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Polka Polish Restaurant
Posted by Barbie on 09/07/2013
I just love this place. It's like being back in Poland again ...a small, charming and very clean restaurant. Service was excellent, the food was the best and you got the most generous servings. Loved everything on the menu and will come back to try all. Then I'll come back and start all over again. Just wish it was closer to home so I can eat all my meals there.
Posted by ROBERTO V on 07/02/2013
Its a small place and the wait is not as bad as Mike A says. We have been very happy with the place. Food is very good and the way they serve you is excellent. You go to the Polka to relax and enjoy a glass of wine. Or two and good conversation. I enjoy a special red wine and my friends enjoy a special white wine so we take our own bottles and they open them and. Only charge a $5.00 cork i ng fee. We recommend Polka very much and enjoy a very good meal. If $20.00 is to much for a meal stay at home.
Posted by Monica Nelson on 01/17/2013
Great memories taking my daughter when she was little to experience Polish cuisine (her great grandpa Buchak’s heritage). Her father lived in Eagle Rock at the time, and this was such a warm friendly restaurant to visit. Hope Andrew & Kasia are doing well. So glad Mike has decided to keep the restaurant open. I’m planning to share this now with my youngest children, and bring my oldest back to visit. We don’t get pierogi too often. When I do make them they don’t last too long because everyone loves them. The frozen kind do not even compare. And since it is so time consuming to make, it’s nice to have a place to go and just sit down, relax, and enjoy! I’ve found no other restaurant in Southern California like the Polka. Wonderful! Thank you!
Posted by jheise128 on 05/12/2010
Stumbled upon this place years ago when we lived in the area. Once you get used to the colorful decorations and how truly tiny it is, it can grow on you. My favorite dish-the pot roast-is no longer on the menu, but the goulash is pretty close, and the pork cutlet is astounding and so big you will take 2/3 of it home. The salad is not much to speak of, but the soups (especially if you are lucky enough to get the mushroom one) really taste homemade. The prices can be a bit high, but compared to a Polish restaurant in Santa Monica, this place is dirt cheap. True, sometimes the wait can be long, and the path to the restroom is as convoluted as lawyerspeak, but it is well worth the effort.
Posted by Diana B on 04/26/2010
After watching Huell Howser visit this wonderful Polish restaurant, I could almost smell the food thru the t.v. Once there, wasn't dissapointed at all. The soup and salad, excellent, the main course we chose was wonderful. The Polka is very small, choose a time to go when it's least crowded and you won't be dissappointed. We felt like we were in someone's home, can't wait to visit again.
Posted by Eugene F. on 02/17/2010
I am working near by in Glendale and always looking for new, not food chain, not "Americanized", authentic places. The Polka is one of those. The food is like my grandma did. I really missed this taste and atmosphere. It is not one of fancy-shmancy places pretend they are authentic French or Italian. The Polka is for real. I brought with me my co-workers from around the globe - India, Belis, Armenia, Russia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Mexico - all of them LOVED food and place.
Posted by Cate on 01/21/2010
tasty, tasty, tasty...