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$11 - $23
International, Hungarian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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0.2 miles from Vaci Street
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Reviewed 1 week ago

On a monday evening we went here for dinner. We started with a tartar (tatár friss zöldségekkel). Then we had somloi galuska, borjupaprikás and töltött káposzta, which was all very good. A stylish place, tucked away in a court yard, highly recommended! On weekend days...there can be live music, and reservations might then be necessary.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed April 13, 2020

My favourite Euro capital city. Friendly, laid back people wearing elegant non-branded casual clothes. Concert in St Stephen's Basilica followed by a meal in the garden of Karolyi .. my favourite too!

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed January 16, 2020

Went to the Karolyi restaurant on a recommendation for stuffed cabbage. Service was excellent. Food was excellent. Piano player very enjoyable. Price was certainly reasonable. Will recommend to any on going to Pest.

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

Based on reviews we booked this restaurant for our NYs Eve dinner. Venue is nice has a charming old fashioned feel and the staff efficient and polite. Live music was great. The food however like much of the city center tourist area was a big...let down. The soup course tasted shop bought with a single floating tortellini. The fish course was better but was served bizarrely with an accompanying single cooked small shrimp. The meat course was the best part of the meal, despite the nouvelle cuisine meat portion. The dessert reminded me off something l got for school dinners. A patisserie bought tart would have been better! All this for a hefty 65/75 euro. Most guests seemed to be tourists so no effort needed as they won’t be back. It’s a real shame that good food in this beautiful city is so difficult to find even with a hefty price tagMore

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed November 24, 2019 via mobile

I was here for lunch. The food was a classic throwback to traditional old school Hungarian cuisine. It might be bit more expensive then usual but the atmosphere was worth it. Had Goulash pancake that was very 80s and heavy.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 1, 2019 via mobile

Fantastic dinner with a romantic atmosphere 👌 Exceptional location, a pianist in the background and excellent service. High quality food and good beer.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed October 18, 2019

The venue is great, in a park. It looks old fashion, but the food was very tastful and the price reasonable. The waiters were very helpful. This is a restaurant were you have to go when you want to experience Hungarian food!

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

We found this gem of a restaurant in Budapest. Stopped in for a glass of wine. Very pleasant with piano player. Try it I’m sure you will love it.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 10, 2019 via mobile

My friends and I were looking for a restaurant off the beaten track with good reviews. I am so glad we booked our evening meal here. We had great food and very attentive service, and spent a lovely evening enjoying music from their resident piano...player, and had a bit of an impromptu sing a long. I would definitely recommend a visit, and hope to return soon.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 7, 2019 via mobile

After being so disappointed in so many of our Budapest meals we've started researching restaurants on trip advisor beforehand. Read the reviews and since it was close to our accommodations on Vaci Utci we decided to try this. Regretted not checking this neighborhood out beforehand...because we leave tomorrow and it appears to have much better restaurant choices than Vaci Utci. Yes, this place is certainly tucked away and off the beaten track, but that just added to the charm. Lovely old world ambiance with a piano player. Gracious, friendly service, no crowds and obnoxious tourists. Food was well prepared and tasty. Not exceptional, but very reasonably priced and the relaxing charm and ambiance made for a pleasant farewell to Budapest.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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December 6, 2018|
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Response from joanneveit | Reviewed this property |
No, the restaurant is closed on December 24, 25, and 26. However, they have what seems to be a fabulous menu, at a fabulous price, for NY's eve.
August 22, 2018|
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Response from tersztyanszkydani | Property representative |
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August 22, 2017|
Response from John M | Reviewed this property |
I loved the food at the Karolyi Restaurant and Cafe especially the veal goulash wrapped in a potato pancake.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Karolyi Restaurant and Cafe

Yes, Karolyi Restaurant and Cafe offers takeout services.

Karolyi Restaurant and Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4