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#295 of 1,475 Restaurants in Krakow
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Polish, European, Eastern European, Central European, Israeli
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Vegetarian Friendly, Kosher
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Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Kazimierz
0.3 miles from Kazmierz The Former Jewish District
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The oldest Jewish restaurant in Krakow….. A beautiful restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating. We had lunch, both the food and service were excellent but perhaps more important, the atmosphere was calm and relaxed. We did not feel rushed in any way and had time...to really enjoy the food and place. I would very strongly recommend that you find this place and enjoy!More

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had booked a table at Ariel and asked to sit inside as the evening was cooling. We were directed to a table in a side room where none of the tables had been prepared either cutlery. After a long wait we were given menus...but not offered drinks. After another long wait with no sign of a waiter, we walked out. There was no sign of a waiter on the terrace either. We found somewhere good to eat very easily.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped off at Ariel for a drink after our recent arrival in krakow. We had a couple of vodkas each to taste and try. I recommend the honey one. My husband preferred the herbs one. We sat people watching in this very picturesque square. I...was ogling other diners plates of food. We gave in and I had pierogi whilst my husband had potato pancakes with vegetables. We both a bit grudgingly 😉 let each other taste their dishes. Both were very good. We stopped by the following evening after dinner on our way back to our hotel for another vodka. A nice way to end a nice evening wandering kazimierz.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed April 6, 2024

Hard sell at the door by the same gentle man that served our table. Very Average food including a portion of Frozen vegetables. Despite the restaurant being very quiet (which didn’t help the quaint ambience) , the food that came to our table was not...hot. The house carafe of red was magnificent. We left in haste and had Devine crepes and ice creams for dessert from a window hatch down the road.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed February 17, 2024 via mobile

My twin brother and I were exploring around the wonderful Jewish Quarter ( Kazimierz ) and wandered onto Ulica Szeroka which is arguably the most beautiful street in this district,architecture is amazing, history is fascinating and some of the pubs,cafe's and restaurants along this street...are fantastic, one I always look forward to visiting is Ariel,been here before on previous holidays to Krakow, always had a good time and so it proved on our latest visit. I love the look of this restaurant, its cosy,olde world,eclectic decor and furnishings and plenty of seating options spread throughout this restaurant both inside and when the weather is good outside looking out onto the busy and bustling Ulica Szeroka. We were here on a cold February early afternoon, as we had just ate we were here only for beer, we were allocated a table were two beers from Zywiec Brewery were served in excellent condition being iced cold and sparkling, we kicked back, chilled out and planned out the day ahead while sipping our beers. My beer was really good, a golden, light and hoppy lager style beer bursting with taste and very easy to drink especially when served freezing cold as in this restaurant, it was just so good being in such a lovely restaurant enjoying a quality brew and sat with my twin brother, best beer companion in the world. On this occasion we only had beers but we've ate here many times and the food is superb,traditional Polish cuisine, tasty and filling. We really enjoyed our beers in here before we moved on and although our visit was only fleeting as on every other visit to Ariel we had a great time. Ariel is easy to locate along Ulica Szeroka, a street and area teeming with pubs, bars, cafe's and restaurants and some amazing architecture and a major tourist destination. Opening hours are; Monday to Sunday, 10am till Midnight. Well worth seeking out if you're in the Jewish Quarter of Krakow.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed February 5, 2024

The restaurant was very quiet when we visited. The waiter / owner was very attentive and welcoming, The meal was lovely. Very interesting surroundings with lots of Jewish photography. Unfortunately we all chose the same sweet but they didn't have any.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed January 28, 2024 via mobile

We came with friends a group of 7 international visitors! I recommended the restaurant after previous visit 18 months ago! What a disappointment from my last visit. Service was poor . Waiter unattentive and surly . Totally disengaged with our party ! The food was...extremely poor . Overcooked and lacking in flavour. I left my chicken livers as so dry and tasteless which i informed the waiter of at the end of the meal as he was conspicuous by his absence and did not approach the table once during the meal to check if everything was fine ! No offer of alternative or taking off the bill cost of the meal which was inedible. We spent nearly a 1000 zloty for one of the worst meals i have ever had . The coffee was instant and not fresh ground coffee! The waiter then had the audacity to remind us that service was not included in the bill ! No tip for bad service and over priced inedible food. So disappointed! Feel truly violated ! Such a shame ! Avoid!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed October 23, 2023 via mobile

We had a thoroughly lovely experience. The service was excellent, with good vodka recommendations, no upselling as mentioned in one of the previous reviews, and blankets brought out to ensure we were warm. We shared a starter, and they split it for us onto 2...different plates which was really thoughtful. The food was delicious and piping hot (I had the stew, no greyness there!), and the hot apple cake was particularly yummy. We felt the meal was really good value - around £45 for 2 course each plus a starter, plus drinks (and 3 vodkas). We would really recommend here. If anything needed to improve (and this is a tiny grumble to suit our taste), it would be to have more vanilla sauce on the apple cake! Thank you for making us so welcome and looking after us during our meal.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed October 12, 2023

Really disappointed. Nice location but not a fan and wouldn't recommend. I had asked for one of the lamb dishes and the waiter said that if I liked lamb I should go for the roast lamb - I didn't want roast lamb and I felt...that he was trying to get me to go for the more expensive option. The food wasn't all that good. My husband had the Jewish stew which was grey and like a school meal. I had the crepes for dessert and they were burnt underneath. It was busy to be fair with various nationalities but not for us.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed October 9, 2023 via mobile

We had lunch here for my partners birthday. The service was excellent and the food absolutely delicious. Very reasonably priced for the standard of food and service. For a special occasion it was absolutely perfect. Thank you for a very enjoyable afternoon

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed October 8, 2023

My husband & I were walking through the Jewish Quarter looking for dinner. This restaurant looked good but we kept walking because we thought we were dressed too casually. However, the waiter saw us and called us back. Everyone made us feel so welcome there!...We had delicious meals and relaxed in the old-school atmosphere. We would definitely go again!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed October 4, 2023 via mobile

In the Jewish quarter of Krakow this restaurant was a delight. Lovely interior, friendly staff and really tasty food. Lot to choose from on the menu so I had the Jewish stew and my son had one of the pork dishes which he said was...delicious. He particularly loved the Polish beer too. The bill wasn’t too bad either so all in all a very pleasant time.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed September 19, 2023

It was a good experience on this restaurant . We have tried some tradicional polish dishes, all were very tasty, special the soups. The service was great, people very friendly. I recommend a visit.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed September 11, 2023 via mobile

Very average food and service in a tourist trap restaurant in the Jewish area of Krakow. The whole experience was underwhelming. My daughter in law’s carp dish was disgusting, the rest of our meals were somewhat better

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed September 9, 2023 via mobile

Only stopped here for a drink. Nice terrace on a small square and the service was very friendly. Very cosy authentic looking interior

Date of visit: September 2023
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As my partner and I ate there last summer, I have no idea what concert is playing, but I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND that you eat at Szara Kazimierz across the street instead. The food and service are much better. Note: there... More
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  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
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