Old Krakow

3.6/5.0
11 reviews

385 West Portal

San Francisco, CA

564-4848

Category: Polish

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Recent Reviews for Old Krakow
April 16, 2004
John C.
Oakland , California
1 review
This is consistently one of my favorite restaurants in San Francisco that gives you a feeling that you might be back in New York City. <br> The food is always good, and the stuffed cabbage rolls are almost as good as my own. Be sure to ask for some sour cream to put on them! <br> I had the garlic soup, great for a cold, and the salads are excellent, even if you are not a beet fan!
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August 19, 2001
Russ B.
san francisco , California
10 reviews
A very good restaurant with good food and excellent service. I would recommend any of the soups, especially the garlic soup or the red borscht. The cabbage rolls are excellent and if they have the mixed grill special get it. Good selection of beers. You will not leave this restaurant hungry.
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July 10, 2000
Serge Y.
San Francisco , California
25 reviews
The place is definitely authentic, from the language in the menus to the waiters and the chefs. It's worth the experience. If you like the food it is worth coming back. The prices are ok for San Francisco standards. The over ambiance is definitely high-class. Of all the items, the mushroom soup is the best, even though I feel a bit overpriced
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August 13, 1999
Anonymous
56940 reviews
The only Polish joint in town does not disappoint. The place was packed and I had a great time. The keilbasa was excellent - juicy, tender, and filling. However, the shish kabob (lamb) was a little dry and nothing special. This place seems authientic and a has a nice location well served by the Muni Metro.
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October 27, 1997
Anonymous
56940 reviews
Been there twice, so had four entrees--all excellent: cabbage rolls with mushroom sauce, duck, lamb shishkebab and beef rolls (zaza) with potato dumplings. Outstanding service and nice atmosphere. Go there if at all interested!
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May 16, 1997
Anonymous
56940 reviews
A nice, comfortable place and the food was good. I had duck with apple & prune, steamed vegetables, red cabbage and roasted potato. My wife had cabbage rolls which were good but too much. Others in the party had a breaded porkchop, the special was a chicken breast stuffed with spinach and cheese, reported to be excellent. The breads were excellent. The polish beer comes in a 16oz. bottle and is different. The service was excellent, all Polish from the old country. This place is well liked by a lot of people. Cheapest entree on the menu was the Hunter's stew at $9.95, which a lot of people swear by. If you like Polish food in a nice setting, this is a good place.
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May 8, 1997
Anonymous
56940 reviews
This is a good Polish eatery and should give some staunch competition and comparison to the German restaurants in town. But you also have here the wonderful Polish dumplings w/ beef, chicken or vegetables as well as the to-die-for kielbasa. Lunch servings are bit skimpy (for me) but lower priced. The atmosphere is sparse but pleasant w/ unique salt-n-pepper shakers on each table. Service was perfect. Bon Apetite Walt.
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January 12, 1997
William C.
29 reviews
I like this kind of hearty food now and then, so I certainly cannot downgrade the place itself. For the kind of food they serve,they are EXCELLENT! For example, the pierogi were wonderful. Heavy? Of course, but I have had much heavier pierogi. In short, I recommend this place.
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October 23, 1996
Anonymous
56940 reviews
The mushroom crepes are a must to try. The combination grill (special) was done to perfection. The sauerkraut was the best I have tasted. The borscht was suprisingly mediocre. I like the "family restaurant" type atmosphere, and the authentic antique decor.
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October 14, 1996
Anonymous
56940 reviews
A great place for Polish specialties! Prices are reasonable and the service is great. When it comes to the food I prefer the appetizers ($5-$8) instead of the entrees. The pierogis are great, tatar is a must for the meat lover and hard to come by anywhere else (raw, ground beef with a raw egg yolk and garnishings (pure meat, we are not talking hamburger mince loaded with fat here)), beet soup barszcz (or bortsch in Russian) is great, the marinated herring is great for fish lovers. The appetizers are a great way to sample many different polish specialties. If you want to try the entrees, go with the shabowy, bigos (hunter's stew) or zrazy (beef rolls). (breaded pork cutlet).
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