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Balaton Restaurant

#154 of 1,167 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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3 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Good food very bad service, I took the paprika which was very good but the service was really unfriendly

Thank Šurš H
Sandwich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We wanted to experience a Hungarian dish while in Krakow but was left most displeased. Waited a long time to order drinks and bread, which was forgotten and brought out only after the main had arrived after us asking again. Staff were not too smiley and the dishes were average. Overpriced for Krakow in comparison to the much better local... More 

Thank centij
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once you taste their speciality, potato pancakes and their goulash soup, you will never want to go anywhere else ! The atmosphere is very warm and welcoming, with lots of foreigners enjoying their food & wine. Certainly one of my fav places to eat if I am feeling super hungry. A perfect place for a couple / friends/ family dinner.... More 

Thank Żaneta M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited twice over two days. The potato pancakes are amazing. Highly recommended. Visited over winter and this is proper winter food to keep you going.

Thank James W
Columbus Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

It was a Friday night December, 2016 and Krakow was packed with people, all of the Polish Restaurants we tried were filled. So what to do? Try another ethnic restaurant, a Hungarian one and so glad that we did. We, three, had wonderful meals with an abundance of food. The goulash was simply divine. It is a no frills for... More 

Thank Micheljane
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

We had a potato fry with goulash (chicken or beef or venison) and it was delicious. Very reasonable price, nice pleasant service - recommend. Only went in as another place was booked so nearly missed it, but don't, it's well worth it!

Thank Mikemday
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Came here back in May 2010 when the Vistula was about to flood Kraków but we survived. Took shelter in here on a very wet day and enjoyed it thoroughly. Had the potato noodles and a goulash very nice. As it was such a cold wet day we had a hot beer with spices, although it may not sound appetising... More 

Thank Chiefbossa127
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 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
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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?