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Carmel

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District VII / Jewish Quarter
European, Central European, Hungarian, Israeli, Eastern European, Kosher
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31 Kazinczy St, Budapest 1075, Hungary
+36 1 322 1834
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I guess if we didn't keep kosher, we would never have entered. The feeling is that of a captive audience. They know we know they know that there aren't that many choices if you have to eat at a kosher restaurant. It's not that the food was terrible. It just didn't make you want to revisit. And the fact that... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Me and my wife visited here form me to try kosher food for the first time, I can honestly say it was one of the worst experiences I have ever had, the food was very bland and uninspiring.

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Thank Chris S
Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

I didnt dine in but friends that we were travelling with ordered take away for us. Had cholent.solid hearty food. Loved it

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Thank Renata B
New Jersey
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Great kosher meat restaurant in the Jewish Quarter. Large menu with many Israeli Jewish style and Hungarian foods. Large portions tasty food.

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Thank KAW636968
Stockholm, Sweden
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Went to get a first taste of Hungarian-jewish cuisine, but was generally disappointed. Positives: The sour cherry soup with a taste of gingerbread. Fast service. BIG portion sizes. Cozy settings. Negatives: Not very friendly staff. Food wasn't bad-tasting, but lacked texture and freshness. Dessert on the stale side and main course came with skin on the sauce, mercy knows how... More 

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Thank TangiableArc
London, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Good kosher food. Decent service, although only one waiter for all tables so slow at times. Slightly expensive, but very nice food.

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Thank mik5star
Nottingham
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33 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Set in the Jewish area this glatt kosher hotel serves a big range of meaty and vegetarian meals both traditionally Jewish/Hungarian and European. The prices are medium range but the portions are quite big - we only managed two courses! The food quality was excellent and the service was helpful and friendly.

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Thank Nottinghamboy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Pretty nice kosher meat restaurant. Portion size is okay and food quality is pretty good. Just the atmosphere itself is a little dark and dingy for my taste. A little 1990s style. Is run by the Chabad community of Budapest and really not a bad restaurant. A little on the pricey side, though, the Hanna has a slightly better price-quality... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Simply awful, food with no soul, the Gullah, seemed and tastes as not fresh. Kind of sour, very very expensive. Do not go!!!

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Thank אילנה צ
New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

The menu offers many different options, from traditional Hungarian cuisine (e.g. goulash, leczo, etc.) to American-style foods as well. It was pretty busy when we went, so I'm not sure if you'd normally need a reservation, but the service was pretty good considering the amount of patrons. We went to eat after a whole day of touring, and it was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, Central European, Hungarian, Israeli, Eastern European, Kosher
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 Kazinczy St, Budapest 1075, Hungary
  • Location: Europe  >  Hungary  >  Central Hungary  >  Budapest>  > District VII / Jewish Quarter
  • Neighbourhood: District VII / Jewish Quarter
  • Phone Number: +36 1 322 1834

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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