Vegan restaurant offering an a la carte menu plus a weekly special, made using mostly seasonal ingredients. Since 2014. Open Mon-Sun 11:30-21:00.

306 Reviews

First Review by TheresaKuttner


Points +94

16 Sep 2023

Great food for the price

It’s really cheap so compared to the prices it’s a really good find! Also an amazing place for gulyás (coming from someone who grew up in hungary)! It’s a family owned business so great vibes

Updated from previous review on 2023-09-16

Pros: good authentic hungarian food, cheap

Cons: some dishes not as good



Points +1234

08 Sep 2023

Great food and good value

Was really excited to try the food here due to the Hungarian dishes offered.
We started with the fries, vegetables and dips which were really nice although a few more fries would have been good!
We then shared the cottage cheese pasta along with the seitan stew with nokedli.
Really enjoyed the food although the nokedli appeared to be unseasoned so we had to add our own salt. It was all really delicious though.
We then had some of the cakes available which were also good along with a shot of palinka which was way more alcoholic than we expected!


Points +214

06 Sep 2023

Nice Food

The food was good, but not great. The service was friendly and the ambiance was comfortable.

Pros: Good Food, Inexpensive, Good Service


Points +268

02 Sep 2023

Authentic Hungarian Food

Yummy authentic food with a great atmosphere


Points +178

29 Aug 2023

Gute preiswerte Hausmannskost

Ein kleines uriges Restaurant im Keller, bei Sommertemperaturen super angenehm. Das Personal war sehr nett und konnte perfekt Englisch. Die Karte ist ebenfalls auf Englisch und Ungarisch. Wir waren gleich zwei Mal da. Einmal um die ungarischen Spezialitäten zu probieren und einmal für Burger und Gyrosteller. Das Essen war gute Hausmannskost, wie selbst gekocht. Die Fleischalternativen sehr gut gewürzt. Uns hat etwas Gemüse gefehlt, aber wir glauben das ist einfach die Küche hier.

Pros: Gutes preiswertes Essen, Sehr nettes Personal , Leckere Nachtische


Points +979

11 Aug 2023


very very nice traditional food. great location and staff.


Points +6015

09 Aug 2023

Great Hungarian food for cheap

Daily specials, local food done vegan, delicious, quick, and popular


Points +146

09 Aug 2023


Nice place with good food, we really liked everything about Kozmosz, thank you.


Points +272

06 Aug 2023

Hungarian vegan food

Goulash soup and pasta "cottage cheese": the soup was excellent but the pasta could be a bit tastier. The atmosphere and the location are really nice.


Points +16

02 Aug 2023

Super content de notre dîner

Tout est parfaitement végan et très bon ! Des prix plus que raisonnable, des plats hongrois revisité en mode végan.

Pros: C'est très bon !, Prix abordables , Personnel sympathique

Cons: Il faisait chaud (soirée en juillet)


Points +44

30 Jul 2023


Great food and very kind staff. The ideal place for those looking for a vegan version of traditional hungarian dishes.


Points +86

28 Jul 2023

Great Affordable Restaurant

Really like this place, Seitan Stew was fantastic. Staff were really nice and it's a nice mix of tourists and locals inside. Fantastic value too.

Updated from previous review on 2023-07-27


Points +263

26 Jul 2023

I was expecting more

Reading all the 5* reviews I thought I'll have a feast tonight. I didn't.
The goulash was fair. A bit too salty.
The bread I order as a side was not fresh. It was dry.
The main was today's special. Apparently a traditional dish. The name is not in the menu and I can't remember it.
It was made of rice, texturised soy protein, grean peas, grated carrot, a piece or two of a bell pepper.
There was nothig special about it.
12 EUR for the above.


Points +3988

25 Jul 2023

One of my favourites to try vegan Hungarian food

Cool family business, super tasty!


Points +168

25 Jul 2023

Traditional food and setting

The food was very tasty with a good selection. Walking down into the restaurant feels like going to a traditional restaurant. It was very busy and they were turning people away when we went. They had air con but it was very warm when it was 30c outside.

Pros: Tasty food, Nice setting, Good selection


Points +103

19 Jul 2023


Delicious food in Budapest. Great deal for the price.


Points +40

02 Jul 2023

Not impressed

The goulash appetizer was white good. Everything else was disappointingly bland / nothing to write home about (gyros, Hungarian cheese pasta dish and seitan bbq).


