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Karczma Polish Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Polish, European, Eastern European, Central European
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136 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222-2202 (Formerly Polska)
+1 718-349-1744
12:00 - 23:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:30
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bad food, bad staff. I order golabki and soup. Soup was not so bad but golabki was stinky, mash potato it was almost liquid.

Thank Kinga L
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am polish and I know what is good in polish kitchen! I strongly recommend this restaurant! Great polish food. Try chicken soup and chicken coutlet. Perfect!

Thank RobMierz
Stratford, Connecticut
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

As a Polish American girl from CT I was expecting something good from Greenpoint. I was hopeful since I took someone I am dating who is from Ecuador. Well he was very much impressed as I was. The decor is great and the staff wear authentic Polish clothing. The food is tasty and very good. Not as good as my... More 

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68 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Our local host took us here when our first choice was overbooked, and were we lucky! We liked everything about this place, from the great service by the folk-costumed staff to the interesting, atypical beer list, to the wide variety of menu choices. But all those paled compared to the tastes, which, from the artisanal sausages to the pierogi, were... More 

Thank molay
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I grew up in Greenpoint and have seen so many great Polish restaurants come and go. A lot of the new ones lack the authentic charm and taste that I was used to. Karczma has been around since I can remember and has always been solid. The pierogies and chicken cutlet are delicious, but the real hero is the sauerkraut.... More 

Thank Steven W
New York City, New York
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269 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

My daughters picked this one for my birthday. Being from Cleveland, the food on the menu is very familiar to me, but you don't see many places like this in NY City. Everyone was drinking Polish beer, I had a bottle of Pinot Noir from Burgundy with my Kielbasi and sauerkraut. The table order pirogi's for an appetizer. The waitresses... More 

Thank BobMinchak
Trumbull, CT
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

If you are traveling on the East River Ferry and stop in Greenpoint, visit Karczma! Excellent, authentic, plentiful, Polish fare at very reasonable prices. A bit off the beaten track, but worth the walk from the pier!

Thank mrsp73
Warsaw, Poland
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69 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

If you are in Greenpoint and you want try polish food for cheap price - stop there. Restaurant is small, dark, decorated with wood, outdated. But portions are huge. But be aware - it is really fatty!

Thank DorotaMalgorzta
New York City, New York
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107 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

We tried to get a table here at Karczma many times in the past months. A long line of waiting customers was always the reason for us to give up. Waiting in line to get food? I prefer to eat somewhere else. This time we got the table, ordered Hunter's Stew and Polish beer and everything was perfect. Delicious food... More 

Thank Fabio_NY
New York City, New York
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277 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

This was one of the best meals I have ever had. Everything was fresh and delicious. The sausage it's amazing and the service is incredible.

Thank Mac2105

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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
Average prices
Polish, European, Eastern European, Central European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 136 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222-2202 (Formerly Polska)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: +1 718-349-1744

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