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1. Amazing gem
1. Amazing gem
"well cooked and presented at very reasonable prices"
Stuart C
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2. Best restaurant in Kraków!
2. Best restaurant in Kraków!
"Best beef cheeks with homemade dumplings I’ve ever had!"
311szymonw
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3. Best restaurant in Kraków!
3. Best restaurant in Kraków!
"save room for desert! I highly recommend the walnut cake"
kpw82
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About
Polish restaurant and vodka bar
PRICE RANGE
$7 - $16
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
Polish
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Accepts Visa, Live Music, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had a lovely time at Starka - happy they were able to accommodate us on a rainy night (many people had reservations) . Very cosy lovely atmosphere . Really helpful staff who helped me with gluten free options - thank you . The food...was wonderful and so was the Polish wine . We also tried small shots of the locally made polish vodka - fantastic . A very enjoyable experience and highly recommended . It’s located in the Jewish quarter (Kazimierz ) .More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed July 10, 2023

We visited the restaurant after spending some time in the Jewish district. We sat in the lovely garden which was beautiful, with a lovely atmosphere. The location is lovely, surrounded by quirky bars. The restaurant had a lovely vibe with a calming atmosphere. The staff...were very friendly and we especially enjoyed our conversations with Gabriel who shared common interests in music and football as my fiancé ( although different teams!). This made the experience really enjoyable as it was nice to engage in conversation and to talk and compare our home countries and experiences. The home made vodka shots were amazing, and Gabriel provided extended flavours that were not yet on the menu, our favourites were the coconut, banana and pineapple! I had ruskie to start and duck for main followed by a brownie, my fiancé had the sausage starter, burger for main and a brownie, we really enjoyed the food it was beautiful. We highly recommend Starka for the lovely atmosphere, friendly staff and stunning food. We will be returning. Thank you, Dziękuję. Elly & Liam. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇵🇱More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Joanna Pietrzak, Owner at Restauracja Starka, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2023

Thank you for the visit and your review! We are happy to read it! We hope you will visit us again!

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Excellent dinner in a good atmosphere and Izabela served us very kindly . We recomend this restaurant in Kraków Thanks! See you soon

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I was not really impressed. The food looks beautiful but it doesn’t really taste amazing. It’s just pretty regular. The courtyard really needs a little love. All in all I wouldn’t really recommend.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Joanna Pietrzak, Owner at Restauracja Starka, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you your opinion :)

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our meal here! We each had a main and this was enough to fill us up, I had the beef cheeks in the bread bowl which was a huge portion and fantastic! My boyfriend had the burger which he also really enjoyed....The wine was fab too. Very reasonably priced for what you get, the restaurant had a nice feel to it and staff were very helpful. Would definitely recommend!More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Joanna Pietrzak, Owner at Restauracja Starka, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you very much for your positive opinion :) We invite you again :)

Reviewed 4 days ago

What a place this is! I really don't understand why this isn't rated #1. It certainly deserves to be. This was the best meal we had in our 5 night stay in Krakow. The food was amazing. We both had the Pork Loin and it...was beautiful. I only wished I could have managed a pudding but my husband had the walnut cake (the waitress brought 2 spoons!) and it was lovely. Beautiful surroundings and a very intimate setting - will be back for sure if we return to Krakow. Kudos to the whole team.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Joanna Pietrzak, Owner at Restauracja Starka, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review. We look forward to your next visit in our restaurant.

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Simply the best! Amazing food and great service. It was my birthday, and they made me feel very special 😍 I would definitely recommend this resteraunt.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Joanna Pietrzak, Owner at Restauracja Starka, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review. We look forward to your next visit in our restaurant.

Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a fantastic restaurant, just wished we'd booked for a little later as they had live music. Food was excellent and staff were friendly, helpful and courteous. A definite must if you are visiting Krakow.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Joanna Pietrzak, Owner at Restauracja Starka, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for the visit and your review! We are happy to read it! We hope you will visit us again!

Reviewed 6 days ago

We have just had the most amazing meal at this restaurant. The flavours & presentation were incredible. The staff are extremely friendly & a big shout out for our waitress Judy, she was so friendly & gave us great advice on what to choose. We...had the added bonus of a lovely vocalist & guitarist playing, which just added to the evening! A must visit when in Krakow! 😄More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Joanna Pietrzak, Owner at Restauracja Starka, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for the visit and your review! We hope you will visit us again!

Reviewed 6 days ago

Delicious food and great service. We sat in the garden area which was great. We were walk ins but it was a Thursday evening and they were completely booked out inside .

Date of visit: May 2024
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Joanna Pietrzak, Owner at Restauracja Starka, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for the visit and your review! We are happy to read it! We hope you will visit us again!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful food and lovely service. Defiantly need to book to avoid disappointment. Booked online and sat in the garden area, mostly covered and out of the wind, was romantic and a lovely atmosphere. Food was delicious. Definitely deserves its high rating.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Joanna Pietrzak, Owner at Restauracja Starka, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your stellar review!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a cracking little restaurant with amazing fresh food. The menu isn’t vast but the presentation and quality is top notch. Isabel was an amazing host. Top tip book a table before you travel or you will probably not get a table.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Joanna Pietrzak, Owner at Restauracja Starka, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your stellar review!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Starka this evening! Omg! This place is a hidden gem in the heart of krakow!! While we visited there were so many disappointed passers by that really made my heart hurt! I’m felt so so sorry for them as they missed the most sensational...dinner I’ve ever eaten! The food was absolutely beautiful! The best we’ve had over a 5 day period! We’ve even booked to go back for dinner tomorrow night! The staff were exceptional! Special mention to Isabel who went over and above to make our visit memorable she assisted us with menu choices, drinks and even travel arrangements!! I could not recommend this place more!!More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Joanna Pietrzak, Owner at Restauracja Starka, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. We look forward to your next visit in our restaurant.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice place, with a nice menu. We walked by in the afternoon to see if we could reserve for the evening and thats was possible so we were happy. A nice ending of our great long weekend trip to Krakow.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Joanna Pietrzak, Owner at Restauracja Starka, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your positive opinion :) We invite you again :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a fantastic restaurant. The food is excellent. They catered very well for my wife who Coeliac and requires Gluten free diet. I can highly recommend the Steak Tartare starter. Wonderful presentation and really fresh. My wife had Beef cheeks as her main and it...was melt in the mouth. All food was presented so well like something from a really top class restaurant. We also tried some of the house home made flavoured vodka which was good. Very good value for money as well £44More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Joanna Pietrzak, Owner at Restauracja Starka, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your positive opinion :) We invite you again :)

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Restauracja Starka is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5