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About Uncle Lui's Restaurant

Uncle Lui’s offers family-style dining that crisscrosses Europe. German and Hungarian dishes like goulash and schnitzel are on the menu, as are items like roast duck, chowders and homemade apple strudel. The friendly service adds to the appeal, as do the wallet-friendly prices.

8318 W. Oakland Park Blvd
Sunrise, FL 33351
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
European, German

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: Early Bird: 4:00pm; Regular Seating: 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Cross Street:
University Drive

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(954) 749-1908

Website:
http://uncleluisrestaurant.com/

Executive Chef:
Jozsef Bodnar

Additional:
Non-Smoking, Takeout

Uncle Lui's Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

3.5

value

4.6

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (120)
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 17, 2014

Made reservations on Open Table for 8 pm and arrived at the restaurant at a few minutes before 8. Was greeted at the door and told that they did not have my reservations and that they close at 8 pm. However, the owner was gracious enough to seat us and we received the wonderful service we have received there before. Since two thirds of our party were from out of town, wish the embarrassment of being told that the restaurant closes at 8 could have been avoided. Open Table please update records on this restaurant.

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 (Miami)·Dined on September 24, 2014

I enjoyed this unique neighborhood restaurant. I am from Hungarian descent and enjoyed seeing familiar items on the menu. Portions were large and each meal was large enough to take leftovers home for another meal. I definitely will keep this on my list to return. Prices were average.

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 (Miami)·Dined on August 22, 2014

We enjoyed our Veal Breast, Lamb Shank & Weiner Schnitzel with all the side dishes. Zoltan is a gracious host and we were very happy to take home more than we could eat!

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 (Miami)·Dined on August 16, 2014

Once again we were not disappointed with the food at Uncle Lui's. It is consistently good fare and the prices are reasonable too.

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 (Miami)·Dined on August 8, 2014

It is always good food and nice, friendly service. The portions are huge and there is always leftovers!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 7, 2014

We chose Uncle Lui's because it was fairly close and we were look ok my for something we had not had before. It is very unassuming from outside but charming inside. Service was great and food was fantastic. Very large portions so bring your appetite. Would definitely go back.

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 (Miami)·Dined on August 1, 2014

My half Hungarian family enjoyed the food. It is the last Hungarian restaurant in South Florida. Portions are huge - we had enough for a second meal at home.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on August 1, 2014

I had not eaten here for a few years. I remembered the great Hungarian food, and that meals included soup, salad, sides and dessert. I forgot that the portions were huge. The prices are low for the amount of high quality food received. This is a great place to attend with any size group. I wish it was closer to home. We were glad it is every bit as good as our last vist. The staff make excellent recommendations to any one interested.

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 (Miami)·Dined on June 15, 2014

Not the best, but a local spot with tasty food, the service was better than some reviews I read led me to believe and the portions were huge and affordable. I'll return when I have a hankering for some good schnitzel or goulash.

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 (Miami)·Dined on May 24, 2014

Excellent family style restaurant, huge portions,well prepared.

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 (Miami)·Dined on March 28, 2014

This place has the best Hungarian food that I have ever had the portions are HUUUUUGE!
It's not the place for great ambiance but who cares when you get the food they serve!
If your into authentic Hungarian food this is the place
A complete dinner with desert and coffee for under $20
And I mean complete dinner!

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 (Miami)·Dined on March 22, 2014

The waiters were excellent. The ambiance was lovely. but the sauce on the Hunter Schnitzell was tasteless. The creamed spinach was all ' soupy' not enough Spinach. The soup was excellent. Deserts were fresh. and tasty. Next time, I will have to taste a different main dish with more flavor. It is worth giving it a second chance.

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 (Miami)·Dined on March 13, 2014

This was our second time at this restaurant. It is one of the few places that still comes with a complete meal which includes dessert and coffee. The food is more than enough and the service is quite good.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 7, 2014

We always enjoy eating here. The food is very good and they give you too much, but we do enjoy the doggy bags. The wait service is very good also. We definitly will return in the near future...

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 15, 2014

If you want good food, good service and good value head over to this restaurant. It never disappoints us.

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 15, 2014

Reservations only so call ahead. I used opentable to make my reservation and the restaurant had no record said they don't get the information from opentable. We were almost turned away but I'm glad they let us stay. The food was excellent and the portions were unbelievable.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 14, 2014

Old World Charm, very nice service. European menu with a nice variety. Would visit again

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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 26, 2014

I grew up with a Polish Grandmom and so the smell of Uncle Lui's reminds of her house - the cabbage and smell of soup waft through the air. The portion sizes are immense and to me the food taste so homemade. The cabbage rolls that I had were better than any that my grandmom or I have ever made. If you like eastern european cuisine then this is the spot!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 26, 2014

My wife and I were traveling and looking for good restaurants on our vacation. We found this gem. On the outside it did not look like much, but the food was incredible, portion size meant everyone left with a to go box and price was absolutely reasonable. If we are ever in the area again, we will certainly be visiting.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 16, 2014

Feels like u r dining in a relatives home.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 2, 2014

Food is always good and plenty of it!
Leftovers always!!!

