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The Besamim Restaurant

ul. Mordechaja Anielewicza 6 | Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Warsaw 00-157, Poland
+48 606 744 166
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good31%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
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“lunch” (10 reviews)
“hummus” (3 reviews)
“stew” (2 reviews)
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Middle Eastern, International, Israeli, Polish, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Kosher
££ - £££
ul. Mordechaja Anielewicza 6 | Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Warsaw 00-157, Poland
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. Excellent service
"The restaurant in Pollin Museum is excellent. Service excellent"
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2. Amazing food
"Middle Eastern and Eastern European cuisines was a delight!"
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3. Great coffee
"excellent choice of coffee and other beverages"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

wanted to enjoy some falafel and hummus in a nice pitah. was really nice reviewed the impressive polin museum a must stop even just for lunch it is great !

Thank countpoldi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had wanted to eat dinner here the night I visited the museum, but it was not open that day. The Jewish Warsaw free walking tour I did ended outside the museum so I went for lunch. The service was excellent and the food really...More

Thank janetpackard
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped for lunch before our visit round the exhibitions and we were very glad we did, the Hummus bar was amazing, with warm pitta, hummus Baba Gaboush and salad. Equally, the main meals looked amazing too ! Very friendly atmosphere in a very clean...More

Thank MarkTL
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

After spending over 4 hours seeing the amazing POLIN museum, we needed a quick snack before going back to our hotel. Besamim was conveniently located and unbelievably inexpensive but since we didn’t want anything hot, their selection was quite limited. So we opted for salads...More

Thank Stucolco
Reviewed 9 August 2018

After the visit in the museum we went to eat at the restaurant Besamim. Behind the service desk there was a tall, partially bald young man whose behavior was extremely unpleasant. We asked him for a buffet and find out that we had a confusion...More

Thank OutiV74
Reviewed 1 August 2018

We didn't expect much in a restaurant of a museum. After all it is only side business. Nevertheless the quality was very good including the coffee. So don't forget to have lunch or dinner here.

Thank Esdeka
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

I wish I hadn't been so hungry so I could have waited to go elsewhere. The main portion was very small and average tasting. Better portions and flavor elsewhere.

Thank SLM1962
Reviewed 7 July 2018

Not the usual high quality that one finds in museum cafes. There are no prices displayed and newcomers have to ask for instructions which makes ordering unduly complicated and slow! The staff were all helpful but this is unnecessarily inefficient. Choices were ok, and quantity...More

Thank Katieclem46
Reviewed 19 June 2018

BESANIM is a "Quick Bar" with restaurant prices. It is not a restaurant. Actually, it is not even "Quick"; it is definitely "Slow". I cannot imagine how they could manage to serve larger groups who are coming daily to the Polin Museum?. Here is the...More

Thank JanuszRoman
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Nice lunch break after several hours in amazing Polin Museum. Food was good, kosher. Ordering was confusing because menu is not clear. Felt a bit rushed to order by server and prices a bit high for a Cafeteria.

Thank 430bertv
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$10
Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Buffet, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: ul. Mordechaja Anielewicza 6 | Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Warsaw 00-157, Poland
  • Location: Europe  >  Poland  >  Central Poland  >  Mazovia Province  >  Warsaw
  • Phone Number: +48 606 744 166
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Besamim (the name means spices in Hebrew) is a restaurant, located in the modern interior of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews. It is not required to purchase a ticket in order to enter the restaurant. We specialise in Jewish cuisine, however, in our daily menu you can also find dishes from Polish and international cuisine. Ready to eat Kosher meals with a certificate can be ordered and eaten in the restaurant or taken away. In the menu, you can find traditional dishes from Jewish cuisine like Jewish pickled herring, Jewish caviar, chicken noodle soup with matzo balls, kreplach (Jewish dumplings), vegetable kugel, Jewish style duck or chicken, Sephardic beef stew, jewish desserts and a wide range of Israeli wines. Our customers may feel comfortable and safe - the museum's building is air-conditioned, very well protected and well adapted for disabled people. Surrounding world-class architecture adds flavour to the restaurant. The museum's building won the 2014 SARP (Association of Polish Architects) Award of the Year and the Award for the Best Architectural Object Built Using Public Funds under the Honorary Patronage of the President of the Republic of Poland.
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