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Ariel, Kawiarnia Restauracja

$$ - $$$
Polish, European, Eastern European, Central European, Israeli, Kosher, Vegetarian Friendly
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ul. Szeroka 18, Krakow 31-053, Poland
+48 12 421 79 20
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Vancouver, Canada
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16 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were seeking refuge from bitter cold, so dove in. Very authentic Jewish atmosphere, but empty! Had soup x2 and tea x4, left 100Zloty ($25-30)behind...seems expensive. But soup was good.

Thank drpetr68
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The meal was significantly overpriced for below average food. It was by far the most expensive meal we had in our four days in Kraków and most certainly the worst.

Thank Alexandra C
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at the Jewish square to see this lovely looking restaurant . Inside it was very traditional and had a great menu choice . We had the traditional Jewish soup which was lovely . Also the coffee was very good . Only bad point was the service was slow . I would visit again .

Thank Ben E
Milan, Italy
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85 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is cheap but the food is not really good. We tried a lamb salad (too much jam, and the lamb was dry), soups and cinnamon cookies (definetly stales).

Thank aledolly
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Krakow’s former Jewish Quarter resonates with history and pathos. The former population has largely gone but we are left with most of the original buildings. Recent refurbishments have resulted in a tourist attraction that is both historically interesting and inspires some conception of its past heritage. After a walking tour of the district and a visit to Schindler’s Factory we... More 

Thank Philip L
Wroxham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We dined here one evening as we wanted to try a proper Jewish meal and we were certainly not disappointed. The service was good and, although it was the end of September, the weather was still warm enough for us to eat outside. Would certainly eat here again and would recommend.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A few mixed reviews for this Jewish restaurant in Kazimierz but no complaints at all from us ! The high spots : goose leg with cherries cooked perfectly, beef with spinach and a truly amazing beef soup flavoured with honey and cinnamon. And, the wine from Golan Heights, Israel was astonishingly good. Great service for us too. Cheers.

Thank Generousles
Whately, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

Coming out of the Old Synagogue in Kazmierz, the Jewish quarter of Krakow on a cold rainy day in October, we struck for the first restaurant/cafe that looked appealing. The Ariel Jewish Restaurant was a great find. The atmosphere created by paintings on the walls of jewish life and the comfortable surroundings were immediately inviting. The menu, with English subtitles,... More 

Thank Howard41933
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Chose this on a whim when other restaurants in the area appeared busy. Ariel wasn't, and I can maybe understand why! The decor and atmosphere were somewhat austere and overbearing, like stepping into your most fearsome great-grandmother's home. Staff were friendly and welcoming though, maybe excited about an influx of 5 of us when few other tables were occupied. The... More 

Thank brian s
Douglas, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

This was part of a planned post conference dinner so I ate with a large party of 20; our menu had been pre-ordered as a consequence. The venue itself is like going into an Edwardian (perhaps) house or gallery, each floor dedicated to paintings, wall hangings and wooden carvings. We were placed upstairs on a long table right next to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Polish, European, Eastern European, Central European, Israeli, Kosher, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: ul. Szeroka 18, Krakow 31-053, Poland
  • Location: Europe  >  Poland  >  Southern Poland  >  Lesser Poland Province  >  Krakow>  > Kazimierz
  • Neighborhood: Kazimierz
  • Phone Number: +48 12 421 79 20

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?