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“Tourist trap”
Review of Kiraly Restaurant - CLOSED

Kiraly Restaurant
Price range: $0 - $42
Cuisines: European, Central European, Hungarian, Eastern European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: District I / Buda
Napa Valley, CA
Level Contributor
253 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“Tourist trap”
Reviewed December 23, 2012

Touristy, kitschy overpriced place with mediocre food and obnoxious musicians who come to the table wanting tips.

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Thank vinfan
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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97 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Excellent tastes and sounds of Hungary”
Reviewed November 27, 2012

Excellent value with good food, good service, and pleasant entertainment by a gypsy band with dancers and a singer. Although this restaurant caters to tourists--and even offers taxi service to and from hotels in Pest, I'm told this is also a place locals go to eat. The menu, which features Hungarian specialities, is reasonably priced with a good selection. (The sauce for my chicken paprikash was excellent.)
We were also delighted to discover the name of a Hungarian dessert that we have made since first visiting Budapest in 1985--before the wall fell. It is Crepe a la Gundel and a national classic. Don't miss it!

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank FemaleBizTraveller91
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Copenhagen, Denmark
1 review
“Perfect & Professional”
Reviewed November 21, 2012

As an event organizer for PPG Industries/Dyrup, I had chosen Budapest as the venue for our annual Dealer Event, and our big night out took place at Kiraly Restaurant. We had hired the restaurant for 45 people incl. a live band. Everything was handled in a very professional way - both from the owner, kitchen and waiters, since the evening diverted somewhat from the plan: people were dancing between courses (still the kitchen managed to keep their act together) - suddenly 5 more guests turned up (no problem - tables were set and food served). I had a very good cooperation with Linda, the owner, and can warmly recommend Kiraly Restaurant.
Lisbeth Scharff/Sales Supporter

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank Lisbeth S
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Barcelona, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Everything was perfect”
Reviewed November 9, 2012

The restaurant dealt perfectly with a group booking of over 40 people, adapting final numbers at the last minute and providing a fantastic local experience. All elements were great: authentic well-prepared dishes, lovely Hungarian wines, talented and crowd-friendly musicians, and smiley faces all round.

  • Visited November 2012
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1 Thank Dan W
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Flat Rock, North Carolina, United States
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fine food with musical entertainment”
Reviewed November 2, 2012

Fine service, excellent food, Hungarian combo played music throughout dinner with violinist visiting tables. Very enjoyable.

Visited September 2012
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1 Thank Mike C
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