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Chef Cafe

Sorhaz u. 4, Budapest 1056, Hungary
+36 30 211 7368
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Ranked #36 of 1,683 Restaurants in Budapest
Price range: $4 - $27
Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Hungarian
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Our familiar restaurant on two floors is in the heart of downtown, one block from the Danube River (District V, Sorhaz and Molnar street corner), atmosphere of the past century, Hungarian cuisine and good wines.
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  • Danish first
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  • English first
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  • German first
  • Hungarian first
  • Italian first
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English first
Cranston, RI
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We were looking for a restaurant to take daughter and four of her friends who are attending college in Budapest. I read the good reviews about the Chef Cafe and stopped in to see if they could accommodate such large party at the last minute. Although they were booked, the gracious owner of called his son to come back and... More

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Erika Judit V, Ügyvezető igazgató at Chef Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you very much for choosing our restaurant! It was really great to read your comment on us! Our main goal in the restaurant is to provide excellent service to all of our guests at all times, and TripAdvisor is a very important tool to get the feedback, that yes, we succeeded again! We really appreciate your valuable time sharing... More

Almere, The Netherlands
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Great food, good wine, excellent staff. The music was a bit odd but very amusing. Later they switched to a better groove. Loved the food, will definitely go back on my next visit.

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Erika Judit V, Ügyvezető igazgató at Chef Cafe, responded to this review

Let me thank you for your time to share your experience with everyone here on TripAdvisor. I think the music you heard of Hungarian Gypsy music... :) We are glad that you enjoyed the stay with us, looking forward seeing you again in the future! More

Dongguan, China
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

My wife and me ran into this restaurant as they had a selection of vegetarian dishes. The waiter convinced us to also try three different wines and a dessert. He was right. The food was the best I have eaten in a long time. Rich in flavor, surprising tastes. Dessert to die for. Wine was good. Service was observant. We... More

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Erika Judit V, Ügyvezető igazgató at Chef Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you very much for choosing our restaurant and thank you for your time to share your experience with everyone here on TripAdvisor. We are glad that you enjoyed the stay with us, looking forward seeing you again in the future! More

Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

After seeing great reviews for this restaurant, we decided it sounded perfect for my birthday dinner. We were able to book via email which was very useful as we didn't want to use our phones abroad. The restaurant is tucked away on a side street and is beautifully decorated with all mix-match chairs at the tables, very quaint. Candlelit tables,... More

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Erika Judit V, Ügyvezető igazgató at Chef Cafe, responded to this review

Let me thank you for your time to share your experience with everyone here on TripAdvisor. We are glad that you enjoyed the stay with us, looking forward seeing you again in the future! More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Our overall conclusion was just overprised. The host was very nice so about that no comments but the food was "booring". First night in Hungary so we had to start with something typical like goulash. It was "oke". It was just a clear soup with some meat and pieces of potato in it. Didn't had ant flavour. Then we had... More

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We had researched on trip advisor and had found this to be the best mix of distance vs ranking. Reading the reviews it seemed too good to be true. It wasn't! The food was absolutely faultless and reasonably priced-we will definitely recommend to friends. Not only that, the service was first class-they went the extra mile in everything they did......a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Erika Judit V, Ügyvezető igazgató at Chef Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you very much for choosing our restaurant! It was really great to read your comment on us! Our main goal in the restaurant is to provide excellent service to all of our guests at all times, and TripAdvisor is a very important tool to get the feedback, that yes, we succeeded again! We really appreciate your valuable time sharing... More

Newport Beach, California
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

My wife and I came here during our first night in Budapest and we couldn't have been happier. The Goulash and the Chicken Paprika were amazing. This is a small family run restaurant which is always nice to see. The service was great and we wanted to go back every night we were there. Best meal we had in Budapest!

Was this review helpful? Yes 6
Erika Judit V, Ügyvezető igazgató at Chef Cafe, responded to this review

Let me thank you for your time to share your experience with everyone here on TripAdvisor. We are glad that you enjoyed the stay with us, looking forward seeing you again in the future! More

Stockholm, Sweden
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014 via mobile

This is a restaurant truly worth a visit if you're in the area. All dishes were very tasty and well prepared. The service was impeccable; attentive and helpful, yet relaxed. I'd love to come back!

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Erika Judit V, Ügyvezető igazgató at Chef Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you very much for choosing our restaurant and thank you for your time to share your experience with everyone here on TripAdvisor. We are glad that you enjoyed the stay with us, looking forward seeing you again in the future! More

Hook, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The service here is what really makes this restaurant stand out - they have excellent wines, great food and a wonderful atmosphere but it's the attitude of the staff who make eating here such a welcoming and comfortable experience. It's all family run by a surprisingly small group of people who do everything they can to make you comfortable and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 7
Erika Judit V, Ügyvezető igazgató at Chef Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you very much for choosing our restaurant! It was really great to read your comment on us! Our main goal in the restaurant is to provide excellent service to all of our guests at all times, and TripAdvisor is a very important tool to get the feedback, that yes, we succeeded again! We really appreciate your valuable time sharing... More

Ireland
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is a superb family run restaurant - my Wife and I ate here during a recent trip to Hungary - extremely courteous host/owner who went out of his way to make us feel at home. His food and wine recommendations were perfect and lovely fresh bread. What a great place. Anyone visiting Budapest should definitely try this restaurant. Thank... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 6
Erika Judit V, Ügyvezető igazgató at Chef Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you very much for choosing our restaurant and thank you for your time to share your experience with everyone here on TripAdvisor. We are glad that you enjoyed the stay with us, looking forward seeing you again in the future! More

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