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Reviewed August 25, 2021 via mobile

Good prices, Average service and food, its self service to order, and the table cloth was dirty. You should seat with strangers in the same table. But some plates were tasty

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed May 3, 2021 via mobile

Nice restaurant with tasty food (kugel with cymes and tatar żydowski ❤️), nice service and low prices.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed August 22, 2020

We ate a traditional cake, sweet and very tasty. Tea - traditional Lipton in a sachet... :-) I wish we could have paid with a card.

Date of visit: May 2020
Reviewed July 24, 2020 via mobile

What a surprise! Really amazing food. We were absolutely stunned by starters and soups (liver paste - polish caviar was deeelicious). Main courses are truly genuine Jewish food. Recommended!

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed February 23, 2020 via mobile

We had dinner there and were surprised with the welcoming atmosphere, fast service and really tasty food. But they accept only cash, bear in mind. ATM is not far away, but it might be inconvenient to leave the place to get some cash.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

The food is home style cooked, very fresh and efficiently served, the staff is super welcoming and very friendly. Highly recommend it....

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed May 13, 2018

Although staff was really nice, the food quality was not satisfactory. Potatoes in potato pancakes were dark and the pancakes were too fat. The potato kugel was decent though.

Date of visit: May 2018
Reviewed April 9, 2018

The restaurant is in the basement of the museum, the food is an amazing discovery. Please visit this place, it is worth that !

Date of visit: April 2018
Reviewed June 26, 2017

Having visited the small museum above, we smelt very tasty cooking aromas that reminded us it was time for lunch. The Tejsza restaurant door is round the back of the museum. At first I did not want to go downstairs into yet another basement restaurant...(why are so many northern European restaurants in dark basements?!?). Anyway, we had lunch and it was absolutely delicious, homemade-style food. We had salads, excellent berry pierogi and tender, moist hamantaschen with tasty fillings, among other things. Everything was tasty. Service was charming and about right in terms of speed. I could see why some other reviewers mentioned it was old-fashioned but that was part of its charm. If visiting Tykocin (which is very interesting), this restaurant should definitely be on the to-do list.More

Date of visit: May 2017
Reviewed July 26, 2016

Nice selection, mostly tasty Served in 70s environment (furniture, cutlery, crockery). But it takes ages to order, to get all bits and bobs, to pay. Poor waitresses looked like they were about to collapse from the hard work for hours (or days???)

Date of visit: July 2016
Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

We ate in outside garden, but we had to go downstairs in order to make an order... strange a bit, but tasty and good priced. Something odd in this simple world...

Date of visit: July 2016
Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Great polish and Jewish food. Service was excellent, very good host and the food was done in no time even though all tables were almost full. the pierogi with meat was just amazing. I will go back from Bialystok here just to eat here again

Date of visit: June 2016
Reviewed September 28, 2015

Very good jewish pierogi, but not very tasty salads and poor soft drinks menu. Employees are not wearing uniforms of any kind, so one can not be sure if the person passing by is a waitress or customer. Good location, next to the synagogue and...museum. Interesting interior.More

Date of visit: September 2015
Reviewed September 15, 2015

The Restauracja Tejsza offered authentic Polish cuisine of the region. I had the best beet soup and fruit pierogi. The nalsniki was delightful. The food was prepared and served by only one or two people but we didn't wait for long. I also purchased a...folk art crochet stork before I left. I will dine at Tejsza instead of returning to the other place in town in the future.More

Date of visit: September 2015
Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

I actually don't know why does this place has so many high ratings to be honest. First of all, I am definitely not a picky person but this restaurant is not what we expected. I'm all for traditional decor but this place was dark, old-fashioned...(in a bad way), a little bit dirty and just ugly in my opinion. I have never seen more unorganised waitresses in my whole life plus the waiting felt like forever. We really wanted to try Jewish food but we found the dishes really disappointing. Babka ziemniaczana (potato cake) was alright (a little bit burnt) but it was just a casual version of it that we've eaten many times so I would not say that was a Jewish recipe. Same with pierogi which were just Polish pierogi with meat (extremely overcooked by the way, literally drowning in water on the plate) and if I didn't add salt and pepper myself they would not be eatable. And I waited good 40 minutes for them. I liked the apple pie though (should've been served with ice cream as it was a little bit dry but it was the best dish out of everything we ordered).More

Date of visit: July 2015
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Tejsza is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5