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Jelen Bisztro

#431 of 1,890 Restaurants in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
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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Today
9:00 am - 2:00 am
Closed now
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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, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 33
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Try some delicious Hungarian wine

Nice ruin pub like bistro to try some delicious Hungarian wine. (If you are vegetarian you could find something on the menu too. Vegan guests stay easily hungry.)

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
dolessgetmoredone
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La Linea de la Concepcion, Spain
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84 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

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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311 reviews 311 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
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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12 restaurant reviews
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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Glasgow
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The tables and chairs are simple wooden construction, nothing fancy. The place is always full of young people and in the summer they open up the huge side windows. Food is not expensive, there is a range of burgers, chilli etc plus Thai (the Pad Thai Gai is my go-to dish) and at lunchtime there is a ridiculously cheap set... More 

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La Linea de la Concepcion, Spain
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Nice ruin pub like bistro to try some delicious Hungarian wine. (If you are vegetarian you could find something on the menu too. Vegan guests stay easily hungry.)

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Novi Sad, Serbia
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134 reviews 134 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

If you stay on Blaha and you're fed up of Dohanyi street places and crowd walk to this pub, relaxed chilled atmosphere, great service, even better offer of drinks and draft beer, small menu, great bar atmosphere with cool music sometimes live. It's perfect place for end of busy day in Budapest.

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Newcastle upon Tyne
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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We only had bar food as we werent that hungry, so had quesadillas and wine and beer. Had lovely Furmint wine which was recommended by waiter, and then beer, which is so cheap compared to uk. The candles on the tables made it very atmopsheric, we had planned to go to another cafe nearby which was too busy, so this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 via mobile

A late night visit on a cold night turned out to be an absolute winner. Speedy excellent service with advice you can rely on, in immaculte English. Vast wine list of Hungarian wines and most other drinks you can think of. In addition to a few (very good indeed) Hungarian dishes, the menu could have come from a gastro pub... More 

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30 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I like Jelen much more than Most. Although the location is not the most optimal, the atmosphere of Jelen is much nicer. I love the setting and the more low beat, not so exclusivist feel of it. The wine selection is very good, and the bar snacks are also very good. The staff is very friendly. Overall a nice chill... More 

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Restaurant Details

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