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W Starej Kuchni Restaurant

#172 of 1,088 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
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Athens, Greece
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Krakow has many good restaurants, but this one, was better than the others. It is not entirely local nor touristy, excellent service, at our first visit we were greeted with excellent pork lard with crispy bites, their pierogi are a delight, not watery or oily, simply perfect, and when it comes to meat, we had the best steak of our... More 

Thank Dada E
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

If you want to taste good quality, non-touristic Polish food at affordable rates in a quite warm and atmospheric place then visit this restaurant and you won't regret it. We really liked all the dishes with the exception of the piroshkies, which I guess was mainly because we are not used to this taste/cuisine. The next day, we ate at... More 

Thank FantomGR
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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118 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

We ate here on the recommendation of our Air BNB host. It was pretty east to find, and my wife has always wanted to have authentic Polish pierogis in Poland, so we were excited to see several varieties on the menu. While they weren't the best we had in Poland (go to Kawiarna pod Baszta in the Wawel), they were... More 

Thank Jeff P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

Friendly staff at receiving. Wide choice of traditional Polish dishes on the menu and to make it easier they have a separate extraction of the most interesting ones with large photos, which makes your decision much easier. Portions are huge and of course delicious.

Thank Kapás Z
Krakow, Poland
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

Tasty lunch offers of polish food for 17,90 Zl in weekdays;) But sometimes long waiting because of groups of tourists (busses).

Thank Olga F
Budapest, Hungary
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Having visited the lovely City of Krakow before and having enjoyed this place before , we went again and found the food and service and atmosphere absolutely without fault ! The staff are especially friendly and the food is as authentically Polish as I have experienced and being of Polish decent, thats pretty considerable !

Thank marek632
Elmwood Park, New Jersey
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

I went here based on a recommendation by someone. I love the decor of the place. We came here around 9:30PM and the while the food was good, the service was one of the worst we had staying here in Kraków, or anywhere in general. The waitress took at least 15 min to take our drink order and then about... More 

Thank MikeyC29
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

The service was pleasant, friendly and helpful. The food was good. We had the meat fest for two and had an ample helping of lots of typical Polish meat specialities. The carafe wine was Hungarian. The waiter recommended it and he was right. However I have given it a low rating because of the payment 'scam'. The bill came in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Polish, European, Eastern European, Central European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?