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#145 of 1,566 Restaurants in Krakow
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European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian
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Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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0.2 miles from Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square
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Reviewed January 18, 2022

My wife and I came here for our first-ever meal in Poland because I googled "best goulash in Krakow," and yes it's true!! I also had the veal with mushroom sauce, and my wife had the wild boar with potato pancakes, all of which was...just fantastic. Service and ambience were perfect as well, just a wonderful way to start our visit!More

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed January 14, 2022 via mobile

We enjoyed every meal served Place looked traditional and cozy We chose this place based on tripadvisor review and they did not disappoint. I loved the herring and the crispy potatoes but most of them are really nice anyway. We’re now looking for a Hungarian...restaurant in UKMore

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed December 3, 2021 via mobile

Absolutely delicious goulash with potato cake. We came twice in 3 days it was that good. Definitely a must try in Krakow.

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed November 30, 2021 via mobile

Good food in this restaurant and something a little different from the Polish food on offer in the city. Restaurant is Hungarian and food is slightly different but similar to Polish. I had goulash soup to start, very nice and a very large portion. Followed...by Hungarian chicken, (waiter did not suggest or recommend sides so unfortunately all I got was a piece of chicken in sauce) My wife had dumpling type food but these were not what she wanted but this was a mistake in her part as they were larger than the pierogi type food she was expecting. Said dumpling were very tasty as I had them with my chicken - problem solved.More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed October 2, 2021 via mobile

Food and prices are great. The restaurant it’s nice and clean, but the waitress rude, never came when we need it him. To bad because the food was awesome but the service 😩

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed August 24, 2021 via mobile

Second year in a row,we couldn’t miss the best “placek po wegiersku”.Best potato pancakes and best goulash ever.Little bit spicy but perfect.Stylish place with incredibly helpful staff

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed December 2, 2020

I was in Krakow a number of times for business over a three year period. Every trip I make at least one stop at Balanton. The goulash was served over potato pancakes and was wonderful. If you are in Krakow make sure to stop in.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed September 30, 2020 via mobile

Eaten here twice on our trip to Krakow. Exceptional food . Lovely Hungarian Goulash soup . Potato cakes and veal amazing. The male waiter was so good at his job . Great value.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 21, 2020

Stopped here for a quick bite of lunch. Was recommended the goulash and was not disappointed! Staff were wonderful too Would recommend

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed August 9, 2020 via mobile

We went to this place as it is a restaurant with a 50 years of tradition and experience.Spacious,quiet and well designed with air conditioning Lovely,multiple and simple menu We had traditional Hungarian dish-potato pancakes with goulash (Placki po Wegiersku z gulaszem) Wow!!!!!! A proper potion...of well cooked and tasty balanced meal.Absolutely delicious Very kind and friendly staff Would go back there again! Highly recommended!!!!More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed February 27, 2020

Our first night here we spent it in Balaton. I had the Beef goulash and potato cakes which was soooo tasty and so much of it! I drunk the beer and raspberry syrup and it was really delightful. My partner had Hungarian chicken breast dish...which he also really enjoyed! Staff was so welcoming and polite and the cost was so cheap for what we got! Will definitely be visiting again.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 18, 2020

Third time we have been here, it remain unchanged in its offer of good honest Hungarian food. The dishes are large and filling, even the soups are big and dramatic in their presentation. Different types of potato goulash always satisfying. Good for veggies but be...careful to check. For example bean soup actually comes with meat and the fish soup had bones which can be difficult to eat.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 16, 2020 via mobile

Bean soup - NOT VEGETARIAN!!! Sent back, no other food was vegetarian except FISH. Bill arrived and the returned to kitchen Bean Soup was CHARGED!!!! Partner loved his meal. I ate a portion of chips...

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed January 23, 2020

Did lots of research and based on positive feedback, decided on Balaton for dinner tonight. The website says dinner is served until 22.00 (Trip Advisor says 23.00). Arrived at 20.40 for a table to be told the kitchen was closed! No food, only drinks. Please...make sure your information is correct. Very poor.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed December 30, 2019 via mobile

If you like Hungarian goulash then this is the place to go. We had 2 x large goulash with potato cakes & 2 x alcoholic drinks for around just £20. Would highly recommend.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Balaton Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4