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ul. Karmelicka 10, Krakow, Poland
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Ranked #236 of 886 Restaurants in Krakow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Polish
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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
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English first
London, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

An excellent place for quick real Polish food. Food is fresh, portions huge and very reasonably priced.

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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

What a great find this place was. 2 course meal for around £5 proper polish food and generous portions. You need to order at the bar and the staff speak very little English. If you want to sample the local cuisine free of tourists try this little gem you won't be disappointed

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Genoa, Italy
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56 reviews 56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
164 helpful votes 164 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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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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57 reviews 57 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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
39 helpful votes 39 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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Address: ul. Karmelicka 10, Krakow, Poland
Location: Europe  >  Poland  >  Southern Poland  >  Lesser Poland Province  >  Krakow
Cuisine: Polish

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