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Firkasz

#282 of 2,457 Restaurants in Budapest
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$$ - $$$
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Tatra utca 18., Budapest 1136, Hungary
+36 1 450 1118
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12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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99 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We wanted to try something typical hungarian and got reccommendation for Firkasz. Servis was good. Food as well. We tried menu to taste as much as we can.

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Tampere, Finland
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Price / Quality was not so good at all service was ok . Starter ok but main was someting else same as dersert

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Thank jormavitkala
ownerrest, Owner at Firkasz, responded to this review

Dear Jormavitkala, We are sad to read you were not satisfied with our restaurant. Did you tell the waiter, what was the problem? Please write me what happened. We hope you will change your mind in the future and give us the opportunity to change your impression about us. Sincerely, Dr. Andras REVAY co-owner More 

1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice ambiance! Very good service! A bit more expensive than what u can find in Budapest... Order the perch platter!!! 🤤❤

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Thank Catherina K
ownerrest, Owner at Firkasz, responded to this review

Dear Ms. Catherina K, Thank you for taking the time to write your impression. We are happy to read you were satisfied in our restaurant. We hope you’ll return soon. Please write me when you come next time (andras60@hotmail.com) and your welcome drink is free. Sincerely, Dr. Andras REVAY co-owner More 

Ylivieska, Finland
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Plus for live piano music! Enjoyed the dishes which taste very good. Asked for wine recommendations from the waiter and we were very satisfied. The price level may be somewhat higher than in some touristic Budapest restaurants but the athmosphere was worth it. Live music, nice decorations, effective service. They did not have all dishes available but the waiter recommended... More 

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Thank Anna-Mari S
ownerrest, Owner at Firkasz, responded to this review

Dear Ms. Anna-Mari S, Thank you for choosing our restaurant and for the time kindly spent in writing your nice review. We are always working to provide high customer service and standards and we hope you will return to us again in the future. Please write me when you come next time (andras60@hotmail.com) and your welcome drink is free. Sincerely,... More 

Silkeborg, Denmark
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

40 yr old place in cozy environment and atmosphere. Waiter and owner created a very nice and warm atmosphere. Food was good and plenty! Prices extremely fair.

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1 Thank HenrikFloe
ownerrest, Owner at Firkasz, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Henrik Floe, We are happy to read you were satisfied in our restaurant. We hope you’ll return soon. Please write me when you come next time (andras60@hotmail.com) and your welcome drink is free. Sincerely, Dr. Andras REVAY co-owner More 

London, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is your typical stock standard traditional Hungarian restaurant and that is not a bad thing. Our pork and stuffed cabbage dishes were excellent, but the Wiener Schnitzel was cooked for way too long and very difficult to eat. The Pinot Noir was also rather thin, so go for something more robust. Service was friendly enough.

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1 Thank sheepster1964
ownerrest, Owner at Firkasz, responded to this review

Dear sheepster1964, Thank you for your review, your opinion is very valuable to us. We hope to welcome you back again and give us the opportunity to change your impression. Sincerely, Dr. Andras REVAY co-owner More 

Fairfax, United States
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The piano was wonderful, the meal delicious, the portions were generous, and the service impeccable. However, it cost more than I expected. They added on a 15% gratuity even though there were only 2 of us. We asked for the waiter to select for us a typical local red wine and it was $20! There has to be less expensive... More 

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1 Thank Justin T
ownerrest, Owner at Firkasz, responded to this review

Dear Justin T, Thank you for taking the time to write your impression. We are happy to read you were satisfied in our restaurant. It is true, we are not the cheapest in the district, but our quality is high. We hope you’ll return soon. Please write me when you come next time (andras60@hotmail.com) and your welcome drink is free.... More 

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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pork leg had more fat then meet. 15% service charge is automatically added to the bill. The buffet they run for lunch has to be booked in advance.

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Thank Julia Z
ownerrest, Owner at Firkasz, responded to this review

Dear Ms. Julia Z, We apologize that you were not satisfied with the pork leg. If you come next time and you can see a problem, please let us know immediately. The waiter will replace the food. The 15% service charge is on all the menu pages, we are sorry, that you missed it. We hope to welcome you back... More 

Worthing UK
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38 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were recommended this restaurant by our hotel receptionist and we really enjoyed it. The service was great and friendly and the food lovely. we especially enjoyed the crispy pork which was melt in the mouth tender and full of flavour and a huge portion. Overall a great Hungarian exoerience

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1 Thank JennyHurley
ownerrest, Owner at Firkasz, responded to this review

Dear Ms. JennyHurley, We are glad you could appreciate our high standard service and the typical taste of our meals. We hope to welcome you back again as our guest in your next visit to Budapest. Please write me when you come next time (andras60@hotmail.com) and your welcome drink is free. Sincerely, Dr. Andras REVAY co-owner More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

I went on a company trip to Budapest and came across Firkasz restaurant through online reviews. We wanted authentic Hungarian food for dinner so we went to try it. It was 14 of us so we were a large group but we arrived and they had set up the tables for all of us already. They welcomed us with a... More 

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1 Thank Marisol S
ownerrest, Owner at Firkasz, responded to this review

Dear Marisol S, Thank you for taking the time to write your impression. We are happy to read you were satisfied in our restaurant. We are glad you could appreciate our high standard service, the pianist and the typical taste of our meals. We hope to welcome you back again as our guest in your next visit to Budapest. Please... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 25
Cuisine
European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tatra utca 18., Budapest 1136, Hungary
  • Location: Europe  >  Hungary  >  Central Hungary  >  Budapest
  • Phone Number: +36 1 450 1118
Description
The name means scribbler in English; referring to journalists. Internationally known artists and writers preferred haunt one, this cozy Hungarian restaurant, where other celebrities are reversed. Every night the famous bar pianist Otto Okros provides the pleasant music for dinner.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?