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#58 of 1,126 Restaurants in Krakow
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ul. Sw. Anny 3, Krakow 31-008, Poland
+48 12 292 12 12
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Chimera salad bar is very atmospheric place with great and fresh salads. They taste like homemade countryside dishes made by my grandmother. Nothing fancy nothing complicated but always tasty and satisfying. Such a nice place to visit.

Thank Tucisława K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful collection of different kind of vegetarian food. Place was styled very hipsteris way but I loved it. Price for two meals and beverages was around 40pln. Good value for money👍

Thank Tiina L
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted to sample some genuine Polish home cooking for our first night. With it being relatively late in the day (after 9) the number of options become more limited. Based on TripAdvisor reviews we tried Chimera. The restaurant is just off the Rynek. There are two parts to it and we went downstairs to the restaurant. The restaurant is... More 

Thank mjmoore0
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having seen good reviews on trip advisor i persuaded my friend that we should try it out. One level is a salad bar, while downstairs hides a restaurant which not only offers a specials menu for lunchtime, but an evening menu too which we tried. My pork dish was tasty and well presented and my friend,, although claiming she hates... More 

Thank 143Rita
East Yorkshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited this lovely quirkily furnished restaurant last night and returned again tonight. Friendly staff - particularly Agnes - welcomed us with a smile and was very helpful on both occasions. On our first visit two music students from the University came along with a pianist and quietly sang some songs for about 45 mins. The songs... More 

Thank GeeBee26
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

We went to Chimera after having found it on trip advisor. We went to the downstairs restaurant not the cafeteria part. Whilst the selection was not extensive, the food that came was typically Polish and very tasty, and arrived quickly. Only reason that we did not give it 5 stars is because there was not much of an atmosphere downstairs

Thank Tom J
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

We went here after reading TripAdvisor reviews. We were not disappointed. The food was fresh and delicious and easily catered to our tastes. The staff were friendly and helpful. We ate from the buffet upstairs and were so full we had no room for cake- shame because it all looked delicious.

Thank eleanorp871
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

Had evening meal here in the cellar of the Chimera Restaurant very close to the main square. I ordered the stew for starter followed by the duck for main meal. Excellent food and lots of it. The same applied to my brother and his wife. My brother and I are gluten free which was not a problem. Recommended.

Thank P-Valteris-jarrow-GB
San Francisco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

I love the wide variety of choices, and that you get to select what you'd like to make a meal. I had four of their vegetarian sides, three hot and one cold. Everything was amazing. And it was only about $3.50!

Thank WestPGal
London, United Kingdom
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Many of the reviews here are confusing the buffet restaurant with the waiter service restaurant in the cellar. I'm going to focus on the Chimera buffet because it's where the locals go most of the time and it has a quintessential flavour of Krakow only matched perhaps by the Szara Restaurant, which is one of the most expensive. It's located... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$2 - $10
Polish, European, Eastern European, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Buffet, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Romantic, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
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 - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: ul. Sw. Anny 3, Krakow 31-008, Poland
  • Location: Europe  >  Poland  >  Southern Poland  >  Lesser Poland Province  >  Krakow>  > Stare Miasto
  • Neighborhood: Stare Miasto
  • Phone Number: +48 12 292 12 12
The restaurant serves Polish and European food.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?