For a long time, those looking for authentic Middle Eastern food in Krakow would be really disappointed. The Middle Eastern cuisine was mostly identifed by the low quality fast food stands selling a kebab – meat and veggies rolled in a bun or tortilla – a student’s cheap hunger killer when partying. It is very hard to understand, why such a delicious, various and quite easy cuisine is not populated in such a multicultural city like Krakow.
Fortunately, recently we’ve seen small changes coming to town. Last year started with the debut of the amazing Sami Am Am, and finished with another great Middle-Eastern taste – HAMSA.
Located in the Jewish restaurant corner of Kazimierz, it welcomes you with unique, artistic decoration in two rooms.
The atmosphere is very welcoming, the staff is nice and helpful, giving very good advice about any dish. And yes, what about the menu. Well, I must say it surprised me a lot. It’s different, various but not overwhelming. Everything sounds delicious and makes you long to taste it.
One thing you should definitely try is mezze. There are plenty of dips starting from hummus and finishing with nuts, cheese and veggies. Next, go for lamb. HAMSA is one of few places in Krakow where you can try a really good lamb for a reasonable price, so I highly recommend lamb and eggplant salad. To finish your lunch choose a delicious baklava with Beduine coffee and enjoy your stay in the welcoming atmosphere with relaxing sounds of Israeli music.