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Ariel, Kawiarnia Restauracja

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ul. Szeroka 18, Krakow 31-054, Poland
+48 (12) 421 79 20
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Atmospheric.

Traditionally decorated with paintings lining the walls which made it feel cosy on a very cold evening. Staff were welcoming and service was good. Food was great particularly the apple cake dessert and the coffee was excellent! An added bonus was the exceptional music trio of double bass, accordion... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
Caroline H
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Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The restaurant is very nice from The outside, with a funny interior. The menu is typically Jewish. The food wasn't tasty, and the waiter was pushy, not customer friendly. Would not recommend it to my friend for dinner

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Wetherby, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

The restaurant is in the heart of the Jewish quarter, close to the Old Synagogue. There seemed to be several parts to it and we went in to a very old wood panelled room, decorated in old Jewish themed paintings. We called in for a light lunch but the menu was too tempting, so the waitress advised that we could... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We walked up a very pretty square with lots of choices of restaurants but this seemed nicest. No disappointment with the ambience or the food. We had dumplings with cheese and garlic sauce. Superb and very reasonable. Approx £20 for 2 together with 500ml carafe of house red. Stuff the diet!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

We visit this restaurant once a year on our annual school excursion. This is the perfect way to round off our sightseeing and information tour of Kazimierz, and Schindler's factory. We return to this area in the evening for our meal and it's a fabulous experience for our pupils. With a live band accompanying the meal, excellent, tasty food and... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

I was dubious about our visit here but my nana had been before a few years earlier and wanted to visit! The food was AMAZING! I was pleasantly shocked! Typical Jewish food cooked perfectly. Good portion sizes and service. Definately recommend!

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Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Traditionally decorated with paintings lining the walls which made it feel cosy on a very cold evening. Staff were welcoming and service was good. Food was great particularly the apple cake dessert and the coffee was excellent! An added bonus was the exceptional music trio of double bass, accordion and violin playing traditional music, which I understand is a regular... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Jewish food? Jewish culture? Forget it. Ariel is a Polish owned Jewish theme restaurant trying to cash in on Holocaust tourism by pretending to be an authentic experience. The dreadfully painted images of old religious Jews, adorning the walls, are laughably poor. Wooden carvings of Hassidic Jews, ringlets made of springs and with cotton beards line the shelves and are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Ariel restaurant carries a long forgotten, but very important, Jewish atmosphere of Krakow. The interior of the reastaurant is decorated with typical elements of Jewish culture, like magnificent pictures that depict everyday life of Jews, Jewish food menu, Jewish beads, sculptures, magnets, music, etc. Jewish Krakow can be seen in every corner of Kazimierz quarter, but you'll only recognize and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Wanna try real traditional Jewish food? This is your place. Warm and nice ... friendly service ... in the heart of the Jewish neighbourhood. Excellent food. Must go. God bless you

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This restaurant was warm and inviting from the outside entrance to our farewell. The atmosphere was quiet and friendly, we came early and unfortunately missed the music, however, with the quieter atmosphere, delicious food, and attentive service we had wonderful conversation. We would recommend it to anyone who is visiting Krakow. We traveled through Italy visiting many restaurants and were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: ul. Szeroka 18, Krakow 31-054, Poland
  • Location: Europe  >  Poland  >  Southern Poland  >  Lesser Poland Province  >  Krakow>  > Kazimierz
  • Neighborhood: Kazimierz
  • Phone Number: +48 (12) 421 79 20

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Israeli

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