Mina's Cafe

3995 Commercial St SE, Salem
(503) 990-7514

Recent Reviews

Rage Games

Easily the best boba I've ever had and I've had bobatea all across Salem the workers are so nice 5 stars

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 5

Service: 5

Jasmine Pena

Amazing service! My dishes were served fresh off the grill and we even ordered dessert last minute! Everything exceeded my expectations and Mina joined us to meet us face to face which was a great experience and conversationDietary restrictions: Gluten free and vegetarian

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 5

Service: 5

Recommended dishes: Mango, Drunken Noodle, Stir Fried Peanut Sauce

Pe rsi

The meat is too stiff or un chewable. That is the beef inthe cashew nut. In order for it to become soft, you would have to boil it for an hour or two, empty the water, and then fry or cook the meat whichever you feel comfortable. It is also suggested to buy a premium poultry from stores such as Whole Foods or keep to organic.

Atmosphere: 4

Food: 2

Service: 5

Recommended dishes: Cashew

Emma DiVittore

Mina was so kind and sweet, you can really tell she loves her job and her restaurant. The food was also incredible.

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 5

Service: 5

Serrah

My friend and I came here tonight for dinner and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! Met the owner who was bubbly, sweet, and eager to help. We ordered our food, I got a passion fruit boba, shrimp salad rolls, and coconut shrimp. My friend got drunken chicken with chicken. Our food took awhile to make, but we weren’t in a rush! Each item came our fresh and extremely tasty! Mina offered boxes and we gladly took our food. She told me what to do in case my salad rolls dried out and helped individually wrap each roll.Prices were great for the area, quality of food, and amount of food. We were the only diners sitting inside the establishment which honestly shocks me. There was one pick up order and one drive through order, but not many customers. I’m hoping that 7:00pm on a Tuesday is normally slow, cause there’s no reason she shouldn’t be more busy! The music was catchy, the dining room was festive and inviting, and the wonderful fresh smells from the kitchen make me want to eat everything she can make!! Can’t wait to come back again :)

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 5

Service: 5

Recommended dishes: Peanut Sauce, Drunken Noodle

Alyssa Oleson

This is my favorite place! Mina is so sweet! I ordered over the phone for pick up and upon arriving Mina came out and asked if I was under the weather. She sat and chatted with me giving me suggestions to help me feel better. She puts love into her dishes and it shows! The beef pho was perfect, shrimp salad rolls were amazing and the Boba was delicious!! Mina is the best and puts out the very best food!

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 5

Service: 5

Crunchychips L.

When I tell you the spring rolls are amazinggg. I'm telling you I'd fight all the monsters to have them again. The boba is good too and my dad said the pho slapped so food 10/10. lady serving us was sweet and happy. 10/10 service. Perfect hole in the wall.

Roxanne Mitchell

Great little restaurant! Mina is super sweet and friendly. The kids said “mango sticky rice was AWESOME!!!” We ate that while we waited for takeout which was fast! Excited to try all the deliciousness. Thanks Mina!

Jeramy “Jeramy S” S

Definately best Thai/Lao food in the area. So much flavor and contrast in each dish. Mina puts so much love, passion and culture into her food and it shows! Also very personable staff. My personal favorite is the Crazy dish or the Mango Delight. Eating here feels like your eating with family. Oh and yeah then there is the Mango sticky rice!Vegetarian options: Lots of dishes with plants as the star! She cooks tofu like a boss if you need meat alternatives.

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 5

Service: 5

Recommended dishes: Chicken or Tofu Satay, Peanut Sauce, Mango, Mango Sticky Rice, Yellow Curry

Jaimie Baldwin

My daughter and I love to stop here and grab Boba to go. They make it creamy and add fruits when in season. Vegetable yellow curry is flavorful and packed full of veggies compared to other Thai restaurants in town. And my kids love the spring roll and chicken skewer with peanut sauce appetizers We always order our food to go so I can’t say too much about the atmosphere but it’s well put together for the small space they are working with. The staff are always fun to chat with while we wait for our food to go. Mina got me hooked on the avocado boba!Vegetarian options: Most options can be made vegetarian. They will even add extra veggies upon request.

Atmosphere: 4

Food: 5

Service: 5

Recommended dishes: Stir Fry Veggies, Peanut Sauce, Mango, Crispy Egg Rolls, Drunken Noodles, Mango with Sticky Rice, Spring Roll, Tom Kha, Chicken Curry, Yellow Curry

m.s-fuego

Bbq Chicken was out of this world and Service was very

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 5

Service: 5

Roy Bruce

This place is a hidden gem for Thai food. Great selection, great prices, and great food. Friendly staff. What more could you want. I love the teas here, too.

Food: 5

Service: 5

Hannah Butsch

I struggling to understand how they have such a great rating. They got our order wrong to start. The Yakisoba had no sauce on it. We couldn't even eat the mango sticky rice. The chunks of mango were very obviously previously frozen and defrosted. The rice was weirdly dyed pink. Just take it off the menu during the off season if you can't get fresh mango. I gave them two stars because of the Panang curry had good flavor.

Food: 2

Service: 2

Justize Taylor

I placed a pick up order, I ordered the wrong thing and I wanted to get a new plate I was willing to give the food back and she then told me it was not her mistake that it was mine for not ordering properly, I’ve worked in customer service for 3 years now and every time someone messed up ordering we tell them how to order there stuff for next time and give them a complimenterary food or drink it’s never shaming them for making a mistake I will never eat here again horrible service and horrible food

Atmosphere: 1

Food: 1

Service: 1

Lin Brownell

Excellent food; generous portions, fresh and non-mushy vegetables, good variety, great service, quiet atmosphere.

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 5

Service: 5

Recommended dishes: Stir Fry Veggies, Cashew Chicken, Peanut Sauce, Spring Roll

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