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Jonas' restaurant

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937 - 6 Ave. S.W., Calgary, Alberta T2P 0V7, Canada
403-262-3302
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 5
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Consistently tasty and charmingly friendly

Second best to going to Budapest (easily one of the most beautiful cities in the world), the delightful Jonas Restaurant will do just fine. Typically decorated with Hungarian linens, costumes, and adages , the warmth is obvious as one enters. Husband in the kitchen and wife on the floor will... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 16, 2015
tszirmay
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Banff National Park, Canada
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Banff National Park, Canada
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Second best to going to Budapest (easily one of the most beautiful cities in the world), the delightful Jonas Restaurant will do just fine. Typically decorated with Hungarian linens, costumes, and adages , the warmth is obvious as one enters. Husband in the kitchen and wife on the floor will guarantee a consistently fabulous dedication to the culinary traditions of... More 

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Thank tszirmay
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

I've been going to Jonas for years and when people ask me where they should go in Calgary - I tell them here! My favourite is the mushroom paprikash. The same staff has been here for years. It's a cute little local place, great to support a family run biz and a place in downtown Calgary. They are closed Sundays... More 

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Thank Ashley H
Calgary
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134 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Jonas's may be the only Hungarian restaurant (to the best of my knowledge) in Calgary but it is the best nonetheless. We have visited several times and the dishes are uniformly delicious. To those new to Hungarian cuisine, I would certainly recommend the chicken paprikas (a classic!) although you really can't go wrong with any menu item. No doubt that... More 

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Thank ClaireCalgary
Saint John, Canada
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48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This food is authentic Hungarian! The Hungarian owners cook and serve dishes that Hungarian mothers would have made when you were younger, at home, complete with Hungarian style and music! Wonderful setting in this cozy eatery, and the hostess ( owner) treats you like family! The cabbage rolls were huge, and we could only eat one between us, but leftover... More 

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Thank Anne B
Kelowna, Canada
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143 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

There are several classic Hungarian (and Germanic) entrees on the menu. I ordered the schnitzel which was a bit dry but still tasty. Service is very good and the décor what one might expect in a smaller town. A cozy nook and a good place to relax and enjoy some home cooking in the middle of a busy metropolis.

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Thank Fred S
Calgary, Canada
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164 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We were there for dinner with friends and loved the food and the great service. I tried the beef stew with pasta and feta sauce and was just delicious! Thank you!

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Thank 2Calgarians
Canada
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73 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

My husband goes to Jonas regularly for lunch (reservations recommended) so when we went for dinner, I was surprised seating was available tight away. I am undecided about Jonas. The restaurant is long and narrow with the only windows being at the front. One person's cozy is another person's dark and claustrophobic. The restaurant is decorated with traditional embroidery hangings... More 

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7 Thank JillKeats
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69 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

big portion, taste OK probably adjust to canadians. I had potato pancake with beef goulash. The meat was tender, pancake was just average. The biggest surprise was frozen veg- big no and the price. $21 per meal not worth the money.

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8 Thank Alexloewenau
Calgary
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Coming from a European back ground I expected better. My wife had the cabbage rolls and they were dry and not great I had the beef in a potato pancake with reheated frozen mixed vegetables. You would think that your side dish didn't come from a bag. I don't no what all the great reviews are about but I won't... More 

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9 Thank LuvTravel111
Calgary, Canada
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

A friend suggested I try this place. Being European myself it seemed to be a good bet. Reviews on several sites were mostly 5 stars and you can't find anyone who says anything bad about them. We were greeted and seated right away and the atmosphere is cozy. I had the beef stew with pasta, feta cheese and dill. You... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 937 - 6 Ave. S.W., Calgary, Alberta T2P 0V7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 403-262-3302

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European, Hungarian

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