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Karolyi Restaurant and Cafe

#123 of 2,467 Restaurants in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
District V / Inner City
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Karolyi utca 16 | Karolyi Street 16., Budapest 1053, Hungary
+36 1 328 0240
12:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:30
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58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 the Goulash Soup Noodles, which were both rich in flavour and filled with beef and... More 

Thank AndyHeadworth
Bergen, Norway
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86 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beautiful restaurant hidden away in a courtyard,was recommended by our hotel staff.Excellent service and excellent food very good value for money a must visit highly recommended by me.

Thank bergenmann
Danbury, Connecticut
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149 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 music from a Pianist. Staff called a taxi for which came inside the courtyard to... More 

Thank nettuno07
Rome, Italy
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 the best duck breast in Budapest. If you like the owner can play the piano... More 

Thank alessio g
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 had difficultly finding it (you have to go through an archway off the road and... More 

2 Thank Davidgreen48
Canterbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 extra snacks: lentils to bring good luck for the year ahead and cabbage soup to... More 

Thank 28rosemary
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 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 good value for money.

Thank Garry H
Wroclaw, Poland
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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

The service was very helpful and nice. The piano was pleasant, but we haven't payed much attention. I expected the food to be more Hungarian, but apparently it was adapted to tourists taste. I had pancakes (for the starter and the main dish), correct and well prepared, but it was not a culinary experience to remember.

Thank Leszek-2020

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$22
International, Hungarian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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
Good value, Located in the Grand Karoyli Palace w/ Courtyard

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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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