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Mandragora

Rynek 9 | Kamienica pod Lwami, Lublin, Poland
+ 48 81 536 20 20
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Ranked #5 of 89 Restaurants in Lublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Israeli
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Kherson, Ukraine
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

It was our first traditional Jewish restaurant and it made an unforgettable impression about this cuisine and culture. Interiors were very nicely decorated with antique and old-style authentic elements. National music added to overall experience of being in a Jewish home.Personnel was friendly, attentive and spoke English quite well. English menu was available in which all the unknown dishes were... More

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Oslo, Norway
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101 reviews 101 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Before The second world war there was a strong jewish comunity in Lublin. This is all gone, but you get a little sence at Mandragora. Even more so if you book a table on Fridays. Then the have an excellent kletzmerband. The food was good (goose), and plenitful (maybe a little bit too much). The wine list was very good.... More

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Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

It seems like they're trying too hard to capitalize on Jewish culture being alive in Poland and not paying attention to the food. I've had waaaay better everything in real Israeli restaurants in Toronto, thanks to my Jewish friends. This is a watered down version with really small portions. To be fair, the falafel (not the rest of the plate,... More

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Good food good atmosphere, must go the best food in Lublin and nicest owners. Must visit!!! Jewish/Israeli food, always making something new. Highly recommend their shakshooka and shnitzel.

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White Plains, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We were so excited to find Mandragora, which serves kosher-style Jewish soul food. You come here because it's just amazing to find this kind of restaurant in eastern Poland! The food is good, not great, but the atmosphere is wonderful. If I'm in Lublin again, I would make it a point to come back.

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Warsaw, Poland
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45 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Nice place,nice music, not nice cat. They have a cat walking arround the restaurant and sometimes scares you touching your legs. The food is typical jewish but we know other Jewish restaurants and here is nothing special, i'm not saying bad, but is in the average.

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Dublin
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35 reviews 35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Have been planning this outing for sometime. Food was mediocre and wine overpriced. Service very pleasant but will not be returning as it is a rip-off for the quality of food on offer.

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Melbourne Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Thank you for making our shabbos dinner and lunch a special occasion. It felt like we were at our grandparents' house for dinner. Restaurant is decorated with Jewish artefacts and art. The food was delicious - chicken soup with kreplach, chicken livers and noodle kugel. The service was excellent and we will always remember the great hospitality.

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

This restaurant is in the middle of Lublin, with a dehor on the square that is very nice. It's a Jewish restaurant that follows the rules even if it has not the certification (it is written on the menu). Waitress are dressed with typical clothes and we had the chance to have live music. We tasted a typical Cholet (that... More

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Zlin, Czech Republic
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Traditional Jewish restaurant in the Old Quarter of Lublin. The food was great! Try the Latke appetizer for 30 zlotys (potato pancakes covered in sour cream and raw onions). The atmosphere was nice, albeit a bit cramped. The waitresses spoke English. The wine was Israeli and was very good. The only negative was the kitsch music- the Fiddler on the... More

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