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Bar Smak

#203 of 1,206 Restaurants in Krakow
Certificate of Excellence
Polish, European, Eastern European, Central European
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ul. Karmelicka 10, Krakow, Poland
+48 12 431 21 49
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a must! It's a hidden gem a short walk from the main square. On first glance it looks a little 'traditional' and very local, however this is all part of its charm. Food is cheap! We over ordered so we could try lots of traditional dishes and sample real polish food. The place isn't very big but... More 

Thank HATT202
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

My experience was nice ! I went there on my own because i wanted to find a cheap and simple restaurant. You won't find fancy food, rather basic soups, maybe chicken with potatoes, etc. The food was tasty and very cheap. Ideal for students , or just if you don't have much budget. I recommend it :)

Thank Pedro G
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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26 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

I discovered this little gem while walking down the street wondering where to get dinner. I enjoyed the Pirogue & Dumplings so much, I went back there again for my last meal in Poland before I returned home. The food was delicious, fresh & so cheap!!! I'd definitely recommend it to anyone wanting traditional Polish food that's easy on the... More 

Thank MusicianDiaries
Ilkeston, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Odd sounding little place off a main shopping street just to the West of the old city walls, but you have to ask for an English menu as aliens seem to be uncommon here! Waitress a little shy but the service was rapid and food very traditionally Polish. All four of us had something different and all agreed it was... More 

Thank Tim G
Ilkeston, United Kingdom
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168 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Great value, we had 2 meals for £7 approx. It's simple Polish fare but very enjoyable. Sadly the lady taking the order is not the most cheerful.I don't think they are used to English customers as this place off the tourist trail

Thank Dinah G
Herzele, Belgium
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83 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

We went here for dinner. Waitress was the most unfriedly woman ever. Even for Polisch standards. Surfing on Facebook while i was waiting at the desk to order ... I even saw people smoking in the kitchen, NOT DONE. We chose for a menu, soup of the day and chicken. 25ZL. Soup was good, main course was average. Nothing special.... More 

Thank Pieter G
Launceston, Australia
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

We wanted a simple Polish feed and quickly found it at Bar Smak. Right in the middle of all the fun but away from the touristy main square is this slap happy diner. The food is simple: fried pork chop, cabbage and mashed potatoes or chicken stuffed with cheese and served with fries. I had a pork steak, bacon and... More 

Thank Claire T
Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Great place to get a quick, super tasty traditional polish meal. I've eaten here twice during my 2-day stay because it's the perfect place to visit solo and the food is excellent. I had the zurek staropolski (traditional sour soup with potato) and I had to come back for more before leaving Krakow. The English menu helps a lot since... More 

Thank jessica k
Panama City, Panama
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Despite the many good reviews, I personally found the food quite ordinary and a bit tasteless, not to mention that the pork cutlet I ordered was quite dried and poorly seasoned.

Thank Alberto C
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Huge fillets and a tomato/chicken broth for less than 5 euros. Cabbage, pork,chicken and potatoes are the speciality of this place. If you're super hungry I really recommend this place, because it's super traditional. There's a menu in English so you won't find any problems when ordering.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Polish, European, Eastern European, Central European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: ul. Karmelicka 10, Krakow, Poland
  • Location: Europe  >  Poland  >  Southern Poland  >  Lesser Poland Province  >  Krakow
  • Phone Number: +48 12 431 21 49
This is really a restaurant worth mentioning and I'd like to give it a short T/A review. We were in Krakow for three days and we ate there twice. It's just off where one of the entrances to the main square is and next to tram stops. It's where locals eat, very unpretentious, and the food is genuine Polish and very inexpensive—and delicious! There is an English menu so it's easy to choose what you want and to order it. The two times we were there, it wasn't crowded and there was no waiting. It was very peaceful and quiet and well ventilated. Well worth knowing about. There was a blog about it on your website.

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