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ZONA Budapest

Certificate of Excellence
District I / Buda
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Lanchid utca 7-9., Budapest 1013, Hungary
+36 30 422 5981
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Trendy restaurant near the Donau in Buda area, very good surprising tastes and nice professional service! We had the tasting menu, 6 courses and fitting wine, Palinka as aperetif! Jammmie Interesting tasting combinations as the crumble with foie gras and the duck with dumplings were marvelous, but also the goulash soup with beef and hot paprika were magnificient! Not cheap... More 

Thank Geesch65
Oss, The Netherlands
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I ate here a few weeks ago and it was very very nice, It is a bit more pricy than the average in Budapest, but you get worth for your money.

Thank Jcup4
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I dined at Zona on a Saturday night and had a wonderful experience. The ambience is very cosy and there was a live pianist. I started with the Goulash Soup and had the Chicken Paprika Supreme as my main course. Both were delicious. The waiter was very helpful and assisted with selecting the best wines for my courses. I highly... More 

Thank DowntonAbba
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

After reading the reviews on Tripadvisor and other sites including the Michelin guide. Myself and my girlfriend thought this place would be a great last meal for our week in Budapest. I'm not one to normally leave reviews but my experience at Zona was truly awful. It's in a great location and the decor is nice but that's about it.... More 

Thank CL0093
Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Good river side location, we had a lovely well deserved lunch here having walked several miles seeing the sights. Good food, great wine and lovely surroundings.

Thank Kieran S
Boston, Massachusetts
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75 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Read the reviews so I decided to give it a try. The restaurant is located on the Buda side of the city which provides an good view of the Chain Bridge. The space is not large so there is a limited number of tables. The menu was okay, nothing memorable. It seemed that the chef was focused on providing the... More 

Thank Mountaineer57
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice cozy place, excellent food & nicely presented, a good selection of gluten free options in spite of the rather limited menu.

Thank aZvi
Hatfield, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our last meal in Budapest was eaten at Zona. I opted for the three course set 'Quick Lunch' menu which was incredible value at 3590 HUF. Starter was a very tasty Bruschetta, the main was very tender chicken stuffed with sun dried tomatoes in a green pea stew and dessert was a generous portion of apple pie and sorbet. Coffee... More 

Thank ShelbyLoreane
Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a superb restaraunt. The fiod is extremely good. The service was absolutely first class, so we were looked after very well and with a smile. I am diabetic, so they even had a special dessert for me. A nice touch, not many restaraunts cater for disbetics when it comes to the dessert menu. Excellent restaraunt, first class.

Thank Dron K
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After you visit the castle on the "Buda" hill, go down to the riverside and have lunch at Zona. Superb 3 course lunch, lovely wine, great service and thoughtfulness, a very nice experience. Great value considering the high quality of both meal and surroundings. Don't miss it!

Thank Fishie x

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$11 - $49
International, European, Central European, Hungarian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lanchid utca 7-9., Budapest 1013, Hungary
  • Location: Europe  >  Hungary  >  Central Hungary  >  Budapest>  > District I / Buda
  • Neighborhood: District I / Buda
  • Phone Number: +36 30 422 5981
Every tiny detail of the renewed ZONA is inspired by our trips to global cities.

The cuisine is influenced by their diversity, the respect for their cultural heritage and the current gastronomic trends. Exciting flavors, blustering colors unite in a unique location by the Buda side of Chain Brindge, but almost in the downtown. We add an honest, accomodating but professional table service to make your stay a unique experience, so we could show what guest and restaurant relation really means to us.

ZONA got 17 Gault Millau points in the past two years (3 hats) and received Dining Guide's Restaurant of the Year award last year.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in District I / Buda

Neighborhood Profile
District I / Buda
The historical center to a city with a multifarious and intricate past, Buda has some of the most outstanding buildings in Europe and an enviable natural landscape with stunning views onto the Danube. Centered around the Royal Palace, it provides a glimpse into the golden years of the Austro-Hungarian empire and the lives led by the aristocracy at the time. Matthias Church, beside the palace, hosted many events attended by the royal family and was the chosen place for the coronation of Franz Josef, one of the Hungarian Habsburg kings. Having admired the palace and the church, a visit to Buda will be unforgettable by the stunning and memorable panorama over Pest offered by the seven towered Fishermen’s Bastion.
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