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Ruben Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
District V / Inner City
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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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Malmo, Sweden
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

I found this gem after spending the evening at a tourist restaurant. Looking at the restaurant and prices (which were cheaper than earlier mentioned restaurant) , I decided to go there the following evening. I was lucky to get a table without reservation. Afterwards I have been there a couple of times with my family, including kids aged 3 and... More 

Thank theander
Haifa, Israel
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good service, good food and good prizes. We went there 6 people for dinner and enjoyed very much. You must order in advance for dinner. We will return.

Thank ilanh999
Sale Cheshire
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We called in to this restaurant on the off chance of getting a table as we arrived in Budapest late, the restaurant was recommended to us by friends we were very lucky as a couple were just leaving as we went in the restaurant , it has a great atmosphere and feel about it , food was very good and... More 

Thank William L
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52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Now, this restaurant is a gem. I was looking for some place to bring my British colleagues for dinner to have Hungarian specialities, and I was very suprised. In a positive way, of course. The interior is good looking, the food is delicious, the staff is friendly, and the prices are OK. The price-value ratio here is absolutely one of... More 

1 Thank Zsolt K
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place! I'm originally Hungarian and I pop over to Budapest a couple of times a year with friends. I always make sure I bring people here as the food and service are great and the prices so reasonable! I love their hortobagyi palacsinta and the rabbit is always so tasty!

Thank Girl-about-town-84
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am in Budapest with my mum for a week in the run up to my 40th birthday Just had dinner at Rubens after a bit of research here on Trip Advisor. Wow, what a nice place and such tasty food. Just had the duck with juniper braised cabbage....so nice. The Hungarian wine was also superb. If you are in... More 

Thank catherinejwalsh
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant had been recommended by the keyholder of the apartment we rented. It is in a back street and we probably would not have found it if we hadn't been told about it. We had arrived in Budapest on a Monday evening so it was about 9pm when we got to the restaurant for the first time, the door... More 

Thank casmack
Carmel, Indiana
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had just arrived in Budapest and did not want to venture to far away from our apartment. We noticed this small restaurant which had unbelievable great food and laid back atmosphere but excellent service. Don't leave without having the Creme brûlée dessert, to die for!!! We went back our last night but it was already closed, our loss. Decent... More 

Thank mendiola1
London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm visiting Budapest for tourism and checked the reviews about this restaurant, and I have to be honest, Im tottally agree with the good service, good cousine, good atmosphere, my friend and I did not have reservation, it was not a problem, they received us with a smile and friendly welcome, the food was very tasty, the wine list has... More 

1 Thank madanilosilva
London, United Kingdom
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442 reviews
296 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good local food, friendly service in a pleasant atmosphere. Well worth a visit. We enjoyed our meal and would return.

Thank david s

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Romantic, Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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  • 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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