Restaurants in Budapest

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Restaurants in Budapest are known to celebrate diversity by serving cuisines from around the world.

The food here is delicious, whether it is from a Michelin-star restaurant or the famous ruin bars.

Eating in the Hungarian capital is an experience in itself. 

So, to help you get the best out of Budapest, here’s a list of the top restaurants in the city. 

Mazel Tov Budapest

Mazel Tov Budapest
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If you are looking for a ruin bar concept with a bit of sophistication, Mazel Tov is the place for you.

With its middle eastern infrastructure that includes weathered furnishing, the restaurant has some upscale interiors.

The service in this popular restaurant is quick.

The Israeli and Mediterranean dishes are delicious and worth a try.

Bookings are a must as the place gets crowded during active hours.

DOBRUMBA

DOBRUMBA
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Dobrumba is a blend of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine if you want something different from a traditional Hungarian restaurant.

It is especially enjoyable in summer, with big windows letting in some cool winds that make the experience even more desirable. 

The restaurant’s diverse menu includes Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Moroccan, Israeli, Lebanese, Georgian, Armenian and Turkish dishes.

Menza Restaurant

Menza Restaurant
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This is undoubtedly one of the best Hungarian restaurants in Budapest.

You can find it at Liszt Ferenc Square. 

The thing that makes it more popular among the locals is its attractive interior and fantastic food.

Menza’s menu brings out some unique traditional Hungarian cuisines while maintaining flavors.

Kiosk

Kiosk
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Kiosk is undoubtedly one of the best Budapest restaurants with an excellent view.

You can experience the majestic views of the River Danube alongside the Elisabeth Bridge directly from its outdoor patio.

Apart from its impressive backdrop, another notable factor is the interior which sets your mood right as you enter the restaurant.

The Kiosk also offers a diverse menu that includes items from salads to burgers, from classic steaks to traditional Hungarian cuisines, all in one place.

Costes restaurant

Costes restaurant
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Costes is a stylish avenue for foodies worldwide.

It offers a seasonal changing menu and a unique experience to the customers.

The menu mixes Hungarian classics with some Portuguese touches.

What makes it more exciting is how they take your order by offering a deck of cards.

Customers select from 4,5,6,7 of the available meals or play joker and let the chef surprise them with their meal.

101 Bistro Budapest

101 Bistro Budapest
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Set on the Buda side, 101 Bistro is one of the popular additions to Budapest’s growing Asian restaurants.

101 Bistro gives you all the Japanese feels with its ear-catching country music and small tables with stools. 

The wooden interiors provide a distinct and crossover between fine dining and fast-casual restaurants. 

Its menu mainly focuses on Taiwanese cuisines while also offering several vegan options.

Spíler Bistro

Spíler Bistro
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Right inside the busy Gozsdu Courtyard, Spíler is another one of the popular eateries inside the Jewish quarters.

The interiors here are to die for, as its dining rooms are highly instagrammable.

The menu is a nice blend of Hungarian classics with some international foods that give a variety like no other restaurant in Budapest.

It is one of the favorite restaurants, bars and nightclubs at the center of Budapest.

From its exciting collection of Hungarian craft beers, wines and a resident DJ that keeps the music at full blast, making the weekends lively.

Gettó Gulyás

Gettó Gulyás
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It is a cozy restaurant inside Budapest’s old Jewish quarter and is famous for different types of stews, letchos and other delectable country dishes.

The restaurant offers a short menu focusing on authentic Magyar cuisine with staples like goulash and various seasonal vegetable stews known as főzelék.

It gets its name from the Jewish Ghetto, which refers to the darkest time in Budapest and what the people had to endure during World War II

Bistro Déryné

Bistro Déryné
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Featuring a  Balthazar-like interior, Bistro Déryné is a local favorite and has remained the same for years.

The locals and even the tourists swear by the interiors, ambiance and food of this place. 

It offers french vibes with a classy touch of Hungarian dishes that furnish the menu.

This restaurant is one of the places many people visit and remember to add to their to-do lists when in Budapest.

Hilda

Hilda
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Hilda is a fancy downtown and one of the top restaurants in Budapest, with an eye-catching interior that automatically attracts customers.

The menu is no less as it contains classic lip-smacking Hungarian dishes with a chef’s twist.

Another best feature is that most of its products arrive from local producers.

In contrast, the entrance includes a limestone tiger that has been guarding the place since the 1940s.

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