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Ariel, Kawiarnia Restauracja

Kazimierz
Israeli
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ul. Szeroka 18, Krakow 31-054, Poland
+48 (12) 421 79 20
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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  • 92
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  • 74
    Average
  • 42
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  • 29
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Brilliant!

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
nena38
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW 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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21 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Smederevo, Serbia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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Toronto, Canada
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106 reviews 106 reviews
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
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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Addison
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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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Brisbane, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Incredible Jewish food, reasonably priced for gourmet restaurant at food. In the well known restaurant district to locals, Ariel serves Jewish classics. The roast beef was amazing! Fantastic art lines the walls also.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We went there today night, 30 dec 2014 and we just enjoyed the music played by the three maestros. Food was ok but so overrated, so so expensive for the quality and taste of food. Second, the waiter (so rude waiter by the way) wanted to bring to us more plates by "recommending" them, but in an inappropriate way...third and... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

We went there after a visit to Schindler's Factory. Pouring rain just added to the atmosphere. Inside, a little treasure awaits - the restaurant isn't big by any any standard, probably about 20-30 people, but the walls are richly decorated with stereotypical Jewish pictures and art. We were three in our party, and having never had Jewish food before, we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

The food was great, the service even better, the owner is so so nice, he stood there at the top in case we needed anything during our meal. They have nice jewelry too that you can buy.

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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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