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Bar Smak

ul. Karmelicka 10, Krakow, Poland
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Ranked #231 of 843 Restaurants in Krakow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Polish
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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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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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Genoa, Italy
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Nice restaurant. I think the value is ok, even if it's not that impressive. It's a "self-order" restaurant, so you will never see a waither coming to you and take your order. I really mean, never. Funny thing: the Coke is priced 2.99 zl on the label, but thry sell it for 5 zl... Never mind.

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London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This restaurant is self service and as a inn polish speaker a bit daunting but staff are helpful. Quality is nit quite as good as I remember from my first visit a few years ago. The sour soup (zurek) seems to have suffered a bit but you can't really foul a place where for approx 12 PLN you can get... More

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Australia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Bar Smak is located not too far from Krakow's Main Square. This eatery is very popular amongst the locals as well as international tourists (well those with a limited budget I would believe) visiting Krakow. It is a type of self- serve eatery where you have to order at the bar and someone brings your order to your table later.... More

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Southend-on-Sea
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

This tiny cafe offers (what others recommend) as some of the nicest Polish food in the Centre. Prices are cheap, service is quick and the setting is quaint. And to the reviewer below stating that he sat down alone unserved for 6 minutes... there's a big sign above the counter that says 'Self-Service' Try it if you can get a... More

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Barking, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

First of all to the previous review - in this place you have to order at the bar; they don't wait tables. I even suspect this place is family-ran and it's only 2-3 staff. I've been to this place many-many times on one occasion even 3 times on the same day. As I said you have to order at the... More

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Sale
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

I went in here, a few nights ago , and sat down at a table. I waited for 6 minutes, for someone to come and serve me (I WAS THE ONLY PERSON IN THE PLACE) but no one bothered, despite me trying to attract their attention, so I got up and left.

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Leeds
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

We always visit Bar Smak for some really delicious Polish food at incredibly cheap prices. This is where locals eat so it speaks for itself that the place is good. It is not a restaurant as such but more like a little cafe where you can grab something tasty to eat. There is a set menu for 16PLN which is... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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72 reviews 72 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014 via mobile

We loved the food. It was a quiet Tuesday night and we found a table and ordered at the front. The food was brought quick and hot. The portions were huge and it was all locals. The server knew them by name and what they wanted. We are going back tomorrow!!

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

The atmosphere was good as the other diners were locals. The menu was extensive and very affordable. The service was friendly, efficient and fast. Very recommended.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

But don't be fooled...found this small place just off the main square. Looking for a beer but ended up eating here and by the amount of people entering in so do all the locals. We ordered soup and chips just a wee snack. However the food others bought seemed huge portions and traditional Polish cuisine. It was cheap as, a... More

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