We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!


#59 of 1,117 Restaurants in Krakow
Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
ul. Sw. Anny 3, Krakow 31-008, Poland
+48 12 292 12 12
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

559 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 287: English reviews
Level Contributor
98 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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
Level Contributor
83 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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
Level Contributor
21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Level Contributor
14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Level Contributor
27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Level Contributor
21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Level Contributor
57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank Snowmunch
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
380 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just love the cafeteria portion of this restaurant! You have the choice of 1, 4 or 6 portions for 5, 13 and 17 zl respectfully. First you pick out the hot food, then choose from an amazing variety of salads and then on to dessert and drinks. You are given your plate on a tray and you pay at... More 

Thank catsforkids
Level Contributor
20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chimera was recommended by our guide as a good restaurants for vegetarians (my wife and grand-daughter) and we were not disappointed. Upstairs they have a display in self-select hot trays, of most of their dishes, which are all delicious and competitively priced. However, go down stairs to the main restaurant and the fun begins. All the paintings and decorations were... More 

1 Thank Holiday1239

Travelers who viewed Chimera also viewed

Krakow, Lesser Poland Province
Krakow, Lesser Poland Province
Krakow, Lesser Poland Province
Krakow, Lesser Poland Province
Krakow, Lesser Poland Province
Krakow, Lesser Poland Province

Been to Chimera? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$2 - $10
Polish, European, Vegan Options, Eastern European
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Buffet, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups, Dining on a budget
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.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Chimera staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?