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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.
- Frhlich Cukrszda (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
-Szchenyi 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.
-Use app called Taxify. Its similar to Uber. Use promo code TAXIFYBP for 1000 HUF first ride
-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: Klvin tr, Astoria, Dek tr) - 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.

Drivers
Shlome Hernadi - +36 (209) 348-917 - liszka1953@gmail.com
Alex - +36 (30) 2042998
Shlome Kurtz - +36 (30) 3556735 - slajme@gmail.com
Meir Gluck - +36 (20) 4602373
Janos Bene - +36 (20) 9342408 - rentacarhungary@gmail.com
Berish Goldmann - +36 (70) 4524900 - forma11562@gmail.com
Bence Bekassy - +36 (70) 558 5405 - ben@busrentalbudapest.hu
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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #615 on: June 12, 2019, 11:18:57 AM »
Are you talking about Dob utca? Don't they sell their own stuff?
There is talk that K*** was forging and selling non-kosher meat in Budapest and Vienna so Carmel and Hanna meats are a problem. I just saw something posted from Shaulson but havent corroborated it. 
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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #616 on: June 12, 2019, 02:30:00 PM »
There is talk that K*** was forging and selling non-kosher meat in Budapest and Vienna so Carmel and Hanna meats are a problem. I just saw something posted from Shaulson but havent corroborated it.
That would be extremely disappointing (as it usually is with these stories). Carmel has the same source for meat? It's Chabad hasgacha.

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #617 on: June 12, 2019, 02:33:48 PM »
That would be extremely disappointing (as it usually is with these stories). Carmel has the same source for meat? It's Chabad hasgacha.
only one source as far as I know
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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #618 on: June 12, 2019, 02:56:42 PM »
There is talk that K*** was forging and selling non-kosher meat in Budapest and Vienna so Carmel and Hanna meats are a problem. I just saw something posted from Shaulson but havent corroborated it.

Are you sure ?!? 
If it is not true, isn't this the worst form of loshon hore ?
Behind the Kazinczy synagogue, on a side street, there is a Beis Medrash.
A few steps further on, the room where they cut these huge sizes of meat.  I spoke to the maschgiach tamid there.
He told me, this meat has nothing to do with Chabad.  Could you verify ?  Thank you

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #619 on: June 12, 2019, 03:03:04 PM »
Or perhaps you mean this message, next to the beis medrash in Budapest:

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #620 on: June 12, 2019, 03:05:52 PM »
Or perhaps you mean this message, next to the beis medrash in Budapest:
No I'm talking about something new. Not something from 5 years ago. I asked if anybody heard anything and I stated that it hasn't been corroborated other than the one source that I saw it on.
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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #621 on: June 12, 2019, 03:12:12 PM »
This
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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #622 on: June 12, 2019, 03:24:26 PM »
? based on a text from one woman ?!?

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #623 on: June 12, 2019, 03:25:41 PM »
? based on a text from one woman ?!?
Thats a text from a reputable website forwarded by someone. Learn to read.
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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #624 on: June 13, 2019, 08:35:22 AM »
Thats a text from a reputable website forwarded by someone. Learn to read.

I checked it out.  Directly with someone in Budapest.  It is true.

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #625 on: June 13, 2019, 08:44:07 AM »
I checked it out.  Directly with someone in Budapest.  It is true.
At least its not who we thought it could be
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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #626 on: June 13, 2019, 11:18:21 AM »
At least its not who we thought it could be



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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #627 on: June 13, 2019, 01:52:43 PM »
Could whoever's in the know please post updates? Will be visiting soon and was relying on the restaurant there.
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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #628 on: June 13, 2019, 02:06:34 PM »
Could whoever's in the know please post updates? Will be visiting soon and was relying on the restaurant there.

The two restaurants have different heksherim. They should kasher both of them if need be by the time you get there...
I am in the same boat, I hope I don't have to eat sardines the whole time.

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #629 on: June 13, 2019, 02:12:14 PM »
Someone should reach out to Rabbi Oberlander
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