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Zona

#170 of 1,890 Restaurants in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Hungarian
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Lanchid Utca 7-9, Budapest 1013, Hungary
+36 30 422 5981
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12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Tue - Wed 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thu - Fri 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Sat 1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: ZONA Budapest is clearly something completely different - haute cuisine...
ZONA Budapest is clearly something completely different - haute cuisine with an unusual twist and an amazing view onto the Chain Bridge. Its latest success reflects the same: in October 2013 the international guide of Gault&Millau rated ZONA 17 points and 3 toques, so named as one of the TOP3 restaurants in Hungary. The menu is daily variable, but the quality and the surprise factor is standard. ZONA's chef is Krisztian Huszar (Chef Of The Year 2011) brings Eastern and Basque flavors into modern Hungarian tastes. The wines also receive a big emphasis in the restaurant, which gives real specialty to the venue. IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to construction works the whole street has been closed, and will remain so until the end of Summer, so ZONA can be only reached by walk, bicycle or taxi. We truly apologise for any inconveniences caused and hope that your experiences at our venue will make you forget about them.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Amazing experience

If you are a foodie this place is a must. Great experience. The chef has a great personality and his creations are not only tasty but harmonic and very creative. Best Hungarian-Fusion cuisine in town. Wine selection is extremely good. Dessert and coffee are fantastic too.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

If you are a foodie this place is a must. Great experience. The chef has a great personality and his creations are not only tasty but harmonic and very creative. Best Hungarian-Fusion cuisine in town. Wine selection is extremely good. Dessert and coffee are fantastic too.

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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This is a beautiful restaurant, with a great location, attentive staff and a truly exceptional menu. Thanks to Peter and the whole team for the finest dinner in Budapest.

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Aalst, Belgium
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We booked by coincidence with a group of 12 in this restaurant at the banks of the Donau . We were surprised by the Great food and superb waiters.

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Dublin, Ireland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We had a great dining experience here. Note that the restaurant defines itself as a fine dining restaurant in a casual setting. The fine dining part means that portions aren't large and I would really recommend that you go for the five or six course options (chef's choice) as it's about the right amount of food and the variety is... More 

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Budapest
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78 reviews 78 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

The menu is innovative; the presentation impressive; the staff are well trained and have a good attitude;

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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Interesting restaurant; good value set meals; started with bonne mouche, then apple soup which was very close to apple juice but delicately different; hearty pork cheek and fun pud. Make sure you get a seat and are not consigned to an uncomfortable stool. Perfect end to strenuous morning sightseeing on Castle Hill.

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Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

On the plus side: I thought the restaurant was beautiful and the view could not have been better. The Danube, the Chain Bridge lit up at night, softly lit restaurant, what could be better? On the minus side: Where was the food???!! The three of us at the table have traveled extensively around the world, but we've NEVER seen portions... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I'd recommend the tasting menu (5 or 6 courses), you will be able to eat your way through these exquisite little plates, each a new adventure :) Also, you'll get some extra plates, lovely, playful things in between the courses. Try the wine pairings as well, the sommelier knows her spirits :) They change the menu every 2-3 days, so... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Pop in for a 3 course lunch menu for 3500 HUF which is an absolute steal. Great location, nice interiors, great wine list and innovative dishes.

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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I was invited from friends to this new hot spot in Budapest, close to the Danube. After a very friendly welcome from the professional young service team we have been seated at a window table - something you should ask for. After a nice intro about the menu and the recommendation for the corresponding wines to our choices. First of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Lanchid Utca 7-9, Budapest 1013, Hungary
  • Location: Europe  >  Hungary  >  Central Hungary  >  Budapest
  • Phone Number: +36 30 422 5981

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 49
  • Cuisine: Hungarian

Description

ZONA Budapest is clearly something completely different - haute cuisine with an unusual twist and an amazing view onto the Chain Bridge. Its latest success reflects the same: in October 2013 the international guide of Gault&Millau rated ZONA 17 points and 3 toques, so named as one of the TOP3 restaurants in Hungary. The menu is daily variable, but the quality and the surprise factor is standard. ZONA's chef is Krisztian Huszar (Chef Of The Year 2011) brings Eastern and Basque flavors into modern Hungarian tastes. The wines also receive a big emphasis in the restaurant, which gives real specialty to the venue. IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to construction works the whole street has been closed, and will remain so until the end of Summer, so ZONA can be only reached by walk, bicycle or taxi. We truly apologise for any inconveniences caused and hope that your experiences at our venue will make you forget about them.
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
1:00 pm - 1:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?