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Restauracja Starka

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 05/26/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 05/26/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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PRICE RANGE
$7 - $16
CUISINES
Polish, Healthy, International
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Kazimierz
0.5 miles from Wawel Cathedral
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Sponsored by: Restauracja Starka

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

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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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Amazing experience!! Great food, great drinks, amazing service! A local suggested we should come to Starka, and it lived to all our expectations. Make sure to book in advance, since it is a small cozy place that is usually fully booked. Gabriel will make sure...you feel at home.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed July 21, 2021

I returned to Starka today after a long hiatus due to Covid. Brand new summer menu released today and a brand new garden for al-fresco dining at the rear. I was only moderately hungry but boy....cauliflower soup with local sausage with a truffle foam, pierogi...ruskie, dumplings with cheese and potato. Chocolate mousse with sorbet and blackberries.....2 of us with drinks £20! Its still a marvellous Krakow institution, ever so friendly. Frustrates me when i see takeaway kebab houses top of the list with just 100 reviews....i think Starka has 6,500 positive reviews. Do yourself a big favour. Get to Starka!!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The restaurant is very beautiful and special, the food is very tasty, and the waitress Ginka was excellent

Date of visit: October 2021
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Joanna P, Owner at Restauracja Starka, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your visit! :)

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Booking was easy and communication good. Food was outstanding and service was great. I had the pork knuckle which was delicious. Good value too.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Joanna P, Owner at Restauracja Starka, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for the visit and the review! :)

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very delicious food, very tastefull vodka, Nice staff. For us its a must to visit Starka every time we visit Krakow. We Can highly recormend Starka.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Joanna P, Owner at Restauracja Starka, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for the visit and the review! :) Hope to see you soon! :)

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very Nice place indeed. Traditional dishes revisited and very tasty. Nice place also to try vodkas, even raifort vodka !

Date of visit: July 2021
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Joanna P, Owner at Restauracja Starka, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your visit. We'll have the pleasure of welcoming you back again. :)

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I found this restaurant randomly and it was absolutely fantastic. Me and my girlfriend, we were so satisfied. The service was great and the food was perfect. Also the prices was reasonable. Starka is very cozy and enjoyable.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Joanna P, Owner at Restauracja Starka, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Martin, We are happy to read it. :) Hope to see you again! :)

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We entered the place accidentally , unexpected flavours and quality. I reckon it is the place to be , handmade vodkas also strongly recommended.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Joanna P, Owner at Restauracja Starka, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for the visit and the review! :) Hope to see you soon! :)

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely amazing restaurant! The food is delicious, drinks wonderful, and service friendly and prompt! Absolutely a must-visit when in Krakow! Kinga was a fantastic server as well and made us feel incredibly welcome! Thank you, Starka!!

Date of visit: October 2021
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Joanna P, Owner at Restauracja Starka, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your visit. We'll have the pleasure of welcoming you back again. :)

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food, but the service not on the same level. Nobody asked how the food was, and no refill of the wine. The vodka shot we ordered was not even seen. Good bread which was taken away when the main dishes arrived This would be...a fantastic place if the service had been better.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Joanna P, Owner at Restauracja Starka, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Hilde, thank you for your very fair opinion. You appreciated the food and found weaker points of our service. Sometimes in a big traffic and working under time pressure we make small mistakes like these. Thank you for drawing my attention and we will...More

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janeya02
January 30, 2020|
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Response from Lindsay C | Reviewed this property |
Sorry not sure, but good choice of Vegetarian
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IndiaRohit
October 21, 2019|
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Response from Y2095TSkeithg | Reviewed this property |
Ah now....I can’t answer that as I aren’t vegan. The staff there are fantastic and they have a website so my advice would be to email in advance and ask as I believe they all spoke English. It’s an experience worth having... More
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BeingAbhay
July 10, 2019|
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Response from Shawn K | Reviewed this property |
So am I, they had a few good choices, but it is more meat based menu
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Yes, Restauracja Starka is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

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