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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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4.2

Overall Rating

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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)
Fit for Foodies (66)
Good for Groups (50)
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Special Occasion (30)
Kid-friendly (12)
Authentic (11)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Casual (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Outstanding Value (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Romantic (6)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Fun (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Great Beer (2)
Business Meals (1)
Cozy (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Good for a Date (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 10, 2017

I really hate writing this review because I feel for the owners, and it could very well be a matter of personal flavor. We always look for local places we can try and support, and found a groupon for this place. I remember eating Goulash as a kid and my husband loves my Schnitzels so we thought it would be fun. I did a lot of research before and was overwhelmed by the good reviews on both Groupon and Open table. So you can imagine my surprise. The place stood in time, from back in the 70's, but was clean. You do get a lot of food for your $$ but I the food was just not tasty and was poorly presented. I felt like a child who went to her Grandma and forced to eat food you hate... We really wanted to love it. The Veal Goulash was HUGE but just tasteless and the Spetzle was dry and have no flavor. I added so much salt and the gravies and really nothing was going to save this dish. The Schnitzel was just as tasteless. I am very sad to write this review and hope others will have a better experience.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Amazing food and value. Never disappointed. If you want Hungarian/ German food this is your place look no further.

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·Dined on October 4, 2017

A true gem in South Florida! The food is great and service is perfect....down home and genuine.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Great food and plenty of it! Always a take-home amount. Service was excellent also. Been there a number of times and definitely will go back!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on July 23, 2017

the chicken piccata had no sauce tasted like chicken encased in a fried egg.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 18, 2017

Great value and friendly staff the Potato Pancakes are delicious
And wonderful Wiener schnitzel
There creamed spinach not great(soupy)
Order extra red cabbage delish

Tags: Fun
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on April 23, 2017

Delicious home cooked meal - like your Hungarian grandmother cooked it. The meal was plentiful and delicious. The service was warm and accommodating. A real gem in a strip mall, quite unassuming but we will be back

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 17, 2017

I was very pleased with the service and food portions. The staff really were attentive. The ambiance is not the greatest, but the value is excellent.

Tags: Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 2, 2017

One of our favorite places to eat and one that never has disappointed us. Service is always excellent and everyone is friendly and helpful. I love the hunter schnitzel but tried the wiener schnitzel this time.. delicious. Warning, go hungry; the portions are Trump-sized (HUGE) so expect to take home plenty. There are appetizers on the menu but if you are ordering entrees you don't really need them. You get large potato latkes, soup or salad, and coffee and dessert as part of your meal. the only negative is that finding the place is a bit tricky. It is located in a shopping mall on Oakland Park Blvd but because the shops are perpendicular to the main road rather than parallel, as most are, it is easy to pass by the first time.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 26, 2017

2nd time there and we brought 8 friends (4 couples ). We loved the food and service. Our friends couldn't stop raving including the next day.
Service is incredible. How do you get 10 meals out the same time AND all hot.
We will be back again...

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 24, 2017

Great food combined with great service. More fun with groups.

Tags: Disabled Access, Casual, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 18, 2017

As always, too much food! Everybody takes home a box😉.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 18, 2017

2nd time here and it was DELICIOUS. The potato pancakes they give you with the sour cream or applesauce is great. The portions were huge and delicious. Comes with potato pancake appetizer, soup, meal with sides and desert. GREAT FOOD_GREAT PRICES

Tags: Outstanding Value, Comfort Food
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 4, 2017

The Service is excellent. The owners come to the table and are very courteous and considerate. The menu has many Hungarian options as well as blackboard specials. You will never leave hungry. The amount of food is huge and delicious. We have been to Uncle Lui's several times and always enjoy the food and service.

Tags: Great Beer, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 17, 2016

We've been coming here for years. The food is delicious, portions are huge, potato pancakes (served with every meal) are to die for, and the menu is varied. Family owned and run. Uncle Lui is truly a gem!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 30, 2016

Once again, Uncle Lui's was exactly what I expected it to be. I brought 3 friends for whom it was a first experience and they really enjoyed it.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 24, 2016

Huge portions and very friendly service. Dessert included with entree. Wine selection very limited.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on August 12, 2016

Food was ok

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 (Miami)·Dined on August 10, 2016

Being of Hungarian heritage, I was excited to have some of "mom's" cooking again. I recently visited for my 4th time, each time bringing someone new with me. Portions are huge and delicious. Take Home boxes are encouraged. I can't wait to introduce this restaurant to my new friends!

