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Restauracja Starka

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regular temperature 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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Kazimierz
0.5 miles from Wawel Royal Castle
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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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About
Polish restaurant and vodka bar
PRICE RANGE
$7 - $16
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
CUISINES
Polish, Healthy, International, Wine Bar, Soups
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We celebrated our wedding anniversary. Booked a table back in Israel. And we were not wrong! Sooo delicious food, beautiful design. We were greeted with glasses of champagne. There were candles, flowers, and carved hearts on the table. Highly recommend!! Perfect place!

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed October 18, 2020 via mobile

Visited on the recommendation of a friend who’d been before and I was not disappointed. Excellent food, service and prices, what more could you ask for?

Date of visit: September 2020
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JoannaP802, General Manager at Restauracja Starka, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2020

Thank you so much for the visit and the review! We're very happy that your friend recommended our restaurant - that's priceless to us :))

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This lovely spot had it all- excellent food, friendly staff, allergy-friendly options, and wonderful drinks. We got the duck and were blown away. Also the vodka is a must!

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed October 18, 2020

We were lucky enough to get a table at this busy restaurant without pre-booking. It is located in Kazimierz area of the city with a host of other shops and restaurants nearby. The restaurant itself has entertainment and a definite buzz in the air. We...were given water and able to adapt our order request with a little help from the staff. The waitress spoke English and the food was delicious. There is a multitude of flavoured vodka's along the wall of the bar so make sure you have a try. We were given apple pie vodka at the end of our meal and it was very moreish.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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JoannaP802, General Manager at Restauracja Starka, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2020

We're glad you like our location, food and vodkas! Thank you for the review :)

Reviewed October 8, 2020 via mobile

Great place, efficient friendly staff and great food at an inexpensive price. As with any restaurant watch the alcohol prices.

Date of visit: September 2020
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JoannaP802, General Manager at Restauracja Starka, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2020

Thank you for the review. We're glad you like our food, staff and the prices :)

Reviewed October 8, 2020 via mobile

Restaurant located in Kazimierz in Jewish old place. Beautiful area with history and architecture building. The restaurant has beautiful inside decoration, great service and delicious food. Foods fresh, tasty and delicious. Recommended

Date of visit: October 2020
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JoannaP802, General Manager at Restauracja Starka, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2020

We're very happy you could discover Polish cuisine at our restaurant and like the Jewish district so much as well. We hope to see you again in Kraków :)

Reviewed October 4, 2020

I ate in here twice during my trip, as the food, drink and staff were 1st class. The evening entertainment topped off a wonderful evening.

Date of visit: October 2020
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JoannaP802, General Manager at Restauracja Starka, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2020

We're happy you had such a wonderful time! We hope you'll visit us again - feel invited :)

Reviewed October 1, 2020 via mobile

Fantastic The food was excellent and the vodkas are the best I have every tasted I had the beetroot soup, beef cheeks my husband had baked cauliflower,mackerel & apple pie gorgeous food. It is a must to go here make sure you book though

Date of visit: September 2020
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JoannaP802, General Manager at Restauracja Starka, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2020

We're extremely happy our liquors are the best you've ever tried and you like our food so much. We hope to see you again in Kraków :)

Reviewed September 29, 2020 via mobile

Amazing dinner with traditional food. Everything was just great. Handmade vodka is a must, different flavor to choose. Gabriel was just awesome! We will be back for sure!

Date of visit: September 2020
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JoannaP802, Właściciel at Restauracja Starka, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2020

Thank you! We hope to see you soon! We will give Gabriel a praise. :)

Reviewed September 28, 2020

Food overall was very good. Prunes wrapped in bacon were delicious. They give you some bread and a cheese spread as a complimentary starter and this was very tasty. Also a shot of liquer at the end. I wish all restaurants did this. The service...could have been a bit better. I know they were very busy but the service was a bit non personal. Glad we tried it though.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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JoannaP802, Właściciel at Restauracja Starka, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2020

Thank you for your honest opinion, and we apologize for the situation with our service. Indeed, sometimes we have a lot of guests. We are glad that the food tasted despite this!

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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