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“just delicious” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of ZONA Budapest

ZONA Budapest
Ranked #91 of 3,043 Restaurants in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $49
Cuisines: International, European, Central European, Hungarian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Neighborhood: District I / Buda
Description: Every tiny detail of the renewed ZONA is inspired by our trips to global cities. The cuisine is influenced by their diversity, the respect for their cultural heritage and the current gastronomic trends. Exciting flavors, blustering colors unite in a unique location by the Buda side of Chain Brindge, but almost in the downtown. We add an honest, accomodating but professional table service to make your stay a unique experience, so we could show what guest and restaurant relation really means to us. ZONA got 17 Gault Millau points in the past two years (3 hats) and received Dining Guide's Restaurant of the Year award last year.
Hamburg
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136 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“just delicious”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2014

I was in a business lunch and experienced great taste in each dish served.

for sure I will try it again - mayby now for a dinner

try it!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
1 Thank barthap
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BALDASZTI_GROUP, Manager at ZONA Budapest, responded to this review, April 4, 2014
Hi there! Thank you for the great review, we are happy to hear that you liked ZONA. Next time you should try our dinner menu too! Hope to see you soon!
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Hebrew first
  • Hungarian first
  • Italian first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
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English first
Budapest, Hungary
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Clear and elegant tastes”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2014

We have had a lunch menu with my family which was really extraordinary. Friendly and elegant service, brilliant view to the Chain bridge and Pest side with the Danube. I can suggest to everyone who likes the fine food.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Tunde E
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BALDASZTI_GROUP, Manager at ZONA Budapest, responded to this review, March 26, 2014
Thank you for your nice words about the food, wine and service! We are trying to keep our quality as high as possible. Hope to see you soon again! Best, ZONA
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Paris, France
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Very close to a perfect experience...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2014

I discovered ZONA by coincidence after a stay at the nearby Lanchid Design Hotel alongside the Danube and close to the Chain Bridge. While entering the restaurant, I immediately sensed a different awesome out-of-time atmosphere. Tom Dixon isn't very far. Simply superb as interior design concept. Atmosphere: TOP.

And then... A very inspiring menu allowing wonderful combinations. 4-5 starters, as much main dishes and 3-4 deserts. And since I returned already a few times, the menu changes constantly. I enjoyed several delicious consomés. The one that will remain unforgetable was a pigeon consomé with a variety of fresh herbs. To die for.

The main dish is always cooked to perfection (look, taste, choice, combination) leaving no senses indifferent. I just love it.

Not being a specialist of local hungarian wines, all proposed wines and local alcohols are always perfectly in tune with the dish.

The deserts are exquisite.

Finally, I adore the staff and the kind of subtle humor that marks their suggestions. Having been already a few times - and that number will steadily increase - to ZONA, they know how to charm me and I am always ready to abandon to the great proposals this restuarant offers.

No doubt, in terms of value for money, gastronomical experience, atmosphere and sheer taste pleasure, this restaurant is one of the best I know.

God knows, for a guy who earns his leaving in Paris, what that statement means.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Hivoltaire
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BALDASZTI_GROUP, Manager at ZONA Budapest, responded to this review, March 12, 2014
Thanks for your amazing review! We are glad to hear that you had a great time at ZONA. We hope that you will come back again! Best, ZONA
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Budapest, Hungary
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best venue of the city”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2014

I was in the Zona twice and I really hope to come and enjoy their exeptionnal food many more time! The 1st time we came was for a lunch menu, the quality, choice of the ingredients, every thing was amazing. That's why we decided to the diner menu as well and that was an amazing diner!!
The 5 courses were all reaching perfection, the chef is full of imagination! The price is really good for the quality proposed there! Oh an also the service was impacable, waiter was amazing, nice, smilling, he made us feel very good during all the time we spend there! So in a few word go go go, enjoy a great diner that easily worth one or two michelin stars!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank silly-mmz
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BALDASZTI_GROUP, Manager at ZONA Budapest, responded to this review, March 12, 2014
Thank you for this amazing review! We are so happy to hear that you had a great time at ZONA! We are aiming to keep the ability to deliver high quality service for our guests. Hope to see you again!
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Budapest, Hungary
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A "must place" in Budapest for food lovers”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2014

I have visited this "Zona" several times and I am extremely impressed by the the creativeness of the chef, by the quality of the food and by the fantastic price/value (P/V) ratio.
What you are served in Zona is up to the standards of French "haute cuisine".
The place is very well situated with a fantastic view on the Danube, it has a "modern" look,
and as advertised it is also a wine bar. The atmosphere is very relaxed, I have seen young couples with small children, so you can be at ease here without formal dress.
There is a daily varying 3 course lunch menu for about 12 Euros which is an unbeatable P/V,
and there is also a very nice "a la carte" choice.
Service is very good, and there is a very reasonably priced wine choice accompanied by expert advise. I recommend Zona without hesitation.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank GastroPhy
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BALDASZTI_GROUP, Manager at ZONA Budapest, responded to this review, March 3, 2014
Thank you for this amazing review! We are so happy to hear that you had a great time at ZONA! We are aiming to keep the ability to deliver high quality service for our guests. Hope to see you again!
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