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“Excellent..again.”
Review of Restauracja Starka

Restauracja Starka
Ranked #3 of 1,520 Restaurants in Krakow
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $16
Cuisines: Polish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Polish restaurant and vodka bar
King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Excellent..again.”
Reviewed January 13, 2014 via mobile

This was the first place I visited upon my return to Krakow, I think that speaks volumes enough.

Excellent staff, great value and amazing good. Gabriel as friendly as ever.

My girlfriend had the mushroom soup starter and boneless ribs for main, I had the wild boar sausage and golonka, beautiful meat and all plates were finished.

Complimentary hazelnut vodka after the meal.

  • Visited January 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Highly recommend this restaurant”
Reviewed January 12, 2014 via mobile

Food was very nice. We went here due to the good reviews on here and were not disappointed. Lovely atmosphere, good food, good service and lots of different flavours of vodka :)

  • Visited January 2014
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Budapest, Hungary
2 reviews
“The Epitome of Great Polish Dining”
Reviewed January 12, 2014 via mobile

My friends and I are college students from the United States that are studying abroad in Budapest this year. We have traveled to so many different cities and countries and we found that Krakow is the city with the most reasonably priced, quality food. It's hard to go wrong with food in this city but Starka was by far the best we had. The food, drinks, and the staff were all so wonderful. I only wish that I could go back sometime soon!

The food was delicious and the alcohol that we had was delicious as well. We tried the Russian pierogi, and their duck and salmon dishes. All were excellent. We got recommended some Portuguese wine and each tried a different flavor of their homemade flavored vodkas (cinnamon, ginger, and pear). It was an exquisite meal for the most reasonable prices. With the money you save on the dishes, I highly recommend trying as many flavors of vodka as possible!

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Derby, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“A great evening”
Reviewed January 10, 2014

The food was very good and the atmosphere lovely. The value for money was excellent - £40 for 2 people (we only had 2 courses) plus a very good bottle of wine. A free vodka at the end. A great evening. Well worth the walk from the Old Town.

  • Visited January 2014
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Authentic food, nice relaxed atmosphere & staff”
Reviewed January 9, 2014

Attractive traditional style restaurant on a quieter street in Kazimierz (old jewish district). Seemed to get a mixture of tourists from all countries (next table was a Russian couple who also seemed impressed) plus some local families. Pork knuckle with mash / cabbage - excellent flavour and textures, the smaller of the two sizes was plenty. Oven baked trout with an array of fresh vegetables also done very well.

Ordered one of the better wines - still only 120 zł altogether, mid priced by frugal Krakow standards. Complementary shots of walnut vodka after dinner took some getting used to but certainly warmed you up for the walk home. Thank you!

  • Visited January 2014
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