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 13, 2013

This is our second visit to Uncle Lui's. It was a 45 minute drive for us, but so worth it - my husband and I love the food - reminds us of the wiener schnitzel we enjoyed in Salzburg. I had Veal Cordon Blue and my husband had the Wiener Schnitzel both were excellent and HUGE servings - enough we took leftovers home and had a second delicious dinner. They start by giving you complimentary potato pancakes and dessert is included in your meal price. Ambience not fancy - very diner like. The food is so worth it!!!!! Will be returning again before we head back north.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 7, 2013

The dark, strip-mall parking lot was a little scary at night, but that only added to the charm once you enter the restaurant. The decorations were kitschy (in a good way), and the atmosphere was very relaxed. The average age of the clientele was somewhere between 60-70 years old, which is to be expected from that neighborhood. The entrees were large and full of flavor. Unfortunately, the service was poor. The owner took our order promptly, but then we rarely had a server stop by to refill our drinks for the rest of the evening. The soups and salads came out quickly, but then it took forever for our entrees to be served. If it wasn't for that (over) 1 hour gap in the middle where we never saw a server, it would have been near perfect.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 1, 2013

If you want high-quality, delicious food, this is the place. The prices are moderate, but the portions are very large. This restaurant is a gem.

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 (Miami)·Dined on August 29, 2013

Good food at great prices! We are regulars at Uncle Lui's and are never disappointed. Location is a little weird in a strange shopping mall but the restaurant is wonderful.

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 (Miami)·Dined on August 25, 2013

Although a little difficult to locate, well worth the effort! Great authentic German and Hungarian dishes. Excellent goulash and Wiener Schnitzel. Huge portions and delicious desserts. Service was prompt, friendly and attentive. Will definitely go back.

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 (Miami)·Dined on August 22, 2013

food and service excellent....except for liver and onions. had to send back. too tough to even cut. disappointed. will try the chicken livers next time.

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 (Miami)·Dined on August 17, 2013

We decided to try the restaurant as we heard that it was very good food and to our surprise when they came with the food we
could not believe the amount the gave us. It was very tasty and very well done to order, the host and the two servers were very
nice .
We all took some food home and we will come back in Nov. for another feast.

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 (Miami)·Dined on August 10, 2013

We always enjoy eating at Uncle Lui's and again we were not disappointed - best chicken paprikash ever and the calves liver is excellent too! Too much food - portions are huge and dinner includes potato pancakes, salad or soup and dessert. The apple strudel is divine - made using phyllo dough. Our party of five enjoyed our meal immensely and we all had to go boxes when we left.

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 (Miami)·Dined on July 26, 2013

This was our second time dining at Uncle Lui's and it was even better than the first! The servings are huge.......so we brought home doggie bags. The Veal Goulash is to die for! Love their salad that comes with the meal too!
I had the homemade apple strudel this time and it was worth every calorie!
We'll be going back again soon for sure!

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 (Miami)·Dined on July 19, 2013

Lots of food. The wiener schnitzel is huge and very hard to finish by yourself.
The potato pancakes are great.
Apple strudel is good and again a big piece.

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 (Miami)·Dined on July 13, 2013

Food was delicious. Service very good. Priced right. Although it was a very rainy night
it was filed to capacity. Many people must agree with me.
FH

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 (Miami)·Dined on July 12, 2013

Decent inexpensive food; more than ample portions. Tasty basic Eastern European--veal-goulash and schnitzel, spaetzle, chicken paprikash, potato pancakes, creamed spinach, red cabbage plus specials (trout, rabbit, duck, stuffed peppers). Food like grandma used to make. Come ready to eat. Take lots home. Wine list non existant. Serves a local neighborhood who are used to low price lots of food menus.

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 (Miami)·Dined on June 29, 2013

Uncle Lui's is a family owned restaurant in a weird strip mall but the food is scrumptious - you get a lot for very little money. Entrees include salad and dessert.....the apple strudel is to die for. Chicken paprikash is outstanding and the calves liver is excellent also. We always enjoy Uncle Lui's.

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 (Miami)·Dined on June 5, 2013

The food was GREAT.....HUGE portions.......so make sure you are really hungry when you go there!
Loved the potato pancakes they serve as soon as you are seated.........Authentic Hungarian & German food.
Its a small restaurant located in a strip mall. The decor is not fancy but it's typical of a small neighborhood restaurant that you
might find in Europe.
Meal includes everything from salad, Entree, side dishes & Dessert!!!
Excellent value for the quality! My husband had the Veal Goulash..........HIGHLY recommend that dish!!! But looking forward to trying some of the other dishes too!

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 (Miami)·Dined on May 31, 2013

Mom & Pop place with huge portions of comfort food.

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 (Miami)·Dined on May 26, 2013

very friendly. food portions are gigantic.

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 (Miami)·Dined on May 25, 2013

Uncle Lui's is a fabulous food find in an unlikely strip mall. Its family owned and dining there is like being with a family in their home. The father, the mother and the son all work there - acting as host, servers, busboy, etc. Price is very moderate and includes soup or salad, beverage and dessert. The apple strudel is divine; the chicken paprikash is a hearty, tasty meal. The calf liver with apple, bacon and onions was cooked perfectly. Everyone leaves with doggie bags as they serve such big portions of everything. Extremely good value.

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 (Miami)·Dined on May 25, 2013

definitely will come back again. food excellent. had to wait for water glasses to be refilled.

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 (Miami)·Dined on May 11, 2013

food is always consistently great!

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