5 Best Kosher Restaurants In Budapest, Hungary

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Budapest is a God-gifted city with an abundance of rich historical, cultural and heritage sights. Budapest is bisected by the beautiful Danube River with a stunning backdrop of western Hungary hills. Budapest includes both modern and old world charm which lures plenty of tourists to this heavenly destination. While in Budapest, cleanse your body and mind with a Turkish bath, enjoy late night parties on a boat, marvel at the classical architecture, enjoy fun rides at the park, shop Hungarian souvenirs and food items, and relish the delicious local cuisine. Aquincum Museum and Archaeological Park, Eye on Erzsébet square, Buda Castle Cave, Castle Quarter, Fisherman’s Bastion, and Shoes on the Danube are some of the best attractions you should never miss on your Budapest tour. For those looking for kosher food, finding a kosher restaurant can be quite challenging while touring. But, Budapest has a wonderful range of kosher restaurants with authentic kosher food. Here is the recommended list of the top five kosher restaurants in Budapest.

1. Carmel Étterem

Glatt kosher restaurant in the heart of Budapest! ❤️ What are you waiting for?;)

Posted by Carmel Kóser Étterem / Carmel Kosher Restaurant on Tuesday, 26 June 2018

With over 30 years in the food industry, Carmel Étterem is one of the most popular restaurants in Budapest. Though they have adapted according to the modern trends over the years, they still preserve their authentic taste and flavors. They have been serving delicious kosher dishes for more than 10 years. Their menu includes Hungarian and Jewish fares along with Israeli specialties. Their menu is long with a wide range of meat and vegetarian options to satisfy any Jewish guest. The “Shabbat” is a special, full course kosher meal served here on lunch and dinner upon pre-booking. The restaurant can accommodate 100 guests and offers a serene ambiance with its humble white-walled decor and interiors. They use fresh ingredients and serve big portions at an affordable price range.

Carmel Étterem

Address: Kazinczy utca 31. Budapest, Hungary

Website: Carmel Étterem

Opening hours: Mon to Fri & Sun: 12.00 pm to 10.30 pm

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2. Café Tel Aviv

Kosher and tasty?! Oh yess... ;)

Posted by CAFE TEL AVIV - Budapest on Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Café Tel Aviv is a wonderful restaurant-café located in the heart of ancient Jewish Quarters of Budapest. The cheerful staffs and bright and cozy environment takes the dining experience to the next level. They are known for their amazing Mediterranean Israeli flavors adhering to the strict kosher law. They serve vegetarian-friendly dishes, vegan options and kosher varieties with ultimate taste and zest. This restaurant has a small breakfast menu serving shakshuka, couscous, hummus, salmon platter, pasta specials, pizza, and sandwiches. Though the menu lacks dessert, they serve the best food with a fresh taste which attracts both locals and tourists. You can also use their free Wi-Fi while waiting for food. Price is reasonable when compared to other kosher restaurants in this area.

Café Tel Aviv

Address: Budapest, Kazinczy u. 28, 1075 Hungary

Website: Café Tel Aviv

Opening hours: Mon to Thu & Sun: 8.00 am to 2.30 pm, 3.30 pm to 8.30 pm; Fri: 8.00 am to 2.00 pm; Sat: 7.00 pm to 10.30 pm

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3. Hanna Orthodox Kosher

Fogadás a Parlamentben.

Posted by Hanna Kóser Étterem / Hanna Kosher Restaurant on Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Hanna Orthodox Kosher is a two-floored restaurant which serves scrumptious kosher dishes. They are renowned for their Hungarian Jewish food. They serve traditional Jewish food like matzo ball soup along with Hungarian classics such as goulash soup, chicken paprikash and so on. The homey ambiance and nominal price range has made this restaurant very popular. This restaurant acts as a meeting spot with delicious food options for both locals and international tourists from across the globe. The special four-course meal, “Shabbat” lunch, and dinner are served in this restaurant too. During summer, the hungry guests are attracted towards the terrace of this restaurant for their beautiful views. You can also organize your special events in this lovely restaurant.

Hanna Orthodox Kosher

Address: Budapest, Dob u. 35, 1074 Hungary

Website: Hanna Orthodox Kosher

Opening hours: Mon to Thu & Sun: 11.30 am to 9.30 pm; Fri: 11.30 am to 4.30 pm; Sat: 12.00 pm to 3.00 pm

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4. Fröhlich Kóser Cukrászda

Posted by Frőhlich Kóser Cukrászda on Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Fröhlich Kóser Cukrászda is an authentic 60-year-old kosher confectionery and cafe in the old Jewish Quarters. They serve more than a cup of coffee and yummy cookies. The guests can play a wonderful card game while relishing on European classic cakes at this amazing eat out. You can also organize a formal business meeting while savoring a wide range of sweets and crunchy delights. They have an assorted menu which changes constantly according to the customer’s needs. They serve traditional Jewish cakes, donut, and monarchic pastries. They are also specialized in preparing customized cakes for birthdays, events and weddings. Jewish Flodni cake made from layers of walnuts, apples, and poppy seeds is the star of this sweet paradise.

Fröhlich Kóser Cukrászda

Address: Budapest, Dob u. 22, 1072 Hungary

Website: Fröhlich Kóser Cukrászda

Opening hours: Mon to Thu: 9.00 am to 6.00 pm; Fri: 9.00 am to 2.00 pm

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5. MeatUp

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Located in the heart of the Jewish Quarter, MeatUp is one of the best spots to enjoy high-quality kosher street food in the city. They serve Israeli fare with a Hungarian flair. Hungry diners should go for the ultra-packed shawarma bagett or the hamburger plate, which comes with a side of thick-cut fries. There are soup and salad options for light meals. The restaurant has a lemehadrin certification, the strictest level of kosher supervision, provided Rabbi Baruch Oberlander.


Address: Budapest, Síp u. 5, 1075 Hungary

Website: MeatUp

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 1pm - 10pm (closed on Fri & Sat)

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Authentic treat for foodies

Teiglach, Traditional Ashkenazi Holiday Dish
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Someben used under CC BY-SA 3.0

Budapest may be known for its diverse attractions. But, the above recommended kosher restaurants can take you to another world of divinity with an irresistible taste and fresh flavors. Savor great kosher food options while touring in Budapest and enjoy the best vacation!!

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