10 Best Restaurants in Old Town Prague

If you are debating going to Prague for your upcoming holiday, we don’t blame you. This thriving and bustling capital city is one of the most-visited tourist spots in all of Europe – and for good reason! Prague contains numerous cultural attractions, outdoor activities, local shops, amazing restaurants, and friendly people. What is not to love?

While you are in the Czech Republic, finding the best places to eat is essential. Not only will you have a large variety of Czech cuisine that will fill you up on a cold winter day, but you can also browse the other ethnic restaurants that will make everyone in your travel party happy and full. Let’s see the top restaurants to check out the next time that you are visiting or staying in Old Town Prague.

Banh Mi Ba

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If you want a little change from the traditional Czech fare, then consider heading to Banh Mi Ba to enjoy some authentic and tasty Vietnamese food. Are you looking for the perfect Banh Mi sandwich? Look no further. For those who want a satisfying sit-down meal, we recommend trying the Pho Bo or BUn Cha Nuong. Don’t worry – there is something here for everyone! If you are traveling with children who are picky eaters, order the Banh Mi Ba and enjoy the friendly atmosphere.

Beas Vegetarian Dhaba

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The second choice for the best restaurant in Old Town Prague is Beas Vegetarian Dhaba. One of the sole vegetarian-only restaurants in the entire city, this popular spot makes even the most dedicated meat-eater love this Indian food. For those who are strict vegans and veg-heads, you will love this spot that focuses on organic food and fresh juices. We recommend trying the Parantha, Dahl, and Basmati Rice to help you fill up during a lunch break or have a tasty dinner. With various spots around the city, we recommend the Old Town Location on Tynska 19 street.

Cafe Bambus

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The third restaurant that is a must-visit during your next trip to Prague is Cafe Bambus. This all-day spot and nighttime dinner restaurant is the perfect place to try Thai food and hang out in the chill space. If you want to meet locals, speak with other travelers, and have a few drinks, Cafe Bambus is the perfect spot to spend only a few euros on a tasty cocktail. Do you need to do some remote work while here? No worries! Free WiFi and affordable drinks are offered at this cafe.

Shelanu Restaurant and Deli

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For travelers who want to experience local kosher food, heading to Shelanu is the perfect experience. The only restaurant that offers kosher dishes and parve food, this Jewish Quarter staple is the perfect restaurant to try when looking for any meal of the day – serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Shelanu is popular at all times. Make sure that you book your spot in advance so you can enjoy the fun-loving atmosphere and fill up on the Kugel, Kiddush, and deli meats!

James Dean

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For that classic American-style feel, head to the James Dean. Inspired by the 1950s in the United States, this diner is an all-day eatery that will make you feel like you are right out of the movie Grease. We highly recommend heading here for a filling and tasty breakfast – if you are tired of small espresso-like coffees and pastries from Czech breakfast spots, come to the James Dean for dishes that you have been craving. Try the American breakfast, complete with crispy hash browns, buttery toast, fatty sausage, and eggs any way you like ‘em. 


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One of the best staples in the entire city – not just in Old Town Prague – Lokal is the ideal spot to check out traditional Czech food, slow-cooked ingredients, and organic and all-natural foods. For those who want food that embodies an entire Czech experience, Lokal is the best Czech restaurant you can head to where you can feel good about what you are eating.

Siddharta Cafe

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With trendy interior decorations and an international menu, this lounge bar is a great lunch or dinner option for those who are craving some Asian-fusion dishes. After 11:30am, you can get the great lunch deal that includes a bento box, starter salads, risotto with parmesan, and roasted vegetables.

Buddha Bar

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Buddha Bar is a must-visit if you head to Prague. Busy at all times of the day, this two-story bar combines ambiance, strong cocktails, and tasty food into one. What more could you ask for? Really coming to life after 9pm, we recommend heading here to check out some live music and sip on some mouthwatering and beautifully-crafted drinks that are a form of art. 


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For your next trip to the Jewish Quarter, try this unique and one-of-a-kind Afghani restaurant that really brings its own flavor to the city. If you have never been to the Middle East before, this might be as close as you can get – with Persian rugs, colorful glass artwork, and dark furnishings, this cozy restaurant is a great hangout spot for you to enjoy traditional dishes, warm drinks, and chats with friends.


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Our last choice to round out the top 10 restaurants in Old Town Prague has to be Agave. Although it might not be traditional Czech fare, this Mexican restaurant is typically the perfect fix for your cravings during vacation. After all, who doesn’t love a good marg with chips and guac? Almost every person loves Mexican food – we are generalizing here – so trying Agave during one of your vacation days is sure to be a hit among all of your family and friends.