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W Starej Kuchni Restaurant

#97 of 1,069 Restaurants in Krakow
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Stare Miasto
Polish, European
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ul. Sw. Tomasza 8, Krakow, Poland
+48 12 428 00 22
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 126
    Excellent
  • 94
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 10
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  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Rustic traditional polish food

Great team dinner in this Kraków restaurant. Interior decor is rustic in a good way with wood fire oven near entrance and real character throughout. Menu had great photos which was great for non polish speakers and we ordered a platter with wide array of meats, sausages and polish delicacies... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
James B
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London, United Kingdom
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Athens, Greece
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant had the best veal stake and pierogi ruskie I've tasted in my trip. When we sat for the first time (we went two times there) we were greeted with delicious homemade pork lard with crispy bites. Service was very good, food was excellent!

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Thank Dada E
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of if not the best restaurant in Krakow. We ate there twice in our short stay, as the food, the service the ambience is fantastic and it is SO cheap

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Thank mick w
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great team dinner in this Kraków restaurant. Interior decor is rustic in a good way with wood fire oven near entrance and real character throughout. Menu had great photos which was great for non polish speakers and we ordered a platter with wide array of meats, sausages and polish delicacies. The food was outstanding! Atmosphere was intimate as seating arranged... More 

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Thank James B
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

With one night in Krakow we had a difficult choice to make. The Hilton hotel recommend this restaurant and we were very happy. Our table was waiting and the waitress was very helpful...Portions were huge...food was fantastic. We shared the mixed meat special between six of us and it was fantastic. I'm hoping to come back to this city for... More 

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Thank Barryohss
Budapest
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

This is a very nicely set little old style restaurant. The decor is romantic, nostalgic. The waiting is friendly and correct, even if they were overrun a little when we visited. This is a very good spot if you want a taste of the roughest uncut plough man meals the Polish kitchen has to offer. It's all very meaty, much... More 

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Thank Joris V
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

The place was lovely, traditional Polish country house decor with wooden ovens, walls painted in pastel colours. The food was better! Everything Polish you can imaging: roasted pork, pirogis, borscht, potato pancakes (similar to American Hash Browns), sausages, duck with apples, filled cabbage leaves in a wild mushroom sauce. The portions are big, so either share or come with an... More 

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Thank HLF_25
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

this was recommended by our hotel receptionist. It's tucked away off the main square. We liked it so much the first time - lunch on a Friday, we went back the Saturday night. Both meals were excellent, fresh and hot food, generous portions. Good attentive service and english spoken well by the staff which was very welcome. We paid 100... More 

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Thank steveV16OZ
Carlow, Ireland
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

I came across this lovely resturant along with my girlfriend while in krakow in December. Very friendly waiter/chef met us and advised us what to go for. Got dumplings to start and they were amazing. I'd the mixed plate of polish food. Meat galore!!! My girlfried had veal and the portions were HUGE. The starter, garlic bread, 4 drinks and... More 

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Thank Millbride
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015 via mobile

Food was excellent, real traditional Polish food! Great atmosphere, great service. Would go back again any time.

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Thank Irmina I
County Cork, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

Just had a second meal here. Found the staff very friendly and welcoming on both occasions. If you like trying local cuisines when you travel, then this is a great little place. The freshness of the ingredients and the clever way they are combined, although rustic looking, are a real treat for any Foodie. Try the red Borsch, I asked... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: ul. Sw. Tomasza 8, Krakow, Poland
  • Location: Europe  >  Poland  >  Southern Poland  >  Lesser Poland Province  >  Krakow>  > Stare Miasto
  • Neighborhood: Stare Miasto
  • Phone Number: +48 12 428 00 22

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Polish, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?