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District VII / Jewish Quarter
0.3 miles from Great / Central Synagogue (Nagy Zsinagoga)
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Situated in a quiet back alley within the bohemian district of Budapest, ARAZ Restaurant, as a fresh breeze of air in the middle of the city centre, invites its guests on a gastronomical adventure with a capacity of 120 people. While located at the centre of the bustling city, the inner terrace of the restaurant feels to be far away from all its noise and awaits the public hungry for culinary delights as a real oasis during the summer months. Nothing proves the creativity of Áron Barka, Chef de Cuisine better than the double menu of the restaurant, which truly preserved the characteristics and traditions of the Hungari-an and French cuisine. We believe there is no doubt that besides the quality
PRICE RANGE
$9 - $30
Special Diets
Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
CUISINES
French, European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian, International, Contemporary
FEATURES
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed January 14, 2024 via mobile

We arrive early, the restaurant was empty. Music selection is eclectic. Levente, our waiter, is brilliant. Traditional goulash soup, then duck breast, and finally dark chocolate cake. A bottle of wine to accompany. If Hungarian cuisine is like this, we will move here. The other...waiters were also nice and there was a good atmosphere among them.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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András Kákonyi, Other at ARAZ Restaurant Budapest, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2024

Dear Discover62029109473, Greetings from the Araz Restaurant! Thank you for visiting us; we appreciate your precious time you took to write your lovely recommendation here, on TripAdvisor. Perfect guest satisfaction, such as yours, is what we work for, you made our day. It makes us...More

Reviewed November 14, 2023 via mobile

Our server Peter helped us pick well from the menu. We chose 2 soups, 2 starters, 2 dinners, and 3 desserts. The timing of our meal was very nice. We were not rushed in any way. As it was our first meal in Hungary, it...provided a good introduction to the culture. Thanks, Peter, for recommending the dark chocolate sea salt caramel dessert.More

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András Kákonyi, Other at ARAZ Restaurant Budapest, responded to this reviewResponded November 20, 2023

Dear ProfessorMoon, Thank you so much for visiting our beloved place and for taking your precious time to share your fantastic TripAdvisor recommendation. Your compliments on great services and delicious cuisine are appreciated. Our guests often highlight Péter's outstanding job, professionalism and kind attitude. I...More

Reviewed October 23, 2023 via mobile

Oh my God, what shall I blog about this Hotel and the Bar and Restaurant? About this dissapointingly overrated city Budapest and the rest of Hungary, which I - to be fair - don't know. So I will review this place to the best of...my poor abilities. I will try to be fair, and if there are guests with a completely different experience I welcome them to correct my admittedly limited view. While I will gladly admit that there are exceptional and outstanding staff here (i.e. Peter, Nicolette, and a couple of the younger employees, the names of who I forgot, there is also a dismal kafkaesque abysmal troupe of bad actors shrouded with of a complete lack of training, competence, intelligence and understanding of the nature of the hospitality business. My mother used to say, you can not make a cold blooded horse a racing horse, my father added you can't make a dove a falcon and go hunting with it. The prophet said ... (I don't event dare to go there...) So people working in hospitality must live, breathe, day and night, hospitality, the customer is always right, even if he is wrong and you must keep your countenance and your stiff upper lip no matter what, no matter what he says. If you work in hospitality it is your job to take it, bear it, swallow it and forget it. You must anticipate your customer's needs, before he even knows what he or she needs. (While writing this I realize this is also part of the description of perfect lover). Rumi wrote, the highest form of wisdom is to perceive without judging. This is the other essence of hospitality. As a positive example, the only and most outstanding shining beacon of the light of hospitality, an epitome even of the highest art of professionalism I feel obliged to mention Peter, a pro, an English Gentleman, reincarnated in a Hungarian body. Nicolette, sweet Hungarian girl with an Irish accent, is following in Peter's steps and should be made head waitress or head operations manager and take Peter's job, while he should be general manager. Or better she should leave the country and work in an international hotel. I must also mention the hard working chamber maids, who I know work hard for almost nothing. Excellent friendly service with little English and much body language. As an outstanding negative example I must mention Atilla who shouted at me and almost attacked me, because I was too early for breakfast. Another example is that the waitress was refused the permission by a male head waiter to open a door, a window, start the air conditioning, when the guests asked and were sweating themselves to death. Nicolette should be his boss and make him learn. In my father's country, we say me casa e su casa, in my mother's country the guest right is a holy unsurpassable right meaning I will protect you with my life, when you sleep under my roof. When you have eaten my salt and bread. It would dishonour me if I didn't. Unfortunately, you have forsaken me, you have not given me the protection under your roof. Some of you disrespected me. After all these words, I am still lacking the right words.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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András Kákonyi, Other at ARAZ Restaurant Budapest, responded to this reviewResponded October 27, 2023

