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Mak

#107 of 2,458 Restaurants in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighbourhood:
District V / Inner City
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Vigyazo Ferenc utca 4, Budapest 1051, Hungary
+36 30 723 9383
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Monday
Closed
Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
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Berlin, Germany
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151 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic and imaginative food, excellent taste and beautifully presented. Somewhat of a rarity in Budapest. Couldn't fault the service either. Bravo!

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Thank JamesJames1014
London, England
Level Contributor
15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The lunch menu is astonishingly good value; the dinner menu is a taste sensation. Beautifully presented, the level of formality:familiarity, attentive staff, and, most importantly, the food - it's amazing. Course after course of mouth watering surprises, all looking, smelling and tasting wonderful, It's our must visit restaurant in Budapest now. Looking forward to many future visits in the next... More 

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Thank MrHBeast
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

As a couple we enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Mak. We each ordered an entree, main and dessert and asked the friendly sommolier to recommend matching hungarian wines for the first two dishes. Both were good. We were delighted when little suprises came out and the staff were always lovely and explained what we were being served. Such a nice... More 

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Thank Alana R
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Dropped in off the street to be welcomed into a beautiful contemporary bistro, where excellent service was matched by excellent food + wine. This place puts many restaurants to shame. Perfect.

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Thank Bruntypa
Trento, Italy
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

The food and so was the tasting menu! I tried as well a particular Hungarian IPA beer which was delicious. the atmosphere is warm, cozy and cool!

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Thank carolinatn
Atlanta
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Mak, which means poppy seed in Hungarian, is run by a group of enthusiastic young people, who seem genuinely excited about sharing the creative output of their chef, Janos Mizsei. He is in his mid-twenties and we enjoyed everything that was brought to the table. They also have a sommelier, which surprised me for a small restaurant. He was an... More 

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Thank sirgreg
New York City
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

A truly unpretentious dining experience that also features an impeccable service, fresh seasonal dishes, and an impressive selection of Hungarian wines (with an option for tasting menu and wine pairing). What I love about this restaurant that it manage to showcase many of the classic Hungarian staples and seasonal ingredients of country, but in a innovative way- and served in... More 

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Thank Monika N
London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Dined here over the Christmas break with my husband. Was a great meal with very friendly helpful staff. Cool rustic decor inside and a nice atmosphere. We enjoyed trying Hungarian wine that was recommended to us. The meals were really tasty and generous portions. The only thing was a rather long wait for our main course, but as we were... More 

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Thank soph1919
Auckland, New Zealand
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Fresh and tasty food, wait staff are very friendly and fun to be around, they also have a good knowledge when recommending wine and spirits.

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Thank kane2015
Norwich, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

We had a wonderful evening, staff exceptionally attentive and knowledgeable, restaurant setting superb , if it waste for these qualities I would only be given 2/3 stars, we had the tasting menu with wine pairing( exceptional) But some courses were so inventive but they didn't work ! One of my and best friend worse tasting sensations was the broccoli cream... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$70
Cuisine
European, Central European, Hungarian, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vigyazo Ferenc utca 4, Budapest 1051, Hungary
  • Location: Europe  >  Hungary  >  Central Hungary  >  Budapest>  > District V / Inner City
  • Neighbourhood: District V / Inner City
  • Phone Number: +36 30 723 9383

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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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