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Ruben Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
District V / Inner City
Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian
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Magyar utca 12-14., Budapest 1053, Hungary
+36 1 266 3649
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Sydney, Australia
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48 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We ate here late November and as with most places it's a case of getting in early unless you've made reservations. We turned up as soon as they opened for dinner and managed to get a table without a reservation. During our meal, several parties turned up hoping to get a table but were turned away. The menu ticked off... More 

Thank cubba
Lidingo, Sweden
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would really recommend this restaurant to every Budapest visitor. Affordable prices for high quality meals. Friendly and efficient staff as well.

Thank Mickecity
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We reserved in this restaurant the last Tuesday, unfortunately we thought come back to this restaurant today with our reserve. They wrote the reserve (the Tuesday) in front us. We had a table for 7 persons, the response was very rude and it was not very polite. We come several times per year to Budapest, there are places better, more... More 

Thank Tannoy P
Luqa, Malta
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ruben truly was an essential part of our trip in Budapest. We found it randomly our first night and was so good that we had to go again on our last night!All the staff speaks a very good English, great vibes and atmosphere, definitely a must. Excellent pumpkin soup, loved the chicken breast on spinach lasagna, steak and goulash soup... More 

Thank saram0s
Chichester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth finding this place, I was here in 2011 and 2017 and the food is great, good price and wholesome. I had the Goulash soup which was very tasty and the crispy duck with red cabbage lovely all round - Highly recommended!!

Thank Stupee73
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ruben became a "must do it" everytime I visit Budapest :-) You can't miss it! Good food and excellent service!

Thank Taise R
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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78 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place offers a good lunch with 3 courses for a very reasonable price. It's tasty and cheap too. The service is also good and friendly.

Thank Piumal T
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152 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is a little hidden in a side street near the big boulevards. The food is really tasty tho portions are on the small side. Service provided by the staff is friendly and professional. Design and atmosphere are classy and modern. A great restaurant to have a dinner with a loved one. Be sure to make a reservation. Recommended!

Thank damsko
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Dinner with a family party of 6 Excellent food and service All the meals were outstanding. Make sure you Prebook

Thank martyn p
Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Service was good and the atmosphere was perfect, small ish restaurant. Very good price, we paid about €50 For 3 course and a bottle of wine for two people. I had wiener snitzel and duck liver Pate with Hungarian cake for desert and my girlfriend had Cesar salad which wasn't great but the chicken and garlic potatoes were good and... More 

Thank Ryan G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$12
Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Magyar utca 12-14., Budapest 1053, Hungary
  • Location: Europe  >  Hungary  >  Central Hungary  >  Budapest>  > District V / Inner City
  • Neighbourhood: District V / Inner City
  • Phone Number: +36 1 266 3649

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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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