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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 #336 of 839 Restaurants in Krakow
Cuisines: Israeli
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Kazimierz
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Kazimierz
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Leven, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We were not able to get into our first choice restraint in the square but liked the look of this one. The outside seating was comfortable and the waiter was attentive but not intrusive. His English was ok and he was helpful in choosing our menu. The food itself was presented well and, most importantly, was flavoursome and hot and... More

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blackpool
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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Cheryl and I went in August 2014 and despite what other reviewers have said, the portions were huge. I could not finish mine and I am a big man with an even bigger appetite. However, one does not go to a restaurant merely for the size of the portions. Neither of us had eaten in a typically Jewish restaurant, before... More

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London, United Kingdom
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92 reviews 92 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This restaurant is situated in a popular street with a number of other restaurants competing for your custom. As we were in this part of Krakow for a week we managed to pick most of them off in that time. This was a good evening with a real Jewish feel to the place ( I had not experienced what appeared... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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63 reviews 63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We had dinner here based on a review we had read on Lonely Planet. The food was nothing special or characteristically Jews as we had expected. There was live music, but the food is the most important part. The carp we ate had more bones that actual fish! Portions were quite small as well. Such a disappointment!

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Birkirkara, Malta
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

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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210 reviews 210 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 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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236 reviews 236 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 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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