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Ruben Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
District V / Inner City
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Magyar utca 12-14., Budapest 1053, Hungary
+36 1 266 3649
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Etchingham, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had an excellent dinner here. Service was friendly and professional, the ambience pleasant and the food delicious. The menu included a good range of dishes, portions were good without being over facing and the ingredients were very fresh, the salads in particular . We had lovely wine and the bill was modest. It was the best meal of the... More 

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199 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

You will not stumble across this place which is a good thing. It serves generous portions of excellent traditional food at very reasonable prices. When we went it was packed which is always a good sign. The staff were super efficient. Go here

Thank Marcus S
Aarhus, Denmark
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a really good time at Rubens restaurant. The service was really helpful and nice. We ordered a goulash soup for sharing (which was amazing) and then had some salmon and trout which especially fresh and nice. We had some dry Tokaj for lunch and a sweet one for dessert. In general, really nice place and nice food, helpful... More 

Thank Gonzalo C
Tel Aviv District, Israel
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good atmosphere, the food is tasty but not exceptional. Friendly waiters. Good value for money. I would recommend the place if it close.

Thank 33el123
Kirkkonummi, Finland
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in a quiet street a few steps off the busy centrum, Ruben is absolutely worth a visit (or two, as for us) during your trip. The menu is quite extensive and full of local traditional dishes prepared with great care and skill. The crispy duck (a.k.a duck confit) was the best I've ever had anywhere, and the chocolate soufflé... More 

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63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Found this delightful restaurant only 100 metres from the Danubius Astoria hotel. Small restaurant with Nice decor with very friendly staff who could speak some English. Generous portion sizes and good VFM. Enjoyed spicy goulash as a starter and pork knuckle as a main. Restaurant also caters for vegetarians but not huge choice.

Thank Andrew B
Geneva, Switzerland
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a really good restaurant. The first restaurant that has deserved a 5 star rating from me.!! Far enough from the tourist drag that this restaurant must succeed with local clientele and it consistently delivers genuine great Hungarian cuisine with understated but excellent service. None of the dishes that I or my friends have taken over the past visits... More 

Thank Andrew C
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were lucky to get a table for six here without booking - would recommend booking as it was very popular. The service was excellent, prompt without being rushed, and all the meals very tasty, all our plates were clean! One of us is a vegetarian - there were a couple of starters and one main meal options, plus salads.... More 

Thank Crwydryn57
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is so good. Can't wait to return in April. Have never had a bad meal. And the staff is just awesome!!!

Thank SusanHaas
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went there on our last night, it was a Sunday and the restaurant was packed, ambiance is friendly, waiting staff are extremely nice and knowledgeable. Food was delicious, we had the crispy duck and the chicken, both were delightful! No room for dessert but on seeing what other guests had they looked fabulous! Would definitely recommend but you may need... More 

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$12
Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Magyar utca 12-14., Budapest 1053, Hungary
  • Location: Europe  >  Hungary  >  Central Hungary  >  Budapest>  > District V / Inner City
  • Neighbourhood: District V / Inner City
  • Phone Number: +36 1 266 3649

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Staying in District V / Inner City

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District V / Inner City
Discover the Inner City along the banks of the Danube, with its fashionable shops and iconic buildings. The Inner-City Parish Church and St. Stephen’s Basilica stand out as two of the finest examples of architecture in the area. If you are still hunting for more historical treats, then the ruins of the medieval city walls on Kecskeméti Utca are a must-visit while the Soviet War Memorial is also worthy of attention and relevant to Hungary’s more recent history. If shopping is on your itinerary, then be prepared: the market squares in this area are an absolute delight, particularly during the Christmas period, but even throughout the year you’ll find the latest trends in the shops on Vaci Utca.
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