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Sorhaz U. 4, Budapest 1056, Hungary
+36 30 211 7368
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Ranked #25 of 1,783 Restaurants in Budapest
Price range: $4 - $26
Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Hungarian, Family Fare
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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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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Delicious meal in a central location. The service was very friendly and gave helpful suggestions for Hungarian dining and wines. Portions were a good size and prices were reasonable. We would have visited again if our meal was not on the last night of our stay!

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

Let me thank you for the kind words and thank you very much for choosing our restaurant! We are grateful 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 

London
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Like one of the other reviewers, we arrived in Budapest late in the evening. Having checked into our hotel, we needed to find somewhere to eat and asked Steve who was on reception that evening. Steve recommended Chef Cafe a few minutes walk from the hotel and we found it to be an excellent recommendation. The owner met us at... 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 next time! Best regards, More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Had a very nice evening at this cosy restaurant! Great food! Excellent service! Reasonable prices! I truly recommend this place!

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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 next time! More 

Sofia
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123 reviews 123 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

This restaurant is not premium at all. It is not that cheap as well. But it offers excellent service- our water is the owner Balog, his wife is in the kitchen, their son is helping them when needed - so you are part of this family for a while. The interior is nice, but nothing special. As to the food-... More 

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

After arriving into Budapest fairly late in the evening, we sat down to eat at the Chef Cafe at about 11:30 PM. We were greeted at the door by the owner/chef who was incredibly nice and helpful. The atmosphere is very nice and the food was some of the best I have had in my travels around Europe. It is... 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 next time! Best regards, More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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155 reviews 155 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We had an incredible meal here and a great experience with the owner. Hands down the best meal we ate in Budapest. So great, in fact, that we ate here twice while visiting. The owner greeted us at the door, took our coats, pulled out our chairs, seated us, chatted, explained the menu, recommended dishes, then went back and cooked... More 

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

Let me thank you for the kind words and thank you very much for choosing our restaurant! We are grateful 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 

UK
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73 reviews 73 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

What a great experience! The owner greeted, cooked and served. He really made the whole experience. It's great to hear someone so passionate about Hungarian food and wines. The time he took with us made the whole experience worthwhile. He even kept the drinks slightly remote from the table, returning frequently to top up glasses! I've only ever had this... 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 

Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

The minute we walked into this restaurant we knew it was going to be good, the waiter was attentive and helpful. I had a Goulash soup which was alot better than the the soup i had tried at a restaurant the day before. For mains i had the duck leg with Red Cabbage, the cabbage was flavoured perfectly and the... 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 

Rome, Lazio, Italy
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

the service was OK and definitely the only thing worth the price. the food was nothing special and served like in lower class restaurant. we took fried mushrooms and cheese as starters, mushrooms were good but not worth the price. cheese was nothing special. the worst part were the main courses : a dish of vegetables and one rump steak.... More 

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Oslo, Norway
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Had a wonderful meal for 12 people. All food was home made with great taste. The wine was very good, we tasted several types. Very nice atmosphere and perfect hospitality. At the end we were the only guests in the restaurant with great hospitality from this family run restaurant. The prices are very reasonable.

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

Tusen takk! 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... More 

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Additional Information about Chef Cafe

Address: Sorhaz U. 4, Budapest 1056, Hungary
Phone Number: +36 30 211 7368
Location: Europe  >  Hungary  >  Central Hungary  >  Budapest
Open Hours:
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 4 - 26
Cuisine: Hungarian, Family Fare

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