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XO Bistro - CLOSED

Rakoczi ut 5., Budapest 1088, Hungary
+36 1 411 0111
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Mar 18, 2015
“No longer open”
Mar 3, 2014
“Great Hungarian Cuisine”
Restaurant Hours Closed
European, Hungarian
$$ - $$$
Rakoczi ut 5., Budapest 1088, Hungary
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1 - 10 of 42 reviews

Reviewed March 18, 2015

We are in Budapest now....staying just round the corner from OX Bistro....decided to try last night and was closed with sign left on door...hopefully this just temp

Thank Tracydave15
Reviewed March 3, 2014

Delicious traditional food with a twist and fantastic service in a beautiful setting. Highly recommend.

1  Thank Clare_Deer
Reviewed February 22, 2014

Very good hungarian food and excellent service in a quite and relaxing Art Decó atmosphere with live music.

Thank AdoLau
Reviewed February 14, 2014 via mobile

Basic hungarian dishes with fancy twist... Not so expensive that looks on outside :) Service was excellent and they didn't hustle around .. points for that

Thank Syysneiti N
Reviewed November 22, 2013 via mobile

It came recommended by our hotel and was fantastic! Sometimes hotels can send you to tourist traps that leave a lot to be desired- that is not the case with this place. Dark woods, somewhat formal- but not overly so. Great service and great food....More

Thank LoveEurope6
Reviewed November 10, 2013 via mobile

Business dinner. Had a traditional Hungarian meal that was tasty and filling. Based on limited experience with "real" Hungarian cooking it was sweeter than expected, but flavorful. Prices seem quite reasonable for a major city, service was friendly and responsive. Maybe not for a special...More

Thank erikglit
Reviewed October 21, 2013

A very nice clean and well presented restaurant with very good food, wine and service, the live music was also very good at not at all intrusive. My wife and I had a lovely 2 course meal each with a bottle of wine for 17000HUF

Thank Bernard M
Reviewed October 1, 2013 via mobile

I went here for lunch. Their lunch menu is only 1690forint for 3courses as stated. The starters are choices of salad and bean soup. Both of them are tasty. For main courses, i tried pork chop with cabbage and potatoes and also the catfish with...More

Thank sunl29
Reviewed September 23, 2013

Very nice place with friendly atmosphere and great cuisine! We had a dinner there and really enjoyed our meal. I would recommend this place to any of you.

Thank Vladimir T
Reviewed September 18, 2013

My partners veal was very good- I had the chicken paprika with potatoes & egg stuff :-( not mytaste at all and I like pretty much most things. We found the main courses were about the same price as over here but the price of...More

Thank onlovewithparis
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$20 - $50
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rakoczi ut 5., Budapest 1088, Hungary
  • Location: Europe  >  Hungary  >  Central Hungary  >  Budapest>  > Erzsébetváros
  • Neighborhood: Erzsébetváros
  • Phone Number: +36 1 411 0111
  • E-mail
Our philosophy: XO Bistro has three principal values, which are: tradition, style, and quality. These values are always in scope of our view, when we work to please our guests, and to make their stay at us a memorable experience. For us, the greatest reward for our work is a content smile on our guest's face. Tradition: Our offer is based on traditional Hungarian tastes, and the restaurant looks back to a hundred year old heritage of quality catering. Our dishes are a slight "reconsideration" of the traditional Hungarian cuisine, a kind of conservative "taste-revolution". We reanimate oldish savours to show our guests that Hungarian flavours should not be restricted to goulash soup. Style: Enjoy the classic turn of the century atmosphere, spiced with a bit of modern piquancy to create an interior of solid, casual elegance. XO's floor is decorated with hand made 120 year old black and white checkered tiles, and a reconstruction of the hundred year old stuccoes decorates the ceiling. Additionally ,our young and talented team colours the elegant tone of XO furthermore. Quality: Our menu is renewed seasonally, to present dishes made of only fresh and checked quality ingredients, using the latest techniques. According to the tradition we make home smoked fish, cheese and even bake our own bread. Our wine selection includes premium wines of Hungarian vineyards, and XO has a large selection of traditional "pálinka" spirits.
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