Known to locals as Kádár bácsi's (Uncle Kadar's place), this home-style family restaurant has been around for a while—long enough to have more than one generation of fans. The walls are decorated with photos of celebrities from years gone by and the tables are topped with old-fashioned spritzer bottles from which you serve yourself water. Good old-fashioned Hungarian Jewish cooking is the thing here (not kosher, though); think stuffed kohlrabi, káposztás kocka (cabbage pasta), and lots of boiled beef. On Saturdays you can get sólet (cholent), a meat and barley stew traditionally served on the sabbath that is especially good topped with goose meat. Everyone orders the tasty raspberry (málna) drink. Tell the cashier what you ate including how many slices of bread, and pay at the door. It's only open from 11:30 to 3:30.
District VII, Klauzá tér 9, Budapest, Hungary