Dear Elon S, First and foremost, thank you for visiting our Continental Hotel Budapest and for sharing your honest experiences, thoughts. Needless to say that guest satisfaction is top priority for both our Continental Hotel and for our Araz Restaurant. We are all committed to...More

Reviewed June 5, 2023 via mobile

Restaurant of the hotel in a nice neighborhood of Budapest, i had the chance to try here for the first time the goulash and i really liked it. Also the pork ribs and the dessert were very tasty (price around 16000/17000 Huf with a glass...of wine as well). I particularly appreciated the elegant atmosphere and the professional staff.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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András Kákonyi, Other at ARAZ Restaurant Budapest, responded to this reviewResponded June 9, 2023

Dear FedeUnderwood, First and foremost, thank you for your visit in our Araz Restaurant. It is very kind of you to take your precious time to share such a nice review about your dining experiences. I was thrilled to learn from your words, that we...More

Reviewed May 3, 2023

Fine dining and beautiful atmosphere. Wonderful dinner experience and service much better than most in Budapest. We're here for a week and plan to revisit again. A little out of the way (not on the main strip) but a few blocks away. A hidden gem.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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András Kákonyi, Other at ARAZ Restaurant Budapest, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2023

Dear Paul S, Thank you very much for visiting our Araz Restaurant and for taking your time to support us with your very positive feedback shared here, on TripAdvisor. It is a such a delight to read that you are already planning to return to...More

Reviewed February 10, 2023 via mobile

Always excellent for lunch! So happy to see Araz lunch menu back up. Service, selection and quality is consistently superb. Representing great value for money and a charming experience.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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András Kákonyi, General Manager at ARAZ Restaurant Budapest, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2023

Dear PP445, Thank you very much for visiting our Araz Restaurant and for having lunch with us this time again. Your kind support and wonderful feedback are truly appreciated. I am delighted to read that both the dishes, the service and the cozy milieu have...More

Reviewed January 22, 2023

I have been several times to araz at lunch time, not only for its amazing prices ( even on the weekends) but because of the delicious menus, the great quality of food and the friendly staff too. Highly recommended! Maybe the best value for money...in town.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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DavidSinko, Director of Food & Beverage at ARAZ Restaurant Budapest, responded to this reviewResponded January 25, 2023

Dear jchris302000, Thank you very much for your nice feedback following your recent visit in our beloved Araz Restaurant. As a returning guest your comments and recommendation are particularly appreciated. It is a pure delight to see that we managed to amaze you this time...More

Reviewed August 20, 2022

This place was a fantastic fine whilst visiting the city. The food was well cooked, beautifully presented and great value for money. The service was first class.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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DavidSinko, Director of Food & Beverage at ARAZ Restaurant Budapest, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2022

Dear 520ep, Thanks a million for such a praising feedback shared about your Araz Restaurant experience. Grateful thanks for your visit and for the recognition of our overall great job including the high-level performance accompanied with friendly and professional service. I am very glad that...More

Reviewed August 17, 2022 via mobile

Lovely place for business/quick lunch. Really great service and amazing prices. Definitely would recommend having a look on their daily menus!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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DavidSinko, Director of Food & Beverage at ARAZ Restaurant Budapest, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2022

Dear malisovaa, Thank you so much for visiting our Araz Restaurant and for taking your precious time to recommend us to TripAdvisor readers. It is a real pleasure to see that you enjoyed our daily lunch menu and appreciated the overall good value received. I...More

