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Govinda Vega Sarok

District V / Inner City
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Papnoevelde utca 1, Budapest 1056, Hungary
+36 20 554 9919
11:30 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 21:00
Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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Budapest, Hungary
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59 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a foodery. Lady behind the counter couldn't give a smile. Food was served. Food was tasty. But the lady didn't really help with explaining what is what, not offering drink, wasn't nice at all. Food was really good, but the service, the smilelessness and the lack of music, well made the 3 out of 5

Thank TamasBankiBudapest
Joshua Tree, California
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534 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Mostly bland food with no service. acting like they are doing you a favor being there. true, it is run by organization, but more people loving would be good.mostly non devotees visiting here, place had no real vibes. they should think about some nice spiritual music, however, clearly they are just passing the days along waiting for what?? would not... More 

Thank srimanone
Halifax, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Had the buffet,staff not interested and most of it was cold.soup was good but not licensed so no wine with meal.

Thank Steve57k
Budapest, Hungary
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57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Incompetent, slow, lobotomised staff who have no clue about what customers want, how to serve people, how to greet people, or how to behave in general. The names of many foods are not displayed, and when you ask what what is in the food, you get a weird stare from the staff who will then slowly respond like you just... More 

Thank Mark M
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63 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

I loved this place!! Very tasty cabbage burgers, special soup and great souces. Desserts are also ok but i preferred the salty things

Thank Andrea C
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24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

A lot of choices for vegetarins, soups, main dishes, desserts.. Nice home made ginger lemonade, yummy ! Very tasty and portions are really enough to be full !!

Thank Magdalena Z
Budapest, Hungary
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

This is a wonderful spot. It reminds me of the canteen at a hindu temple by my home. The food feels like home... it's delicious. It's not fancy, there is no service staff. You walk up to the counter, select your food, pay, and eat. Everyone behind the counter is kind. The strawberry chutney was delicious. The spicy dhal was... More 

Thank distraction_etc
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53 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015

We might have been unlucky on the evening in early December. It took a lot of navigation to find this little cafe near Liberty Bridge and we were hungry. Unfortunately we had the worst vegan food for years. It was very cheap, 950HUF for a smaller meal of Mung bean soup and cabbage gruel, but the quality was very poor.... More 

Thank NoMeatNoFish
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015 via mobile

While having the meal we were waiting for Krishna epiphany but he/she's never arrived, tasty bean's sauce with smoke arome anyway. Try it!

Thank Fabrizia B
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2015

Govinda offers Hungarian, Indian and European dishes at a serving counter, canteen-style. We tried Hungary’s unique twice-cooked vegetables, fözelék, and it was excellent. So was the vegetarian spaghetti bolognaise. Popular with locals, with a nice buzz. Excellent value for money.

Thank HelgaBarnyard

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Papnoevelde utca 1, Budapest 1056, Hungary
  • Location: Europe  >  Hungary  >  Central Hungary  >  Budapest>  > District V / Inner City
  • Neighbourhood: District V / Inner City
  • Phone Number: +36 20 554 9919

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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