King Ludwig's Tyrol Restaurant 3.5 Stars
Address: 8501 5th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98115
Phone: 206-524-3100
Directions: See a Map
Cuisine: German and Hungarian
Price Range: $10-$20 entrees
Best Bets: Pogacha (potato rolls)
Worst Bets: ?


This is the ONLY Hungarian restaurant in the greater Puget Sound area. They have a sister restaurant in Leavenworth, if you're going across the mountains. The food is authentic, and so is the staff (they speak Hungarian). King Ludwig's is in North Seattle and it's big enough to accomodate most groups without a reservation.

We had the Chicken Paprikash, a traditional Hungarian dish, which was very good. The special was the "Hunter's" Duckling, which was roast duck with cabbage, pickles, and root vegetables. The Goulash Soup was tasty, and served in a mini hanging cauldron brought to your table. On the german side, we also had the authentic Wienersnitchel (thin veal cutlets breaded and fried). As an appetizer, we had Langos (fried bread) which was so-so. The real hit was the assorted bread basket, in particular the cheesy potato biscuits (Pogacha).

We have all sorts of ethnic foods available in the Pacific Northwest, but some ethnicities are hard to find. African, Eastern European, and South American in particular. Take the time to find more unique restaurants like King Ludwig's, even if you have to drive to North Seattle. Life is all about new experiences!

Bottom Line: Authentic Hungarian food, and the only game in town.

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