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Kapten Tenkes

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European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian
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Paernu mnt 30, Tallinn 10141, Estonia
+372 644 5630
11:00 - 03:00
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 23:00
Thu 11:00 - 12:00
Fri 11:00 - 03:00
Sat 12:00 - 03:00
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Helsinki, Finland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 December 2016

We recently ate here for the second time. Again we received excellent food. Again the service was beyond expectation. The price was also less than 25€ for 2 adults and 2 children. Love this place! Will make it a regular in Tallinn

Thank Nathan S
Oslo, Norway
1 review
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Good restaurant and service. If you like the Hungarian cuisine this is the right place.!!Food well prepared and many choices of good wine..good and refreshing desserts.Nice atmosphere and friendly stuff and owners.

Thank evankara
Alexandros Kons... K, Ιδιοκτήτης at Kapten Tenkes, responded to this review

Thank you Sir our aim is good food and good friendly honest service with respect to the customer always!welcome back tüsen talk! More 

Nannestad Municipality, Norway
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2016

It is a very homely, beer-garden-ish restaurant. We were waited upon by an elderly gentleman, like a seasoned butler in all respects. Food was plenty and substantial, which I enjoyed, being especially fond of country fare.

1 Thank Jostedalssteggen
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

Went alone for dinner and made a mistake. No connections to Hungarian food. Took chicken liver for starter and fish for second. Both were tasteless and very fat with much mayonnaise. At least they have nice beer and vine list. I would come back just for beer glass

Thank Sigitas M
Natalja K, Owner at Kapten Tenkes, responded to this review

hello there . First of all thank you for your review. We dont have any dish for starter which is chicken liver so i dont undertsand what you ordered exaclty?? Our Chef has been with us for twenty years and has very good knowledge of the hungarian cousine so i dont understand why you said that there is no connection... More 

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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2016

Good hungarian food, open late and pleasent service! Parking anout 100 m down the road. Service in atleast estonian, english and russian.

Thank Camilla M
Natalja K, Owner at Kapten Tenkes, responded to this review

Thank you and welcome back! More 

Szeged, Hungary
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2016

Not to exciting, not too Hungarian, not that good either. Ordered cottage -cheese dumplings, Was not good, boring. sweet sugary sauce. The only reason we visited this place bacause it is meant to be Hungarian. Well..a bit of dissapointment to say the least.

Thank Leven2e
Natalja K, Owner at Kapten Tenkes, responded to this review

hi and thank you for visiting! your feedback is valuable and we take it seriously! We have though many other original hungarian dishes that would be at your taste . Hope next time you visit your experience will be better. More 

Helsinki, Finland
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2015

If You want good food, excellent service and cosy athomspere and You do not want spend much money Kapten Tenkes is the right place.

Thank jaffal2015
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1 review
Reviewed 8 July 2015

Taste Hungaryan food The staff are exceptionally friendlly and the food tastey and of good quality.Very nice interjor

Thank krabimar
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57 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2015

This Estonian run Hungarian restaurant was created in 1997 by a local who visited and loved Hungary. When she returned to her hometown she wanted to bring some of Hungary to her ciry and this place is the result. The staff are exceptionally friendlly and the food tastey and of good quality.

Thank Expectapostcard
Tallinn, Estonia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2015

My partner has ordered fish, they brought it half ready, totally raw inside. We've asked them to change it, for the second time it was raw inside! My meat was dry and tasteless. Wouldn't recommend this restaurant to anyone!

2 Thank Ljudmila82

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$28
European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 12:00
11:00 - 03:00
12:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Paernu mnt 30, Tallinn 10141, Estonia
  • Location: Europe  >  Estonia  >  Harju County  >  Tallinn
  • Phone Number: +372 644 5630
Restaurant Kapten Tenkes is the only restaurant with Hungarian cuisine in Estonia. The restaurant finds it's way all the way back in 1997. Here you can taste traditional Hungarian dishes, enjoy noble wines from the best wine cellars of Hungary and meet closely with culture and traditions of this amazing country. You can experience the Soul of Hungary through its dishes, wines, music and its famous hospitality. All this is awaiting for you at our restaurant!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?