Coming to Hungary does not mean that you can only eat Hungarian food. There are a couple of restaurants in Budapest focusing on foreign cuisines, like Chinese, Italian or Japanese. If you are interested in the sushi scene in Budapest, then check out these suggestions by Funzine.
Here: Budapest, Erzsébet tér 7-8, 1051
Hours: all days: 12:00 – 23:45
Nobu might sound familiar, as recently, the American president, Donald Trump was banned from all restaurants belonging to this franchise created by chef Nobu Matsuhisa and actor Robert De Niro. The first Central European restaurant belonging to this chain was set up in Kempinski Hotel Corvinus. This restaurant is a very experimental one, serving fusions between the Japanese, the Peruvian and the Hungarian cuisine. Have we piqued your curiosity? If so, then try the goose liver páté with salmon or the traditional Nobu dishes. It is worth popping by around lunchtime for the ‘business lunch’ menu, which serves miso soup, the chef’s daily sushi recommendation and ice-cream.
Here: Budapest, Váci u. 34, 1052
Hours: Sun-Wed: 12:00 – 23:00, Thu-Sat: 12:00 – 0:00
Funzine argues that the Buddha-Bar restaurant is known worldwide thanks to its Asian fusion kitchen, special cocktails and live music. This place is perfect for you if you want to take your palates on an adventure: on the menu, you will find an endless and unique variation of sushi, like the Caribbean style roll with tiger prawn, mango and strawberries.
Here: Budapest, Bécsi út 58, 1036
Hours: Sun-Thu: 12:00 – 22:00, Fri-Sat: 12:00 – 23:00
Are you looking for a truly authentic Japanese culinary experience? Head to Óbuda, to Sushi Sei, where chef Seiichi Kusumoto will make sure that you will leave satisfied again and again. This restaurant is particularly special owing to its elegant interior décor and the bold combination between the traditional tastes and innovative preparation methods. Just try the maki, nigiri and sashimi for yourself, you will not be let down, rest assured.
Here: Budapest, Széchenyi István tér 7-8, 1051
Hours: all days: 12:00 – 0:00
If you are exploring Budapest and happen to be around Gresham Palace, you can head to TOKIO to fill your belly. The moment you step in, you will feel like you have left the Art Nouveau Budapest behind, and have arrived in a vibrant Japanese metropolis. The terrace looks on the Saint Stephen Basilica, so dining here is like dining on the edge of two different eras and worlds. You will find traditional sushi on the menu, along with the TOKIO signature rolls and sashimi creations. Tired of sushi? Then try the main dishes and soups prepared from duck and beef.
Here: Budapest, 1, Corvin promenade, 1082
Hours: Mon-Fri: 10:58 – 20:02
As we have previously written, Sushiroll is the perfect choice if you are looking for delicious and also healthy food that is quickly made. At this place, which is situated in Corvin Broadwalk (Corvin Sétány), your food will be prepared in one minute. You can choose from soups, nigiri, maki plates and salads. Additionally, it is guaranteed that the food is fresh and high-quality. Furthermore, there are also vegetarian meals. Therefore, whoever comes to this restaurant, will never leave with an empty stomach.
Here: Budapest, Oktogon 3, 1067
Hours: all days: 11:00 – 0:00
Planet Sushi is yet another stylish and tastefully elegant restaurant where the traditional Asian cuisine is paired up with experimental and new sushi combinations. Try the loin sushi maki or pasta in June, or the slightly spicy gyuniku udon, which is udon pasta prepared with sweet garlic, loin, fried vegetables and pak choi salad.
Here: Budapest, Csatárka utca 54, 1025
Hours: all days: 12:00 – 23:00
Fuji is one of the top 50 restaurants in Budapest, situated on the romantic Rózsadomb. Their Japanese chef is there to make sure that you will be served only the most authentic and the best Asian meals. As with the most Asian restaurants that we have so far mentioned, Fuji offers traditional dishes and new, special courses, among them sushi sashimi packs with tuna, salmon, shiitake mushroom, cucumber and avocado.
Ennmann Japanese Restaurant
Here: Budapest, Bem rkp. 20, 1011
Hours: all days: 12:00 – 22:00
Last but not least, the Ennmann Japanese Restaurant. This particular restaurant is easily one of the best Asian places in Budapest, with over a decade’s worth of experience. It is not only the cosy vibe that the décor and the staff radiate with, but also the authentic and delicious flavours you get to try there that makes Ennmann one of the bests. On top of the almost endless sushi variety offered by the restaurant, you can enjoy a view of the Danube and the Parliament while chewing your way through sushi-heaven.
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