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Karpatia Restaurant & Brasserie

#169 of 2,403 Restaurants in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
District V / Inner City
European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian
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Ferenciek tere 7-8, Budapest 1053, Hungary
+36 1 317 3596
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Milan, Italy
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

First of all: the atmosphere. The interiors are very well decorated and the ceilings are adorned with frescoes and golden details. There are musicians playing violins and typical music and they come visit each table. The staff is extremely friendly and the food is great, original and wonderfully presented. We chose a menu with 6 courses and all of them... More 

Thank MariaGiuliacds
Copenhagen, Denmark
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place. Original decoration inside takes you to another time. Attentive staff. Good food. Good live music. I'm a fan.

Thank Thamawat
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is very touristic place with no original athmosphere and not quality food. There are groups of tourists coming. I would rather avoid this place.

Thank Jaroslava S
Chichester, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a fantastic restaurant! Wonderful ambiance and very colourful decor. We enjoyed the authentic music from the quintet although my wife got quite embarrassed when surrounded and serenaded by the violinists. Excellent and friendly staff. The food and drink are probably the best in Buda if not in all of the city of Budapest

Thank JackChrisF
Durham, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We picked this restaurant based on previous reviews as the final meal in our city break and, relative to other meals we had, this was a very disappointing one. The setting in the dining room was fine with the band playing all evening a good variety of music. However, this was not matched by the food. It's the first time... More 

Thank Simon P
New Hope, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recommended by our hotel, we thoroughly enjoyed the food, atmosphere and music at this beautiful restaurant. Our waiter was friendly, fun and efficient. Food was outstanding and the wine was reasonably priced and great. Loved the musical entertainment also. Highly recommended!!

Thank ronald p
Edwards, Colorado
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really good food with an amazing ambiance. Live music but it was not intrusive in any way. This is exactly what I wanted when I was looking for an authentic Hungarian restaurant/ meal Highly recommend.

1 Thank Matt C
Parkland, Florida
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66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

We were traveling with friends, and had a delightful dinner accompanied by Lajos Sarkozy and his Gypsy band. Once-in-a-lifetime experience. Excellent food and drink, and great local music.

Thank Kershasp
Klosterneuburg, Austria
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50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

This place is great if you're looking for a nice Ambiente, attentive service, wine recommendations, live music and beautiful decorations and are willing to pay a bit extra for it. The food is very good, but not as special as the rest. So if you're looking for the tastiest meal in town, that's not it. We paid 104€ for two... More 

1 Thank Zebi191
Ottawa, Canada
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173 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Hoping to find traditional live gypsy music, my wife and I enjoyed a dinner in this old-fashioned palatial room. It was accompanied by a four piece aggregation which performed a fine eclectic selection of music, including the lively gypsy numbers we like. Our meal began with goulash soup, followed by crisp duck, both very good, along with a Hungarian cabernet... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$32
European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ferenciek tere 7-8, Budapest 1053, Hungary
  • Location: Europe  >  Hungary  >  Central Hungary  >  Budapest>  > District V / Inner City
  • Neighbourhood: District V / Inner City
  • Phone Number: +36 1 317 3596

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  • 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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