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Szeraj

#483 of 2,407 Restaurants in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighbourhood:
District V / Inner City
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Szent Istvan koerut 13, Budapest, Hungary
+36 1 311 6690
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Today
09:00 - 04:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 04:00
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I remember the place since its very first days and even knew the owner. I hope he is not the same because he seemed to be a decent man and wouldn't be happy to present this crap they serve now as Turkish cuisine. I was literately sick of Iskender kebab last Saturday. I suggest to all to avoid this place.... More 

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Thank Azam B
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I absolutely loved this restaurant. Self-service with many options. Cheap for very good quality. Definitely recommended!

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Thank Hiba I
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

The Szeráj Turkish restaurant (fast food and self-service) was the first Turkish kitchen in the city. The amount of the meal is almost so large it can't be eaten, but I always do my best. Try beef kebab, fried lamb and/or siskebab! If You prefer vegetarian food, try mixed vegetables, humus or any of the salads. Do not forget to... More 

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Thank bertalant2016
Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

This was my first time at a Turkish restaurant with cafeteria style service. I was reluctant at first but that fear quickly faded. The portions were generous and food of good quality. Plenty to choose from. Overall great value for the money.

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Thank stubborn1
Chicago, Illinois
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115 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

I went for dinner today and ordered lamb kabob. The dish looked great but when started eating it, i thought it was a bit too chewy. Since i was very hungry, i didnt pay much attention, but ended up discovering that the meat was pink and one piece had blood when i squeezed it. I like thus place, and I... More 

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Thank Aurora_Nomad
Farnham
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505 reviews
278 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Could not believe the queue outside this place when we arrived but it moved quickly. The short wait was well worth it. The kebab meat (donor) and the salad was good and the plate huge but what really stood out was the huge selection of salads that you could chose to add for around £1 each. A must visit.

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Chicago
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53 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Great food choices at a reasonable price. Great location as well. We ate all our meals here when we were in Budapest.

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Thank Ram-chicago
Budapest, Hungary
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56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Our favourite gyros -fast food restaurant.It is quick and cheap,wide choice of eastern food.Gyros plate is my fav,also the dessert are superb.The salads are delicious and big portion,try the chicken with eggplant or the eggplant cream! Prices are relatively low:1500Ft for a gyros plate,500Ft for a salad and 300-400Ft for desserts.

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Thank Marta S
Budapest, Hungary
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

I have been there so many times. Its a cheap place in Budapest, they are also really fast. I usually eat gyros plate there. Sometimes its good but sometimes its not the best...

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Thank YodaYoda2000
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

authentic Turkish - meat eater paradise. Must haves are - Kuzu kebab, Kebab izgara, and chops. Also very affordable

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Cuisine
Fast food, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Halal
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Buffet
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 04:00
Monday
09:00 - 04:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 04:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 04:00
Thursday
09:00 - 04:00
Friday
09:00 - 04:00
Saturday
09:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Szent Istvan koerut 13, Budapest, Hungary
  • Location: Europe  >  Hungary  >  Central Hungary  >  Budapest>  > District V / Inner City
  • Neighbourhood: District V / Inner City
  • Phone Number: +36 1 311 6690

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Typical questions asked:
  • 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

Neighbourhood Profile
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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