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Kosher/ Restaurants: First 3 are within a block of each other.
-The Hana -  Meat - Open for lunch and dinner  (Shabbos meals)
-Carmel - Meat - Open for lunch & dinner. Dont expect steaks but good Hungarian meat and chicken dishes.
-Tel Aviv Cafe - Dairy - Open for breakfast & lunch and depending on the season dinner too. Cholov yisrael
-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

Synagogue:
-Kazincy U.(street) Ashkenaz - minyan every morning at 6:30 and mincha maariv around shkiah
-Kis Diofa u.
-Chabad, Rabbi Oberlander.
-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

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)

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

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 #45 on: February 26, 2015, 05:55:00 PM »
The Dohany synagogue.

i dont go into non orthodox synagogues, but the attached jewish museum is nice

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #46 on: February 26, 2015, 06:14:20 PM »
i dont go into non orthodox synagogues, but the attached jewish museum is nice
I understand.
Some believe as its a meseum these days it is permissible.
This is not a psak, AYLOR.

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #47 on: February 27, 2015, 06:25:55 AM »
I understand.
Some believe as its a meseum these days it is permissible.
This is not a psak, AYLOR.
i wanted to go in, but i asked around and its a fully functioning neolog synagogue with services held, beauty notwithstanding. that was the deal breaker for me

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #48 on: February 27, 2015, 08:35:59 AM »
I asked one of the rabbi's in Budapest, who claimed its used twice a year, RH and YK.
If you don't want to go in, standing by the door you can get a nice view of the synagogue and its pretty amazing. The mesuem and the other stuff I didn't find to be interesting.

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #49 on: April 14, 2015, 01:26:27 PM »
I asked one of the rabbi's in Budapest, who claimed its used twice a year, RH and YK.
If you don't want to go in, standing by the door you can get a nice view of the synagogue and its pretty amazing. The mesuem and the other stuff I didn't find to be interesting.
Do you have any info on kosher restaurants in BUD?

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #50 on: April 14, 2015, 03:55:36 PM »
There are 1 dairy and 2 meat places.

Meat: Carmel and Hanna.
Hanna was more heimish and Carmel was a better ambiance. Both are far from amazing.

Dairy: Carimama Pizzeria.
Was under construction when I was there a couple of weeks ago for a re-branding. Not sure of the status now. The old place had some good stuff. 

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #51 on: April 14, 2015, 04:27:49 PM »
There are 1 dairy and 2 meat places.

Meat: Carmel and Hanna.
Hanna was more heimish and Carmel was a better ambiance. Both are far from amazing.

Dairy: Carimama Pizzeria.
Was under construction when I was there a couple of weeks ago for a re-branding. Not sure of the status now. The old place had some good stuff.
And they are all close to the Queens court hotel?

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #52 on: April 14, 2015, 05:07:12 PM »
Yup.
5 minute walk.
Hanna is in the Kazinczy shul's courtyard, Carmel is next door and the pizzaria is across the street.

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #53 on: April 14, 2015, 05:16:31 PM »
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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #54 on: April 14, 2015, 05:31:36 PM »
Saw this this morning: http://thegate.boardingarea.com/review-hanna-orthodox-glatt-kosher-restaurant/
I'm a bit surprised about being open on Shabbos. They are technically open but officially only if ordered and paid for in advance.

IIRC their goulash was one of the better stuff on the menu.

"... but I was still a little hungry after I was able to eat everything I could", after all it's Hungary. ;)

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #55 on: April 19, 2015, 03:24:14 AM »
how far is kerister from budapest airport

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #57 on: April 19, 2015, 02:06:09 PM »
I'm a bit surprised about being open on Shabbos. They are technically open but officially only if ordered and paid for in advance.

IIRC their goulash was one of the better stuff on the menu.

"... but I was still a little hungry after I was able to eat everything I could", after all it's Hungary. ;)
They are not open for business on shabbos, except for pre-paid meals. The place belongs to the orthodox kehilla. 
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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #58 on: June 03, 2015, 04:10:28 PM »
is there an erv in the jewish area of budapest?

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #59 on: June 03, 2015, 04:41:39 PM »

is there an erv in the jewish area of budapest?
IIRC no