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Olimpia

#296 of 2,471 Restaurants in Budapest
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District VII / Jewish Quarter
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Alpar utca 5., Budapest, Hungary
+36 1 321 2805
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Sunday
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 22:00
Sat 19:00 - 22:00
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 27 March 2017

Olimpia is a small, cozy restaurant. They have a secret menu, depending on the season, and a good variation. The staff is very friendly and helpful, and the atmosphere is nice.

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Thank Ingrid J
Budapest, Hungary
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68 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

This place is absolutely worth trying. Booking for dinner in advance is essential, as it has few sits and dinner starts at the same time for all the guests. The dining concept is based on choosing the number of dishes and being surprised by what the chef will prepare on that day. The result is amazing. Food quality is exceptional,... More 

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Thank AleAllAroundTheWorld
London
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We booked this place sort of last minute as none of the Michelin star restaurants were available and it looked like a great substitute option. We were not disappointed, the food was exquisite at this place. The menu is a surprise and changes daily based on what's available freshly on the market that day. We opted for the 7 course... More 

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Thank Anna A
Budapest, Hungary
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Friendly and professional staff! The food is amazing, the vine list is unique. Food raw materials are selected from the best hungarian and international manufacturers. At lunch-time recommended reserve a table,

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Thank szlavikj2016
Budapest, Hungary
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169 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

There are clear cons and pros for Olimpia, but the latter easily outweigh the former. The restaurant is located further from the inner districts, in a not so nice neighbourhood but still it's not so difficult to get here. The place itself is not very promising either, located in a 'basement", with no decoration, feels like a Chinese buffet. However,... More 

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Thank GNorbi
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

3 fogás, vízzel, kávéval, borravalóval kb. 5000 ft/fő, de az ételek minősége és változatossága simán Michelin-csillagot érdemelne. A 3-course lunch chosen from the chalkboard with a sparkling water, coffee and tip should be around 5000 ft. You will get a Michelin-star quality for that price i bet you.

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Thank Andras S
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 November 2016

I have been here years ago a few times, now we repeated the experience. The place is a bit noisy (bistro-like). It seems to be incredibly cheap, but the portions are quite small. For dinner you are just supposed to say a number, thus choosing the number of courses you want to have. Don't be afraid to have 5 or... More 

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Thank Katalin G
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

There are many places in the capital of Hungary to have your lunch, but this is the best! All the courses are created with fantasy and sense. The waiters are friendly, they learn your whimsies very quickly. Try it!

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Thank Kutyafeju T
Budapest, Hungary
2 reviews
Reviewed 31 October 2016

A kiszolgálás udvarias, az ételek rendkívül finomak, a hangulat csodás. A 7 fogasos vacsora az egész estet kitöltötte, bor párosítást kaptunk az ételek mellé es minden fogást egyesével felvezettek. A 7 fogás egyébként szigorúan véve elő- elő étellel, meg az extra fogásokkal és meglepetés plusz desszerttel 11 fogás volt es tökéletesen laktató. Ez a hely megéri a pénzét! I can... More 

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Thank sszandra
Gallizien, Austria
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

The place call itself slow food restaurant - and that is the only truth about a place or rather a dirty hole in a basement in a not so pleasant part of Budapest. The service is truly slow, the waiters are obnoxious and their prices are estimated by the appearance of the clients. We, 8 people, went to Budapest on... More 

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harommuskotalyoskft, Tulajdonos at Olimpia, responded to this review

Dear Mr " Siegfried I " We have never replied to the comments from the guest before, but the yours was very deeply outrageous and unjust so we can't ignore that! I'd like to remind you that the Hungarian Porche Club reserved table for 23 person and you with the 7 other people you mentioned were the PART of this... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 28 - US$ 112
Cuisine
European, Central European, Hungarian, International, Contemporary, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
19:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Alpar utca 5., Budapest, Hungary
  • Location: Europe  >  Hungary  >  Central Hungary  >  Budapest>  > District VII / Jewish Quarter
  • Neighbourhood: District VII / Jewish Quarter
  • Phone Number: +36 1 321 2805

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District VII / Jewish Quarter
District VII is the very heart of Budapest and houses the city’s Jewish Quarter. Its streets are lively and colorful, its buildings narrate different histories in an assortment of architectural styles, and its cafes and bars are frequented and loved by the enthusiastic crowds. Grand and magnificent, the striking star of the district is the Great Synagogue, the largest in Europe and one of the biggest in the world. Distinctly Moorish in style, crowned by the twin onion shaped domes, the Synagogue is the very emblem of District VII and one of the main attractions in the capital.
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