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Karolyi Restaurant and Cafe

Karolyi utca 16 | Karolyi Street 16., Budapest 1053, Hungary
+36 1 328 0240
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good30%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“veal goulash” (4 reviews)
“catfish” (2 reviews)
Closes in 16 min
12:00 - 23:30All hours
International, Hungarian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Karolyi utca 16 | Karolyi Street 16., Budapest 1053, Hungary
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1 - 10 of 124 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed the food - goulash soup top quality as was the steak. There was a literacy festival that went on till nine but after that jazz filled the air and suited the area.

Thank Ladythateats
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have had a nice dinner here on our first evening of the trip to Budapest. We stayed in the garden, although the place seem to have quite nice and spacious interiors. We went for the typical starter + main course + wine combo, was...More

Thank Beezqp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First night in Budapest, and we wanted to eat 'local' - our hotel manager recommended this restaurant, 8 minutes from our location. What a lovely courtyard location for a restaurant (see pic)! First I chose a Hungarian Riesling which was lovely. We then both at...More

Thank AndyHeadworth
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Decor is still the old world but food is excellent. From the Goulash to the meats and fish all the dishes were delicious. Friendly staff and English speaking. Our night there at the end of April was cool so we ate inside with very good...More

Thank nettuno07
Reviewed 21 April 2017

This restaurant is located in the internal courtyard of a building, if the temperature is right it is better to eat outside rather than inside, as the internal room is quite old fashioned with a sad decor. On the other side we had one of...More

Thank alessio g
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Lovely helpful staff who were keen to assist with our vegan peculiarities! Food was enjoyable and the ambience was spot on.

Thank Harry M
Reviewed 5 February 2017

We had a beautiful meal at this restaurant on Sunday 29 January. Set in and old palace, the food was brilliant and the service perfect. It was surprising that we were the only customers given how good it is and could only surmise that people...More

2  Thank Davidgreen48
Reviewed 7 January 2017

We spent New Year's Eve in this former palace and were treated to excellent food, I particularly enjoyed the smoked dried plum soup, and the waiters were attentive and courteous .There was lively music throughout the evening. After fireworks at midnight we were treated to...More

Thank 28rosemary
Reviewed 12 December 2016

We just had dinner with Friends . Great food , excellent service ....we will be back . Please keep up this level and thanks for the great wines as well.

Thank 6starplus
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

A nice restaurant with friendly staff. The food was very enjoyable but could have been a bit hotter. The interior was quaint with a pianist playing whilst we ate. We had a lovely bottle of Tokai with our dessert. It was an enjoyable evening and...More

Thank Garry H
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
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I could not find you tonight ! We are at 8 kiraly nearby. Are you near the synagogue ? Thanks Arlene
3 August 2016|
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Response from Michael H | Reviewed this property |
I found the restaurant tricky to find. It is hidden through an archway and to the left of the large inner courtyard. Keep your eyes peeled for the sign at 16 Karolyi utca
Dear Anna! Thank you for your respond, it's help us to correct all mistakes we did, and I hope you remain our guest in future and immediately tell us what you like or not in the work of restaurant. For us hard to imagine "food was not fresh" because all are cook fresh and serve without delay.Sorry for the circumstances the restaurant was not full in your time as it was later after 9 pm. As we use to ask our guests, all was satisfied with our hospitality and I hope if you visit to us next time you do as well. Thank you again and the best regards Ivan Köves Manager of Restaurant
17 December 2015|
Response from Moland1799 | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$22
Drinks, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Karolyi utca 16 | Karolyi Street 16., Budapest 1053, Hungary
  • Location: Europe  >  Hungary  >  Central Hungary  >  Budapest>  > District V / Inner City
  • Neighbourhood: District V / Inner City
  • Phone Number: +36 1 328 0240
  • E-mail
Good value, Located in the Grand Karoyli Palace w/ Courtyard
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