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“Very good Hungarian menu and nice atmosphere” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Pilvax Bisztro

Pilvax Bisztro
Pilvax koz 3 | Only 500 meters away from the Vaci Street, main tourist area, Budapest 1052, Hungary
+36 1 266 0293
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Ranked #279 of 1,794 Restaurants in Budapest
Price range: $20 - $52
Cuisines: Hungarian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Budapest sights of the city center Pilvax is an important event in the history of Hungary was the scene of a traditional restaurant, cafe was justly famous. The old restaurant from 1841 until 2009 and then forgotten. Bearing in mind the restaurant's inner values, preserving the historic character of the interior of a push for renewal, transformation and re-opened, as Pilvax Bisztro. Our menu offerings are used in domestic and international cuisine. Very important to us in good quality and healthy choice of materials: the Mangalica, Lake Balaton pike perch and trout, the goose liver are all materials that are in the world kitchens are welcome. In our shoppers a selection of quality wines to choose from, the country's famous and less well-known products of wine makers. We want you to be handled with care and competent hands prepared food served on quality service and an unforgettable experience for us would be spending a few hours. Working on this every day...
Montreal, Canada
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Very good Hungarian menu and nice atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013 via mobile

Exquisite Hungarian cuisine, very well presented, delicious, affordable, and the service is awesome. Nice terrace.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Zoltan T, Manager at Pilvax Bisztro, responded to this review, November 30, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for the nice words. We are always happy when we see our guests enjoying themselves. Our dear Chef is also always delighted to hear such nice a feedback as yours. We strive to provide excellence in gastronomy, and hopefully we can greet you again when you are next in Budapest.


With kind regards,
Zoltán Tábori
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Boston
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36 reviews 36 reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Worse meal...EVER!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

We selected this restaurant after wandering around for dinner one night and checking the TA Travel guide for Budapest. We aren't too picky and just wanted a decent meal after a long day in the office. We sat outside which was nice after being inside all day. However things went downhill after our appetizer of goat cheese turned out to be a several small flaky squares with some cheese smeared in between. Very small portion that we weren’t able to share. Her pork loin was very rare and lacked flavor. The veggies looked like frozen veggies from a bag versus fresh. My duck breast dish lacked any flavor and was mushy. Both of our dishes were lukewarm when they arrived. Overall extremely disappointed. We chose poorly this evening. Blah! Baffled at how positve and negative reviews are for this restaurant.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Zoltan T, Manager at Pilvax Bisztro, responded to this review, November 18, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you very much for taking time and leaving your experiences here.
I regret that you have found our portions small. It is quite rare that we recieve such complaints from our guests, but we can understand your point of view. I personally hope that you will give us the chance to better serve you in the future.

With kind regards,

Zoltan Tabori
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London, England
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121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
“Unfriendly antagonistic staff put us off”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Went in here as we were staying at the adjoining hotel (City Hotel, Pilvax). Thought we'd have a beer to start with and then if we fancied it, we'd stay for dinner. We didn't (even though we had a hotel voucher for 10% off) because the guy in charge was so unfriendly. We'd asked if we could put the beers on our hotel bill, and instead of explaining that they were separate businesses, just said no and then irrelevantly said that the 10% reduction didn't apply to drinks. So we left and found somewhere much pleasanter.

Visited May 2013
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Zoltan T, Manager at Pilvax Bisztro, responded to this review, November 18, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you very much for taking time and leaving your experiences here.
Unfortunately we are not the same company with hotel Pilvax. In that case we can not charge bills to room account, I hope you understand this. The 10% discount is valid only if you have dinner in the restaurant, I hope you did have this information at the reception desk in the Hotel.
I regret that you have found our staff unfriendly, it is quite rare that we recieve such complaints from our guests.

I personally hope that you will give us the chance to better serve you in the future.

With kind regards,

Zoltan Tabori
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Sydney, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Just try it.......!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013 via mobile

We are traveling all over Europe from Sydney Australia. When you are in the mood for a juicy beef steak go to Pilvax Bistro you won't be disappointed
It is situated in the heart of Budapest 1052 Pilvax koz 3. Service is excellent ,friendly waiters, good vine,great menu what more do you want . O yes
a good cup of tea or coffe will make your meal an outstanding experience !
Thank you Pilvax Bistro
Judy John

  • Visited May 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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Zoltan T, Manager at Pilvax Bisztro, responded to this review, November 28, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for the nice words. We are always happy when we see our guests enjoying themselves. Our dear Chef is also always delighted to hear such nice a feedback as yours. We strive to provide excellence in gastronomy, and hopefully we can greet you again when you are next in Budapest.


With kind regards,
Zoltán Tábori
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Budapest, Hungary
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

Very nice friendly atmosphere! Place for relax and have nice food and wine. Staff very friendly and helfull- help with wine sellection (ours were recommended fantastyczny and not the most expensive from menu). Greetings to Zoltan for his profesjonalizm:-)

  • Visited May 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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Zoltan T, Manager at Pilvax Bisztro, responded to this review, November 28, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you very much for taking time, and sharing your honorific review here! I was delighted to read that you had a great time with us. My team will be more than happy to know, that their work has been so much appreciated. It would be great if we could host you again in the Pilvax Bisztró!

With kind regards,
Zoltán Tábori
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