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$4 - $10
European, Central European, Hungarian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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0.4 miles from St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika)
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Reviewed August 5, 2021

Food was all right and reasonably priced, but not great. The garden has nice atmosphere, but inside the restaurant is not very pleasant. The service was really disappointing, although the price of it is already calculated in the bill. Waiters just did not bother to...visit the table and take care about additional orders and were super slow.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 3, 2021

Really nice, quiet courtyard with good ambience. Very good food, nice and kind service, reasonable prices.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed July 28, 2021

Food was imaginative and creative, for example edible flower decoration - duck and strawberries sauce - lemonade with real fruit chunks of lemon, orange and mint. Service was fast, good advice, acknowledged returning customer, inquired about guest experience. Location is intimate, outdoor terrasse is cool...even during a scorching hot summer heat wave.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed February 11, 2020

I am happy for the other people who had a good experience at the Apacuka but sadly we did not. It was our bad luck to get a waiter who just did not want to be there and just couldn't be bothered with anything. If...he had personal issues, well, leave it at home. Sorry, but if he is taking a salary from Apacuka, then he is paid to at least, smile to the customers, even if he is telling the customers to f.. off under his breath. I must admit, the appetizers such as the goat cheese or the meatballs were tasty but that is about it. My son had the hamburger and he gave it a 4/10, at best. I had pork belly and it was about a 6/10 but if you look at the price and what you get, the score drops to 4/10. My wife had the venison and that was a train wreck. So gamy and barely warm and at HUF 5,900, WTF? No need to give it a score. In addition, between appetizers to the main course, we waited more than 20 minutes. When I came back from the bathroom I asked the waiter if the food was soon to be served and all he did was to point to the table and did not even say one word. Well, the burger and pork dishes were indeed served but the deer was still in the forest for another 10 minutes. When the same waiter brought the venison, he did not say a word, like, sorry this came out late... just put the food down and left. On the way out, my son said, "Thank you very much" in Hungarian, to him and all he did was look and mumble something. Huh? Considering a 10% service fee was automatically added to the bill, at least he can pretend and smile. Of course, it would be wrong to give a low score for that one lame waiter but then again, the food was not so great either and for sure, no value when the price is taken into account. Being in district V, there are just too many other good restaurants around to have to come back to Apacuka to suffer and waste our money. Go elsewhere!More

Date of visit: February 2020
janostimea, Owner at Apacuka, responded to this reviewResponded February 16, 2020

Dear Sir, I'm reading your lines with deep regret. Our collegues are devoted professionals who are trying to provide a fantastic service at all times from the moment of arrival until saying goodbye. We are shocked about the events you have experienced and we will...More

Reviewed January 26, 2020 via mobile

Fantastic food and a wonderful selection of wines. New menu options are periodically available and they never fail to amaze with their creativity. Many different quality wines to choose from.

Date of visit: October 2019
janostimea, Owner at Apacuka, responded to this reviewResponded February 16, 2020

Dear Nastya, Thank you for your kind review and recommendation. We are very happy that you were satisfied with our services. We hope to see you soon. Apacuka Team

Reviewed January 23, 2020 via mobile

The food was very, the menu gives various options including tapas or normal portions. The staff was friendly and happy to help! A couple of the wine choices weren't available. We suggest to try the tapas!

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed October 3, 2019

We paid 17886 HUF including service charge (about £43) for two starters, two mains, two desserts and two large beers. You pick and choose three courses off the menu or you can go a la carte. We chose the 3 course option at 6500 HUF...per person. The place became very busy after 7.30pm with people waiting for a table, which is always a good sign of the quality of the meals. The food was Hungarian with a twist, perfectly sized portions and very delicious. Cannot find a single thing to complain about (except the toilets are downstairs which may pose a problem for those with mobility issues).More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed September 14, 2019

Very busy bar/restaurant. Our server, Balint, was excellent - worked very hard to look after his customers and had to work extra hard sorting out a table of about 14 ladies at a 'hen party', who were extremely noisy, so much so we couldn't hear...the music (which was good and was loud). I have food problems, but Balint was very helpful and went to the kitchen to talk with the chef. I decided on the duck, which came pink, it was the best duck I have ever tasted and just melted. Brilliant chef!More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed August 5, 2019 via mobile

My son and I first got to Budapest in the evening. Didn’t know the land yet. Found This restaurant by chance. Waiter told us we would have a wait. They had just received a group of about 20. The kitchen would need some time. I...was grateful for the honesty. We had every intention of going back but didn’t schedule it. Later in week we came upon the restaurant again by chance. I chose two tapas. The chilli beef balls and the padron peppers. Yummmmmm mmmm mmm mmm mmmmm its a sound I make when my tastebuds dance. They did just that. Bread was delicious, too. My son had one if the burgers and was very pleased. Highly recommend. And they serve late as well. Loved the quite atmosphere.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed May 17, 2019

Very organised throughout the booking process for our large group of over 30 people, food was amazing as was the Hungarian wine and beers that we ordered , really recommend it for something informal for work colleagues or friends and family

Date of visit: May 2019
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Response from John M | Reviewed this property |
The way it was described on the menu set my taste buds going. Plus, after two week in Europe, needed some comfort food...
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Apacuka is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5