Tags: Outstanding Value, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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 (Miami)·Dined on July 27, 2016

Uncle Lui's is a rare find in South Florida. Homey comfort food served with huge portions. I loved the European atmosphere and menu. It's located in an out of the way plaza, but well worth finding. It's no surprise that on a weeknight they are busy!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on July 27, 2016

Very good Hungarian food and old world atmosphere. Loved the potato pancakes and goulash. Cannot beat the apple strudel

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on July 20, 2016

Excellent home cooked meal. Huge portions. From the complimentary potato pancakes to the outstanding dinners to the delicious apple strudel. Will definitely recommend this to my friends.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on July 15, 2016

Everything about the restaurant was A-One, especially the food.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on July 13, 2016

Delicious food, good service, and above all friendly servers.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on June 23, 2016

really a great place to bring friends for an outragous dining experience

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on April 15, 2016

Some of the dishes (e.g. soup, strudel, veal) were excellent; others so-so.

Owner was extremely friendly and helpful

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 11, 2016

Small interesting humble dining room with old world German/Hungarian food. Very large portions... Attentive service featuring good value and agreeable food.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 25, 2016

Been trying to get a reservation for this place for weeks, finally struck it rich and it was worth the wait. Just wish they didn't have those oil cloth table coverings.
The food was amazing starting with the corn chowder soup. There were so many delectable sounding entrees we had trouble choosing and will be back to try them all. The side dishes were to die for and for desert we had the apple strudel that was the best this side of Hungary.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 12, 2016

Appetizer ( potato pancake & corn chowder) and desserts were exceptional thereby posing a challenge to the entrée. I had the Hunter's Schnitzel and it was good but too much. Difficult to use utensils as food hung over the edge of the plate. Between meat and one side dish did not see need for red cabbage and creamed spinach.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 14, 2016

Great European menu well done. Large quantity of food but delivers authentic taste.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 13, 2016

Huge, delicious dinner portions, great appetizer, yummy side dishes, spectacular dessert. A great meal for a great price.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2016

We came to this european style restaurant prepared with good appetite and left stuffed to the gills from great food and service and armed with enough leftovers for another meal the next day. Food was tasty and plentiful, freshly prepared, served in an old world friendly, unpretentious manner. Definitely on our must do list next time we are in the area. Worth the trip. Only two things to remember, to bring excellent appetite and the restaurant is closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2015

Great food
Great service
Great wait staff
Great value

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on September 11, 2015

Great food! Best quality! Great Service! Great portions!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 29, 2015

This restaurant has Hungarian favorites, all prepared excellently: Chicken Paprikash, Beef Gulash, Wiener Schnitzel and several other typical dishes. We always enjoy eating here and there's always plenty of leftovers to bring home for a second night's dinner.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on August 15, 2015

You need to have an appetite to eat at Uncle Lui's although to go packages are the norm.
Great potato pancakes to start...hearty soups.....and huge portions from lamb shank to wiener schnitzel...we had the baked potato with the family style spinach and cabbage. We didn't need the bread selection and the apple strudel was a to go must have. All in all, an early evening with a hearty meal....not for every week, but once in awhile when one is famished.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 23, 2015

If you want comfort food, Uncle Lui's would be a good choice. The staff is great , and the food is good. You must make a reservation.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 10, 2014

Food was Delicious Service was goodand the portion was so large that everybody was using boxes to take home food definitely will be going back

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 10, 2014

This restaurant has been around for years and in a small strip by Lowe's. This place is small, with old furniture and decor, but the plates of food are abundant! Each plate will feed a minimum of two people, but they don't allow sharing. Keep in mind, this restaurant serves German/Hungarian food, so don't expect their Chicken Francese or Chicken Cacciatore to be like the Italian version. It WILL be different! Their Wiener Schnitzel is huge and delicious!! They start you off with bread rolls and big potato latkes, served with applesauce and sour cream. With your main entree, you receive a soup or salad. When they serve the entree, they also provide a bowl of creamed spinach and red cabbage, which they put in the middle of the table to share. Each meal ends with a dessert and coffee. The apple streudel is very good! The dishes range anywhere from.$17+, but they do offer an "Early Bird" menu, which costs slightly less (approx.$13), but the portions are smaller (not sure by how much). They have a menu, but at the door, there are quite a few daily specials posted on a chef's chalkboard. The staff is pleasant and although they don't allow sharing, they allowed my 10 yr. old son to share my plate, since they do not have a kids' menu. Prepared to take home leftovers!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 10, 2014

It's a small restaurant with such great food and excellent service.If you like hungarian or German food this is an excellent choice.We took our friends there,drove 45 min.and we were happy that picked this restaurant.I would definitely recommend this restaurant to everybody.We will go there again and again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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