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Restauracja Starka

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ul. Jozefa 14, Krakow 31-000, Poland
+48 12 430 65 38
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Polish restaurant and vodka bar
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine

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  • 795
    Excellent
  • 291
    Very good
  • 63
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 9
    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
Most recent review
It's true!

Having read the reviews I always like to be both challenged- and controversial ! But it's TRUE: this is an exceptional place! Looks- not that important, but Food- and Service - more than noteworthy! Gabriel, the Manger was a joy to interact with ; he takes a natural delight in serving and promoting... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Barry S
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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1,179 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Having read the reviews I always like to be both challenged- and controversial ! But it's TRUE: this is an exceptional place! Looks- not that important, but Food- and Service - more than noteworthy! Gabriel, the Manger was a joy to interact with ; he takes a natural delight in serving and promoting this place. Normally- I would never select... More 

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

As a group of 4 couples on a first trip to Krakow, we can heartily recommend this eatery for great food and a warm welcome. In fact on a 5 night break we ate here on 2 separate occasions so I think that speaks for itself. It's never easy to please 8 people, but Starka suceeded in doing just that.... More 

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tyne and wear
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120 reviews 120 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We visited expecting fantastic food and ambience but unfortunately were disappointed. We tried to get in on Friday and it was fully booked so made a reservation for Wednesday as live music was advertised. We arrived at 8pm and there were two tables at the front and we foolishly opted for the back room as we didn't want to be... More 

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Oulu, Finland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

This place is reasonably big, but it seemed to be popular so I would recommend a table reservation. Food itself was really, really good. One of the best steaks I've had. Also the atmosphere in this restaurant was really warm and comfortable. Service was good. I also would recommend anyone visiting here to try their seasoned vodkas!

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Like many others on here I had a fantastic meal in Restaurant Starka. We were very fortunate to get a table as we had not booked in advance for a Tuesday night. A Scottish couple overheard us being turned away and pointed out they were finishing their coffee and if we wanted to wait perhaps we could have their table.... More 

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ipswich
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Food and staff at Resturacja Starka were both great. We had a selection of breads with garlic butter followed by the chicken. Desert was cheesecake with cream and apple pie with cream and ice cream. All was delicious and service was very good also, not hurried but not too long between courses. With a couple of beers and a coke... More 

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Littleborough
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Our second visit to Starka since we last came in Sept'14..we booked in advance so not to be disappointed and glad we did. Superb meal from start to finish..as always genuine Polish hospitality and quality service at prices that just can not be comprehended in the western world (talk about rip off Britain) This must be our favourite restaurant in... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

This is a lovely informal restaurant,. We booked in advance from the UK. Just as well we did, it was mobbed on a Monday night. The homemade bread and herb infused butter was just a fantastic free introduction to a great meal.

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Hong Kong, China
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

I and my friend went there on the first night we visited Krakow because we saw many positive feedbacks from tripadvisor and the Starka is one of the TOP restaurants in town. We went there around 19:00 but the restaurant got fully booked and there was no table available for us (So... PLS MAKE A RESERVATION), we got no choice... More 

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Bexhill-on-Sea
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The staff were great and the food was even better. An unexpected bonus was live music on Wednesday evening. After wearying walking around this fabulous city, Starka's was a great find which I would recommend to everyone young and old (like me!).

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: ul. Jozefa 14, Krakow 31-000, Poland
  • Location: Europe  >  Poland  >  Southern Poland  >  Lesser Poland Province  >  Krakow
  • Phone Number: +48 12 430 65 38

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 20
  • Cuisine: Polish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine

Description

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

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