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Balaton Restaurant

#159 of 1,468 Restaurants in Krakow
$$ - $$$European, Eastern European,
ul. Grodzka 37, Krakow 31-001, Poland
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“goulash” (60 reviews)
“potato pancakes” (43 reviews)
“salad” (28 reviews)
Closes in 18 min
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm Hours
European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
ul. Grodzka 37, Krakow 31-001, Poland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ordered a hungarian soup each and I had the goulash on potato for a main and my husband had the chicken goulash. We had 3 drinks and th total amount was 97 polish (thingamajigs - haven't got my head around their currency yet!) We...More

Thank danceswithroseoz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited today after reading previous reviews and making a wee list of possible eateries on our visit to Krakow. Goulash is a dish we both enjoy so we were up for a treat. It's a hearty meal, portions here are very generous so much...More

Thank henontheroad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stumbled across Balaton and went back a second time during our short break. Its something a bit different to cuisine we are used too. I had potato cake with wild boar goulash. Crispy potato cake , nice meat, and a lot of flavour in the...More

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner here - meat goulash with potato cake and side salads. All was delicious and served reasonably quckly. We also had a glass of wine which went well with the food but were told we couldn’t have a glass of water with our...More

Thank NancyFrancophile
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We liked the look of the menu as a change from Polish cuisine. From outside, the restaurant looked stylish, however once iinside the ambience was "no-nonsense"... but with blinding white, starched table mats and generous measures of wine. We loved the hearty dish of goulash...More

Thank Sue D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great potato pancakes in several versions. In addition, a very tasty goulash soup. The climate is maintained in an old, unchanged style. Nice service. I would highly recommend :)

Thank olix
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant is set as one in the communist days of Poland. Old fashioned and one may say drab, but it brings back how days used to be, so is a bit of an education. Quality of the meals could not be better, and the...More

Thank FRED P
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

We stopped as there were seating outside and the menu looked interesting. Service was similar to other places in Cracow- slow, professional but polite and (luckily) good English. We both ordered soup and we were very surprised when it came in a small pot and...More

Thank Anne S
Reviewed 19 September 2018

As an American Pole living in New Orleans, I rarely pass up an opportunity to eat Hungarian. This place was recommended to us at our hotel, and we were not disappointed ! Fine selection of wines to wash down the hearty Hungarian fare. Large portions,...More

Thank Jersey-NOLA
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Had a week in Krakow on business had lunch here twice, the goulash is outstanding so had it both days.

Thank 666DGR
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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