Pod Norenami

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Ul Krupnicej 6, Krakow, Poland

Primarily Asian cuisine with different faux meats, some European items. Last order 9:45pm. Artistic decor with individual rooms for groups. In front are booths by a picture window. Est. 2013 near Teatre Bagatella. Open Mon-Thu 12:00pm-10:00pm, Fri-Sat 12:00pm-11:00pm, Sun 12:00pm-10:00pm.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Chinese, International, Japanese, Thai, Asian

43 Reviews

First Review by Veggie Mama

even for meat eaters - Edit

Love by everyone in our group. Even the meat eaters. Something for everyone.

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Excellent for lovers of Asian cuisine - Edit

If you love Vietnamese and other Asian cuisines, this place is a must-visit. They serve excellent Pho and a nice selection of miso soups. “Beef” in oyster sauce and an avocado/quinoa salad have also been excellent. Vegan cheesecake was simply awesome.

Pros: selection of meals, taste, atmosphere

Cons: pricey

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Bad experience. - Edit

Sad to say: We went for my husband's birthday lunch with friends. The restaurant was EMPTY. e were the ONLY Customers. Shockingly SLOW SERVICE! After over 1/2 hour we got our sushi appetizers. 1/2 hour after that, we finally got our meals, as we went to the desk to cancel it. The food there is tasty, questionable quality of 'fake meat', prices rather exorbitant for Poland, nice interior, but we sure didn't feel like owners cared. Waitress was sweet, but when we complained at the desk, they did not say a thing.





Updated from previous review on 2016-08-11

Pros: food is tasty, though inconsistent., lovely atmosphere

Cons: SLOW SERVICE beyond belief., Not flexible with any changes. , May be GMO ingredients they use for fake meats

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good food good tea - Edit

I enjoyed my lunch which was recommended to me because the menu has so many options that I couldn’t decide what to have. Also nice tea and freshly squeezed juices

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I got, I got, I got, I got options - Edit

And no wild regrets, and the bloody sweats,
None knew so well as I:
For he who lives more lives than one
More deaths than one must die.
Hunger, if you must
Craving, if you will

In other words: loads of Vegan options. Surprisingly broad range of ‘eastern’ dishes, also a bit of a pitfall (often it’s better to specialize). Over all however, very nice. And the option to combine dishes from different regions is great. Nice atmosphere, staff and good clean food!

Pros: Broad range of dishes, Good prices, Nice atmosphere

Cons: None that stuck

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A 29 page menu and delicious vegan food - Edit

A 29 page menu...yes, it is true. This is a Pan Asian restaurant whereby you can eat Thai, Japanese, Chinese, and Indian. I must say, we had the best vegan mock “meat” Chinese dish we have ever had. In almost three decades, nothing compares. The dish is mock “beef” and three mushroom in spicy black bean paste on an iron skillet. We actually went for lunch one day and dinner the next because the dish was so delicious. We had other wonderful food there as well, but the one dish was beyond compare. The serving staff was delightful, efficient, and answered honestly (which was greatly appreciated) when asked about her favorite dishes. Although some other reviews had said it was not authentic enough, my spouse and I loved it. The atmosphere is also calming and lovely. Do not miss this place. In addition, Krakow has by far been the best vegan city for us in all of Europe. Hard to believe but accurate.

Pros: Great staff, Delicious food, Great variety

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You should eat here, only if you have time - Edit

It was our last day in lovely Krakow and it started raining, heavily. This was our last stop before heading back to pick up our luggage and leaving for the airport. I hate writing negative reviews, so I'm gonna start with the positive: the food here is great! I swear, had we known, we'd make time to visit at least one more time, in order to explore this very rich menu. True, not all is vegan, but it is marked clearly on the menu (and everything else is vegetarian). So the food here was really good and the tastes were very authentic; the place itself was warm and quiet with a very mellow ambiance. The only thing that bummed us out was the slow and kind of indifferent service… though we've stated from the beginning that we were in a hurry, the waitress didn’t seem to realize this fact, and we saw people who came in after us, receive their dished before us. I am also pretty sure this was the waitress's lunch break, which may explain the lack of attention. Again, on every other day? That really wouldn’t have bothered me, but when you're this close to missing your flight… you're gonna say (write) something about it.

Pros: fantastic, authentic food

Cons: slow and indifferent service

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Bravo 👏 - Edit

Very nice food,servise and place.THX 🙏

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så mye god mat. - Edit

Vi gikk til dette stedet da vi ville ha asiatisk mat. Rolig og god atmosfære. I menyen var det tydelig symbolisert hva som var vegansk og hva som enkelt kunne bli gjort vegansk.
Vi bestilte forrett og hovedrett ( de har også dessert, men vi ble ganske mett etter hovedretten). Maten var sååå god, aller beste måltidet og besøk.

