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District VII / Jewish Quarter
0.2 miles from Great / Central Synagogue (Nagy Zsinagoga)
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Seafood, European, Hungarian
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had such a nice time Delicious dishes And helpful waitress and services Food is fish based but dont be fooled It is absolutely great

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The flavor and freshness of the fish served at Halkakas is just too good to describe. We shared the fish and chips (best so far in Budapest) and a gyros plate - both impeccable! Didn’t think it was possible to have seafood like this in...Budapest, will be back many times! Definitely a must goMore

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed July 29, 2021 via mobile

As a pescatarian, I would say that they make one of the best fish & chips in the city. I love the portion size, taste, and all the ingredients.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed September 11, 2020

Top marks for this restaurant! The food is delicious, the service is spot on and the design of this place is awesome. If you're looking for Hungarian cuisine that's not your standard goulash or chicken paprikash then make a b-line for this amazing seafood restaurant....The menu is written in both Hungarian and English, and the waitress is happy to offer suggestions if you're struggling to choose a dish to try. You can't go wrong with a mouthwatering traditional Fish Stew, however with tasting platters and meals with a modern twist, there's plenty of options worth tucking into. I was super impressed by this establishment. Not only does the food taste great and the atmosphere is wonderful, but their attention to detail and clear sustainable efforts makes this restaurant the perfect dining out choice. They source their fish from the best local fisheries and are consciously environmentally friendly. We had a truly positive experience here and would not hesitate to return!More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed March 10, 2020 via mobile

The restaurant is great with friendly staff, the food is amazing, great food and good service. Worth a visit.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed February 29, 2020 via mobile

“Popeye Village” atmosphere with delicious fish dishes! The marinated cat fish with salad is a great starter.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 27, 2020 via mobile

My server was friendly and spoke excellent English. The food was great and seemed to be an excellent value for the price.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed January 27, 2020 via mobile

Very nice place and cozy. The food was fantastic with very good fresh quality. The restaurant was full and we didn’t made reservation even like this we could eat their excellent food because they made their best and found a solution very quickly.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 24, 2020 via mobile

We were looking for a different experience food wise & both love fish. This restaurant is an excellent choice, I had the fish terrine to start which not only look superb the taste was sensational & my husband had the fish soup which was on...the specials board, again presentation & taste exceptional. Our main courses one of which was the sturgeon with pea risotto & mix fish platter, with cabbage & mashed sweet potato were both so tasty & looked as good as they tasted. The service & ambiance was just to our taste, highly recommend if you are foodies.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 23, 2020

We have eaten here twice in the last week once for lunch and once for dinner. both meals were excellent, in particular the fish and chips we had for lunch, really succulent in lovely crisp batter, and I'm a good judge as I live near...the sea in the UK! Try the fish and chips but ask for potato wedges instead of french fries, they are delicious as well!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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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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Yes, of course, on Friday and Sarurday they have this fantastic fish soup! Taste it!
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Yes, Halkakas offers takeout services.

Halkakas is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5