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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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Kazinczy utca 31, Budapest 1075, Hungary
+36 1 322 1834
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Oslo, Norway
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my partner both ate here. The food was bland and tasteless. Not at all worth the price for any other reason than it being kosher (one of few). The venue was nice with white tablecloths and everything, but it certainly didn't make up for the food.

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Thank Maria A
Petah Tiqwa, Israel
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I came in to this restaurant expecting to be disappointed and was not surprised when the food was not great. If you keep kosher and need a hot meat bite to eat in Budapest, you don't really have any other options.

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Thank Gabe K
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Really nice Kosher restaurant with many options to choose from. They did run out of lamb and veal so our options were beef and chicken. Got the braised beef with fried mushrooms which was delicious and my friend got the goulash which was also delicious. A bit pricey but highly recommend it.

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Thank Aliza G
New York City, New York
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We ate goulash ,schnitzel, knockerel and cucumber salad. Everything was nicely prepared, well seasoned with fresh ingredients and not a lot of fat. If you are looking for tasty home cooking at reasonable prices this is a great place We liked it so much we went there two days in a row. The waiters were very nice and efficient.

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Thank JH2312
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 February 2017 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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Thank Na'ama S
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
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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67 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
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

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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: Kazinczy utca 31, 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • 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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