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Fakanal Restaurant

) #412 of 2,537 Restaurants in Budapest $ European, Eastern European,
Vamhaz koerut 1-3. | In Central Market Hall, 1st Floor, Budapest 1093, Hungary
+36 1 217 7860
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  • Very good40%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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“goulash” (44 reviews)
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09:00 - 18:00All hours
European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian
Vamhaz koerut 1-3. | In Central Market Hall, 1st Floor, Budapest 1093, Hungary
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Located above the market, 4 of us stuffed our faces in June with great food at great prices. The self service cafeteria and the produce served really added to the atmosphere of the market as a whole. Brilliant.

Thank Liam B
Reviewed 2 days ago

There I was surrounded by tons of Hungarian fruits, meats, vegetables, condiments, souvenirs, local culture and I was ready to dive into a taste of Budapest. A line up cafeteria style smorgasbord of traditional foods... after some unsuccessful haggling trying to change the set sampler...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went there with my gf . The place is inside the market which means that by the time u arrive there u would tired and hungry. Doesn't offer a huge variety of dishes and most of them are just decent . The place though is...More

Thank Theodosis K
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited the Central Markets in Budapest and came across this great traditional restaurant and learnt the best way to eat local Hungarian sausage! Restaurant is self serve in some parts with a nice range. The area was clean and the decor was pleasant. The...More

Thank Tanya B
FakanalRestaurant, Vezető at Fakanal Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Tanya B, Thank You for your very positive ranking and share your experiences! :) It was a great starts of Saturday morning! Daniel is always motivated to make every guest day just perfect. Hope to see You again! Best wishes, András Sas Restaurant Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My son and I visited the market. We walked through all the food stores on the 1st floor and decided to have our lunch at Fakanal, as the other food stores are pricey and the food looks not that nice and health, plus not good...More

Thank Y Z
FakanalRestaurant, Vezető at Fakanal Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Y Z, Thank You for your positive comment! That experiences make your day better! You have found lovely a restaurant in Budapest where you could enjoy the traditional hungarian tastes, virtuoso live gipsy music and little relax during the day! Nice to meet You,...More

Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

My mom and I visited Budapest this month and decided to have lunch in the market. She is native to Budapest and ordered a sausage. I ordered a yummy vegetarian dish. My mom didn't like the sausage and when I spoke to the staff she...More

Thank 554deborahl
FakanalRestaurant, Vezető at Fakanal Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Thornhill, Let me say Thank You for your excellent rating for the Kitchen of the Market! The traditional hungarian dishes sometimes could be more spicy, more fat than an international kitchen, so we have to be more flexibile to make all the guests happy!...More

Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Cafeteria type service with authentic Hungarian fare. I had "stuffed paprika (pepper)", "goulash soup", and a local draft beer. Delicious! The Paprika was stuffed with ground beef and rice. It included an additional meat and rice ball, potatoes, covered with thick sweet tomato sauce...very good....More

Thank JusWannaSleep
FakanalRestaurant, Vezető at Fakanal Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Delaware, I am very happy to read the You were enjoyed the stuffed paprika and the goulash soup as well. Please give some contact to your grandmother, because she has some secret :) All the best to You! András Sas Restaurant Manager

Reviewed 14 June 2017

We only tried the goulash which is quite good. There's a musician playing violin as well but it's quite packed and get a bit noisy with people's conversation. Overall, it's a great place to take a rest and grab a bite between the tiring walking.

Thank hamhamham
FakanalRestaurant, Vezető at Fakanal Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear hamhamham, The Chef is always happy to hear the good comments of the goulash soup!!! Thank You for your positive comment! Best regards, András Sas Restaurant Manager

Reviewed 9 June 2017

Upstairs in the Central Market, last place I expected to get such a good meal. Amazing service, everyone selects their meal at the buffet then is carried by a waiter to their table. Fantastic assistance for those with extra bags, small children or walkers. Live...More

Thank Jo W
FakanalRestaurant, Vezető at Fakanal Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Jo W, You were really enjoyed the atmosphere, the traditional hungarian tastes, the virtuoso live gipsy music as well!!! That's great! We are both really lucky, because The Kitchen of the Market is located in the most beautiful market of Europe, fresh ingredients are...More

Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Fakanal restaurant is one of the best traditional restaurant of the city. You can find it inside the historical place market of Budapest, the most big and ancient market of the city. Low price and a lot of different dishes, close to the restaurant there...More

Thank Nadia R
FakanalRestaurant, Vezető at Fakanal Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Nadia R, Thank You for ranking the Kitchen to the best traditional kitchen of the city! I think that You had lunch or dinner in different restaurants, so You are true and very kind to share this experiences with others! I am happy to...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$17
European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Cash Only, Takeout, Wine and Beer
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vamhaz koerut 1-3. | In Central Market Hall, 1st Floor, Budapest 1093, Hungary
  • Location: Europe  >  Hungary  >  Central Hungary  >  Budapest
  • Phone Number: +36 1 217 7860
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All our kind guests can find exquisite flavours, traditional Hungarian and rustic meals, abundant portions, live gipsy music, delicate types of Hungarian wine and real Hungarian cuisine in our restaurant that is situated in the heart of Budapest on the first floor of the Central Market Hall.
Within the framework of the normal timetable, our restaurant is a self-service diner selling meals of Hungarian cuisine that cannot only serve the daily guests but also available for receptions of tourists or other groups.
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