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Kosher/ Restaurants: First 3 are on the same block.
-The Hana -  Meat - Open for lunch and dinner  (Shabbos meals) Supervision: Orthodox Rabbinate
-Carmel - Meat - Open for lunch & dinner. Dont expect steaks but good Hungarian meat and chicken dishes. Supervision: Rabbi Oberlander - Chabad -    Menu
-Tel Aviv Cafe - Dairy - Open for breakfast & lunch and depending on the season dinner too. Cholov yisrael   English Menu     Hebrew Menu
-Kosher Butcher Shop on Dob u, behind the Kazincy shul courtyard. delicious smoked salami and turkey
-Kosher Market as well on Dohany u 36 - standard israeli and even american brands. Also sells locally baked goods with Rabbi Oberlanders hashgacha. Fresh daily.
- Fröhlich Cukrászda (cakes, coffee, pastries) Dob u 22 - try Flodni

Synagogue:
-Kazincy U.(street) Ashkenaz - minyan every morning at 7:00 and mincha maariv 15 Minutes before shkiah
-Kis Diofa u.
-Chabad, Rabbi Oberlander. Shachris: Sun. 9:00, other days at 7:00 with breakfast served after davening, except Sunday.
-Other Chabad shul is geared towards Israeli tourists
-Chevra shas during the week and in the main shul across the courtyard on shabbos. You can check with Rabbi Oberlander about his minyanim

mikveh
on Kazincy open from 6:00, the code is written on the door, towels provided, entrance fee 500 HUF

Things to Do:
Pest side of city Chain Bridge:
-Parliament
-Terror museum
- Vaci U shopping area (watch out for pickpockets and scam artist),
-Andrassy U High end shops
-Embassies
-State Opera House
-Heroes square at the end of Andrassy u.
-National Museum
-Széchenyi Thermal Bath

Buda side of city:
-Tram ride up Castle Hill
-Fishermans Bastion
-Danube river cruise
-Bronze shoe holocaust memorial on the bank of the Danube

Hotels: (Doesnt pay to use any points at any of the hotel chains)
-Gellert nice but overpriced
-Four Seasons nice but overpriced
-Kempinski (Usually very cheap $100 a night)
- Continental, on Dohany street
- Astoria

Getting Around:
-Its a beautiful city to walk around.
-They had uber until recently. Uber suspended operations in Budapest in July 2016.
-Cabs can and will rip you off...especially those parked outside hotels.
-Airport to city should be flat fee make sure you dont get scammed.
- http://www.minibud.hu/en Airport Transfer from city center, hop on hop off sightseeing tour with English and Hebrew audio
- BKK Budapest 24-hour travelcard HUF 1650 ($5.60), they also have multi-day options
- BKK Budapest 24-hour group travelcard (for 1-5 passengers traveling together) HUF 3300
- Bus 200E from the airport to Metro gets you into the city in 1 hour
- Bus 100E from the airport to the city center (stops: Kálvin tér, Astoria, Deák tér) - HUF 900

Notes:
Avoid Euronet ATMs at tourist sites. Use bank ATMs. Always decline the "exchange guarantee" the ATM operator is offering you, choose local currency, your own bank will have a better exchange rate than what the ATM is offering you. The ATM "exchange guarantee" is a scam and hidden fee that should be avoided.
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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #450 on: March 25, 2018, 12:20:03 AM »
Thanks!

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #451 on: April 18, 2018, 02:24:10 PM »
Best meat and/or dairy restaurant in Budapest?
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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #452 on: April 18, 2018, 03:59:14 PM »
Best meat and/or dairy restaurant in Budapest?
Carmel is more elegant than Hana, but the food is great in both places.

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Carmel is more elegant than Hana, but the food is great in both places.
Thank you!
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« Reply #454 on: April 19, 2018, 12:16:31 PM »
Thank you!
Carmel is Israeli style.

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
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Does anyone have a number for a good driver with a 15 passenger van who can do a 12 hour day trip from and back to Budapest?

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #457 on: May 11, 2018, 02:50:06 PM »
Does anyone have a recommendation for a good Jewish tour guide in Budapest?

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Does anyone have a recommendation for a good Jewish tour guide in Budapest?
I used Meir Gluck to go to a cemtery speaks a good english 011 36 20 460 2373. He uses whatapp if that is easier for you.

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #459 on: May 14, 2018, 06:52:42 PM »
Does anyone have a number for a good driver with a 15 passenger van who can do a 12 hour day trip from and back to Budapest?
Shlomo Hernadi  phone nmbr;   011-361-349-7011
                             Cell;       011-36-20-934-8917

He speaks Hungarian and German/Yiddish. Knows all the places. Is a bit on the expensive side, but worth every penny if you need access and need to know of out of the way places. I found my great great grandfather's kever in Slovakia only because of his help. He is very busy in the summer and other high seasons, but has access to different types of vehicles. If you can get him as a driver he is great. My wife and I have used him since 2002. Just make sure you discuss the price and itinerary before and know how long it will take to complete your itinerary. He has no qualms about charging you double the rate if you go over. Drawback is he does not speak english at all. He is Jewish, but not frum, if that matters.   
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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #460 on: May 14, 2018, 08:31:44 PM »
Shlomo Hernadi  phone nmbr;   011-361-349-7011
                             Cell;       011-36-20-934-8917

He speaks Hungarian and German/Yiddish. Knows all the places. Is a bit on the expensive side, but worth every penny if you need access and need to know of out of the way places. I found my great great grandfather's kever in Slovakia only because of his help. He is very busy in the summer and other high seasons, but has access to different types of vehicles. If you can get him as a driver he is great. My wife and I have used him since 2002. Just make sure you discuss the price and itinerary before and know how long it will take to complete your itinerary. He has no qualms about charging you double the rate if you go over. Drawback is he does not speak english at all. He is Jewish, but not frum, if that matters.

Thanks so much - I'll reach out to him. So far I got a quote for €1.000 for a Merc Sprinter, let's see if he can beat.

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #461 on: May 22, 2018, 05:57:25 PM »
Shlomo Hernadi  phone nmbr;   011-361-349-7011
                             Cell;       011-36-20-934-8917

He speaks Hungarian and German/Yiddish. Knows all the places. Is a bit on the expensive side, but worth every penny if you need access and need to know of out of the way places. I found my great great grandfather's kever in Slovakia only because of his help. He is very busy in the summer and other high seasons, but has access to different types of vehicles. If you can get him as a driver he is great. My wife and I have used him since 2002. Just make sure you discuss the price and itinerary before and know how long it will take to complete your itinerary. He has no qualms about charging you double the rate if you go over. Drawback is he does not speak english at all. He is Jewish, but not frum, if that matters.
Thanks, he sounds great other than the fact that he doesn't speak english  :-\

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #462 on: May 22, 2018, 05:58:18 PM »
I used Meir Gluck to go to a cemtery speaks a good english 011 36 20 460 2373. He uses whatapp if that is easier for you.
Does he give tours as well or he is just a driver? I need more than just a driver, I need someone that gives great jewish and regular tours of Budapest