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“Traditional Hungarian food at its best” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Aszu Etterem

Aszu Etterem
Sas utca 4., Budapest 1051, Hungary (District V / Inner City)
+36 1 328 0360
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Ranked #80 of 1,989 Restaurants in Budapest
Price range: $30 - $60
Cuisines: European, Hungarian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: District V / Inner City
Description: What can you expect at Aszu? We strive to be what we set out to be: a purveyor of modern cuisine that understands it's sources, while gazing out from Tokaj upon the world. Where the wine list offers numerous special selections exclusively to our establishment. Where service means painstaking attention to courtesy in every detail... Where the artistically carved and gilded wooden interior plays an integral part in the concept, that will make your evening an unforgettable experience. Have our efforts been crowned with success? Come and see yourself! We will be expecting you!
Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews
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“Traditional Hungarian food at its best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

If you are looking for a high scale restaurant in the heart of the city, Aszu is the place to go. We had our anniversary dinner here with my wife and everything was great. The restaurant has a wide range of Hungarian specialties (Wild boar cheek was perfect) and offers unique wine selection from tokaj. The staff was very attentive and the atmosphere was excellent for a romantic dinner. I'd highly recommend this place if you are looking for a traditional Hungarian meal and dessert (the somloi here is amazing).

  • Visited October 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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Anita S, Owner at Aszu Etterem, responded to this review, November 21, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you very much for taking time and sharing your opinion here, which was a complete delight to read! It us great that you liked our interior design, we put great efforts in making it. The chef and the whole staff will be very grateful when I pass them your appreciaton. It would be great if I could greet you once again in our restaurant!

With kind regards,
Anita Sipeki
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Bergen
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Upscale, but still a proper meal.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

We came in late and they cleared a table for us immediately, although the restaurant was crowded. Both main courses were excellent (I highly recommend the cheek of wild boar), well prepared and perfectly presented, accompanied by very good Hungarian wine. The dessert was sweet and the Tokaj that followed was the best we had on our trip to Budapest. The sommelier Tamás really knows his Tokaj! We where the last to leave the restaurant and Tamás still would not let us leave before he finished a list of recommended wines to bring back home. Aszu offers traditional Hungarian food presented in a modern style. It's a high end restaurant, but you still get a proper meal.

  • Visited November 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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Anita S, Owner at Aszu Etterem, responded to this review, November 15, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you very much for your praising words! It is very good to hear that you had a great time with us! I will certainly pass your appreciation to our chef, who will be definately delighted about it!
I look forward to another occasion, when we can provide you the same quality!

With kind regards,
Anita Sipeki
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Stockholm, Sweden
1 review
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“Great!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

There are few toppclass-restaurangs in Budapest, but ASZÚ is one that stands out! They are experts on Tokay.wines and have a somalier who really know her jobb!
And what about cheek of wildbore? Fantastisk!
Service är more than perfekt!

  • Visited November 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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Anita S, Owner at Aszu Etterem, responded to this review, November 11, 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. Thank you very much for pointing out our unique wine selection too! 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 Aszú Étterem!

With kind regards,
Anita Sipeki
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Excellent dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Spending one night in Budapest on a work trip does not give you enough time to explore the various restaurants and their specialities. A collegue and I wondered in by chance and had a fantastic dinner. The portions are indeed rather small, but the quality and the flavour of each course was outstanding. I would strongly recomend this restaurant.

  • Visited November 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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Anita S, Owner at Aszu Etterem, responded to this review, November 11, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

It is always a pleasure to read such a kind feedback! Thank you very much for your praising words. Quality is our first priority, and you ensured us that we are on the right way!
I sincerely hope, that we can greet you once again in our restaurant!

With kind regards,
Anita Sipeki
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West Orange, NJ
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great New Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

We were referred to this restaurant by the hotel concierge. He told us it was a new restaurant with a contemporary look, yet traditional Hungarian food. That sums it up. The atmosphere was delightful and beautifully appointed. The servers were helpful to us in selecting traditional dishes. All seems very well prepared. The meat dishes were so tender that one did not need a knife to cut them! Everything in this restaurant seemed to be done in an upscale way, yet the prices were down to earth. We entered the restaurant on a dreary, rainy evening, and left feeling very upbeat.
By the way, the restaurant had many customers, so maybe lots of hotels are recommening it.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Anita S, Owner at Aszu Etterem, responded to this review, November 8, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you very much for your nice words!
Our staff is working hard to deliver quality to our guests, thank you for your praising words!
I will certainly pass your kind thoughts to our chef too, he will be delighted that his work has been appreciated! I am looking forward to your next visit to our restaurant!

With kind regards,
Anita Sipeki
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