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Polskie Smaki

#182 of 1,159 Restaurants in Krakow
Certificate of Excellence
Polish, Eastern European, Central European, European
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ul. Sw. Tomasza 5, Krakow 31-014, Poland
+48 12 429 38 69
09:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just off the Old Town square Polski Smaki is a lovely cafe - like quick quality eating establishment. It's frequented by locals which in our opinion is always a good sign! The food was terrific and there was lots of choice. Cheap , quick and quality. Great!!

Thank Beryl_flighty
Athens, Greece
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Did not like any of their plates,pork meat with mashed potatoes was really hard to digest,only tasty thing was the beer.

Thank spyrakos1968
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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149 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Fantastic value, good quality food, but due to our non-existent polish we discovered this was a self service restaurant. We ordered our starters and mains together and the mains arrived first! Still, really great value.

Thank King_of_America_86
Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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1,290 reviews
619 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 819 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

This authentic rustic Polish restaurant is perfect for a great value hearty lunch. They have a 'buffet' which consists of Polish soups, meat stews, and the like... As it was meant to be a light lunch we opted for soups and my daughter had apple pancakes. We all enjoyed what we had and it was superb value. The decor is... More 

Thank Roberts69
San Jose, California
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64 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Polskie Smaki represents very good food and good value. Google Translate translates the restaurant's name as Polish Flavors. The restaurant lives up to its name. We were introduced to this small restaurant on a private tour for a quick lunch. The restaurant has a limited selection of prepared food set out cafeteria style. For a quick lunch, we only ordered... More 

Thank activeguy88
Dublin, Ireland
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30 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

I don't know why other reviewers are calling this a milk bar. Yes, it has the basics (superb barszcz, pierogi...) but it also serves beer, not to mention much fancier stuff than is on offer in a real milk bar: I had the roast duck with apples, a mere 15 zl! However, you pay extra for all your sides (veg,... More 

Thank Irishguide2014
Tipton, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

This was the first place we eat in. Once we new what to do, this is an excellent way to eat. Go to the bar, the girl will explain the dishes on show, pick what you want and pay. Sit down and wait for your number to come up on wall and collect your food. Once you have finished go... More 

Thank Darren S
London, United Kingdom
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214 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

You can't go wrong here. Buffet or kitchen prepared meals at a good price. Delicious soups. Lots of locals choose to eat here, which is a good sign.

Thank jimbledon
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent value for money you have to order your food at the counter and then pay for it and take your food to a table, when you are finished you take your plates around to a serving hatch to be washed. The food was tasty and plenty of it, highly recommend it, I will go the again.

Thank Glyn G
Wadowice, Poland
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

You can eat there really cheaply and what's more you can eat typically Polish food that you can find in an average Polish kitchen (trust me, I'm Polish!). Whenever I'm in Kraków I go there instead of eating sh.. in fast food restaurants.

Thank ArturFromPoland

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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
Polish, Eastern European, Central European, European
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: ul. Sw. Tomasza 5, Krakow 31-014, Poland
  • Location: Europe  >  Poland  >  Southern Poland  >  Lesser Poland Province  >  Krakow
  • Phone Number: +48 12 429 38 69

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