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Fakanal Restaurant

Vamhaz koerut 1-3. | In Central Market Hall, 1st Floor, Budapest 1093, Hungary
+36 1 217 7860
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good40%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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“goulash” (45 reviews)
“goose leg” (8 reviews)
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09:00 - 18:00All hours
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European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian
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Vamhaz koerut 1-3. | In Central Market Hall, 1st Floor, Budapest 1093, Hungary
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The food is great. The drinks are great. We had a party of 14. We had lunch and over 60 drinks. The manager came over and tried to ask $25 for bringing a langos over from another stand. He should be fired immediately. We drank...More

2  Thank Akos J
FakanalRestaurant, Vezető at Fakanal Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Akos, I am very sad that You use Tripadvisor to threat the restaurant. We all know that You bought some food and drink somewhere else and came in our restaurant and consume it. This manner is not allowed any part of the world. Best...More

Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

After reading strong reviews I took a trip to the market hall to sample Fakanal. I liked that you could see exactly what you were getting and so that supported my choice (Goulash stew & rice). The ladies behind the counter were very accommodating and...More

Thank Victoria L
FakanalRestaurant, Vezető at Fakanal Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Dear Victoria, Thank You for your comment! All together You had measure up to get what You thought before. At lunch time the Kitchen of the Market are very busy. I think that You visitid the restaurant at that time. That is the reason why...More

Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Located above the market, 4 of us stuffed our faces in June with great food at great prices. The self service cafeteria and the produce served really added to the atmosphere of the market as a whole. Brilliant.More

Thank Liam B
FakanalRestaurant, Vezető at Fakanal Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

Dear Liam B, You are realy kind, to say You were amazed during a great lunch at The Kitchen of the Market! Thank You for your positive ranking too! Brilliant means that You get more than You expected. I wish You the same experiences while...More

Reviewed 26 July 2017

There I was surrounded by tons of Hungarian fruits, meats, vegetables, condiments, souvenirs, local culture and I was ready to dive into a taste of Budapest. A line up cafeteria style smorgasbord of traditional foods... after some unsuccessful haggling trying to change the set sampler...More

Thank UICHINA
FakanalRestaurant, Vezető at Fakanal Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

Dear UICHINA, I am very happy to read your experiences and feelings about the Fakanal Restaurant! Your pictures are lovely, thank You to share theese with others! The best choice to have the hungarian tasting menu with a palinka :) Together with a live virtuoso...More

Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Went there with my gf . The place is inside the market which means that by the time u arrive there u would tired and hungry. Doesn't offer a huge variety of dishes and most of them are just decent . The place though is...More

1  Thank Theodosis K
FakanalRestaurant, Vezető at Fakanal Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

Dear Theodosis, Thank You to visit The Kitchen of the Market and especially to sharing your positive experiences! We are waiting for You with original hungarian atmosphere when You are in Budapest! Best wishes, András Sas Restaurant MAnager

Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

We visited the Central Markets in Budapest and came across this great traditional restaurant and learnt the best way to eat local Hungarian sausage! Restaurant is self serve in some parts with a nice range. The area was clean and the decor was pleasant. The...More

Thank Tanya B
FakanalRestaurant, Vezető at Fakanal Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

Dear Tanya B, Thank You for your very positive ranking and share your experiences! :) It was a great starts of Saturday morning! Daniel is always motivated to make every guest day just perfect. Hope to see You again! Best wishes, András Sas Restaurant Manager

Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

My son and I visited the market. We walked through all the food stores on the 1st floor and decided to have our lunch at Fakanal, as the other food stores are pricey and the food looks not that nice and health, plus not good...More

Thank Y Z
FakanalRestaurant, Vezető at Fakanal Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2017

Dear Y Z, Thank You for your positive comment! That experiences make your day better! You have found lovely a restaurant in Budapest where you could enjoy the traditional hungarian tastes, virtuoso live gipsy music and little relax during the day! Nice to meet You,...More

Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

My mom and I visited Budapest this month and decided to have lunch in the market. She is native to Budapest and ordered a sausage. I ordered a yummy vegetarian dish. My mom didn't like the sausage and when I spoke to the staff she...More

Thank 554deborahl
FakanalRestaurant, Vezető at Fakanal Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2017

Dear Thornhill, Let me say Thank You for your excellent rating for the Kitchen of the Market! The traditional hungarian dishes sometimes could be more spicy, more fat than an international kitchen, so we have to be more flexibile to make all the guests happy!...More

Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Cafeteria type service with authentic Hungarian fare. I had "stuffed paprika (pepper)", "goulash soup", and a local draft beer. Delicious! The Paprika was stuffed with ground beef and rice. It included an additional meat and rice ball, potatoes, covered with thick sweet tomato sauce...very good....More

Thank JusWannaSleep
FakanalRestaurant, Vezető at Fakanal Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2017

Dear Delaware, I am very happy to read the You were enjoyed the stuffed paprika and the goulash soup as well. Please give some contact to your grandmother, because she has some secret :) All the best to You! András Sas Restaurant Manager

Reviewed 13 June 2017

We only tried the goulash which is quite good. There's a musician playing violin as well but it's quite packed and get a bit noisy with people's conversation. Overall, it's a great place to take a rest and grab a bite between the tiring walking.

Thank hamhamham
FakanalRestaurant, Vezető at Fakanal Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2017

Dear hamhamham, The Chef is always happy to hear the good comments of the goulash soup!!! Thank You for your positive comment! Best regards, András Sas Restaurant Manager

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$18
Cuisine
European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Cash Only, Takeout, Wine and Beer
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 18:00
Thursday
09:00 - 18:00
Friday
09:00 - 18:00
Saturday
09:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vamhaz koerut 1-3. | In Central Market Hall, 1st Floor, Budapest 1093, Hungary
  • Location: Europe  >  Hungary  >  Central Hungary  >  Budapest
  • Phone Number: +36 1 217 7860
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Description
All our kind guests can find exquisite flavours, traditional Hungarian and rustic meals, abundant portions, live gipsy music, delicate types of Hungarian wine and real Hungarian cuisine in our restaurant that is situated in the heart of Budapest on the first floor of the Central Market Hall.
Within the framework of the normal timetable, our restaurant is a self-service diner selling meals of Hungarian cuisine that cannot only serve the daily guests but also available for receptions of tourists or other groups.
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