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“Great Food, Low Prices”
Review of U Stasi

U Stasi
Ranked #220 of 1,822 Restaurants in Krakow
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood: Stare Miasto
Restaurant details
Neighborhood: Stare Miasto
Reviewed January 8, 2016

One of the best meal of traditional food I've had in Krakow. The prices are very low.
This is a "eating house", nothing fancy. The door to the kitchen is opened and the older people are in that kitchen making the food from scratch.
The tables are very close to each other and maybe need to be sharing a table.
The service is basic, fast and polite.
This is a place to go, experience a no-frill restaurant, great homemade, and the reward beside a wonderful meal in the historic quarters? Paying for the meal to the old man seating behind the cash register next to the door. This is the honor system and this old man has such a unique personality. Worth the visit. Lots of students, and artists go there.
We will definitely return. It is that good in every way possible.

5  Thank LikeABigPizzaPie
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Reviewed December 5, 2015

The best bar mleczny in krakow according to me !
It's actually a real one, not a fake one for tourists.
So don't be surprised if the service is not usual : you take a menu at the reception (they have polish / english / french / german menus) ; you sit where you find a place (which means that you will probably sit next to someone you don't know) ; you order after a few seconds ; you receive your meal after a few minutes and you bring back your plate by yourself at the end of the meal.

The food is great (according to me, they have the best pierogi ruskie of the town), traditionnal, tasty, fresh and varied (soups, traditionnal dishes with meat, sweet or salted pierogi, traditionnal side dishes...) and the prices are very very very low. The place is simple, without decoration (communist style).
I was eating there several times per week when I was studying in Krakow because it's fast, cheap and authentic !

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5  Thank Marine C
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Reviewed November 7, 2015

We were recommended this place by our hotel, nothing special inside very basic , staff speak little english but the food , oh my goodness , the dumplings and soup are quite amazing and literally cost pennies , soup was 80p , wonderful atmosphere full of polish people and famous actors apparently, well worth a visit closes at 5pm

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Thank nick7p
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Reviewed October 18, 2015

This is really tiny place, where polish traditional kitchen is served. If you want to try real "pierogi", "barszcz" or "schabowy" and you don't want to go to one of those tourist oriented places in Cracow this place is really worth to visit. I like the atmosphere where all people are sharing their tables observing other's people dishes. Food comes very fast and it's fresh and tasty. As it's place just for serving food, don't choose it if you are going to spend some time talking with your friends after lunch.

Thank neurromancer
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Reviewed August 23, 2015

U Stasi is situated in a courtyard behind the Cyklop Pizza Restaurant. As a milk bar - it's what you would expect - a filling, cheap meal. It also happened to be tasty.

The menus are scattered around the tables and have English translations. A member of the kitchen staff will come and take your order and the food will arrive promptly. Once you're done, go to the till and pay. It's a straightforward, reasonably pleasant re-fuelling experience!

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Thank MPOT
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