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Restauracja Starka

#1 of 1,126 Restaurants in Krakow
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent food, good service, worth all the penny (although not budget food). Definitely recommend when in Krakow!

Thank renibali
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Small restaurant with good food. The personal was very nice,speaking good english. Excellent apple pie!

Thank Iasmina0201
newcastle, australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing dumplings. The barszcz (borscht soup) was delicately flavoured and yet such comfort food. The flavoured vodkas were delicious. Decor is quirky. The menus look a little cheaply presented but given how inexpensive the place is, well, it's rather irrelevant. I loved the authentic food and feel to the place. Being a solo traveller I was happy to have reasonable... More 

1 Thank megandrew
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The food in this restaurant was some of the best we had in Kraków. I went for a slow cooked beef and it was incredible. The service is friendly and the atmosphere in the restaurant is super cosy. Would definitely recommend a visit here.

Thank Kate S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Having read the reviews we booked a table several months earlier as it was for a special occasion. We arrived at the restaurant and was shown to our table straight away, I noticed several other tables had also been reserved and I know why you have to book early to avoid disappointment as at least dozen or more groups came... More 

1 Thank Chris A
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went to Krakow to have an experience at Auschwitz and so after being there we decided to look for a good restaurant to compose ourselves. We were blown away by the friendly service and the great food so we cam back twice. Fantastic lamb, beef, fish and salads as well as the mouthwatering deserts. With a bottle of wine... More 

1 Thank jackandtess
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Highly recommended. Make sure you attend this lovely restaurant if you stay in Krakow. Fair play to the Mrs in finding this gem. Both the Mrs and I had the medium pork knuckle as the main.....never wanted it to end taste buds were dancing. Just going to order a desert now can't wait. Definitely would return. Book in advance to... More 

Thank Dylan H
Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went there with friends who had been some 3 years ago. Lovely dumplings and pork loin, great presentation, service and quality. Wine list reasonable for Poland too. Joanne, the owner very attentive. Not expensive by Uk standards. Restaurant had vibrant atmosphere. Definitely recommend and will return on our next visit to Kraków.

Thank BillR52
Bergen, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I ordered Żurek(sour rye soup) and Sernik (fluffy cheesecake) and my boyfriend ordered Barszcz Czerwony (red beet soup). We were both satisfied :) The cheesecake was sooo delicious!

Thank irmjoh
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We dined here with friends on their recommendation but booking ahead is essential as the restaurant is small and very much in demand. It's a small, unimposing place in a very vibrant district where most of the better restaurants seem to be. My duck was superb and beautifully presented as were my husband and son's beef loin. Their respective sauces... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $16
Polish, Eastern European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?