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“Best restaurant I have ever been”
Review of Olimpia

Ranked #390 of 3,154 Restaurants in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $28 - $112
Cuisines: Diner, Hungarian, Contemporary, International
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: District VII / Jewish Quarter
Budapest, Hungary
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Best restaurant I have ever been”
Reviewed September 23, 2013

Perfect food, professional chef for an affordable price. The whole dinner was like a big adventure of tastes.

Visited August 2013
1 Thank sklari
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Hungarian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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English first
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Friendly service, bland food”
Reviewed June 6, 2013

Our guide book called this a hidden gem, but we didn't agree. The service was excellent on our visit but the food left plenty to be desired. It was lovely presented, but tasted rather bland, or odd. For example, the pea soup was more like washing up water, the peanut cream tasted of strawberries. Good wine though. Decor was a bit harsh, not very cosy. They didn't take cards, which is irritating when you are on holiday. At least they didn't charge a lot.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank SquirrelMinx
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Lost booking. Not helpful”
Reviewed April 6, 2013

Suggest to double confirm booking before spending money on baby-sitter, taxi etc. Apparently unable to record our booking (not language issue either since booked in Hungarian). Apology would have been nice...

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank bengebruno
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Good food, very expensive though”
Reviewed March 24, 2013 via mobile

Very near to Far Home Apartments. Not many vegetarian options available. Staff very courteous and patient with our 18 month old baby. Not a place to venture in evening especially if you have cranky kids!!

Thank chittipotti
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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“delicious & inventive food”
Reviewed February 28, 2013

My friend and I went here in February 2013 and enjoyed the restaurant though it was a different experience to what we were expecting! First, the restaurant is much farther away from the city centre than we had anticipated. You actually have to walk through what appears to be a dodgy part of town to get there which we didn't like. When we arrived we were sat right away and immediately asked if we wanted champagne though we had asked for a wine list. We never ended up receiving our wine list and felt rather forced to have the wine tastings with each course though it wasn't to our liking and rather expensive for Budapest. We chose the 4 course tasting which actually ended up being a 7 course tasting! I couldn't imagine having gone for more courses than just the 4! We ended up having 2 starters, a soup, a main, a cheese selection, and 2 desserts. More than enough food! Everything was delicious except for the soup which wasn't to our liking - green soup with a "perfect egg" as it was described to us...strange consistency and flavours. The restaurant is quite bare with recipe books from famous chefs and restaurants. Overall the restaurant was expensive for Budapest but inexpensive when considering it ended up being a 7 course tasting menu. If you have time for a 2-2.5 hour dinner then definitely try this place! Reservations are recommended!

  • Visited February 2013
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1 Thank dek830
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