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“Stick with it for the food”
Review of Pod Samsonem

Pod Samsonem
Ranked #503 of 2,916 Restaurants in Warsaw
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Nowe Miasto
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Perhaps we just struck lucky. Maybe our faces fitted somehow. Having a fluent Polish speaker on our team clearly helped. Suffice it to say that we had an excellent meal at Pod Samsonem, in spite of all its Communist-era quirks.Our chopped liver, herrings, chicken soup, duck and spinach-filled pancakes were all freshly prepared and very tasty. Sure, the 'welcome' was curiously brusque ('put those coats in the cloakroom!'), the service was slow ('regulars' who came in after us were served immediately) and they forgot to bring a second bottle of cola. But there was an authenticity to this place that left us feeling that we had experienced just a little of what Warsaw must have been like in the 1930s. And the prices were very reasonable. We would happily return.

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Reviewed 19 December 2016

I take it from other reviewers that they were satisfied with the Jewish fare. Fine, even though there are better places in Warsaw. But I do recommend the restaurant for its Polish cuisine. Their dishes are traditional, large, wholesome - nothing fancy-schmancy, just the way a Polish mother would cook on any given day, or at least on Sunday

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Reviewed 10 December 2016

I recommend you this Jewish food restaurant. It is my best food experience in Warsaw. it is a very old and well known restaurant for the people of Warsaw. I came two times in 2013 and 2016 and and each time the dishes were delicious. I recommend especially carp dishes. Food is not too exepensive. On sunday the restaurant can be full then do'nt forget to book a table to be sure to have a place.

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Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

A true Jewish polish experience. We loved it! Had some fantastic dishes. I would recommend it if you want it to be as you would expect it.

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Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Food was very mediocre, Zurek was nice but the fried dumplings were just dry without any toppings. Service was kind of bad and negligent, they were unable to split the bill etc. You have to pay for your coat at the wardrobe. Strange!

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