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“We were lucky!”
Review of Kapten Tenkes - CLOSED

Kapten Tenkes
Price range: $5 - $30
Cuisines: Hungarian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Restaurant Kapten Tenkes is the only restaurant with Hungarian cuisine in Estonia. The restaurant finds it's way all the way back in 1997. Here you can taste traditional Hungarian dishes, enjoy noble wines from the best wine cellars of Hungary and meet closely with culture and traditions of this amazing country. You can experience the Soul of Hungary through its dishes, wines, music and its famous hospitality. All this is awaiting for you at our restaurant!
Vihti, Finland
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“We were lucky!”
Reviewed December 8, 2013

Wandering around we got hungry and this one popped up.
We didn't have any expectations of quality but menu seemed to be nice so we got in and had table.

Service was great! Woman in her forties was smiling and friendly. Pepper steaks we ordered were excellent and they cost almost nothing compared to prices in the heart of medieval city (and this is only one or two blocks outside of it...). Environment was peacefull and there wasn't any drunken tourists.

We are definitely coming again.

  • Visited December 2013
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2 Thank Jenni N
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  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Russian first
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English first
Tallinn, Estonia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed November 27, 2013

Nice interior, tasty soups and only place where you can get Hungarian fruit vodka pàlinka :))
Good location in central Tallinn.

  • Visited October 2013
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2 Thank Denes_K
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Tallinn, Harjumaa, Estonia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Good food spoiled by horrible service”
Reviewed July 21, 2013

Visited this restaurant, and had my laptop open on the far away side of the table while waiting for food.
Apparently they have a huge problem with that.

The waitress came over, and basically read me a lecture, about how this is a restaurant, and I would not be able to enjoy my food if I had my laptop open. She said this in a rude way, with a raised voice and even though I put the laptop away immediately, she kept going on by yelling over the whole restaurant for two minutes about this!
Keep in mind, that she had not brought any food to the table at this point.

Me and my wife strongly contemplated leaving at this point, but we did not want to cause further confrontation as we had ordered.
Every single time she came to the table afterwards, she spoke to us in a loud and annoyed voice. We genuinely did not see what we had done wrong.

The entire meal and our mood was completely spoiled by this experience. Never in our lives have we witnessed such behavior from a waitress - in any part of the world.
When we left we praised the food, but told the waitress that we have never in our lives had such horrible service before. She did not care.

Will for sure never visit this place again.

P.S. The waitress was a light haired female in her forties.

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank DmD111
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1 review
“Best food in Tallinn”
Reviewed June 28, 2013

Very good food, friendly staff, and really great expereince for money. Me and my husband really recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank 949markku949
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Tallinn, Estonia
Level 5 Contributor
82 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Nice restaurant in the center of Tallinn”
Reviewed June 16, 2013

We have been customers of the Kapten Tenkes Restaurant for at least last 12 years. It has one of the best price-performance rate in the city. Cozy, warm service, good almost home-made food, proper size of portions, excellent choice of drinks. It is perfect place during cold time of the year - for couples, big family events, to sit down with the friends, have a business meeting or take some lunch alone. The only thing is missing is the terrace, it is not possible to place the outdoor seating there.

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank Licka K
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