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“Could be better”
Review of Goulash Place

Goulash Place
Ranked #45 of 288 Restaurants in Danbury
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: American, Hungarian
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed April 9, 2012

I have eaten lots of good Hungarian food in my days. This restaurant's food disappointed me.
Their meatloaf had so little meat in it should be called "breadloaf". The goulash wasn't that great either.
I think I can do much better cooking the stuff at home.
There were some positive things, though:
The chicken soup was decent, just a little bit too much celery in it.
The smoked sausage was very tasty, the real home-made stuff. Good ballance of spices.

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Thank FlyingPuck27
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Reviewed March 2, 2012

If you've never had homemade Hungarian beef goulash and spaetzle what are you waiting for? Goulash Place is a rare find, serving delicious old world cuisine in a casual, unpretentious setting. The chef has been doing this a long time and it's a pleasure to dine on such classics as Chicken Paprikash and apple strudel. My favorite though is the goulash, warm chunks of tender paprika-spiked goodness.

Tricky to find because it is in a very residential area. But that's what GPS is for. If you don't want to eat in, they are very good about takeout.

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Reviewed February 22, 2012

I have been going to the Goulash Place since it first opened over 30 years ago. This is another of those places in Danbury that is difficult to find unless you know the area. It is set in a residential area in a small portion of the owner’s house in what had previously been a butcher shop. Originally John did the cooking and his wife, Magda, handled the front end, but Magda died a few years ago and now John does both roles.

The décor and food is central European. It is hearty fare and features Hungarian Goulash, Transylvanian Goulash (pork and lots of sauerkraut), Beef Stroganoff, Stuffed Cabbage, Chicken Paprikash, etc. It is becoming difficult to find German or central European restaurants. Now it becoming all Thai or Latino. I think the Goulash Place is the last Hungarian restaurant in Connecticut. Even the great Café Budapest in Boston closed several years ago. Hopefully, John will keep at it for a long time. It is worth looking for.

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4  Thank Howland_Owl
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Reviewed February 15, 2012

My Czech grandpa's favorite place was this joint. never ate here.. who knows maybe i'd like it. 

Thank Jon D
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Reviewed February 12, 2012

This place is very Hungarian,food is delicious.
I had a short converstation with the waitress(Judy) she was. Helpful even her English wasnt ofluent.
Ilike different cultures.
I'll be back

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Thank mia08Hauppaug
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