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Everything is great- EXCEPT the food. - Edit

Here's the deal. I've been travelling the world non-stop for over ten years (yeah, the digital nomad thing...). I've spent several years in Japan, Thailand, Vietnam, and most other parts of Asia. Being a vegan on top of this, this restaurant seemed like the perfect place for me during my 3 week visit to Krakow. My girl and I (she's Japanese) visited, with high hopes.

First, the good: the decor and setup are pretty authentic (like a higher-end izakaya style restaurant in Tokyo). Big plus, for the setup. Staff, fantastic. Attentive, friendly, and were kind enough to forgive me for my weak Polish (I was born here, but hardly remember the language). They spoke English to my girl, and were very quick to assist.

However... the food: a complete fail on every level. We had vegan sushi, to start with. The rice, didn't contain any vinegar it- it was just boiled rice. If you're a sushi fan, you'll know that the basic premise of sushi- is the rice preparation (with vinegar, a hint of sugar, and other ingredients to give it the right 'sushi rice' texture and taste). These guys just boil plain white rice, and use it for their sushi. In over 10 years of chowing down sushi all over Japan (prior to going vegan) I've never tasted sushi made from plain boiled white rice. My girl couldn't believe someone would even attempt to make sushi this way. Its like, offering chocolate chip muffins... without chocolate in them. Next, we had classic Thai "Tom Yum Khum" soup (probably the best known Thai dish, next to Pad Thai, or Papaya Salad). The soup tasted nothing like Thai flavors. I don't think there was any lemongrass in it, and it just tasted like... Polish soup, with some veggies and tomatoes in it.

I don't like writing poor reviews: I know that this restaurant is someone's bread n' butter: someone has been working night and day for months to create a great place for people to eat. And, while this place may pass for great to someone who's never been to Asia- to those who have spent time in Asia, and are looking for anything even remotely authentic for their taste buds, this place will be a major disappointment. I have a feeling, if McDonald's did sushi, it might very well be more authentic than what these guys offer. Fantastic service, great decor, but that won't be enough for us to visit again.

Pros: Great decor, Fantastic service

Cons: Sushi uses plain boiled white rice. , Thai food, tastes nothing like Thai food., Most 'unauthentic' Asian cuisine I've been to.

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Tasty! - Edit

I ordered 3 dishes. All of thet was tasty.

Pros: vegan options

Cons: prices

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You should probably try this out - Edit

This is a "real" restaurant that has incredible amounts of options, and the meals we got were delicious. Their spring rolls and sushi were great, and the main courses we got were fantastic as well. When you want to eat and feel more fancy in Krakow, go here.

Pros: Just excellent

Cons: Pricy, but that is only compared to Polish prices

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delicious - Edit

Delicious food, good service, and very reasonably priced. Plenty of vegan options.

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good food - Edit

The Food i tried was very good. Fresh and delicious. Would go there again. Nice Interieur Design

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The best one in Krakow - Edit

The best vegan food I've ever eatten in Krakow. Amazing vegan sushi. 39 pages of menu! A lot of options for everyone, not only for vegan or vegetarian. Tasty fake meat and amazing soups. Vegan brownie is worth too skip your diet for one day ;)

Pros: A lot of options, Serves fake meat, Amazing taste

Cons: High prices

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my new favourite - Edit

Wonderful food, friendly stuff, beautiful decoration. Normally I stay away from "all asian food" restaurants - how can you possibly master the food from the whole continent? Well looks like you can. My dream of a place where you can have wonderful ramen and a yummy thai curry at the same table came true. And for a small price too! PS. Pho is wonderful!

Pros: lots of vegan options, fantastic vegan meat, authentic tastes

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Rewelacja - Edit

Ulubiona restauracja w Krakowie o wielu, wielu lat. Pysznie, bardzo miła obsługa, piękne wnętrze, niezmiennie obszerne i rewelacyjne menu. Wegańska kuchnia azjatycka w najlepszym wydaniu.

Pros: Pysznie, ładny wystrój i miły nastrój, sympatyczna obsługa

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very nice indeed - Edit

We both had the sweet potato curry And absolutely loved it I've never had something so flavoursome. Maybe could have done with more rice. The sticky tofu was delicious but more silken than firm which is just a personal preference thing really. Staff were very nice and the choice was huge I would definitely return.

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Excellent - Edit

Best food in town.

