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“Outstanding service, food, wine” 5 of 5 stars
Review of TAMKA 43

TAMKA 43
ul. Tamka 43 | 00-355, Warsaw, Poland
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Ranked #104 of 1,286 Restaurants in Warsaw
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Polish
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Next door to the Chopin Museum
Greensboro, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Outstanding service, food, wine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

This was our last meal during our 23-day long vacation in Germany and Poland. We had some very good meals but Tamka 43 beat them all by a long shot and it a contender for one of the best meals we've ever had. This restaurant could sit alongside the best in France, New York, and Chicago.

We had the tasting menu and every course was extremely good. The cuisine was inventive but not outlandish and taste and presentation were top notch.

We've gotten a bit gun-shy lately with wine pairings so if we remember right, we had two half-bottles, each designed to work with a few courses. The wine list was very good making this an easy task. The wines were presented very professionally and were good.

Service was very attentive and professional while also having a bit of a familiar aspect which makes us feel welcome and appreciated. There were only two occupied tables that evening which astounded us. This restaurant deserves to be full every night it is open. Even allowing for more patrons, the staff seemed like it could handle any number of customers necessary.

The most memorable aspect came at the end of the meal, when we decided to have after-dinner drinks. The server brought over a cart filled to the brim with options. One of us wasn't sure what to have but definitely wanted something unique. That turned out to be Absinthe. The server was very insistent that it be served properly, using custom glassware, a sugar cube to drip the absinthe over, etc. This was an experience that we may never have again and it was outstanding. The attention we received was unbeatable.

Highly recommended.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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  • Italian first
  • Polish first
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English first
Stavanger, Norway
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Great place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

A place really worth a visit. Food was great and the wines matched perfectly. Impressive service as well! Do not understand why we were the only guests on a Friday night!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Brielle, The Netherlands
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10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Absolute the best in Warsaw (as far as I know)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Everything absolute perfect, everything except the building.

In my opinion the restaurant building is too little and wrong shape, long but small.

More important; the food and staff.
Excellent...

My foie gras and guinea fowl with smoked goose... Perfect.
The staff knows etiquette !

But maybe most surprisingly, Olive oil smoked on oak

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Excellent experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Excellent service, food and atmosphere. At first the Chopin-music was a little loud, but it was adjuster to a good level after some time. I really recommend the 7 dish tasting menu!
Great value. 2 Michelin guide "forks".

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Warsaw, Poland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Great place to visit and discover new tastes”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

I was invited there for a busineess lunch. I have to admit it was unusual experience. Offered selection of dishes was amazing, cooked in a very special way, served originally and what most important very tasty. Portions were small but it is normal in this kind of restaurant. I was surprised by the service - in my opinion could be better. We were there in a bigger group and not all dishes were served all together. What is even more surprising ladies were not served as first what I have not experienced before in any other restaurant. Definitely will visit it again.

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