Indian food
Reviewed November 3, 2013

The vegetable samosas and spicy potato balls are the best in Cardiff. Have been using this takeaway for over 20yrs and it's never failed to deliver lovely food.

2  Thank brucewillisCardiff
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Reviewed July 2, 2013

Want to buy Indian groceries whilst waiting for dinner - well this is the place to go. Madhav is a great lady, one who can cook like an angel - no she isn't a person person, but if you treat her tidy she treats you tidy. The food can be eaten in house or taken away. Whilst it is being freshely prepared for you - in sight of you if you want to watch - your partner or you or both can wonder off and decide what to buy. - A unique experience and one that I am very glad to have been allowed to experience.

I have been there on my own and with my husband - always made welcome.

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3  Thank EJaneMoore
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

... and that comes from an Indian vegetarian who grew up in India! I've previously reviewed Vegetarian Food Studio and thought that I'd found my ideal for a Sunday thali (full Indian meal), but this small, homely restaurant in the centre of Cardiff simply blew my mind. Madhav is a vegetarian Konkani restaurant + takeaway with a tiny but varied offering Indian grocery (veg and non veg items) in the attached store behind the cafe. A very unpretentious little place, quiet and basic, but the food is as mother makes. My husband and I have already been there 3 times since we discovered the place under a month ago, and we don't even live IN Cardiff.

The thali at 6.95 is a steal and we're so enamoured of it we haven't experimented beyond it in all three visits. The thali includes a serving of rice, two freshly made rotis topped with butter, a cup of amti (a type of dal / lentil dish which is my pick of the plate), a cup of curry that varies each time (the last time, we had channa aloo masala), one serving each of two additional curries which also vary (potato and cauliflower the last time around), a small portion of raita, a papad and a sweet. I found this filling, though my husband ordered two extra rotis at a nominal charge - if I remember right, 50p or a pound each. I chose a lassi which is a kind of buttermilk to end my meal. Each dish was tasty and the portions were just right to allow one to experiment with all the items on the plate.

The grocery shop has a selection of almost every Indian vegetable including tendli which I haven't found elsewhere so far, and a huge selection of pickles, papad varieties, even Tiger biscuits (!) and smacks sweetly of being back inside a traditional grocery anywhere in Mumbai or elsewhere in India. My find of the year so far, Madhav is a winner.

6  Thank ramaaramesh
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Reviewed May 9, 2013

Brilliant, high quality traditional Indian food at a low price. Shop packed full of weird and wonderful Indian delicacies with great fresh fruit and veg.

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1  Thank Alexfcardiff
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Reviewed January 19, 2013

We ate the best vegetarian thali we have ever had in UK in a cheap but cheerful cafe. If you dont mind it basic the food is very good.

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Thank n m
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