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Ariel, Kawiarnia Restauracja

ul. Szeroka 18, Krakow 31-054, Poland (Kazimierz)
+48 (12) 421 79 20
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Ranked #322 of 829 restaurants in Krakow
Cuisines: Israeli
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Kazimierz
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Kazimierz
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  • English first
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  • Polish first
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English first
Birkirkara, Malta
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Food was oki although my goose was very dry (cooked before and reheated) , wine was nice but the water ? Lool we paid 5euro (more than 20zl) for a big plastic bottle of water ! Wft a plastic bottle !?! The same how you buy in shop ! In poland with 20zl you can buy more than 3 creats... More

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Ogden, Utah
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194 reviews 194 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The food was very authentic. The cabbage rolls with mushroom sauce were delicious. The onion soup was different tham American but still very good. The had a band that played Klezmer music.

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Hallandale Beach, Florida
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234 reviews 234 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This restaurant, though non-kosher, will be plenty appreciated by devotees of klezmer music. Locatd in the Old Jewish quarter of Krakow, this restaurant has wonderful wall adorning its walls and the cuisine was very enjoyable and tasty. A three person klezmer band keeps you very preoccupied. The wait staff was excellent.

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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Very nice service that tries to be a Jewish friendly. Proposes a traditional Jewish menu but not kosher served. Excellent for non-Jews that want to have an insight in these kind of dishes.

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Terre Haute, Indiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I was in Krakow with a Holocaust surviver for 1 week and our dinner at Ariel was by far the best. Our server was so polite and kind to us (every where else we went, I felt extremely uncomfortable and out of place). I had the Jewish Dumpling with vegetable soup and apple cake for dessert. Everything was so great.... More

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Braga, Portugal
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I am embarrassed to say I fell on this trap. Having lived on central Europe I feel quite comfortable trying new places, but this one surprised me in a bad way. The place is gorgeous, there is music and a very - or intensively - courteous waiter. This courtesy was always between courtesy and mockery, and made us uncomfortable. The... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We ate here on our arrival in Krakow. The food was fine, the omelette was more like a pancake than I am used to but it was nice enough. The restaurant was excellent value, the staff were friendly and the location as good. But the absolute best thing about this place was the coffee - it was just wonderful so... More

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The service and food is always impeccable at Ariel. On this occasion we stayed for lunch, however, in the past we have enjoyed dinner and traditional music in the evening. It is worth the trip across to Kazimierz!

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I visited last year and again this year and am sorry to say this has gone downhill. The quality of the food lags behind most of the other restaurants on ul szeroka. The food isn't nearly as tasty or well presented as it used to be.

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New York City, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This is the best known Jewish restaurant in Kazimerz. I ate roast goose, but was told that it came in fresh cherry sauce. The sauce was canned cherries with cornstarch. The food was served in small portions. The prices are FAR toffffffo high. The server was very nice. Eating outside was possible here and in many places.f

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