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W Starej Kuchni Restaurant

#163 of 1,126 Restaurants in Krakow
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Stare Miasto
Polish, European, Eastern European, Central European
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ul. Sw. Tomasza 8, Krakow 31-014, Poland
+48 12 428 00 22
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I wouldn't go there again, it's not worth it. First of all they didn't have what was on the menu. A bit annoying for the start, if several persons have to change their order. In the meantime we ordered some wine. The waitress suggested a homemade wine served in a decanter. Fortunately one of us tried it before we ordered... More 

Thank Zuheir Krzysztof
Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly and helpful service. Good food in large portions. Enjoyed our two visits, and would recommend the 3 meats dish if you're really hungry :-)

Thank NanAndDylan
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65 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled across this place and it looks very country kitchen and spacious. The service was good and the food was plentiful and well cooked. The Hungarian wine was nice and well priced. We had a good friendly and happy time here.

Thank traveljunkit
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50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely environment -traditional & very cosy setting. Food served in huge portions so don't order too much- for sure great flavours and proper home cooking.

Thank Katarzyna C
Greater London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

We went here on a recommendation from our AirBNB host to try the beetroot borsch. Not one to turn down a recommendation from a local, we promptly wandered down to the restaurant and ordered two Polish beers and the borsch. It was a lovely, clear beetroot soup with three pierogis and it was incredible! Similar to a consommé, this dish... More 

Thank Shepdrews
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

I came here by accident tonight, while walking around old town Krakow I found this charming place not far from my hotel. The place has a family type of atmosphere, like your grandmother was the one cooking your meals and the tables are reminiscent of old country dining area. The place was big and it had different sections or rooms... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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123 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

I (Jo) am a Krakowian native and I love my grandma's cooking and the dishes served in this restaurant is very similar quality. You can order virtually any polish cuisine. I had the beetroot soup with dumplings (barsc czerwony), Adam had a polish tasting plate (range of polish dishes and sausages to try) and our friend had the potato pancakes... More 

Thank TeamJoAdam
Boise, Idaho
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

Our local Polish relatives took us here for traditional Polish food in a non-touristy atmosphere. The welcoming ambiance impressed us immediately with copper pots, pans and herbs hanging from the ceiling and its exposed wood burning stove still used for some dishes. The name means the old kitchen which is evident in the building and decor. I wanted to try... More 

Thank Mary-Ann C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

It is a nice looking restaurant, with good service. Unfortunately the red beet soup wasn't that special, and the pork was a bit dry. The price level was okay. It is not a bad restaurant, but the competition is better.

Thank Joep v
Siena, Italy
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6 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

We did not find a pleasent atmosphere and we did not like the food. The position is however central in the old town.

Thank Robina_Siena

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Polish, European, Eastern European, Central European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: ul. Sw. Tomasza 8, Krakow 31-014, Poland
  • Location: Europe  >  Poland  >  Southern Poland  >  Lesser Poland Province  >  Krakow>  > Stare Miasto
  • Neighborhood: Stare Miasto
  • Phone Number: +48 12 428 00 22

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