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Darband Restaurant

District V / Inner City
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Szemere utca 22, Budapest 1054, Hungary
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Kathmandu, Nepal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Juicy, succulent kebab & fragrant rice meals are highlights. Haven't met anybody who isn't impressed by the food here. Wait staff is really accommodating & patient. 15 minutes walk from Margit island.

Thank ShaiSharma
Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I walk past this place on the way to and from our holiday apt. Decided to try it one evening and were not disappointed. The food, the service and the price were all excellent. We highly recommended this little gem!!!

Thank SailinginSoton
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed near by and searched trip advisor for the closest restaurant that served Hungarian food. It was bloody delicious! The service was excellent. Food was prompt. Great atmosphere!

Thank Ally_Smith1984
Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

It's a must try authentic Persian food with awesome quality and fresh meat and vegetables. The waitress is also kind and speaks Persian as well somehow!

Thank Pedram Z
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

Stopped by on a weekday lunch hour and had a relaxing, delicious authentic Persian meal. The dishes were fresh, tasty and served by a friendly staff. If you are a fan of Persian food, you will not be disappointed. Even the doogh is perfect. I had Zereshk polo it was very good. There rice was a bit dry, but overall,... More 

Thank blam2020
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

I have eaten there two times and will eat again whenever I travel to Budapest again. A variety of Iranian foods are included in the menue and the staff are polite and friendly. Long story short - no matter what you order, you will be pleased by the quality of the food.

Thank Kamal T
Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

I have eaten at Darband three times since I returned to Budapest to live in 2015, and it is one of my favorite restaurants. A friend and I discovered it in the fall of 2015 and it has become something of a ritual to return on Friday night when we want some Persian food in a cozy environment after a... More 

Thank mboyd71
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

The food and the service was really great. We loved the kebab koobide, chicken kebab and the barg kebab here but the grilled tomatoes were cold so I don't think they grilled them after we ordered so thats why they get 4 out of 5, but everything else was just great.

Thank Farnaz Faraz F
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

The food was so delicious. The staff were so helpful. It was a veriety of food in menu. A plenty of food in a large plate with a very good quality. It worths to go there because it is not only just for iranians , It is good for anyone to enjoy a delicious food.

Thank Fatemeh_12
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

Visited the restaurant on a Sunday late afternoon in October 2015. Having been a long customer, this was my last time. In the past I have commented about the look and decoration of the restaurant but the food was good and therefore I still enjoyed visiting. But past few visits the place is going down, the service is getting worst... More 

Thank Hani S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $12
Middle Eastern, Persian, Italian, Hungarian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Delivery, Buffet, Seating
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Szemere utca 22, Budapest 1054, Hungary
  • Location: Europe  >  Hungary  >  Central Hungary  >  Budapest>  > District V / Inner City
  • Neighborhood: District V / Inner City
  • Phone Number: +3617986642
In the heart of the city easily accessible by public transportation in a warm charismatic place.Darband restaurant is a Persian restaurant with the real taste of Persian luxurious food in Budapest .Our menu consists of many different delicious Kebabs and stews appreciated by all kinds of tastes and nationalities.We are also proud to be the founder of the first Iranian blues & Rock Music groups and workshops in Hungary!Every Friday night we perform Open buffet with Persian/English live music with our Professional Musical band with absolutely ear-catching music.Darband restaurant welcomes you in advance with our hospitable staff and delicious, not forgettable luxurious Persian food!

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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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