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Balaton Restaurant

#130 of 1,144 Restaurants in Krakow
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Stare Miasto
European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian
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ul. Grodzka 37, Krakow 31-001, Poland
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Called in for lunch as I absolutely love Hungarian red wine (advertised on the wall outside) & went for potato cake with Hungarian style goulash. The food was very nice (as was the wine though wasn't my favourite I'd seen advertised). My only reservation was the service - we had to ask 4 times before the bill arrived!

Thank Richard L
Suffolk, UK
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96 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Hungarian food, good atmosphere and very reasonable price. It does get busy so either go early or book to be sure of getting a table.

Thank Frosty2
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled across this place on a walk, we had asked a guide the day prior for recommendations of food to try. His response was Goulash and potato pancakes. We found this place on TripAdvisor and was not disappointed. Nice little restaurant with amazing food that doesn't break the bank.

Thank Michael S
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57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The outside isn't very inviting yet inside it's cosy enough. Friendly service. The food overall was ok but both of us had a bit dry meat. They have a few beers to choose from but nothing interesting and no Hungarian beers sadly.

Thank JohnBNed
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Went this evening with our two children 5 and 1 year old. Very accommodating with children chicken and mashed potatoes for them they both loved it. Us adults meat and potato pancakes with lovely goulash sauce their speciality. Generous portions! Very happy customers big and small!!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

The food was amazing. The atmosphere very enjoyable and comfortable. Like elsewhere in Krakow we found that we had to flag down our waitress for more drinks or the bill but this appears to be the standard around town.

Thank amystrach
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent food, reasonably priced, authentic hungarian, gulash! Great service, near rynek. Leave room for desert.

Thank dapapabear
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

This place has been in business for at least 40 years, and although it seems that the manu has not changed, this Hungarian restaurant attracts people all the time. If you like spicy appetizer, Hungarian herring is an excellent choise. Also, their potato cakes with testy paprika gulasz which is their signature dish is one of the favorites and comes... More 

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Mons, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

This small Hungarian restaurant is very good ! The decor is quite simple but very nice. The dishes are refined and plentiful, spicy just enough. The service is efficient and pleasant, always with a smile :-) I was well advised for the wine which was excellent, I recommend Hungarian white wine.

Thank Marie87_FRBE
Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Not only is the food delicious, the location is great. Right between the Main Square and the Castle. The restaurant serves goulash and other Hungarian dishes. We've been there several times in the last few years on stops in Krakow and the food is always wonderful. The staff is warm and friendly, always eager to describe each dish. All the... More 

Thank Gogi365

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
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?