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Jelen Bisztro

Blaha Lujza ter 1-2, Budapest 1085, Hungary
+36 20 344 3155
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Bar, European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian, Asian
$$ - $$$
Blaha Lujza ter 1-2, Budapest 1085, Hungary
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Reviewed May 9, 2017

I did not have high expectations as this place look a bit shabby at first and it is also in a rather low level neighborhood surrounded by strange characters. I had a chance to try 3 different dishes, and all of them were pretty good,...More

Thank Peter_Tulip
Reviewed May 2, 2017

Beautiful bar.Big windows open out onto sunny street. Spacious,arty,creative interior, friendly staff, great prices, off the tourist trail. You can have a really quite peaceful breakfast and chill out for as long as you want. Fantastic!!

Thank magentahw
Reviewed May 1, 2017

I ordered a pre-course dish which I had to wait half an hour. When arrived it was on a plate which was chiped off three places, and the dish itself was super boring. In my opinion the quiality of the dish was not following the...More

Thank Anett B
Reviewed March 26, 2017

Pros: Cool restaurant/bar in an ‘undiscovered’ neighborhood, quality food, good drink selection Cons: Not incredibly cheap, fills up on busy nights, This shares a similar style (and probably ownership) to a few other restaurants that are more centrally located, so this one’s cheaper and more...More

Thank Alex H
Reviewed March 20, 2017

This is a good local place with some outstanding wines. Some one there knows how to pick them. There is something on the menu for everyone, and it is reasonably priced. It is an open and airy space. Monday they have a good open mic...More

Thank Tom N
Reviewed March 1, 2017 via mobile

Came here with a friend and chose off their excellent lunch menu! Great selection from Caesar salad to Pad Thai, roasted pumpkin soup to carrot cake! Come, walk into the neighbourhood, take a chance and I certain you will be pleased!

Thank Eva H
Reviewed February 21, 2017 via mobile

We came across this bistro after getting lost. We had looked at a number of very touristy restaurants and wanted something more authentic and unassuming. We found it here despite it doing its best to hide away. The place was full on a Tuesday evening...More

Thank djones1133
Reviewed February 15, 2017 via mobile

I came here twice in a week. I took something I don't remember the name of, but it was something like a schnitzel or a cotoletta served with potatoes and a sauce, it was all delicious!

Thank Alex C
Reviewed January 8, 2017

Compared to many touristic restaurants in budapest, pricy and poor food quality, this place is completly the opposite. The food is pub food at a fair price and good quality. This is a good adress in Budapest for a drink and good local food.

Thank maxime d
Reviewed December 19, 2016

We went there with some colleagues last night, I ordered the New York steak with blue cheese sauce. For me, medium rare is the only way to eat steak, and while I'm no expert, I do recognize a good steak when eating it and this...More

Thank Tejfel J
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$22 - $29
Bar, European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian, Asian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 2:00 am
9:00 am - 2:00 am
9:00 am - 2:00 am
9:00 am - 2:00 am
9:00 am - 3:00 am
9:00 am - 3:00 am
10:00 am - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Blaha Lujza ter 1-2, Budapest 1085, Hungary (Formerly Jelen)
  • Location: Europe  >  Hungary  >  Central Hungary  >  Budapest
  • Phone Number: +36 20 344 3155
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