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Czarna Kaczka The Black Duck

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  • Socially distanced dining tables
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Stare Miasto
0.2 miles from Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square
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We offer typical dishes of Polish cuisine, just like at home in warm and informal atmosphere. Among our specialties you will find duck dishes like carpaccio of duck breast or magret but also homemade famous Polish dumplings (pierogi), bigos and żurek, old Polish style sour rye soup served in a bowl made of bread. An amazing summer garden is also available from May to September.
PRICE RANGE
$5 - $15
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
Polish, European, Eastern European, Central European
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Absolutely fantastic food and service , Ewelina our waitress was a delight. Recommended by our transfer from airport we were not disappointed. We all had different starters and mains and all excellent. Vodka shots to round the evening off as well. Value for money ,...amazing Definitely will go back and definitely recommendMore

Date of visit: October 2021
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Restaurant Manager, Owner at Czarna Kaczka The Black Duck, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for the positive feedback. :) Hope to see you again! :)

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Just managed to sneak in as it was fully booked and I can understand why! Looked after by Daniel, the nicest guy in Krakow, started with a little free appetiser of bread shredded duck and pickle! Bonus! Then properly got into it with best oven...baked dumplings with chilli sauce, I had the pork in cumin and red wine jus and my partner had the beef goulash and pancakes! Totally awesome visit, had to check the bill, could not believe the prices! It was a shame we found it on our last night, but if we ever return (I am sure we will) it will be the first reservation made, cannot recommend it highly enough! Thank you to all the staff, but particularly Daniel!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Restaurant Manager, Owner at Czarna Kaczka The Black Duck, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

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

Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I came to Czarna Kaczka last Thursday, October 23rd and loved the place, service and food. Our server, Ewelina, was super nice and her recommendations for a typical polish plate was right on target, absolutely delicious! Pricing is good and portions very...large. Ambiance is relax and homey. We travel all over europe on a regular basis and must admit that this restaurant is one of the best we have ever been at. Ask for Ewelina, she is the sweetest girl and really knows about traditional polish cuisine.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Restaurant Manager, Owner at Czarna Kaczka The Black Duck, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for the positive feedback. :) Hope to see you again! :)

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The food is just soooo good! And the staff, particularly Marina, Evelina and Rafał, are very friendly, helpful and professional! My favourite restaurant in Krakow!

Date of visit: October 2021
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Restaurant Manager, Owner at Czarna Kaczka The Black Duck, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

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

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Excellent food! A wonderful duck and a vert Nice Waiter! Daniel you are a legend !!! It was so nice to offer a little frooty Digest for our daughter who is too Young to drink alcohol !

Date of visit: October 2021
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Restaurant Manager, Owner at Czarna Kaczka The Black Duck, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

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

Reviewed 3 days ago

Highly recommended! Outstanding service! I would especially point out the extremely positive personality and quality service of waitress Marina!! Nowadays it is rare to meet a person with best manners and smile on her face!!

Date of visit: October 2021
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Restaurant Manager, Owner at Czarna Kaczka The Black Duck, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

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

Reviewed 4 days ago

A lovely first evening in Krakow - the food was sublime, starters delicious. Would recommend to anybody visiting the area

Date of visit: October 2021
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Restaurant Manager, Owner at Czarna Kaczka The Black Duck, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for the visit!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really great place and wonderful restaurant to try authentic Polish food at a reasonable price. The service was friendly and attentive, we couldn’t fault it.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Restaurant Manager, Owner at Czarna Kaczka The Black Duck, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was amazing and the service was spectacular. We had a super friendly waiter who gave us great recommendations.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Restaurant Manager, Owner at Czarna Kaczka The Black Duck, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food and very helpful stuff! From outside doesn’t look so good but the food is delicious and stuff make this place even better!

Date of visit: September 2021
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Restaurant Manager, Owner at Czarna Kaczka The Black Duck, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

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October 5, 2019|
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We went there twice for dinner in July 2021 without reservation and easily got a table. However, we arrived early, just after 6pm, shortly afterwards their lovely courtyard was full. And this was still ‘covid times’ with a... More
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Not really... they had a portable one (more of a fan) standing near the door, but that was about it.
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Yes, Czarna Kaczka The Black Duck is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Czarna Kaczka The Black Duck is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5