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Jelen Bisztro

#462 of 1,993 Restaurants in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
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European, Asian, Central European
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Blaha Lujza ter 1-2, Budapest 1085, Hungary (Formerly Jelen)
+36-20-344-3155
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9:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Mon - Wed 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Thu - Fri 9:00 am - 3:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Reservations

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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Quiet neighborhood restaurant

Loved the laid back atmosphere. The staff was very helpful and gave me an English menu. My waitress also suggested a beer for me which was pretty good. I got pork medallions wrapped in bacon and thought it was very well done. Also enjoyed how quiet it was since its just off a major street.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
travelingwoman42
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Chicago, Illinois
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Loved the laid back atmosphere. The staff was very helpful and gave me an English menu. My waitress also suggested a beer for me which was pretty good. I got pork medallions wrapped in bacon and thought it was very well done. Also enjoyed how quiet it was since its just off a major street.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Ordered NY steak with mushroom sauce. Steak was not medium as i ordered. It was a lot closer rare than medium. Nevertheless, meat was so good it wasnt an issue if you dont mind blood dripping. I highly recommend the mushroom sauce! I got a cheesecake as a dessert which was a bit dry for me.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Ordered the chicken paprika and ratatouille. The only thing with any flavor was the sausage on the ratatouille. Service incredibly slow and wasn't even offered a drink menu. Won't be coming back here. Most disappointed ...

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Blaricum
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Jelen is a fine cafe, with good food for a reasonable price. It has a pleasant atmosphere an a friendly staff. It is a big place, packed with locals and some tourist, all ages. Don't expect a tablecloth, silverware and crystal, but just nice international, Hungarian and Thai food and good drinks.

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We have been coming here every time we visit Budapest, usually it's a big group of us, all very hungry and with limited time as we work long hours. They let us pre order the food and serve us as soon as we arrive, exactly what we need and where most restaurants let us down. 21 meals, all different and... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

They've some Hungarian beers, including a few finer craft ones, then a selection of Belgian popular ones, and a vast wine bar. Mixed food selection, with some Thai and others, perhaps surprisingly few Hungarian dishes. Tried the red curry - tasty and spicy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

This place is well-designed, has good food and nice staff. They have daily menu for really fair price. Located in the city centre, but hiden place - it's worth to search for it.

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Budapest, Hungary
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We ate a Sunday lunch here friends who chose the place, giving it high marks. One of our friends and I ordered huevos rancheros. She, having sampled them in the past, was quite eager to appreciate them once again. Honestly, I cannot remember what the others ordered. When our food arrived, my dish was less than tepid; it was cold.... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

The soup was good, the place was empty. I was there with my friends, but after we ate we decided to leave and continue the evening somewhere else.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Jelen was a good experience for me - it has a bit of a buzz about it - sure, there are tourists in there, but also plenty of locals. It's got a great atmosphere. Main course was a parmesan chicken breast that really hit the spot. This isn't fancy fine dining - but nor is it fast food. It's everything... More 

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Additional Information about Jelen Bisztro

Address: Blaha Lujza ter 1-2, Budapest 1085, Hungary (Formerly Jelen)
Phone Number: +36-20-344-3155
Location: Europe  >  Hungary  >  Central Hungary  >  Budapest
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday 9:00 am - 3:00 am
Friday 9:00 am - 3:00 am
Saturday 10:00 am - 3:00 am
Average Prices: USD 22 - 29
Cuisine: European, Asian, Central European

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Blaha Lujza ter 1-2, Budapest 1085, Hungary (Formerly Jelen)
  • Location: Europe  >  Hungary  >  Central Hungary  >  Budapest
  • Phone Number: +36-20-344-3155

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 22 - 29
  • Cuisine: European, Asian, Central European
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
9:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
9:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
9:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 3:00 am
Friday
9:00 am - 3:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 3:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?