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$3 - $21
CUISINES
Hungarian, Gastropub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Belvaros-Lipotvaros
0.4 miles from Citadel
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Reviewed December 7, 2022

Awesome food with a great Danube view! The staff was great and they prepared food really quickly. I recommend to everyone!

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed September 23, 2022

My friends and I had dinner here at the recommendation of our hotel's front desk (a brochure entitled us to free shots of a Hungarian liqueur). I tried the goulash -- my first -- which was very good, with a little kick. My vegetarian travel...companions enjoyed a plate of veggies and a huge grilled cheese "burger," and they were also pleased. Enjoyed our first Hungarian beer here, as well. Good service!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed March 27, 2022 via mobile

The food is processed and not good, the stuff is polite but that’s it The drinks was so and so For sure I’ll not go back there .

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 5, 2020 via mobile

Good local cuisine- generous portion sizes and attentive staff. Ate here on our first night and found it to be full of locals- this we have found to be positive in relation to standard of food and service.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed March 4, 2020 via mobile

Friendly service great food and delicious cocktails. I had the Juicy Lucy which was fantastic. Here’s my veggie wife enjoying the veggie burger

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 17, 2020 via mobile

We spent a lovely evening in the restaurant, everything was delicious and the service was nice 🍴I think it’s even better when the weather is nice and you can sit outside near the Danube 👌🏼

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 17, 2020 via mobile

I totally loved that restaurant, the food are perfect! Nice waiters and very cozy! Recommend for every kind of occasion!

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 16, 2020

We were in this little restaurant with our frineds for dinner. It was fabolous! Valentin menu, the strawberry prosecco.... awesome.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 11, 2020 via mobile

Very cozy place to eat Hungarian food❤️the location near Duna river is perfect 😍 Everything was very tasty and the service was good!Love this place !

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 1, 2020 via mobile

We were here in January and still a little bit in February. Was ordering online so did not know what to expect. But when the food arrived, well, it was great, tasty, and more than enough food to have a nice dinner or lunch. Keep...up the good work guys!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 18, 2020

I had dinner at the Why Not Bistro while visiting Budapest in August 2019. I was staying nearby and my hotel recommended it for dinner. It was nice being able to sit outside by the Danube. I started off by asking if they had a...glass of champagne or sparkling wine, which they did, it was some kind of Hungarian sparkling wine, and I have to say it was terrible... but I guess Hungarian sparkling wine is not great, and you live and learn. For food I had the pork 'why not?' style which was like a pork schnitzel in breadcrumbs in creamy sour cream and cheese, served with potato wedges - it was hearty, which suited me because I was hungry! I had a glass of white wine with the food. I didn't have dessert, largely because they didn't offer me any. I found the service a bit lacking - I had to wait for them to come and serve me a few times, and so they missed out on some opportunities to sell me more, like I could have had another drink, and some dessert, but I got fed up of trying to attract their attention. However, at least the meal was very affordable - two glasses of wine and a big main course for the equivalent of about £16.60. You can't argue with that! Overall, it was a fairly 'meh' meal - fine if you want an easy dinner, and you want to eat well affordably, but I had better meals in Budapest, and I wouldn't particularly want to go again.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed January 6, 2020

We went on NYE to dinner, and service was great! I ate a tomato cream and some dumplings with grilled vegetales. My boyfriend ate goulash and a plate of dumpling with chicken. This restaurant is highly recommended, the courses were great and the waiter very...nice. Thanks for making our NYE so special!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 20, 2019 via mobile

We visited that place with my friend and we had a lovely dinner. Good price, tasty food and the service was perfect.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 13, 2019 via mobile

The traditional hungarian menu is amazing.. I loved the goulash soup a lot! Friendly place service was amazing. Gonna come back soon for sure!

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 27, 2019

We found this little familiar restaurant with my friends. We ordered Hungarian cuisine. All were fantastic! The prices are low, but the quality and kindness of waitresses was the highest! We come back!

Date of visit: October 2019
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WHY NOT BISTRO, Budapest - District V / Inner City - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews - Tripadvisor

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Yes, Why Not Bistro offers takeout services.

Why Not Bistro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5