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Ildiko's Kitchen

District I / Buda
European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian
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Fo u. 8., Budapest 1011, Hungary
+36 1 201 4772
11:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 21:30
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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Cute little restaurant with a homey atmosphere. The menu is on a chalk board on the wall and whatever you choose it will be a hearty home cooked meal that your Hungarian Granny could have prepared. The prices were reasonable and the service very friendly. I can only recommend.

Thank Esther W
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Yes I know it was a sunday night quite late on, 7.30ish and this seemed to be last chance saloon for food. Lady spoke quite good english and asked if we wanted a menu. Sat down menus in front of us. Ordered camembert cheese which came with rice and a jam like sauce. Fine. Then out came our Hungarian chicken... More 

Thank millymopps
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Typical Hungarian foods, usually well served. However the place itself has a bit of cooking oil smell, which is disturbing a bit. Also possibility to take away, which is good.

Thank P8104EMjans
Singapore, Singapore
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to experience homestyle casual and absolutely delicious food, this is the place to go. All local patrons, no tourists so you know you've got the real deal. Was recommended to me by one of the proudest Hungarians in the world so again, you know this place will hit the spot. Everything we ordered was fantastic and in... More 

1 Thank wanderam
Lahti, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good start for long weekend in Budapest. Busy place during lunch time and not so many seats. Food comes quickly: gulasch was excellent and roasted pork had a ot of garlic. Prices are okay, atmosphere is very good.

Thank remmisa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even if it is apparently quite known to the turists, I think it represents the perfect place where to try some real local cuisine. The dishes are abundant and the price is really low. Maybe is not the fanciest place in Budapest but for that there are Michelin restaurants. It represents perfectly the place where to try a real Gulash... More 

Thank ale_fmb
Leiden, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

We picked this restaurant after trying Lanchid Sorozo a few doors from Ildiko's Kitchen. At Lanchid Sorozo they tried to give us a very small table next to the toilets. I couldn't avoid noticing that all Hungarian customers had decent tables while foreign couples were on small incovevient tables - and most of the restaurant was empty. We left and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

The food is quite delicious and the service is fast. It's quite cheap and the decoration is a bit traditional.

Thank Louis L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Cheap and awsome traditional hungarian food! The waitress is really kind and the variety of options is great as well.

Thank Felipe D
Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Went for supper with a bunch of friends. We ordered mostly traditional Hungarian dishes and they were excellent--really tasted home cooked. The staff were very friendly and accommodating. The restaurant is small looks rather rustic but serves great food at great prices--a real gem in downtown Budapest for a cozy and simple lunch or supper. Highly recommend for great value

Thank Walter W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 6
European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fo u. 8., Budapest 1011, Hungary
  • Location: Europe  >  Hungary  >  Central Hungary  >  Budapest>  > District I / Buda
  • Neighbourhood: District I / Buda
  • Phone Number: +36 1 201 4772
Are you hungry? Are you on budget? Come on in!
We serve tasty and authentic Hungarian dishes, made fresh daily or cooked to order, using only fresh ingredients.
We serve Hungarian food not Hungarian "style" food!
Try us, we are sure you will be back for more. Enjoy!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in District I / Buda

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District I / Buda
The historical center to a city with a multifarious and intricate past, Buda has some of the most outstanding buildings in Europe and an enviable natural landscape with stunning views onto the Danube. Centered around the Royal Palace, it provides a glimpse into the golden years of the Austro-Hungarian empire and the lives led by the aristocracy at the time. Matthias Church, beside the palace, hosted many events attended by the royal family and was the chosen place for the coronation of Franz Josef, one of the Hungarian Habsburg kings. Having admired the palace and the church, a visit to Buda will be unforgettable by the stunning and memorable panorama over Pest offered by the seven towered Fishermen’s Bastion.
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