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“Jam packed, but good value” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurace U Svejka

Restaurace U Svejka
Stara Louka 352/10, Karlovy Vary 360 01 , Czech Republic
353 232 276
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Ranked #38 of 102 Restaurants in Karlovy Vary
Cuisines: European, Czech, Eastern European
Dining options: Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
London
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105 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Jam packed, but good value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

We visited here on a Sunday night out of season and the place was packed with locals - always a good sign. The food was fresh, inexpensive and had huge portions. The vibe is a little unfriendly and the feeling was certainly that they tolerated the foreigners, but the waiter was friendly enough and helpful. Good value all round.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Czech first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Almaty, Kazakhstan
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Cheap, tasty, big portions - what else do you need?”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

We go to this restaurant every time we are in Karlovy Vary. It is cheap, the taste is great. And portion are huge, so don't over order. And I haven't seen a tourist that didn't take picture with the Svejk's soldier outside the restaurant. It has become an attraction of Karlovy Vary.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Tucson Estates
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100 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“We thought this place was great with piles of really good food in a fast-paced setting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

We found this on a back street and just wanted a kind of "local" experience so we czeched it out. So busy the night we came and when you see an empty table just grab it. Very, very busy but the staff knew how to keep things moving and the food and beer was really nice and not at all expensive. Food came fast and 1/2 of the restaurant is non-smoking (to the right when you come in the door).

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A typical czech tavern in the basement.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012 via mobile

Smoky place where you won't spend lots of money 'coz the average dish is $10 or less. The menu list is long and full of pork and meet stuff.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sierra Madre, California
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85 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great traditional Czech food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

we enjoyed this meal very much, I would definitely go back. We had traditional goulash and pork and dumplings, all were very good just like my grandmother used to make.

Visited September 2012
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