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Bar Smak

#205 of 1,216 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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Fairbanks, Alaska
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62 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was recommended by a local. Most of the folks eating there were locals as well. Wonderful Polish food, free soup with the meal, and large portions. We took home enough food for dinner the next night. They have beer on tap and in bottles. They have a menu in English.

Thank Staggerwing12
Chichester, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As we passed by we saw locals sitting enjoying the food at this super little café. They have an English menu, but you have to ask for it at the counter. The food is basic but delicious and ‘cheap as chips’. The copious amount of meat pierogi was so very tasty, much better than ones I later tried in a... More 

Thank Polly Wally D
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you want authentic polish cuisine at a great price then look no further than Bar Smak. Two set menus available one is 16pln and one 25pln, the former will treat you to delights such as Turkey Rump, Breaded Chicken and Pork Chop with the latter giving you the tantalising choices of grilled chicken and more. Naturally, soup is included... More 

Thank Dan B
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 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
Reviewed 16 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
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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57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 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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175 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 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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84 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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
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 

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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
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, 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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