Points +385

25 Jun 2023

Only come with a booking, or before 6pm

Although the food is delicious, trying to get a table or even takeaway from Kozmosz is a nightmare. The first night we tried, we arrived at the restaurant at 7pm and despite seeing lots of empty tables, they turned us away and said they had no space. We went back outside and saw the sign that they have takeaway available so we asked if we could get some food to go instead. Again, turned away without any explanation.

The next day we had made successfully made a booking for 6pm and spent the next 2 hours seeing people throughout the night going through the same thing as we had the night before. It seems as though the restaurant is understaffed and badly managed.

If you do manage to get a table though, the food is absolutely delicious. We tried the Túrós Csusza (pasta with cottage cheese) and the Pörkölt with Nokedli (stew with gnocchi) both were tasty. I have never seen any other vegan restaurants offering vegan túrós csusza so I was very impressed. We tried their pickled cucumber with the pörkölt and it was ok, but it didn’t seem homemade. The desserts were great, we had the krémes (layered cream cake) and the rakott palacsinta (layered pancakes).

Going before 6pm is definitely recommended, by 7pm they had ran out of most main dishes

Edit: we went back again a year later and wasn’t as impressed with the food, mainly as the menu hasn’t changed at all. The túrós csusza and the pörkölt are tasty but very basic meals. It would be great if they expanded their menu with other Hungarian dishes

Updated from previous review on 2022-06-05

Pros: Fully vegan , Authentic Hungarian food, Good price

Cons: Slow service, Booking is essential , Half the menu was unavailable


Points +219

21 Jun 2023

Hidden Vegan restaurant - went twice

The first time we went:
Hungarian Stew was nice - lots and lots of pieces of seitan and all had a really good satisfying bite. Cottage cheese pasta with "bacon" tofu was really cheesy tasting and the tofu bacon had a really good bite to it. We had a peanut caramel cake which had good textures but could be a little sweeter. The restaurant is hidden downstairs - nice and cool in the summer.

Went back and this time I got the gyros and my boyfriend got the Hungarian Stew I had last time. I really enjoyed the gyros- excellent flavours and textures of the seitan. We also ordered traditional Hungarian desserts - custard pastry and the pancake stack with chocolate sauce. When I have tried vegan custard desserts at other places I haven't been impressed, but I LOVED the custard pastry here!!!! 10/10 would order that same dessert again. My boyfriend however is more of a chocolate man so would still choose the pancake stack again and the chocolate sauce was indeed very, very nice!! I could eat that by the spoonful.

Updated from previous review on 2023-06-21


Points +314

18 May 2023

Good Food

Food was good, but one of the dishes was a bit cold. The Staff was Friendly and it was Cheap


Points +91

15 Apr 2023

Nice little place

For starters we had goulash soup and dip plate and as a main dish mushroom burger and seitan stew. Goulash was delicious and stew as well. Would appreciate more local dishes. But overall very nice and comfy experience.

Updated from previous review on 2023-04-15

Pros: All vegan, Very good local stuff, Kind staff and very fair prices

Cons: Junk food not that good, Bad Hungarian beer 😁


Points +16

15 Apr 2023

Hidden gem

We love this place - it’s a basement restaurant with bags of character. Great service, comfy and cosy. The Goulash soup is heavenly 😇

Pros: Atmosphere, Quality food, Reasonably priced


Points +272

08 Apr 2023

Best vegan goulash

An amazing hidden gem serving the best vegan goulash in town 😍 was really impressed by the taste and prices! Cozy atmosphere too.

Pros: Great prices , Great goulash


Points +332

06 Apr 2023

Ganz nett, aber keine Geschmacksexplosion

Der Seitan Stew hatte meiner Meinung nach nicht genug Geschmack und ich würde ihn persönlich nicht wieder bestellen. Das Restaurant ist nett eingerichtet, aber sehr dunkel, da es sich im Keller befindet. Das Personal ist freundlich und das Menü ist rein vegan.

Pros: Komplett vegan


Points +235

25 Feb 2023

Tasty Food

They offer gyros, traditional food and burgers.

Pros: cheap, Tasty, Nice ambience

Cons: Not huge portions , Drinks are not so good


Points +574

24 Feb 2023


Fantastic food, staff, place, everything was so good. Next time in Budapest we will go straight here!

Pros: Very friendly staff, Amazing traditional Hungarian food, but vegan!, Very delicious deserts


Points +600

13 Feb 2023

Good hungarian food

Great little restaurant, with nice atmosphere. Friendly staff.
The food was very good, but not amazing. Nice to gave lots of veganised Hungarian dishes. There are also different deserts each day.

Pros: Nice staff, Traditional Hungarian food

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