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Bar Smak

#212 of 960 Restaurants in Krakow
#231 of 1,034 Places to Eat in Krakow
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Polish, European
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ul. Karmelicka 10, Krakow, Poland
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Description: This is really a restaurant worth mentioning and I'd like to give it a...
This is really a restaurant worth mentioning and I'd like to give it a short T/A review. We were in Krakow for three days and we ate there twice. It's just off where one of the entrances to the main square is and next to tram stops. It's where locals eat, very unpretentious, and the food is genuine Polish and very inexpensive—and delicious! There is an English menu so it's easy to choose what you want and to order it. The two times we were there, it wasn't crowded and there was no waiting. It was very peaceful and quiet and well ventilated. Well worth knowing about. There was a blog about it on your website.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
tasty food

feels like home, the food is really tasty and the price is reasonable. I would definitely recommend this place to everyone looking for some traditional Polish cusine

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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Rybnik, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

feels like home, the food is really tasty and the price is reasonable. I would definitely recommend this place to everyone looking for some traditional Polish cusine

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Southport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Bar Smak was very cheap yet the portion sizes were large and the quality of the food was excellent. It had a great authentic atmosphere due to the number of local residents and the amount of local Polish recipes available to taste. Close to the town centre with friendly staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Super happy to come to this restaurant! Very cheap and food came very quickly. Menus were offered to us in English and the portions were large!

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new york
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Excellent prices. There is an English menu -- but, alas, also specials written only in Polish. Just outside Market Square area.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Same menu we have seen everywhere. Someone is grating a lot of carrots for the ubiquitous carrot salad. Prices as low as anywhere. Portions as big as everywhere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Skip the tourists traps. Here u can taste the homemade polish food. Ask for the menu in english. With a honesty prices.

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Local restaurant, nice menu, great service and prices. Food was very good and plentiful. Right outside of old town near the tram stop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Was taken here by friends from Krakow and went back on my own another day, really nice selection of authentic dishes at bargain prices, nice atmosphere a well. Keep in mind that they don't do a waiter service, you have to order and pay at counter (where English menus are available on request).

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Small place. Very quick service. Close to the Main Square with the expensive and famous (Wierzynek, Havelka) restaurants. You get there all basic and standard Polish foods: pierogies, nalesniki (crepes), gołąbki (stuffed cabbage), kotlet schabowy (pork schnitzel), wide range of Polish soups (barszcz (borscht), rosół (chicken soup), żurek and many more; potato pancakes (most American-Jewish latkies (even from Zabars on... More 

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Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Yes, it is a self-service restaurant but that is quite common in Krakow, don't let it discourage anyone because the food there is excellent. It is Polish food, portions are big, you can chose between around 15 different dishes. The atmosphere is also nice and cozy. We went as a couple, payed around 60pln altogether (two 0,5 beers included). Oh,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: ul. Karmelicka 10, Krakow, Poland
  • Location: Europe  >  Poland  >  Southern Poland  >  Lesser Poland Province  >  Krakow

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Polish, European

Description

This is really a restaurant worth mentioning and I'd like to give it a short T/A review. We were in Krakow for three days and we ate there twice. It's just off where one of the entrances to the main square is and next to tram stops. It's where locals eat, very unpretentious, and the food is genuine Polish and very inexpensive—and delicious! There is an English menu so it's easy to choose what you want and to order it. The two times we were there, it wasn't crowded and there was no waiting. It was very peaceful and quiet and well ventilated. Well worth knowing about. There was a blog about it on your website.

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