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Macesz Bistro

$$ - $$$European, Eastern European,
Dob utca 26., Budapest 1072, Hungary
+36 1 787 6164
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian, Israeli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Kosher, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Dob utca 26., Budapest 1072, Hungary
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent dinner! Had a range of vegetarian options and loved it! Hubby had the Ludaskasa and I had the Macanya vegetarian lasagne. We also tried their signature dessert - Flodni. Different but delicious

Thank junalaine
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Some lovely food here in nice atmospheric surroundings. Service was efficient and prices decent. Chicken and mash was huge and great for the kids to share. Goulash soup absolutely delicious. Noodles with the veal were a bit tasteless and stodgy but I get that that’s...More

Thank libero7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Located in the Jewish District, Macesz is a nice restaurant with a cosy atmosphere and a nice setting. The menu is not big but it offers not Jewish cuisines: Ashkenazi and Sefaradi. We would specially recommend the foie gras (which is actually more and Hungarian...More

Thank Sophie T
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

A group of friends gathered for dinner at Macesz Bistro. Well airconditioned against the hot summer’s night outside. Very interesting decor and elements; from a back-lit bottle sign above the bar to very quaint chandeliers comprising of all sorts of crockery piled up to hold...More

Thank Izak F
Reviewed August 10, 2018

My friend and I stumbled upon this restaurant in the Jewish Quarter and loved it so much that we went back the next night as well. The prices were incredibly reasonable, the portions were massive, the food flavourful and the service amazing. They do Jewish...More

Thank travelavo
Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

We had different local specialities. The dishes were elaborated, well presented and tasty. However the waiters were inattentive and impolite. In fact they mistook our order. To compensate they offered us a dessert.

Thank EvayJavier
Reviewed July 22, 2018

Mátészalka Bistro is just slightly off the beaten path in the Jewish District, but it’s well worth seeking out. The restaurant itself is on a street corner. Inside, it’s decorated in subtle tones with just a hint of whimsy (look at the light fixtures, above,...More

Thank ElaineAndGreg
Reviewed July 20, 2018 via mobile

We had dinner this evening in this singular restaurant. Very nice ...the service is perfect, the staff is gently and very professional. The food is spectacular! Very good! The bill was good. Thank you for this good experience!

Thank Francesca T
Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

Lovely meal with fantastic food, just a shame we got so full! The staff were professional and friendly and made the evening special. This is the second time we've been here and we will come again when we visit next time.

Thank Lizzie M
Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

Confit duck with foi gras in risotto? Not sure if this is Jewish but was delicious. The starter of Jewish egg, Jewish lard, pickled onions & goose crackling provided a great balance of textures and flavours, the matzo ball soup was also good as a...More

Thank Christina T
District VII / Jewish Quarter
District VII is the very heart of Budapest and houses
the city’s Jewish Quarter. Its streets are lively and
colorful, its buildings narrate different histories in
an assortment of architectural styles, and its cafes
and bars are frequented and loved by the enthusiastic
crowds. Grand and magnificent, the striking star of
the district is the Great Synagogue, the largest in
Europe and one of the biggest in the world. Distinctly
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Magdi B
May 11, 2018|
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No pets allowed
August 7, 2017|
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Actually Tripadvisor lists it as kosher. Very misleading. It is not kosher at all!
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April 14, 2017|
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I am Jewish and I keep Kosher and was mislead in the past by the listing of the Macesz Bistro as Kosher. Was very disappointed when I arrived and had to find out it is not Kosher. Its nice, ethnic food and I am sure its good... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$6 - $24
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dob utca 26., Budapest 1072, Hungary
  • Location: Europe  >  Hungary  >  Central Hungary  >  Budapest>  > District VII / Jewish Quarter
  • Neighborhood: District VII / Jewish Quarter
  • Phone Number: +36 1 787 6164
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We are the Jewish bistro of Budapest with - traditional grandma's recipes - central-european revised dishes - renewed menu three times annually - seasonal chef's offer in every second week - Hungarian wine and spirits
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