• Traditional Polish Food @ Gaska Restaurant, Krakow, Poland – Whodoido: This charming, local restaurant is located in Kazmierz, offering delicious Polish dishes. Gaska restaurant specialises in goose dishes, pierogies and potato pancakes. Remember to leave room for dessert!

Traditional Polish Food @ Gaska Restaurant, Krakow, Poland

Try the delicious homemade Polish food at Gaska Restaurant

If you’ve planned a weekend getaway and need ideas on where to eat in Krakow, then you should definitely add this restaurant to your list.  You’ll find numerous places to eat here in Krakow, from street foods to fine dining restaurants.  And there’s also a variety of cuisines available to suit all palates.  For us, we like to try the local foods and what better way to sample traditional Polish cuisine then at Gaska Restaurant in Krakow.  

Traditional Polish Food @ Gaska Restaurant, Krakow, Poland – Whodoido: This charming, local restaurant is located in Kazmierz, offering delicious Polish dishes. Gaska restaurant specialises in goose dishes, pierogies and potato pancakes. Remember to leave room for dessert!

Gaska entrance. Photo credit_Gaska Restaurant

The word “Gaska” means goose in Polish so it’s no surprise that Gaska restaurant specialises in goose dishes.  If you’ve never had goose before, then this is the perfect time to try it.  This charming restaurant is located in Kazmierz which is around a 15-20 minute walk from our apartment.  Not only does Gaska specialise in goose, but also potato pancakes and dumplings (Prażuchy) too.  Oh …. did someone mention dumplings?!  I do love dumplings!

Prazuchy – dish made of roasted flour and water, served in the form of dumplings - Kuchnia Polska Gaska

The goose meat used in the dishes are of the highest quality and organic too.  The goose here is served in a variety of ways e.g. with salads, in dumplings and on cabbage.  The goose fat is also used to fry the potato pancakes to give it that special flavour.  Did you know that goose lard is the healthiest fat as it is high in both monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats?

Traditional Polish Food @ Gaska Restaurant, Krakow, Poland – Whodoido: This charming, local restaurant is located in Kazmierz, offering delicious Polish dishes. Gaska restaurant specialises in goose dishes, pierogies and potato pancakes. Remember to leave room for dessert!

Ian’s main course of goose thigh with roasted vegetables at Gaska


Traditional Polish Food @ Gaska Restaurant, Krakow, Poland – Whodoido: This charming, local restaurant is located in Kazmierz, offering delicious Polish dishes. Gaska restaurant specialises in goose dishes, pierogies and potato pancakes. Remember to leave room for dessert!

Main course – goose breast, apples & buckwheat at Gaska, Krakow

Gaska was pretty easy to find, but if you’re coming from the the Main Square it might be easier to catch a taxi.  I had reserved the table for 7.30pm and already the restaurant was half full with locals.

On arrival, we were greeted with the friendliest smiles and the waitress led us to our table.  How cute was this restaurant!  Gaska restaurant was rustic with a homely feeling, furnished with simple wooden tables and white chairs.  The exposed bricked walls add prominence to the fireplace being the main focal point and the little soft touches all around giving the restaurant a warm atmosphere.

The restaurant has two rooms and a garden.  Since we were visiting Krakow in December, we were seated in one of the warm dimly lit rooms.  I can imagine in the summer months, meals can be also enjoyed in the garden area.

Traditional Polish Food @ Gaska Restaurant, Krakow, Poland – Whodoido: This charming, local restaurant is located in Kazmierz, offering delicious Polish dishes. Gaska restaurant specialises in goose dishes, pierogies and potato pancakes. Remember to leave room for dessert!

Gaska Dining Room. Photo credit – Gaska Restaurant


Traditional Polish Food @ Gaska Restaurant, Krakow, Poland – Whodoido: This charming, local restaurant is located in Kazmierz, offering delicious Polish dishes. Gaska restaurant specialises in goose dishes, pierogies and potato pancakes. Remember to leave room for dessert!

Dining area at the front of Gaska restaurant

Before browsing the food menu, we ordered our drinks; a glass of red wine for Ian and mulled beer for me.  Having never tasted mulled beer (mind you, I’m not much of a beer drinker), I actually enjoyed the beer with the added raspberry juice.  The mulled beer was served hot with slices of apple, which warmed me up straight away after having walked from our apartment.

Whilst waiting for our starters to arrive, we were given goose lard with home made bread.  The goose lard was spread on the bread and a bit of pickled cucumber added before we popped it in our mouths.  Wow, this was truly scrumptious.  Lovely morsels of bread with goose lard to get our taste buds buzzing.

Traditional Polish Food @ Gaska Restaurant, Krakow, Poland – Whodoido: This charming, local restaurant is located in Kazmierz, offering delicious Polish dishes. Gaska restaurant specialises in goose dishes, pierogies and potato pancakes. Remember to leave room for dessert!

Goose lard with bread & pickled cucumber at Gaska, Krakow

What to order in Gaska Restaurant

Starter

Ian chose the fried goose liver with arucola salad and caramelised apples and a good drizzle of raspberry sauce.  On first appearance, it didn’t look very appetising to me with the three brown dollops of goose liver.  However, when Ian gave me a mouthful to try, it was delicious with intense flavours.  Ian of course enjoyed the starter and wolfed it down!

Traditional Polish Food @ Gaska Restaurant, Krakow, Poland – Whodoido: This charming, local restaurant is located in Kazmierz, offering delicious Polish dishes. Gaska restaurant specialises in goose dishes, pierogies and potato pancakes. Remember to leave room for dessert!

