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Chef Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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District V / Inner City
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Soerhaz utca 4, Budapest 1056, Hungary
+36 30 211 7368
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6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Kibbutz Lotan
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25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Head chef Kalman and wife/director Judith are the hosts, servers multi-lingual proprietors who personally pamper and cater to your individual tastes. Kalman an expert on Hungarian wines, joyously recommends and matches a large selection of wines to your course choices. The menu, classic Hungarian with modern interpretations is set in a bistro atmosphere with great background music ranging from jazz... More 

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1 Thank Abbanitz
Erika Judit V, Ügyvezető igazgató at Chef Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Abbanitz, Thank you very much for choosing our restaurant! We were pleased to read your comment on us, you enjoyed the ambience and the food as well so much! Let me also thank you for your time to share your very positive experience with everyone here on Tripadvisor, looking forward welcoming you again in the future! Kind regards, Judit... More 

Warwick, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great authentic food and feel, great personal service and the owner seems to speak all languages!! . A real gem of a place. Well worth a visit but best book.

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1 Thank dreamboats
Erika Judit V, Ügyvezető igazgató at Chef Cafe, responded to this review

Dear "dreamboats", Let me thank you for the kind words and thank you very much for choosing our restaurant! We are grateful for your time to share your experience with everyone here on TripAdvisor. We are glad that you enjoyed the stay with us, looking forward seeing you again in the future! Kind regards, Erika & Kalman More 

Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely loved this place. It's like a little parisian bistro, but serve hungarian style dishes. The service was welcoming and friendly, and the food was just delicious.

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1 Thank Anders H
Erika Judit V, Ügyvezető igazgató at Chef Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Anders H, Thank you very much for choosing our restaurant! It was a real pleasure to read your comment on us, you just enjoyed your stay. Let me thank you for your valuable time for sharing your very positive experience with all travelers! Looking forward for welcoming you back again at your next visit to Budapest! Kind regards, Erika... More 

Barnesville, Georgia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to Budapest 4 times and have made it a point to eat at Chef Café at least once each time we were there. We were there the last week of January on a visit with 8 others we convinced to visit Budapest with us. We ate at Chef Café the night of our arrival day and our... More 

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1 Thank Ernie30204
Erika Judit V, Ügyvezető igazgató at Chef Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Ernie, Let me thank you for the kind words and thank you very much for choosing our restaurant! We are grateful for your time to share your experience with everyone here on TripAdvisor. We are glad that you enjoyed the stay with us, looking forward seeing you again in the future! Kind regards, Erika & Kalman More 

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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our hotel concierge recommended this place (it was a block away) and we are so happy we went. We really enjoyed our time. We tried to eat things that seemed traditional Hungarian. Pork, red wine, cheese dessert with plum sauce.

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2 Thank Mel Y
Erika Judit V, Ügyvezető igazgató at Chef Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Mel Y, Let me thank you for your time to share your experience with everyone here on TripAdvisor. We are glad that you enjoyed the stay with us, looking forward welcoming you again next time in Budapest! Kind regards, Erika and Kalman More 

Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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142 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

This is a great little restaurant that caters in Hungarian dishes and with accompanying Hungarian wines. We went back to this on our short stay as the food was simply very good and the locality to our hotel unbeaten. The host is excellent and will explain both the food and drinks options. The mixed meat starting includes 3 dishes and... More 

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2 Thank daccad
Erika Judit V, Ügyvezető igazgató at Chef Cafe, responded to this review

Dear "daccad", Let me thank you for your time to share your experience with everyone here on TripAdvisor. We are glad that you enjoyed the stay with us, looking forward welcoming you again next time in Budapest! Kind regards, Erika and Kalman More 

Paris, France
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017 via mobile

We had a very plaisant time for a our first discovery of hungarian food. Thank you for this moment. Merci, Köszönöm.

