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Travellers' Choice2023
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PRICE RANGE
AU$29 - AU$68
CUISINES
Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Thank you for a fabulous night. Food was amazing, tasty, fresh and all served beautifully. My friends mentioned that it was my 50th birthday and Sammy (the owner) brought me a champagne and lemon dessert with a huge sparkler, and then a little bit later...I had a beautifully wrapped gift : an Empire restaurant mug. We had such a great evening . Looking forward to returning in a month or somMore

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Went for a friends birthday, Fabulous food , great service with friendly staff, even had a birthday treat with a sparkler which was a welcomed surprise, thank you all at empire, we really enjoyed. Will def visit again.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful food, lovely attentive staff and a lovely atmosphere. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone in Cardiff!

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Empire is by far the best Indian fine dining restaurant in Cardiff. Took my family out for a meal and every single dish we had ordered was spot on and so flavourful. The mojito were very nice too. Staff are very friendly and provided excellent...customer service. Would highly recommend Empire to anyone, I have already mentioned to other family and friends. I WILL 100% BE GOING BACK!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Restaurant PR Manager, Agency / Consultant at The Empire Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear rumelk2024 Thank you for the very kind words and the 5-bubble rating! We're delighted you had a great time and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best wishes from Sami and all the Empire Restaurant team.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to go, always quick to serve!! A good tip off to a not so successful but great day!!! Lovely food and lovely location

Date of visit: April 2024
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Restaurant PR Manager, Agency / Consultant at The Empire Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear michaelvL4644BV Thank you for the very kind words! We're delighted you had a great time and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best wishes from Sami and all the Empire Restaurant team.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Me and Rachel have just been for food for my birthday, and we felt we had to leave a review as soon as we got home. This place is really nice, very clean, and the staff are extremely friendly and helpful. They all went above...and beyond. This is the first time we have visited the Empire. We've heard really good things about this place, so we decided to go for my birthday. The food was amazing, extremely tasty, and beautifully presented. We are very very impressed with the Empire, and we will definitely be back. Thank you.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Restaurant PR Manager, Agency / Consultant at The Empire Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear SWOvenCleaning Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive and comprehensive review! We're delighted you had a great time and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best wishes from Sami and all the Empire Restaurant team.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with friends, the staff were attentive and professional. The food was delicious, I had the Chilli Garlic Chicken, 2 of my friends had the Hyderabadi (?) and the other had the Vegetable Korma, everyone was pleased with their dishes and the rice & nans...were freshly cooked. Will most definitely return.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Restaurant PR Manager, Agency / Consultant at The Empire Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear markbccfc1927 Thank you for the fantastic feedback. We're so pleased to read that you had a great time and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best wishes from Sami and all the Empire Restaurant team.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best curry in Cardiff, the Empire Balti was delicious. came with my friends and the whole staff was very welcoming. will be back!

Date of visit: March 2024
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Restaurant PR Manager, Agency / Consultant at The Empire Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear A6890MAmattheww Thank you for the very kind words! We're delighted you had a great time and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best wishes from Sami and all the Empire Restaurant team.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely unbelievable curry, came here with friends for a meal bank holiday Friday, great service, great food, what more could you ask for, 10/10.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Restaurant PR Manager, Agency / Consultant at The Empire Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear F2085TBsamr Thank you so much for this great feedback. We are delighted and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best wishes from Sami and all the Empire Restaurant team.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Genuinely the best curry you can get in cardiff, great staff and service i can really say that i 100% recommend this place for a curry - so good

Date of visit: March 2024
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Restaurant PR Manager, Agency / Consultant at The Empire Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear T3067KEtomw Thank you for the very kind comment and for the 5-bubble rating! We're delighted you had a great time and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best wishes from Sami and all the Empire Restaurant team.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wonderfully quaint Indian restaurant nestled in the vibrant area of Penylan. Excellent service matched with delicious authentic Himilayan cuisine. A wonderful way to end a great day. A return will most definitely be on the cards!

Date of visit: March 2024
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Restaurant PR Manager, Agency / Consultant at The Empire Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Hurcules98 Thank you for the very kind words! We're delighted that you enjoyed our food and service and we hope to welcome you back again in the near future. Best wishes from Sami and all the Empire Restaurant team.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lamb korma was lovely and great services with friends. Would recommend to all and would come again. Thanks team!!!!!!!

Date of visit: March 2024
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Restaurant PR Manager, Agency / Consultant at The Empire Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear 73lewyss So glad you enjoyed your lamb korma! We hope to see you again soon. Best wishes from Sami and all the Empire Restaurant team.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing food and even better service. Thank you! Had the lamb rogan rosh with naan and rice. Unreal! Can’t wait to come back

Date of visit: March 2024
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Restaurant PR Manager, Agency / Consultant at The Empire Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear 373lewisq So glad you enjoyed your dining experience at the Empire Restaurant. We hope to see you again soon. Best wishes from Sami and all the Empire Restaurant team.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I tried the Chicken Mahkari for the first time and they always say you remember your first time.. and this is certainly the case here.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Restaurant PR Manager, Agency / Consultant at The Empire Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear jamescE9324RF So glad to read you enjoyed your Chicken Makhani! It's one of our most popular dishes! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best wishes from Sami and all the Empire Restaurant team.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a fantastic Indian cuisine. The atmosphere was electric. Food was well presented, waiting time was second to none and staff were fabulous.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Restaurant PR Manager, Agency / Consultant at The Empire Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear M3409GYdanp Thank you for the very kind words! We're delighted you enjoyed your dining experience with us and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best wishes from Sami and all the Empire Restaurant team.

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Yes, The Empire Restaurant offers takeaway services.

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The Empire Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5