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US$13 - US$99
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European, International
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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District I / Buda
0.7 km from Halaszbastya
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Sit in an opulent, richly appointed room or a larger, more modern extension which opens out onto the garden. French and Russian influences guide the cr...
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For our first evening and meal in Budapest, we dined at the Chef’s table in Arany Kaviar. This inconspicuous restaurant, tucked away on Ostrum ut, proved to be a gastronomique phenomenon. Our 10-course taster’s menu, the product of several months of preparation and perfection by...Head Chef Laszlo Kanasz and his team, is now debuting in its second week. The menu was complemented by champagne and a wonderful, but subdued white wine only available at the restaurant, selected by the sommelier. Mr. Kanasz and his team prepared each course in full view and then along with with the Maitre D’, presented each course describing the ingredients and the order in detail with panache. Each course blended a cavalcade of tastes that were only surpassed by their presentations. From red prawns to chocolate covered oyster eggs, mackerel to monk fish, the tasting menu is imbued with Mr. Kanasz’s background from Lake Balaton region. Although seated indoors, we were even treated to a picnic (without ants) that included a sour cream and caviar laden waffle complemented by chicken skin sandwiches of anchovies and avocado. Each plate was distinctive and outstanding, reaching the stars, Michelen stars, in our opinion. Five stars, cudos and congratulations. Do not miss this gem! Robin & Jerrold Lerman, Toronto, ON June 7, 2022More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 1 June 2022 via mobile

An amazing experience at this restaurant. From the moment we entered, the attentive service was superb. The menu was really exciting and varied. Staff took time to explain the menu and help us order. The sommelier was very helpful. The food was amazing. We had...a caviar selection which was fantastic and then we had a fish selection and steak tartare to share. For mains we had octopus, a tomahawk steak and Dover sole. All exquisite. Although high end this is not overpriced for the quality of the food or the fantastic service. A real decadent treat.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 30 May 2022 via mobile

After almost 2 years of challenges caused by the COVID situation, the Better Half and I were thrilled to return to one of our favorite restaurants. While we have enjoyed their delivery services, nothing matches sitting in the restaurant enjoying the nice pace of wonderful...food and service. Here are some brief highlights: 1. Come for the service, stay for the food. Upon arrival on a Saturday evening, we were shown to our table and had glasses of champagne within minutes. Nice beginning to the evening. And then fresh bread with duck fat. A welcome beginning. 2. The food. Oh, the food. Arany Kaviar is as much art as it is wonderful flavors. And while I am more of a flavors guy, the presentation is appreciated and adds to the elegant environment. We began with starters. The Better Half is quite the caviar connoisseur and ordered a sampling that came wonderfully presented with the onion, egg, sour cream, etc. She said it was delightful and ate every last piece. I stuck to a more traditional fish starter that presented various kinds of fresh, delectable fish prepared in multiple ways. Excellent quality, delicious flavor. 3. The mains. Across the table, a plate of beef tartare with caviar was devoured while I enjoyed the lobster dish - which BTW was presented as a piece of art. Really super attention to detail that almost made me not want to touch it, but my appetite won out and I enjoyed it thoroughly. 4. Service - fantastic staff that is very attentive without being bothersome. Thanks to the entire team - great people. And a special thanks to Dániel K, as we always enjoy his insights and discussions. 5. “Surprise Ending” - towards the end of our visit, we were served a “tower” of hidden desserts. With it came a paper explaining the ingredients to each serving, which was recommended we read it after enjoying everything - which we did. I won’t give away what we had, but these were more artistic designed - wonderful flavors that capped off a brilliant evening. My hats off to Mathias T. and the entire kitchen team. Arany Kaviár has been here across 4 decades, and for good reason. The experience is wonderful. It begins with a elegant, but welcoming dining area, with attentive and personable staff. It is then filled with delicious tastes that could be mistaken for art on a plate. And it’s bookended with creativity and an atmosphere that we have enjoyed for 20+ years. Thank you to the Arany Kaviár team. We were thrilled to be back in the restaurant, and look very much forward to next time. With high regards, JeremyMore

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 31 March 2022 via mobile

One of best dinner experiences I have had .. caviar is special ..but main courses of fish are really good too. I had cat fish and it was delicious.

