There’s a surprising number of really quality restaurants in Beersheva and a significant amount of variety. Some restaurants have English menus (tafrit anglit) - and if they don’t, the servers are usually more than happy to help you translate. You’ll also find many places offer students a discount. For redundancy, we’ve also made a list of restaurants in Appendix 2: Giant restaurant listing
Here’s an abbreviated list of eateries in the MSIH area:

Soroka Campus/Faculty of Health Sciences – good for lunch or snack during school
‘Fake’ Aroma and store ($$) - overpriced, but the closest facility to the 6th floor
Carnaf ($) - good value for salads, soup, sandwiches, paninis (called toasts)
Located in the Health Sciences Campus near the Caroline House
MSIH Favorite!
Soroka Employee Cafeteria ($) - very cheap; full meal for just 11 NIS
Location: Old Surgical building, ground floor across from Coffee Time
Must first buy an entry ticket (ASRAN Medical ID required) at the desk near Hospital Admissions in the New Surgery Building
Coffee Time Cafés ($) - coffee, pastries, bagels, pre-packaged sandwiches
BGU Main Campus - also good for lunches/food while studying on campus
Main Cafeteria ($$) - several daily specials, salads, shawarma, pasta. Building 70
Carnaf ($) - salad, soup, and sandwich place. Building 28
Dalali ($$) - Mediterranean food, hummus, grilled chicken/meats salads. Building 32
Pizza/Ice cream ($) – Brand new eatery. Building 74
Aroma ($$) - more expensive, but great coffees, salads, sandwiches. Building 74
School-area - These places are convenient to where most MSIH students live:
Ringlebloom St: just a few blocks north of the BGU Main Campus
Hodu HaKatana ($$) - Indian food
Soyami ($$) - Sushi/Japanese
Zygota ($$) – burgers & seafood (not kosher)
Ringelbloom Café ($$) - Italian/Mediterranean, very good
Ashan Hazman - bar/cafe, sometimes with live music
La Flambée ($$) - Crepes, and other food from Breton, Yosef ben Matityahu Street, just north of campus
Arlozerov St.
Einstein Pub ($$) - attached to the Sports Center
Coca Pub ($$)
Munchilla/Kazma ($$) - Hookah/nargila bar w/ pub food
Merkaz HaNegev - On Metsada St, across Rager Ave from Soroka
Irit (Irish Pub) ($$)
Midbar ($$) - burgers, pasta, sushi
Rozza Pub ($$)
Manga Pub ($$)
Various falafel/schnitzel/hummus stands ($)
Metsada St
Ishimoto ($$) - Sushi
BIG, One Plaza, and the Old City
Kampai - the BIG
HaSifria – One Plaza
Avaz HaZahav – the BIG (behind Siesta Cafe)
Arabica – Hertzel/HaAvot, Old City
PitPut – Hertzl/Rambam, Old City
Panda Noodles – Kakal St, Old City
Pizza Al Gehalim - Kakal St *Best Pizza in Beer Sheva*
Lola Café – Smilansky St, Old City, very popular study spot. Formerly Gecko Café
Café Hillel – One Plaza
Jonny Crispy – One Plaza
Cold Treats (a must for the first couple months)
Glida Beer Sheva - the original Beer Sheva ice cream/gelato shop, lots of flavors
BGU Main Campus (Bdlg 72)
Old City: HaHalutz / Stern
The BIG (center of parking lot)
One Plaza (center of parking lot)
Aldo - across from the train station, next to Supersal; also good gelato and waffles
Yogurt on Ringlebloom
Yogurt in the Old City on Herzl (frozen yogurt with limitless toppings)
Yogurteria across from One Plaza (froyo with limitless toppings, open on Shabbat)

See also
Bars and clubs