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“Excellent food and service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hungarikum Bisztro

Hungarikum Bisztro
Steindl Imre utca 13, Budapest 1051, Hungary
+36 30 661 6244
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Ranked #2 of 1,582 restaurants in Budapest
Price range: $6 - $18
Cuisines: Hungarian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Traditional Hungarian Restaurant serving old fashioned Hungarian dishes following family's recipes.Open every day:11:30AM-3:00PM/6:00PM-11:00PM.Between 3:00PM-6:00PM is CLOSED! RESERVATION IS REQUIRED!
London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

As stated by other reviewers..you DEFINITELY need to make a reservation!
We walked there one evening and told we could have a table for 50 mins but otherwise we would need to come back the next evening which is exactly what we did. The walk is a bit off the beaten track but everything from the food to the staff makes it very worthwhile.
They also do half portions for 70% of the full size price-excellent idea as enables 3 courses to be consumed!
Our best meal in Budapest by far.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Plymouth, Devon
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16 restaurant reviews
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91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
“A very pleasant meal...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

I pre-booked and am glad we did as people were being turned away at the door. We had a table for four which was situated right alongside a gentleman playing a piano type instrument. We discreetly ask for another table but no good. It did not spoil anything but it was a little in the face. The staff were excellent and the food was enjoyed by all. Quite obvious that a lot of time and effort has gone into making this a very special place. Would suggest that anyone who wants a Hungarian experience should give this place a try.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
“Excellent local cuisine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Now we aren't particularly fans of Eastern European cuisine, finding that it can be a bit stodgy, so a trip to this place held some trepidation, despite the excellent reviews. We need not have worried.

Our waitress was fantastic. Very helpful in explaining the dishes and steering us away from some dishes heavily ladened with sour cream, which I just done like. As a result we has a great meal in a lovely cozy environment. The chicken pancakes were a particular favourite. The portions were on the large side so no space for dessert.

I would recommend booking as the place was rammed, and people were turned away.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Buckinghamshire
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Superb.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Firstly, make a reservation. This can be done online.

The staff are very friendly, and spoke excellent English. They made us feel as though we were the only people in the Restaurant.

The food was excellent, I had their set menu - which was very tasty and filling. I couldn't finish everything..., my friends ate a la carte. We did a lot of tasting each others' food, and no one could decide who had the best dish...

Although the restaurant was full, we did not feel as though we were cramped in any way, nor were we hurried. And they gave us some cherry schnapps with the bill. Both schnapps and bill were very reasonable.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Perfect!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Visited this restaurant on Friday 13th December - lucky for us! Booking strongly recommend. Staff very welcoming and helpful. English spoken by the proprietor (?). Good choice of starters, soups and mains on the menu, although perhaps desserts a little weak. Food was well prepared and presented. We initially had a glass of the house wine as an aperitif, and decided to stick to it for the rest of the meal. Can't recall it's name but it was known as "Bulls Blood" in a former life. How it has improved! Food was excellent, No complaints! Would definitely go back.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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