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Polskie Smaki

#173 of 1,144 Restaurants in Krakow
Certificate of Excellence
Polish, European, Eastern European, Central 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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Athens, Greece
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 3 weeks ago

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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1,230 reviews
598 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 768 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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63 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 106 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
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

A great place if you want to eat typical polish food for a low price, I took the dumplings and it was delicious, but you have to wait a long time because it's like a self-service and it's not very easy to bring the soups to your table.

Thank Marion C

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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, European, Eastern European, Central European
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, 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?