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Mak

#110 of 2,450 Restaurants in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
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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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New York City, New York
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I opted for one of the two tasting (degustation) menus and it was an amazing experience. Forward thinking food presentation, combinations and flavors and a great wine menu to pair it with, as well as fantastic service. I couldn't have butter so they gave me roasted garlic lard with my bread which I'm still dreaming about. The crispy barley (made... More 

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Thank Justine928
Budapest, Hungary
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I like the service, first of all, always friendly and helpful. But I also have never been disappointed by the food and wine. Good atmosphere too, not too posh but not cheap either. Great place.

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Thank Gajus2014
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the restaurant after recommendations and were overwhelmed! Got the pleasure of talking to the sommelier that had good knowledge. Was talked in to lovely Hungarian wines instead of the "safe cards" and we are not disappointed. The food was rejuvenating and the experience was above all expectations. Do not miss this place!

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Thank Julia L
Oslo, Norway
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74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a family of 7, three generations. The interior is quite different from what you expect from the outside. A very nice and cool place where young as well as old people can enjoy a good meal. The staff was very attentative and friendly and in very good mood which made us all relax and enjoy the company and... More 

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Thank Phrederic
wales
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145 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything so well done. Food be it carrot soup, riz de veau (so hard to get right), pigeon breast, throufh to Milanese standard cappuccino. Service with all staff helping all tables - young cheerful, perfect english. Music very discreet so easy to have a conversation. Tables not on top of one another. Cool decor. Brown paper table cloths so you... More 

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Thank galliardo
Ellsworth, Maine
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our second night in Budapest we ate at "21" and had a great waiter who recommended Mak Bistro. The next day we walked over and made a reservation. The man was very helpful fitting us in at 7pm, rather than our request for 8pm. What a delightful evening and dining experience we had. The chef surprises at the start and... More 

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Thank farthurbasil
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place for a romantic meal or a meal with friends. The place is relaxed and modern with great food at a reasonable (more European\less local) price. I tried the current sampling menus of 6 course. One was a mystery, I like the idea of a surprise course, and there were also additional bits like an amuse bush and pre-dessert.... More 

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Thank cranhamrebecca
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent staff and relaxed environment and a very good meal to be honest but some of the combinations? Hmmm .... I didn't dislike anything but only genuinely liked a couple of courses. A restaurant of this calibre is bound to attract more challenging reviews but it is a fine establishment really and well worth a try if you're a "foodie".... More 

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Thank Steve W
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to have a meal with a great service. We had the tasting menu which was very good choice. Recommended

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Thank Doron C
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We went for the six course Dinner accompanied by the Wine menu. The somelier and waiters were awesome and the Food is really avantgarde!

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Thank JonasAaes

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
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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  • 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

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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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