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Balaton Restaurant

#164 of 1,215 Restaurants in Krakow
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Stare Miasto
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ul. Grodzka 37, Krakow 31-001, Poland
12:00 - 23:00
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were a party of 13 and stumbled on this restaurant and dined there because they could accommodate our group. Our group agreed this was the best meal of our entire trip. The zebrokwa shots (Polish vodka with bison grass) were free flowing. I started my meal with the chicken soup with dumplings. This was clearly homemade. It was full... More 

Thank Rob E
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 March 2017

we came here by a friend's recommendation, really great Hungarian food. It was the first time I tried potatoes pancakes and loved them. We shared the meal and they where nice enough to give it in separate dishes.

Thank Andrepazos
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Thought I'd try as close to hotel and advertised in travel guides. Phoned to reserve, but had no need as place was empty! Felt unsure, and wanted to run, when I realised we were the only ones, but went for it. Table was set up for us with a lovely candle and flower arrangement, the waiter was very pleasant, and... More 

1 Thank macpherson
1 review
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Best poteto pancakes in the world. This place is MUST GO if u r in krakow. I go every time i m here. Highly recommended.

Thank Michal L
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Good food very bad service, I took the paprika which was very good but the service was really unfriendly

Thank Šurš H
Sandwich, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

We wanted to experience a Hungarian dish while in Krakow but was left most displeased. Waited a long time to order drinks and bread, which was forgotten and brought out only after the main had arrived after us asking again. Staff were not too smiley and the dishes were average. Overpriced for Krakow in comparison to the much better local... More 

Thank centij
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Once you taste their speciality, potato pancakes and their goulash soup, you will never want to go anywhere else ! The atmosphere is very warm and welcoming, with lots of foreigners enjoying their food & wine. Certainly one of my fav places to eat if I am feeling super hungry. A perfect place for a couple / friends/ family dinner.... More 

1 Thank Żaneta M
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Visited twice over two days. The potato pancakes are amazing. Highly recommended. Visited over winter and this is proper winter food to keep you going.

Thank James W
Columbus Ohio
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155 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016

It was a Friday night December, 2016 and Krakow was packed with people, all of the Polish Restaurants we tried were filled. So what to do? Try another ethnic restaurant, a Hungarian one and so glad that we did. We, three, had wonderful meals with an abundance of food. The goulash was simply divine. It is a no frills for... More 

Thank Micheljane
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

We had a potato fry with goulash (chicken or beef or venison) and it was delicious. Very reasonable price, nice pleasant service - recommend. Only went in as another place was booked so nearly missed it, but don't, it's well worth it!

1 Thank Mikemday

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: ul. Grodzka 37, Krakow 31-001, Poland
  • Location: Europe  >  Poland  >  Southern Poland  >  Lesser Poland Province  >  Krakow>  > Stare Miasto
  • Neighbourhood: Stare Miasto
  • Phone Number: 012-422-04-69

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