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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 3,707 Places to Eat in Budapest
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 122 reviewsTripadvisor (122)
    $$ | International, European, Hungarian, Central European
    Bihari Janos utca 20., Budapest 1055 Hungary
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  • #2
    Caviar&Bull Budapest
    #2 of 3,707 Places to Eat in Budapest
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1866 reviewsTripadvisor (1866)
    $$ | Seafood, International, Mediterranean, Contemporary
    Erzsebet korut 43-49. Corinthia Hotel Budapest, Budapest 1073 Hungary
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  • #3
    Uncensored Restaurant
    #3 of 3,707 Places to Eat in Budapest
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 144 reviewsTripadvisor (144)
    $$ | Mediterranean, European, Hungarian, International
    Erzsebet krt. 43-49 Through A Door In A Secret Wordrobe, Budapest 1073 Hungary
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  • #4
    Easy Wine Budapest
    #4 of 3,707 Places to Eat in Budapest
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 107 reviewsTripadvisor (107)
    $ - $$ | International, European, Hungarian, Wine Bar, Central European
    Hold u. 23. Batthyány-örökmécses, Budapest 1054 Hungary
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  • #5
    Rabbit Hole Bar & Cafe
    #5 of 3,707 Places to Eat in Budapest
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 122 reviewsTripadvisor (122)
    $ | Bar, Pub
    Eotvos utca 17, Budapest 1062 Hungary
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  • #6
    Input Kitchen & Bar
    #6 of 3,707 Places to Eat in Budapest
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 464 reviewsTripadvisor (464)
    $ - $$ | European, Hungarian, Eastern European, Gastropub
    Raday utca 30., Budapest 1092 Hungary
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  • #7
    Comme Chez Soi
    #7 of 3,707 Places to Eat in Budapest
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 5723 reviewsTripadvisor (5723)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Mediterranean, European, Central European, Hungarian, Neapolitan, Campania, Southern-Italian
    Aranykez utca 2., Budapest 1052 Hungary
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  • #8
    La Nube
    #8 of 3,707 Places to Eat in Budapest
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 281 reviewsTripadvisor (281)
    $ - $$ | Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Seafood, Wine Bar
    Bartok Bela ut 41 Entrance by Menesi ut., Budapest 1114 Hungary
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  • #9
    Byblos - Fine Lebanese and Levantine Cuisine
    #9 of 3,707 Places to Eat in Budapest
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 532 reviewsTripadvisor (532)
    $ - $$ | Lebanese, Healthy, Middle Eastern, Arabic
    Semmelweis utca 1-3., Budapest 1052 Hungary
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  • #10
    Lucky 7 Burgers
    #10 of 3,707 Places to Eat in Budapest
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 5168 reviewsTripadvisor (5168)
    $ - $$ | Fast Food, Street Food, American, Bar, Diner
    Piarista utca 1., Budapest 1052 Hungary
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  • #11
    Eat & Meet
    #11 of 3,707 Places to Eat in Budapest
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 580 reviewsTripadvisor (580)
    $ - $$ | European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian
    Danubius U. 14, Budapest 1138 Hungary
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  • #12
    Early Bird Coffee
    #12 of 3,707 Places to Eat in Budapest
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 222 reviewsTripadvisor (222)
    $ - $$ | Cafe, European
    Nagy Diofa, Utca 9, Budapest 1072 Hungary
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  • #13
    Franko Kitchen
    #13 of 3,707 Places to Eat in Budapest
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 102 reviewsTripadvisor (102)
    $ - $$ | 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
    Mazi
    #14 of 3,707 Places to Eat in Budapest
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 2334 reviewsTripadvisor (2334)
    $ - $$ | Greek, Mediterranean, European, Healthy
    Alkotmany utca 19., Budapest 1054 Hungary
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  • #15
    Hoppa Bistro
    #15 of 3,707 Places to Eat in Budapest
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 214 reviewsTripadvisor (214)
    $ - $$ | French, European, Hungarian, Eastern European, Central European
    Andrassy ut 34, Budapest 1061 Hungary
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  • #16
    KonyvBar & Restaurant
    #16 of 3,707 Places to Eat in Budapest
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2085 reviewsTripadvisor (2085)
    $ - $$ | International, European, Central European, Hungarian
    Dob utca 45, Budapest 1074 Hungary
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  • #17
    Retek Bistro
    #17 of 3,707 Places to Eat in Budapest
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 874 reviewsTripadvisor (874)
    $ - $$ | Hungarian
    Merleg utca 10., Budapest 1051 Hungary
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  • #18
    Bors GasztroBar
    #18 of 3,707 Places to Eat in Budapest
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 3228 reviewsTripadvisor (3228)
    $ | Fast Food, International, European, Street Food, Soups, Hungarian
    Kazinczy utca 10., Budapest 1075 Hungary
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  • #19
    Meatology Budapest
    #19 of 3,707 Places to Eat in Budapest
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2614 reviewsTripadvisor (2614)
    $ - $$ | Barbecue, Grill, Gastropub, Street Food
    Bajcsy-Zsilinszky utca 15/B, Budapest 1065 Hungary
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  • #20
    Jardin Cocktail Bar
    #20 of 3,707 Places to Eat in Budapest
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 312 reviewsTripadvisor (312)
    $ - $$ | Bar
    Dob Utca 16, Budapest 1072 Hungary
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