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1 Thank Marion G
Erika Judit V, Ügyvezető igazgató at Chef Cafe, responded to this review
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Cher Marion G! Merci beaucoup de nous avoir choisi et vous remercie de vos aimables paroles! Nous nous réjouissons de... More 

Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

It was our first night in Budapest and Chef Cafe was the perfect choice to feel welcomed in the city. My family and I received a warm greeting from the owner of the restaurant himself when we stepped into the restaurant. He gave us personal attention and described the dishes on the menu very well. The food was excellent and... More 

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2 Thank leahteo
Erika Judit V, Ügyvezető igazgató at Chef Cafe, responded to this review

Dear "leahteo", Thank you very much for choosing our restaurant! It was a real pleasure to read your comment on us, you just enjoyed your stay. It is absolutely rousing to know that our job is so important and to realize it is noticed to all small details! We always strive to provide an excellent service to all of our... More 

Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017 via mobile

Very glad that we chose this restaurant! The service we had throughout our meal was top notch, the menu was translated in many languages and the waiter could speak multiple languages to accommodate for the many (at least 4) that were present when we were - very impressive! The traditional food from start to finish was outstanding! Everything tasted amazing... More 

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1 Thank lclel
Erika Judit V, Ügyvezető igazgató at Chef Cafe, responded to this review

Dear "Iclel", Thank you very much for choosing our restaurant! It was a real pleasure to read your comment on us, you just enjoyed your stay. It is absolutely rousing to know that our job is so important and to realize it is noticed to all small details! Let me thank you for your valuable time for sharing your very... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017 via mobile

Such a great place - the most friendly owner you could find, great service and incredible food. I support the earlier reviewer's recommendation of the deer stew, but everything was great. It's the only place we've revisited on our entire trip, going back tonight for the final night of our holiday - a great way to end. NOTE: bookings required

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1 Thank mr_jonathon
Erika Judit V, Ügyvezető igazgató at Chef Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Mr Jonathon, Let me thank you for your time to share your experience with everyone here on TripAdvisor. We are glad that you enjoyed the stay with us and revisited us, looking forward welcoming you again next time in Budapest! Kind regards, Erika and Kalman More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $23
Cuisine
European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Soerhaz utca 4, Budapest 1056, Hungary
  • Location: Europe  >  Hungary  >  Central Hungary  >  Budapest>  > District V / Inner City
  • Neighborhood: District V / Inner City
  • Phone Number: +36 30 211 7368
Description
Our shop is located in the heart of the Danube in a corner (District V, Beer House and Molnar street and area) is located adjacent pedestrian street. Intimate restaurant on two levels in the atmosphere of the last century, the center of the ancient atmosphere. The restaurant is located in a small gallery of 8 people business - dinners, meetings, interviews can be a great scene. Masterpieces was home to Hungarian wine - wine tastings, wine dinners framework - which date shall keep the wine lovers. Our wine list only domestic wines from wineries offer you great emphasis on the fact that any of our guests - even just a drink as well - you can taste it. Wine Enthusiast guests can offer custom home wine tasting, which can be a great help in our structured test sheet and a multitude of wines. The menu includes traditional Hungarian dishes as well as international favorites. The cold dishes and desserts that everyone can find the right one for him.I hope will soon be among our guests to welcome you and your friends, both!

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Staying in District V / Inner City

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District V / Inner City
Discover the Inner City along the banks of the Danube, with its fashionable shops and iconic buildings. The Inner-City Parish Church and St. Stephen’s Basilica stand out as two of the finest examples of architecture in the area. If you are still hunting for more historical treats, then the ruins of the medieval city walls on Kecskeméti Utca are a must-visit while the Soviet War Memorial is also worthy of attention and relevant to Hungary’s more recent history. If shopping is on your itinerary, then be prepared: the market squares in this area are an absolute delight, particularly during the Christmas period, but even throughout the year you’ll find the latest trends in the shops on Vaci Utca.
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