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“Good introduction to Hungarian cuisine”
Review of Pest-Buda Bistro

Pest-Buda Bistro
Ranked #151 of 3,346 Restaurants in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $22
Cuisines: Hungarian, Pizza
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: District I / Buda
Description: Pest-Buda doubles with Grandma’s homestyle Hungarian kitchen, using the best ingredients with love and care from our talented chef, Lajos Lutz . We only carry Hungarian wines rich with personality and like to highlight those special bottles that are the territory of true wine aficionados. Pest-Buda Bistro is on the ground floor of Pest-Buda Hotel, the oldest hotel in Hungary, originally opened in 1696. Pest-Buda is an important gastronomic institution honoring Grandma’s Hungarian kitchen for several decades. Together with Zsolt Litauszki we have worked for months to rediscover several Hungarian recipies and master the art of baking the perfect artisanal flamed pie. Chef Lajos Lutz is running a soulful kitchen devoted to Grandma’s Hungarian classics made with love and care. The combination of top-notch gastronomy and beautiful wines is both fresh and traditional without succumbing to typical Hungarian restaurant cliches. The whole experience is, of course, amplified by the Buda Castle’s stunning medieval setting. We only carry Hungarian wines and only those with a distinctive personality, reflective of a distinctive wine region. We feature several rare selections often not found anywhere else, and our extensive list is constantly changing. Pest-Buda is for You to enjoy 24 hours. Eat, drink, sleep… with love!
Reviewed February 5, 2013

This was our first evening in Budapest and we were able to find this lovely restaurant in the Castle District. Even though it was midweek, it filled up quickly after we arrived. The layout was good and the staff very helpful in explaining options on the menu. All four of our group enjoyed their meals and the price seemed reasonable for what we had. We understand the company have 2 other restauarants in the area and one of our disappointments was that we did not have time to visit them as well. Generally excellent

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Reviewed February 1, 2013

Enjoyed an early dinner with 6 friends and we all left full and impressed! Amazing daily specials, extensive menu and wine list! All 7 of us ordered different dishes and did a taste test of them all! Every dish, appetizer, and wine was phenomenal the atmosphere of the restaurant was classic European with beautiful linens, rustic style chairs, and dim lighting. We all could not have been happier with our dinner! Great choice, great service, great price!

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Reviewed January 7, 2013

Second night here during our stay, we simply had to return for all of the reasons in the description. Free WiFi a bonus.

Thank Gavin T
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Reviewed January 6, 2013

This was our first Hungarian food during our trip ( we are Hungarian so we know what good Hungarian is). I had the traditional goulash and my sister had the paprikash, both excellent. The staff knew English and the service was good. It is a small place, but quaint. It is an easy walk from the Hilton in the Castle District on the Buda side. Go here for lunch or dinner, you won't be disappointed.

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2  Thank LuvsDogsNJ
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Reviewed January 5, 2013

This little restaurant is lovely. Food, service, ambience all lovely. And good value too. Seems to be popular with the locals as well.

Thank ShiplakeMaz
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