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“Good wine, good pasta”
Review of Graben

Graben
Ranked #4 of 88 Restaurants in Sopron
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Hungarian
Description: telephone number: +36 99/340 256 Excellent hungarian cuisine, very extensive menu, super service. We saw Austrians who had obviously driven over the border to eat lunch there. My partner had the ganseleber (foie gras) which is often over-cooked in Hungary. In this case it was perfect -- "melt in your mouth" perfect -- just cooked on the outside, soft and liquid on the inside. Heavenly! I had the roast goose leg, crispy skin and yet moist on the inside. This dish is very easy to over-cook i.e. the meat ends up dry. But once again this was really delicious. BIG PLUS: for the quality, the prices were very decent. It was very near the centrum (old city) so you might expect higher prices. But no we were pleasantly surprised! What an unexpected treat on the long drive to Budapest.
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Description: telephone number: +36 99/340 256 Excellent hungarian cuisine, very extensive menu, super service. We saw Austrians who had obviously driven over the border to eat lunch there. My partner had the ganseleber (foie gras) which is often over-cooked in Hungary. In this case it was perfect -- "melt in your mouth" perfect -- just cooked on the outside, soft and liquid on the inside. Heavenly! I had the roast goose leg, crispy skin and yet moist on the inside. This dish is very easy to over-cook i.e. the meat ends up dry. But once again this was really delicious. BIG PLUS: for the quality, the prices were very decent. It was very near the centrum (old city) so you might expect higher prices. But no we were pleasantly surprised! What an unexpected treat on the long drive to Budapest.
Reviewed 4 March 2016

We had a nice diner, the waiter was very friendly, they absolutely accepted to arrived with our dog, she was velcome. The food is great, recommended to taste anything.

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Reviewed 30 October 2015

You need to go into the alley and then downstairs to the cellar. It's a cozy place, but the music was badly chosen.

We ordered balinka, red wine, garlic soup (bread used as a bowl), another soup that I can't remember and then goose plate for two.

There wasn't anything particularly bad or exceptionally good. All dishes were tasty, meat was good etc.

I think the place is worth to try.

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Thank 494tatut
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Reviewed 19 August 2015

Tucked away in an alley in the old town with a beautiful outdoor terrace, Graben Etterem is a good stopping point for lunch or dinner in Sopron. Traditional Hungarian and central European dishes, beer and wine, and desserts are all offered with excellent service. A definite recommendation for old town, Sopron.

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Reviewed 18 June 2015

We stumbled upon this place when we walking around Sopron and we're glad that we did! The food was very tasty and fresh. It was very pleasant sitting outside in the sun under a large umbrella! We also could not get over how reasonable the prices were (well compared to Vienna where we have been staying)! We had two entrees, four main courses, three glasses of wine and a bottle of mineral water and the bill was less than $50 AUD!

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Thank 469JessicaL
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Reviewed 24 April 2015

We ate indoors and immediately noticed an unpleasant, mouldy smell that stayed for the entire visit. Unclear if it came from the cellar itself or wet clothes but was certainly dominating. As to the food, I know Hungarian food well as my parents are Hungarians. What we received was very greasy meat and too soft and tasteless tarhonya - it simply didn't taste as it should. Later in the evening we all felt a bit sick and couldn't help wondering if there was a connection. Apart from that - the waiter kept the change, which fairly obviously was by far too much to be perceived as tip - and was never seen again! Will not return.

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