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Ariel, Kawiarnia Restauracja

$$ - $$$
Polish, European, Eastern European, Central European, Israeli, Kosher
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ul. Szeroka 18, Krakow 31-053, Poland
+48 (12) 421 79 20
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3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 

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Douglas, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the outside it doesn't look like much but once you step inside the door, you are greeted by wonderful, warm people. The decor is fab and the food even better. It's a little gem. Would definitely recommend

Thank jenren42
Bautzen, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here as the "Once upon a time" was totally booked out for the night and this seemed to be the (only location wise) best alternative for somewhat Jewish food. The drinks (beer) very served quickly, the garlic cream soup I had for a starter was good. The main dishes were a bit too greasy but well cooked. I... More 

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Reading, UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked for a party of nine in the closed off part of the restaurant which offers a Klezmer music ensemble. The food was fine - not gourmet standard but no one complained. You pay a supplement (25 Zl) for the music, which was good - it was presented between courses and although not of Carnegie Hall standards was certainly... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for lunch the food was lovely great hospitality. Jewish music for entertainment in the centre of the Jewish quarter. Would definitely go back

Thank Catherine T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Simple and traditional Jewish cuisine in lively setting-insude is nicer then outside. Food is kosher and homemade.

Thank Katarzyna C
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

I came to this lovely restaurant twice, just over a year ago,. The restaurant card simply read "Restauracjia Ariel" without mention of "Kawiarnia" and on each occasion ordered the Wild Carp with mushrooms and onions; it was excellent. I am curious too that Reviews in Polish (translations provided) are invariably good. The first time I ate alone in the little... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Our party of 6 had a lovely meal, the lamb we all opted for was excellent and the location in the square with the sound of live kleizmer musicians in the background made it very special, What crowned it was the helpfulness, attention, and humour of the delightful waitress.

Thank KildareGunner
Krakow, Poland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

I was honestly shocked by the level of service - the waiter ignored us for really long time, when he finally blessed us with his attention and I pointed it no apology followed, moreover the reaction of the waiter was as rude as if it was him making me a favor. The food was really nothing special and waaay too... 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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Large groups
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?