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$10 - $28
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European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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0.4 miles from Hungarian Parliament Building
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

One of the bedrocks of traditional Hungarian cuisine, with a focus on duck (as the name implies). The portions are big & hearty and sure to fill you up good. The prices are moderate and the staff is friendly. Perfect for couples.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was an experience for sure. Good food, great service, etc. But the decor and the music really made it something special. I liked all the for-sale art pieces on the wall and (although not everyone’s cup of tea) the live music was also very...nice.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well recommended this place, and it was delicious. Fairly priced food, with lots of Variety and catered for our vegan friend. Only thing I would say is that they failed to tell us they don’t take card, only cash. And this was only told to...us after we needed to pay. So we had to find a local ATM. But we would come back again!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fancy Hungarian restaurant close to the Danube River on the Buda side of the city. Excellent service. Starters and main course were delicious

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 24, 2022

We had read so many amazing reviews of Kacsa on this site that we booked a taxi from our hotel in Pest. On arrival there were only 3 other diners and the pianist and violinist were playing Roll out the Barrel and various other British...music. We were given the menu and the wine list. My husband asked for a certain red wine to be told that all the red wine which covered two pages were not available and the list was being changed tomorrow. Three very expensive bottles of red wine were then brought to the table and we were told that was all they had. We did not want to pay those prices and I suggested that we might leave. Then a last bottle of red wine from the list was suddenly found and decanted into a carafe. We decided what we would eat but were persuaded to try two duck dishes as these were truly Hungarian. I cannot say that either was enjoyable although we did eat the meal. Meanwhile more diners arrived and we asked for some Hungarian music to be played. We refused coffee and dessert and asked for a taxi to take us back. The violinist asked if we wanted to purchase a CD of the music which we declined and left as soon as the taxi arrived. It was not an enjoyable experience. We spent 4 days in Budapest and apart from this one experience at Kacsa had wonderful food with wine at every meal. Nowhere else had a problem with either the red or the white wine. We are not quite sure what happened here but we cannot recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 6, 2022

Another fantastic dinner at Kacsa restaurant. The food was gorgeous, but most of all I would like to thank Kitti, who is an absolute gem and an asset to this restaurant. Kitti is kind, caring and made us feel very special, as always. Thank you...Kitti, look forward to returning in October.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 5, 2022

We really enjoyed our meal here! The food was delicious, cooked extremely well and the staff were incredibly helpful. I had the cheese plate to start, then the game cattle steak which was fantastic. Would 100% recommend to travellers seeing Budapest!

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 30, 2022

My partner and I visited this restaurant on a short trip to Budapest. We stopped by for a late lunch after seeing some sights on the Buda side of town, and were surprised by how much we loved it. Old school furnishings with antique clocks...and paintings, tablecloths, and plants. Garish in the best way and also clean and welcoming. The service was amazing, both friendly and professional, attentive but never a rush. Great wine recommendations and super tasty, homey food. The 3-course lunch menu is extremely affordable and the portions are generous. We both left with a smile! Perfect place for a date or meal with a friend, we'd go back if we could.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 27, 2022 via mobile

We had a very nice dinner in this cozy restaurant, paintings on the wall, table cloths, no rush. The sevice was warm and excelent.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 27, 2022 via mobile

Went here for lunch with friends after recommendation. It’s an old school look, very interesting decor but fun too. Had the lunch menu which, whilst limited choice, was fantastic food and great value. The goulash soup was excellent and the crispy duck very tasty. Good...choice of wines and beers with very pleasant desserts to follow. Service and cleanliness exceptional. I would highly recommend and hope to be back again shortly.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 26, 2022

We visited this restaurant as part of our weekend trip to celebrate a landmark birthday for my wife. I would say they were mostly local families and couples in the restaurant - this is no tourist trap. Its a traditional looking room - old style...elegance and hidden away. The service was outstanding - the waiting staff were knowledgeable and helpful - the food was simply fabulous - some of the best I have had on my travels. The wine list is extensive - and these guys know their Hungarian wine - and they are helpful in making a good choice - which is just as well - as I am no expert. There was a violin and piano duo playing when we were there - and they were both high quality musicians - I play to a decent standard myself and I can tell you these guys are slick and witty players. Altogether a simply excellent restaurant without any snobbishness that you so often encounter with really good food - and lovely people.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 26, 2022

We totally loved our experience here. Very traditional with superb service and attention to detail regarding our wine and food choices. Excellent (and I mean excellent) violinist and pianist - really skilled. Would highly recommend Kacsa

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 23, 2022

We were situated close to the river (Buda side), with views of the parliament building and spoilt with eating choices nearby (French, Belgian etc). However we wanted to sample traditional Hungarian food and my wife had seen good reviews for this one. It was about...15/20 minutes from Monastery Hotel. Glad we made the walk - it was easy to find. The walk back along the river was rewarding too, as the parliament building lights were switched on, while we watched. The staff were very friendly and informative, and we were well looked after. There was a pianist and roving violin player on the evening we were there. Splendid evening all round. The food was gorgeous.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 5, 2022 via mobile

Our last night in Budapest was made all the more special by our visit to this charming, authentic, romantic restaurant. The food was excellent- grey cattle steak and crispy duck recommended. A superb wine list of local wines with someone to help you select the...right one. Attentive service and live violin and piano music made for a memorable evening. And when you leave you have the illuminated Parliament building across the river just in front of you. What’s not to like? Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 19, 2022

Excellent service, great musicians, beautiful environment and of course, remarkable food! Thank you for everything!

Date of visit: April 2022
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EnjoyTravelingMuch
February 23, 2018|
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Response from Lilastrail | Reviewed this property |
I agree with Debbie above. I don’t think there is a specific season for duck, rather it’s always available in certain restaurants. There is however a slight difference in texture of fresh and frozen duck Breast, but I think... More
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Response from scahikers | Reviewed this property |
Ala carte, starters around $10 and main around $25. Food is worth what you pay for and the gypsy violin fantastic.
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5