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What to Eat in Budapest

Dining in Budapest is all about diversity. Have a traditional Hungarian dish for breakfast, American for lunch and authentic Italian for dinner. Experience upscale European fare at traveler favorites like Caviar & Bull and Arany Kaviar Restaurant. For cheaper but just as tasty eats, visitors recommend sitting for a meal at Italian-focused Comme Chez Soi or Greek-inspired Mazi. Fast casual options like Hoppacska and Bors GasztroBar also earn rave reviews from diners.

Two staples of the Hungarian dining experience are gulyá(or goulash, a paprika-flavored soup loaded with meat and potatoes) and paprikás csirke (chicken in a creamy paprika sauce). And you can't really go wrong with either. Street food is also popular here. You'll find items like lángos (a large piece of fried dough topped with sour cream and cheese), rántott sajt (fried cheese) and kürtoskalács (or chimney cake, a hollow bread often rolled in cinnamon, nuts or cocoa) sold at markets and food courts throughout the city. And wine lovers, rejoice: Hungary has a proud wine tradition dating centuries back. Try the Egri Bikavér (Bull's Blood) if you're looking for a full red.

Find the Best Restaurants in Budapest

  • #1
    Zincenco Kitchen
    #1 of 4,155 Places to Eat in Budapest
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 96 reviewsTripAdvisor (96)
    $$ | International, European, Hungarian, Central European
    Bihari Janos utca 20., Budapest 1055 Hungary
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  • #2
    Uncensored Restaurant
    #2 of 4,155 Places to Eat in Budapest
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 99 reviewsTripAdvisor (99)
    $$ | Mediterranean, European, Hungarian, International
    Erzsebet krt. 43-49 Through A Door In A Secret Wordrobe, Budapest 1073 Hungary
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  • #3
    Eat & Meet
    #3 of 4,155 Places to Eat in Budapest
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 576 reviewsTripAdvisor (576)
    $ - $$ | European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian
    Danubius U. 14, Budapest 1138 Hungary
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  • #4
    Rabbit Hole Bar & Cafe
    #4 of 4,155 Places to Eat in Budapest
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 102 reviewsTripAdvisor (102)
    $ | Bar, Pub
    Eotvos utca 17, Budapest 1062 Hungary
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  • #5
    Caviar&Bull Budapest
    #5 of 4,155 Places to Eat in Budapest
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1740 reviewsTripAdvisor (1740)
    $$ | Seafood, International, Mediterranean, Hungarian, Contemporary
    Erzsebet korut 43.-49. Corinthia Hotel Budapest, Budapest 1073 Hungary
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  • #6
    Cafe 57 Restaurant
    #6 of 4,155 Places to Eat in Budapest
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 261 reviewsTripAdvisor (261)
    $$ | Central European, International, Fusion, Healthy
    Pusztaszeri ut / street 57., Budapest 1025 Hungary
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  • #7
    Stand Restaurant
    #7 of 4,155 Places to Eat in Budapest
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 218 reviewsTripAdvisor (218)
    $$ | European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian
    Szekely Mihaly ucta 2., Budapest 1061 Hungary
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  • #8
    Comme Chez Soi
    #8 of 4,155 Places to Eat in Budapest
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 5590 reviewsTripAdvisor (5590)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Mediterranean, European, Hungarian
    Aranykez utca 2., Budapest 1052 Hungary
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  • #9
    Lucky 7 Burgers & More
    #9 of 4,155 Places to Eat in Budapest
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 4917 reviewsTripAdvisor (4917)
    $ - $$ | Fast Food, Street Food, American, Bar, Diner
    Piarista utca 1., Budapest 1052 Hungary
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  • #10
    KonyvBar & Restaurant
    #10 of 4,155 Places to Eat in Budapest
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2049 reviewsTripAdvisor (2049)
    $ - $$ | International, European, Central European, Hungarian
    Dob utca 45, Budapest 1074 Hungary
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  • #11
    Early Bird Coffee
    #11 of 4,155 Places to Eat in Budapest
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 186 reviewsTripAdvisor (186)
    $ - $$ | Cafe, European
    Nagy Diofa, Utca 9, Budapest 1072 Hungary
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  • #12
    Mazi
    #12 of 4,155 Places to Eat in Budapest
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 2218 reviewsTripAdvisor (2218)
    $ - $$ | Greek, Mediterranean, European
    Alkotmany utca 19., Budapest 1054 Hungary
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  • #13
    Franko Kitchen
    #13 of 4,155 Places to Eat in Budapest
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 83 reviewsTripAdvisor (83)
    $ - $$ | International, European, Hungarian, Central European
    Frankel Leo ucta 20 From the tram stop 'Margithid Budaihidfo' with tram number 4/6 is only one minute., Budapest 1027 Hungary
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  • #14
    Bors GasztroBar
    #14 of 4,155 Places to Eat in Budapest
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 3193 reviewsTripAdvisor (3193)
    $ | Fast Food, International, European, Street Food, Soups, Hungarian
    Kazinczy utca 10., Budapest 1075 Hungary
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  • #15
    Smokey Monkies BBQ
    #15 of 4,155 Places to Eat in Budapest
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 127 reviewsTripAdvisor (127)
    $ - $$ | American, Barbecue, Pub
    Szentendrei ut 95 PP Center területén, Budapest 1031 Hungary
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  • #16
    Meatology Budapest
    #16 of 4,155 Places to Eat in Budapest
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2453 reviewsTripAdvisor (2453)
    $ - $$ | Grill, Gastropub, Street Food
    Bajcsy-Zsilinszky utca 15/B, Budapest 1065 Hungary
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  • #17
    9BAR
    #17 of 4,155 Places to Eat in Budapest
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1258 reviewsTripAdvisor (1258)
    $ | Cafe, European
    Lazar utca 5., Budapest 1065 Hungary
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  • #18
    Jardin Cocktail Bar
    #18 of 4,155 Places to Eat in Budapest
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 258 reviewsTripAdvisor (258)
    $ - $$ |
    Dob Utca 16, Budapest 1072 Hungary
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  • #19
    Lisboa Pastry & Bakery
    #19 of 4,155 Places to Eat in Budapest
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 245 reviewsTripAdvisor (245)
    $ - $$ | French, European, Portuguese, Cafe
    Hollo utca 10, Budapest 1072 Hungary
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  • #20
    Input Kitchen & Bar
    #20 of 4,155 Places to Eat in Budapest
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 270 reviewsTripAdvisor (270)
    $ - $$ | European, Hungarian, Eastern European, Gastropub
    Raday utca 30., Budapest 1092 Hungary
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