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Balaton Restaurant

) #128 of 1,300 Restaurants in Krakow $$ - $$$ European, Eastern European,
ul. Grodzka 37, Krakow 31-001, Poland
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“goulash” (50 reviews)
“salads” (14 reviews)
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European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
ul. Grodzka 37, Krakow 31-001, Poland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We stopped here for a spot of lunch and had the Goulash soup which was excellent. The male waiter who initially served us was excellent, however his older female colleague was rather dour bordering on being rude. We simply asked for the bill and we...More

Thank Bern_Hazel
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very good hungerian resturant, the food was excellent, the potato cake with the goulash was great. The waiters didn't welcome us very nice, only in the end she was smiling a bit, that why i didn't gave them the highest score

Thank rachelmaister
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were heading for a meeting with family and found this Hungarian gem on the way. Really good restaurant located near the Main Market Square. Nice atmosphere and waiting time was short. We loved our goulash soup which was spicy just like it should be....More

Thank tewoj10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate at Balaton on our first night in Krakow on the recommendation of family members who visited there last year. The recommendation was spot on. Our starters were the soup and a cheese and meat platter. Soup was rich and tasty, charcuterie was good...More

Thank Alexandra P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate at this restaurant on the spur of the moment when a nearby restaurant could not take 6 people. We were so impressed. The service was efficient and welcoming. Most of all the food was delicious. Several of us had the Hungarian Goulash. It...More

Thank Pat P
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Our first visit to an Hungarian restaurant and we enjoyed every moment of it. The service was first class and the dishes we ate were well presented and tasty. They have a good selection of draft and bottle beers at competitive prices so indulge. Puddings...More

Thank BillNorthumberland
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Went to Balaton last night for dinner with perhaps expectations that were set too high. As stated in other posts, the service was "ok" with very little attention given to our table. The goulash was "ok" and did not live up to the raving reviews...More

Thank Andrea M
Reviewed 26 June 2017

A friend took me here for some genuine Hungarian food, and I was very pleasantly surprised. It's not the cheapest place in Krakow, but the food is outstanding in quality and amount. Upon the recommendation of my friend I tried one of the locally brewed...More

Thank flyguy100
Reviewed 25 June 2017

In the afternoon, we had coffee and a fabulous carrot cake outside. The friendly waiter knew the ingredients and assured us there were no nuts in the cake (almond intolerance).

Thank GermanPointerSamba
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Sometimes you want a fancy dinner, but often when traveling you just want a really good meal at a good price. You want it hot and reasonably quick, and you want someone who knows the city to share their knowledge. Perhaps you even want to...More

Thank Dcookfp
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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