Uncle Lui’s Restaurant (Sunrise)

Posted on January 1st, 2015 · Hungarian Sunrise


***** Uncle Lui’s Restaurant, 8318 West Oakland Park Boulevard, Sunrise, Florida 33351, (954) 749-1908.

I don’t know about you, but watching all of this North Korea “hacking” stuff on tv–got Jeff Eats pining-for the old country- Brooklyn, New York.

With that in mind, Jeff Eats, Mrs. Jeff Eats and another couple-who very conveniently for this story-are originally from/and also pining for the old country–had a recent dinner at Uncle Lui’s a Hungarian joint in Sunrise. For you Sherlock Holmes type guys- Jeff Eats reviewed Uncle Lui’s on 1/1/2007 and your sleuthing will find- that today is 1/1/2015- so you can do the math, if you care to- and Happy New Year!

Long story short, the 1/1/07 review is re-printed down below. In all seriousness, Jeff Eats could care-less as to where you were born and raised… Brooklyn, Chicago, Montreal, Cleveland, Malmo, Copenhagen, Brazzaville, Santiago, Ho Chi Minh City…once you eat this joint’s potato pancakes, veal gulash, wiener schnitzel, roast duck, apple strudel-your gonna be like Judy Garland (no, not all drugged-out) in The Wizard Of Oz- “There’s No Place Like Home, There’s No Place Like Home.”

Just as it was on 1/1/2007…Uncle Lui’s Restaurant is an absolute must try.

You can check menu/prices at

The joint is open Wednesday-Sunday 4pm-8pm (its got “early birds” up the wazoo).
January 1, 2007
***** Uncle Lui’s Restaurant
8318 West Oakland Park Boulevard
Sunrise, Florida 33351
(954) 749-1908

One of your 2007’s New Year’s Resolutions should be, to eat dinner at Uncle Lui’s Restaurant a HUNGARIAN RESTAURANT in Sunrise, Florida.

Uncle Lui’s is a my kind of a joint: 1. It is a hole in the wall, which has tables and booths covered with vinyl tablecloths. 2. It is owned and opererated by the Bodnar Family (father, mother, son and daughter) who I assume are of “Hungarian decent.” 3. The food is terrific.; 4. The portions are enormous; 5.The service is terrific. 6. The prices are ‘dirt-cheap.”

Uncle Lui’s is open Wednesday-Sunday for dinner. Just so you know, this is not an “undiscovered” joint, so be smart and make sure that you have a reservation, because if you don’t you “ain’t” getting in. From what I can figure, the Bodnars basically have three seatings, 5pm, 6:30pm and 8pm, but at times this “seating” thing doesn’t exactly run like clockwork (then again if I recall “my” history, it’s the Swiss that make the timepieces and not the Hungarians.)

Just a heads-up: You can order ala carte at Uncle Lui’s, but the way-to-go, is by ordering one of the 15 price-fixed dinners on the menu. These dinners are priced between $11-16 and include soup or salad, entree, one side dish, coffee and dessert. In addition, every meal comes with a complimentary appitezier of potato pancakes and “family style servings” of creamed spinach and red cabbage.

A recent dinner, allowed me to sample 4 entrees: roast duck, veal goulash, chicken paprikash and chicken francese. I am telling you, the food was terrific and the doggy-bags were loaded.

Try this joint.

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