Reviewed April 16, 2022

It's back, Araz at Hotel Zara on corner Dohany & Nyar utca VII district in Pest with the Monday to Saturday lunch menu, 2 courses 2940 huf + mineral water = 3360 huf nearly EUR 10; 3 courses 3640 + drink. Renovated space with comfortable...chairs that also swing round and lots of natural light. Personally, had a light Jokai bableves or bean soup, not too much, and whole trout stuffed with lemon & tomatoes with capers outside, served with butter potatoes and green spring salad; all very good.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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DavidSinko, Director of Food & Beverage at ARAZ Restaurant Budapest, responded to this reviewResponded May 4, 2022

Dear balkanghost, Thanks a lot for visiting our recently refreshed Araz Restaurant and for taking your valuable time to express your satisfaction here, on TripAdvisor. It sounds delightful that you enjoyed the renewed stylish, airy and comfortable milieu and were very content with the delicious...More

Reviewed September 24, 2021 via mobile

- located in the centre of Budapest naear the biggest synagog - service: ok, but not very warm or friendly Except for the ladies of the breakfast reception. They were nice. - rooms: nice, great bed, but some flaws in the workmanship - breakfast buffet:...a lot of options (fruit salad, yoghurt, veggie salad, charcuterie, hummus, scrambled eggs, beans, sausage, bacon, french toast, pancakes, porridge, seeds, dried fruit, bread....)More

Date of visit: September 2021
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DavidSinko, Director of Food & Beverage at ARAZ Restaurant Budapest, responded to this reviewResponded May 4, 2022

Dear Eva D, First and foremost, thank you so much for visiting our great hotel and sharing your sincere feedback about Araz Restaurant. It is a true pleasure that you were fulfilled with the rich and tasteful buffet selection, however I noted with regret that...More

Reviewed August 14, 2020 via mobile

Me and my friends went here in January of 2020. Service was exclusive and so was the food. We all had 2 diffrent kind of steaks and both were good and cooked to the wished stage. Def. would come back! All the best.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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DavidSinko, Ügyvezető igazgató at ARAZ Restaurant Budapest, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2020

Dear Nobody86, Thank you so much for visiting our Araz Restaurant and for sharing your wonderful feedback here, on TripAdvisor. I am proud to learn that we managed to please you with a memorable dining experience and I really appreciate your precious time you took...More

Reviewed February 16, 2020

Great food and service and priced sensibly! Staff were lovely and attentive especially Petra. We had three courses with beer and wine and it was 2000 ft which is really well priced. The steak was amazing best I’ve had foe a long time.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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DavidSinko, General Manager at ARAZ Restaurant Budapest, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2020

Dear BECMATT, Thank you very much for visiting our Araz Restaurant and for supporting us with your wonderful feedback here, on TripAdvisor. I am grateful for you for recognizing and appreciating the efforts of our nice team. We strive every day to achieve such a...More

Reviewed January 26, 2020 via mobile

This place is great quality food for reasonable prices. We really enjoyed the duck pasta for main course - simply outstanding. The place also had a great atmosphere with a lady playing the clarinet. 10/10 would recommend.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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DavidSinko, Director of Food & Beverage at ARAZ Restaurant Budapest, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2020

Dear customer2718, I would like to thank you for visiting our Araz Restaurant and for taking the time to share your very positive experiences, here on TripAdvisor. I am very proud to read that both your main dish and the pleasant ambience created have exceeded...More

Reviewed January 18, 2020

Excellent service and atmosphere. The lunch menu has amazing value and the food has been delicious every time. Also a perfect place for a classy dinner. This is a restaurant where I return again and again.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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DavidSinko, Director of Food & Beverage at ARAZ Restaurant Budapest, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2020

Dear Colt0604, It is a great honour that you visit us from time to time and we could serve you in our Araz Restaurant. You cannot imagine how glad I am to know that we managed to meet again all your expectations. I am delighted...More

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Dear Sally Thank you for your inquiry. You can bring your daughter for the Folk Dance Dinner. We offer 50% discount for kids 6-12 year old. Looking forward to meet you here. best regards Gabor Redling Operations Manager
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Dear Ashwita D, Thank you for your kind question! Our guests are welcomed with traditional Hungarian flavours, with a fixed buffet table selection made up by our chef, Barka Áron every Friday until 27th of November. I... More
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  • Food: 4.5
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