Goose liver with apples, salad and raspberry sauce at Gaska, Krakow


Traditional Polish Food @ Gaska Restaurant, Krakow, Poland – Whodoido: This charming, local restaurant is located in Kazmierz, offering delicious Polish dishes. Gaska restaurant specialises in goose dishes, pierogies and potato pancakes. Remember to leave room for dessert!

Our tasty starters at Gaska Restaurant, Poland

My starter of red borscht with traditional dumplings was absolutely divine!  A watery, deep red soup with dumplings bobbing up and down.  The borscht was amazing and with each mouthful I was craving for more.  The delicate taste of beetroot with a slight kick of pepper and a hint of spice.  Each dumpling was filled with goose meat … oh my I could have eaten a bowl of these dumplings 🙂

Traditional Polish Food @ Gaska Restaurant, Krakow, Poland – Whodoido: This charming, local restaurant is located in Kazmierz, offering delicious Polish dishes. Gaska restaurant specialises in goose dishes, pierogies and potato pancakes. Remember to leave room for dessert!

Red Borscht with dumplings at Gaska, Krakow

 

Main Course

Seeing as the restaurant specialises with unique goose dishes, both of us decided to sample a couple off the menu.

Traditional Polish Food @ Gaska Restaurant, Krakow, Poland – Whodoido: This charming, local restaurant is located in Kazmierz, offering delicious Polish dishes. Gaska restaurant specialises in goose dishes, pierogies and potato pancakes. Remember to leave room for dessert!

Our main courses at Gaska restaurant, Krakow

Ian opted for the goose thigh with roasted vegetables.  The goose thigh was huge and almost filled the entire plate.  It looked like a roast dinner with all the trimmings.  The thigh meat was succulent and the roasted potatoes, red cabbage were cooked extremely well.  The delicate creamy sauce really complemented the goose and the caramelised beets added a sweetness to the dish.  

Traditional Polish Food @ Gaska Restaurant, Krakow, Poland – Whodoido: This charming, local restaurant is located in Kazmierz, offering delicious Polish dishes. Gaska restaurant specialises in goose dishes, pierogies and potato pancakes. Remember to leave room for dessert!

Goose thigh with roasted potatoes, brocolli and caramelised beets at Gaska, Krakow

I chose the goose breast marinated in bison grass, served on roasted apples, with cranberry and buck wheat.  The dish was well seasoned and delicious however I felt that it really needed a sauce.  Otherwise, the meat was cooked well, not chewy or dry.  The apples were lovely and sweet and the buckwheat made the dish lighter.

Traditional Polish Food @ Gaska Restaurant, Krakow, Poland – Whodoido: This charming, local restaurant is located in Kazmierz, offering delicious Polish dishes. Gaska restaurant specialises in goose dishes, pierogies and potato pancakes. Remember to leave room for dessert!

Yummy goose for my main course at Gaska Restaurant, Krakow, Poland

 

Dessert

Having finished our main courses with empty plates, we decided to share a dessert seeing as we were both feeling fairly full. 

We ordered the fruit under the crumble. Now this was proper homemade crumble.  Did you know that crumble is one of our favourite desserts?!  The apple, blueberry and pear crumble was heavenly, served with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream and fresh blueberries.  Ian and I were fighting over the crumble – ha ha!

Traditional Polish Food @ Gaska Restaurant, Krakow, Poland – Whodoido: This charming, local restaurant is located in Kazmierz, offering delicious Polish dishes. Gaska restaurant specialises in goose dishes, pierogies and potato pancakes. Remember to leave room for dessert!

Apple, blueberry and pear crumble at Gaska

 

Price

For two starters, mains and one dessert with drinks –  ~ 200 Zloty.

Traditional Polish Food @ Gaska Restaurant, Krakow, Poland – Whodoido: This charming, local restaurant is located in Kazmierz, offering delicious Polish dishes. Gaska restaurant specialises in goose dishes, pierogies and potato pancakes. Remember to leave room for dessert!

Even the bill matches the design of the restaurant!

 

Gaska Restaurant

Address

Limanowskiego 1 Street

30-551 KRAKÓW

Opening hours

Mon- Fri 12:00 – 22:00

Sat – Sun 11:00 – 22:00

For reservations

Phone – 604 957 571

Email – [email protected]

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and would love to visit the restaurant again when we return to Krakow.  Delicious traditional polish food from homemade recipes.  We were so full we walked back to the apartment to help digest some of the food we devoured.

It’s not surprising that Gaska was in the top 10 restaurants on Tripadvisor for local cuisine. A great spot for a romantic meal or anyone seeking Polish cuisine. We highly recommend Gaska and we feel it is one of the best local places to eat in Krakow.  If you’re looking for somewhere to eat out in Krakow serving unique dishes, then reserve a table here.

 

 

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    Fashion and Frappes 28/03/2019 (20:19)

    I remember eating my first Polish food in a restaurant in Warsaw which was fantastic! I definitely want to go to Krakow. Love the look at this place!

    • Lana
      Lana 28/03/2019 (21:01)

      We’ve yet to visit Warsaw! Absolutely enjoyed our time in Krakow and would love to see more of Poland 🙂

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    Rebecca | AAUBlog 28/03/2019 (19:34)

    the decor of the restaurant looks amazing, but the food, even better! Perfect for a trip to appreciate the local cuisine and culture 🙂

    • Lana
      Lana 28/03/2019 (20:00)

      Such a cosy restaurant and filled with locals. Always a good sign! 🙂

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    Shareen HD 28/03/2019 (18:23)

    I’ve never been to Poland but that goose breast looks absolutely amazing! If I ever did go, I would definitely be visiting Gaska for that alone! Thanks for sharing

    • Lana
      Lana 28/03/2019 (18:59)

      Definitely one to add to your list when you’re visiting Krakow! 🙂

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