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I like this place - Edit

The sushi was very good. You can ask almost for everything to make it vegan, so don't worry. Theres gluten free options. I ordered noodles, too salty in my opinion but still good. You can find the menu online if you wonder. I recomend this place :)

Pros: a lot of vegan options, nice crew,

Cons: you will pay a lot, but you will be happy anyway

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Good - Edit

Good tasty food, service a little indifferent - the second visit it was quite late on and we were basically told we had an hour before they closed. Also it wasn't clear which of the fake meats were vegan, and which weren't. One chicken dish the first night supposedly was, then the next day the vegan chicken wasn't. They didn't want to alter any dishes on request either. I gave them a Happy Cow window decal and I barely got a thank you.

Pros: Some great food, Comfortable surroundings

Cons: Indifferent service, Some confusion around what was vegan

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best veggie restaurant of Europe - Edit

It's always a pleasure eating here! The staff is very friendly, amazing atmosphere and the food is beyond words delicious!!! There's nothing to complain really, I had a three course meal and I'm just perfectly filled, not Too much so the portions aren't so big. I had Thai soup with tofu, tofu with chili which was only served with leek so my only wish would be to add more veggies, jasmine rice and little salad, vegan gluten free cake(that was big tbh) It's a place where you can just be with yourself and enjoy a wonderful meal :))

Pros: quality of food, options for vegan and gluten free, atmosphere and price!!!

Cons: not enough veggies with main dish

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Best vegan Asian food - Edit

If you're looking for good veganised Asian food, Pod Norenami is definitely the place to go. Their menu is huge: they offer many options from misoshiru through jiaozi to sushi. It's definitely one of the places you *have* to visit when you're going on a veg*an culinary adventure in Cracow.
My favourite is definitely their ramen: they have several variations, like with vegetable tempura or tofu. The menu says it's vegetarian but you can ask the waitress for a veganised option too (which is just delicious!). It's one of the few places where the spicy scale actually means something. They also offer a great selection of incredible tea and some Asian alcohols.
The prices are on the higher end for veg*an restaurants in Cracow (especially the main dishes with fake 'meat'), but I feel like it's justified. The atmosphere is amazing (the inside is dark-lit and they have great decorations) and it's definitely a place where you can go for a more formal meeting or a date.
The restaurant also has an outdoor garden; I'm not sure if it's open besides summer, but it's sheltered so you can also sit there when it rains.

Pros: great atmosphere, amazing food, big portions

Cons: high prices

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Too Shy Shy, Hush Hush Eye to Eye - Edit

It's 3am and I'm writing my review listening to Kajagoogoo on Spotify so that explains the title. This area of Krakow is hugely veg friendly and Pod Norenami plays a key part. We tried a couple of sushi balls with aubergine to start which were a perfect appetiser. The freshly sliced ginger and wasabi provided a little kick. For the main course we had a tofu yellow curry and beef in black bean sauce. Vegan beef of course before anyone asks. There was some confusion as to why some mock beef dishes were labelled vegan and some weren't. The staff appeared to clear this up but I wasn't convinced. Disappointing that the yellow curry had quite a lot of onion in it to bulk it up but it was still very tasty yet liquidy. The 'beef' was succulent and extremely satisfying. Both dishes were served with jasmine rice which we drenched in soy sauce. Rice is always crying out to be soaked in soy sauce. A carafe of white wine and some sparkling water helped digest the food. In total the bill came to 120PLN. This is most acceptable indeed. Any fool who voted Brexit should be made to pay more. Whilst this is not a top ten Happy Cow dining destination for me, it is absolutely somewhere to consider on future visits to my favourite city in the world.

Pros: lovely venue, location, vegan choice

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Tasty Asian dishes - Edit

Pod Norenami has a really extensive menu, so choosing dishes is quite difficult! We decided to share the vegan sushi set and some momos. The sushi was really good, there was some nice variety and good balance of flavours. The momos had a good vegetable filling and were served with a fiery tomato dip.

The restaurant looked really nice inside - very bright and airy at the front, and dark and atmospheric in the back, with some nice Asian influences in the artwork. It was a really nice environment and service was good. Recommended!

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delicious - Edit

The sushi I had here was out of this world. They have Indian dishes, sushi, and a lot of other stuff to choose from for vegans

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5 - Edit

ok, so this place is amazing. they serve vegetarian and vegan options for typical asian food - they have their own "meat" which tastes so realistic! i love their sushi in vegan set, it's amazing. they don't have lot of gluten free meal but i can live with their galangan-coconut soup! also stuff is very friendly and nice but it depends on standards they have - it's a real restaurant not a casual bar. if you want to eat a dinner in cozy place pick this one. love to eat here!

Pros: best fake meat ever!, very cozy place

Cons: bit expensive

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