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Ildiko's Kitchen

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

Large and very tasty dishes. The staff is very friendly. Now I'm writing something out of context just because tripadvisor requests at least 100 characters. 😊

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Thank Cosmin Andrei P
Vitoria, ES
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I went for lunch! It opens at 11:30, and there was a line outside at about 11:20, and as soon as it opened the place was packed. They serve typical Hungarian food, at a good price (lunch for both of us cost about 10 EU). We just so happened to be there on the restaurant's birthday, so... More 

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Thank Suzana L
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We accidentally found this place while visiting Budapest. The service is great! The portions are huge and unexpensive, the food is incredibly tasty and it arrived very quickly.

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Thank calin l
Hong Kong, China
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Based on many reviews, I thought I would check out this restaurant, excited to try the local cuisine. Walked over around 6pm to find 3 people blocking the doorway, and it seemed one of them worked in the restaurant. I asked if they were open for dinner and she said no. So then I asked when they would be open,... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Good home-style cooking, we returned a few times during our trip. Prices seemed reasonable and decent-sized portions. There was also an English menu.

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Thank Dramadarling87
Budapest, Hungary
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Good enough when the owner is there. If she is out, the prices increasing immediately, and the service is loosing their quality.

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Thank Peter E
Agropoli, Italy
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Not that tourist-lambing intention, nice atmosphere and good, tasty food (I am Hungarian, so I can judge..), average portions. My Italian guests were satisfied with the friendly service, whenever we needed something more, the kitchen helped us out. Palóc soup and Hungarian Cabbage Pasta, and a Somlói Galuska is highly recommended (Just imagine how much Italians are suspicious of pasta... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

How could anyone give this charming restaurant a bad review! It was like walking into my grandmother's dining room. The smells were just wonderful. There was a large selection of food and drinks. Ildiko waited on us and was so friendly and helpful. The food was just like my Mom used to make. We each ordered something different and had... More 

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Thank Frederick308
Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Our landlord Gabor sent us right around the corner to this restaurant. The atmosphere is so welcoming and the food is outstanding. Ildiko and talked recipes to figure out why her gulyas is so much tastier than mine! My husband and I had a partial lunch on the flight from Munich so I had to get palascinta. To be continued!

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Thank Carol K
Hermitage, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

What a lovely find small restaurant but very traditional food just what we wanted - we would eat there again the servings are large!!!! Very friendly lady that served us looks family run - fantastic

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 6
Cuisine
European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:30
Monday
11:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 21:30
Saturday
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
Description
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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