Date of visit: March 2022
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AranyKaviarManager, Marketing at Arany Kaviar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2022

Dear Safinsurf! Thank you for your review! We are happy that you enjoyed our special fish and Caviar. Hope to see you again in our Restaurant! Arany Kaviar Restaurant

Reviewed 26 February 2022 via mobile

It is absolutely fantastic, both food and service. One of the best in town. I can only recommend it. It is a bit expensive but worth it.

Date of visit: February 2022
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AranyKaviarManager, Marketing at Arany Kaviar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2022

Dear Hokaboka! Thank you for your feedback! We look forward to seeing you again with our new Life Season Menu " The Silence" Arany Kaviár Étterem

Reviewed 15 January 2022

This is an experience like no other. The food is immaculate and the service is unparalleled. Each course is beautifully prepared with flavours like no other. This is an experience we will never forget. Staff are very professional but friendly - one showed us a...poem from our home country which was a nice touch making the experience more enjoyable and spezial. Visit if you are ever in Budapest, well worth the money.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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AranyKaviarManager, General Manager at Arany Kaviar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2022

Dear Andrew! We are happy that you enjoyed your time with us. We look forward to seeing you again. Arany Kaviar Restaurant

Reviewed 11 January 2022

Visited with friends in December and had a wonderful dinner. We tried a mix of the caviar tasting menu and the mains, as well as perfectly paired champagne and vodka. The service was impeccable - attentive without being not overbearing. A must visit in Budapest.

Date of visit: December 2021
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AranyKaviarManager, General Manager at Arany Kaviar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2022

Dear Alexandra! We are happy that you enjoyed your time with us. Hope to see you soon in our Restaurant again! The team of Arany Kaviar Restaurant

Reviewed 5 January 2022

This place is a real gem. Our table sampled the whole menu and it was truly exquisite - I struggle to nominate a favourite dish because the quality on each piece was magnificent. I will be returning soon.

Date of visit: December 2021
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AranyKaviarManager, General Manager at Arany Kaviar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2022

Dear Eminm.)!! Thank you so much for your feedback! We are happy that you enjod your evening with us! We hope to see you again whenever you are in Budapest. Arany Kaviar Étterem

Reviewed 5 January 2022 via mobile

Went to Arany kaviar a couple of weeks ago, had a wonderful time. Great location, the new open kitchen looks fantastic, the staff were absolute professionals. The champagne, wine and vodka were selected perfectly, and all the food was delicious. I'll be coming back, like...I always do. All the best and nothing less!More

Date of visit: December 2021
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AranyKaviarManager, General Manager at Arany Kaviar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2022

Dear Peter! Thank you so much for your feedback. We are very happy, that you enjod your time with us! We hope to see you again whenever you are in Budapest! Arany Kaviár Étterem

Reviewed 29 December 2021

We had a wonderful Christmas dinner with my wife at the Chef's table. The staff provided an outstanding performance and sitting right in the Kitchen, everything was prepared by a flawless working team. The plates were well thought, detailed in color yet balanced. Each and...every ingredient, texture and presentation were extraordinary. The crew was kind and caring, exactly what you are looking for at a restaurant like Arany Kaviár. My favorite was the aromatized feather game essence. That one course is worth the visit only, and certainly stole the show for me.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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AranyKaviarManager, General Manager at Arany Kaviar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2022

Dear Kisz! We highly apreciate your comment and we are happy that you enjoyed the Christmas dinner with us. We look forward to seeing you again. Arany Kaviar Restaurant

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Dear Mrs. Clare, Thank you for the question. We have some oysters, lobster, beef, venison on the menu, so I'm sure he will find the perfect dish for his birthday dinner. We are looking forward to celebrate with you in... More
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Arany Kaviár Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5