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Restauracja Starka

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Polish, Noodle, European, Asian
As featured in Best Food in Krakow
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ul. Jozefa 14, Krakow 31-056, Poland
+48 12 430 65 38
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12:00 am - 11:55 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 12:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 am - 11:55 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Polish restaurant and vodka bar

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  • 1063
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  • 371
    Very good
  • 80
    Average
  • 27
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Maybe Polish food isn't for me

Went to this restaurant due to the great reviews on trip advisor. We had a reservation and was given a choice of tables, opted for one near the window. The service was excellent but the food wasn't to my taste but not because it was bad (I had a porcini sauce with my main and it was delicious), I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
George M
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Went to this restaurant due to the great reviews on trip advisor. We had a reservation and was given a choice of tables, opted for one near the window. The service was excellent but the food wasn't to my taste but not because it was bad (I had a porcini sauce with my main and it was delicious), I feel... More 

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Gdansk, Poland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We visited Starka after reading all these good reviews and I am not really sure where all the good opinions on TA are coming from. The restaurant was small and dark inside with strange atmosphere. We had to wait very long for the main course. Waiters acted like robots and did not smile. I had the rabbit and my fiancee... More 

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Trondheim, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This was our first restaurant visit during our stay in Krakow, and in many ways it set the standard for the rest of the stay. I must really stress that our waitress was wonderful! She was a bubbly and service-minded young woman with a constant smile on her face. Too bad we forgot to ask her name. We ordered the... More 

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Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

There is no shortage of places to eat in the Kazimierz district of Krakow, but this place stands out from most of them. What caught my eye was the menu and the subtle differences from most of the other places in town: a little more exotic, a few more intriguing ingredients. I had pork sirloin, with plums and wrapped in... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Had the beetroot soup, pork knuckle and duck roast. The pork knuckle was spectacular and the other two dishes great ! The service was good and the ambience is alright. We went for lunch on a Monday so wasn't that busy. Great choice !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

went on a stag do in June. some of the lads have family member who are polish and they had recommended this restaurant. and it didnt disappoint at all. Food was fantastic and the service was spot on. the waitress who served us was very professional.... i would highly recommend this place. the vodka - Wow !!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

I went to this restaurant for the Tatanka. My friend said this is the best place in Krakow for a tatanka. And they're right. I was not disappointed. I ordered steaks along with the Tatanka, and to my surprise the steak was equally good. The service is excellent as well. I will surely recommend this.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Lets get to the point, the pirogi were just delicious and as a main i had the pork knuckle (a huge pork knuckle) and it was so good and my wife had the ribs and they looked great as well. With two starters, two main courses, desserts, bottle of french wine, bottle of water and 4 shots of vodka came... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

As I've written in another review, my impression is that eating out in Poland is about good honest food rather than fine cuisine, at least when it comes to local fare. With this in mind, Starka fits the bill perfectly. Local specialities, generous portions and a complimentary shot of vodka with your bill will mark your dinner. We had the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Everything was delicious! From the beer, the dumpling starter, the tender duck, the chicken salad to the hazelnut vodka served with the bill. They put effort into their food. So flavourful! So beautifully presented. Would highly recommend this restaurant. Staff were very friendly too. Better to book in advance rather than be disappointed.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: ul. Jozefa 14, Krakow 31-056, Poland
  • Location: Europe  >  Poland  >  Southern Poland  >  Lesser Poland Province  >  Krakow
  • Phone Number: +48 12 430 65 38

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 to 16
  • Cuisine: Polish, Noodle, European, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine

Description

Polish restaurant and vodka bar
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 am - 11:55 pm
Saturday
12:00 am - 11:55 pm

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