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Restauracja Starka

#1 of 1,118 Restaurants in Krakow
Certificate of Excellence
Polish, Eastern European, Central European
As featured in Best Food in Krakow
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ul. Jozefa 14, Krakow 31-056, Poland
+48 12 430 65 38
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:55 pm
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My husband and I ate here last night and YES the reviews are correct the food was just perfect! Friendly staff, lovely comfortable atmosphere... must must book in advance and be on time, the first 15 minutes there they must have turned away 15 people and another couple were 25mins late so their table was given away, it is that... More 

1 Thank Pam C
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Brilliant food, great drinks, worth every penny! Very good service and pleasant atmosphere. Really great area for food and culture.

Thank Chris R
Crawley, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had read reviews that suggested this was a good place to try polish food. We were a party of 8,& the service & quality of food was exceptional. Between us we tried many of the dishes on offer & all were warmly received. A tip for future diners, the pork knuckl was amazing but should only be ordered as... More 

3 Thank Gill W
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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110 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Go to this place. Seriously. And make a reservation, because it's popular. We did NOT have a reservation, but they luckily found a way to get us a table anyway. The homemade vodkas are amazing. They had horseradish, pepper, ginger, cinnamon, plum, lemon, grapefruit, cherry...among others...and they were all delicious my favorite was the pepper, but it's not for the... More 

2 Thank Ri818
Lucknow, India
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We absolutely loved this restaurant. The waiters are super friendly, i would recommend the vodka to start with as they make there own vodka in a lot of innovative flavours. It gets a bit crowded but the food is presentable and arguably one the best in the old jewish district. Do book a table any day you wish to dine... More 

1 Thank anchitsaksena1989
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61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I loved this place! Friendly and warm and in the Jewish quarter which was my favourite part of the city. I had the herring tartar, husband had the rye soup, then duck and my husband the beef cheeks. All were delicious. Lovely wine and apple pie. Highly recommend this place. We had booked ahead via email from the uk and... More 

Thank Scrappyjaz
St. Albans, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My last night in Kraków had to be spent dining at Starka restaurant. Following the reviews on here and my other 'Go To' avenue Instagram I managed to nab us a table and it was a good thing I booked ahead as a lot of walk-ins left disappointed while we were there. The restaurant is small with a decor best... More 

2 Thank shakira m
Frankfurt, Germany
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98 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Was expecting a lot after seeing the reviews but didn't quite hit the highs. I had the duck which was served with very sweet sauces and the red cabbage did not provide the freshness needed to offset this. The place was very busy and all the other conversations echoed so much it was hard to hear. My friend had the... More 

1 Thank Bri1966
Mörfelden-Walldorf, Hessen, Germany
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Friendly helpful staff who spoke good English. Service was good and the food was presented well. My lamb dish was too sweet for me but the potato soup was excellent. Nice live music but the ambient noise made it difficult for normal conversation.

Thank Richie W
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We made a reservation because it was recommended on tripadvisor. Luckily we did . The place was fully booked. All our dishes tasted very well and actually it was more than we could finish.. Two persons 3 course meal (one shared desert) with Vodka, red wine Montelpulciano and capucino we only paid 40 euro for 2 persons..Try the beef cheeks... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $16
Polish, Eastern European, Central European
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Families with children
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 - 11:55 pm
12:00 pm - 11:55 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: ul. Jozefa 14, Krakow 31-056, Poland
  • Location: Europe  >  Poland  >  Southern Poland  >  Lesser Poland Province  >  Krakow
  • Phone Number: +48 12 430 65 38
Polish restaurant and vodka bar

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?