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Jelen Bisztro

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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, Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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  • 30
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 9
    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
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La Linea de la Concepcion, Spain
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79 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Glasgow
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
185 helpful votes 185 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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Norwich, United Kingdom
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111 reviews 111 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 via mobile

A Hungarian work colleague dropped me of here on his way home, first impression was cool place, the beer menu was very good, and they had a large selection of spirits at the bar. I enjoyed a few selections of wheat beer then had some traditional Hungarian food, Paprika Chicken and their kind of pasta stuff, with a delicious salad.... More 

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Dubai
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We liked the laid-back Sunday brunch. The service was quick and efficient. This place is famous amongst the locals, and we could see why. The atmosphere is young and spacious. Between the three of us, only I had the bad luck of having bland and tasteless food, while my companions had good food! Hence the 4 stars !

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This bar/restaurant has a great interior with so much space. I've just been on a Thursday evening at 8:30 it was so busy. Seems very popular with large groups of friends. Had an extensive drinks menu and a broad array of different foods. I had a Philly Cheesesteak, which was excellent. Nice helpful staff and good background music. Not the... More 

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Durham City, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We were recommended the Jelen bar by the guide on our " free-walking" tour. She was right to tell us about this bar. Great beer, good bar food & fine service, what more do you need at the end of a long walk around a beautiful city. This was so handy as we were staying at The Nemzeti, which. Is... 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?