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“Sweet as a raspberry, if not of some bitter people!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Med Malina

Med Malina
Ranked #1 of 223 Restaurants in Kosice
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, Czech, Eastern European, Central European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: A great restaurant. Great service,varied daily menu (including two made-from-scratch soups, not a packet in sight), hot and tasty food, two course freshly cooked lunch for around €3.65. Excellent restaurant, great atmosphere.
Athens, Greece
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491 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
“Sweet as a raspberry, if not of some bitter people!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2014

We (a couple) went to "Med Malina" for lunch in our visit to Kosice.

We decided to go there around 12pm thinking it would be too early for lunch. However, it was so full of people, we were lucky enough to find an available table!

The restaurant is very pretty. It has home-style traditional interior and many references to raspberries (colours, decorations, etc.). There were fresh flowers in each table, and it was very clean and warm. There were huge windows which brought a nice feeling and a view to the beautiful main street.

We desided to try some Slovakian tastes, so we ordered halusky (potato dumplings with sheep cheese) and pirohy (dumplings with mixed flavors). We were not dissapointed at all as the taste and the proportions in combination with the price were very good! We also had tasty and refreshing raspberry drinks to accompany our meal. For dessert, we ordered sernik (cheesecake) which was also very nice. We paid around 14 euros for everything (including tips). Our bill came with some candies as a treat, which was very sweet.

The only reason why we put 4/5 and not 5/5 for this place is the incident, which we will describe now. As mentioned before, it seems like this is a very busy place. It was very very full, and more and more people were coming. We were so freaked out when an old couple arrived, and as there was no table available for them to sit, they started to ask customers to share their table with them! In the end because other tables were reserved, they persuaded a couple of girls to sit with them. It was so uncomfortable for us and for everyone else to observe this awkwardness! And the worst part is that the waitresses didn't do anything about it. At least, they could have asked them politely to leave and not to push other customers to show their politeness or rudeness. And to make things even worse, it happened for a second time when another "table beggars" came, and they also started to ask for sharing a table. Thanks God noone of them asked us...

All in all, it was one of the best moments of our visit in Kosice, and we really enjoyed the food. However, owner should definately change policy about "sharing tables."

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Czech first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Hebrew first
  • Hungarian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Slovak first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
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English first
Tbilisi, Georgia
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Good Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2014

We ate at Med Malina for some good Eastern European cuisine and we were happy with the food and service. The waitress spoke to us in English and with our local friend in Slovak. They were both friendly and tolerant of our young children! The place was crowded with locals so that is always good!

Visited January 2014
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Ely, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Cozy place, food pretty good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2014

And it got my wife hooked on garlic soup!

Nice atmosphere and very welcoming on a December night, we had to wait 5-10 minutes for a table, prices seemed reasonable and the food we had was pretty tasty.

A big plus for me was that the food was actually hot, temperature wise.

If you like garlic try the soup, as I've said, my wife loved it.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Kiev, Ukraine
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Nothing special”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2013

I had been impressed by the previous reviews, but was really dissappointed. The food is average. Untasty "Polsky borsch" and very stiff meat. The place was crowded and people were even staying in line, waiting for the free table. Which for me was really strange. I can only imagine that other restaurants in this location are probably worth.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Andrew K
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San Pedro de Alcantara, Spain
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Regular service. Average food. ”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013 via mobile

Food can be improved. Not bad but still to be improved. Service was talking and laughing behind the bar but not a single smile during table atendance. If this is the 3 rd tripadvisor place in this town I cannot imagine the last.

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