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Budapest restaurants

With one of the most dynamic dining scenes in all of Central and Eastern Europe, Budapest has long since shaken off its reputation for paprika, goulash, and roast goose. Of course you can get that too—Hungarian fare is tasty, and filling—but it would be a shame to overlook the creative culinary fusions currently taking place, including sushi-style foie gras, and beef tartare wrapped in crispy noodles with yogurt-wasabi dressing, whipped up by a new generation of globe-hopping restaurateurs. Wines, especially dessert varieties, can compete with the world's best, and overall quality has been greatly improved by the investments of major Spanish and French concerns in regions such as Tokaj, Lake Balaton, and Eger.

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Onyx, Budapest

Onyx, on Pest's pulsing Vörösmarty Square, is one of the rare Michelin-starred restaurants in all of post-Communist eastern Europe and also one of the...more

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Momotaro Ramen, Budapest

Momotaro Ramen, an informal noodle bar located in Pest, not far from Szabadság tér, wouldn't be out of place in Hong Kong or Shanghai. Dishes are...more

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Menza, Budapest

Menza is partly a gag, taking its name and decor from the Communist-era cafeterias that once dotted the city. But it also serves excellent simple cooking at...more

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Kádár, Budapest

Only open for lunch, this mom-and-pop shop is run by a Marlon Brando look-alike whose recommendations are not to be taken lightly—not so much because...more

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Gundel, Budapest

Maybe you're embarrassed to obey your swanky hotel's concierge and heed the advice of every guidebook ever written, but in the case of Gundel: Get over it. Just...more

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Culinaris Bistro, Budapest

Trendy Budapesters and fabulous expats spend hours—and whole paychecks—at the city's three über-cool Culinaris food shops, luxury delis filled...more

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Costes, Budapest

Lined with an array of trendy bars, Pest's Ráday utca is a destination for upscale pub crawls. But when it comes to upscale dining, nothing on the strip,...more

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Café Kör, Budapest

Kör is one of the perennial best in town, thanks to chef Ádám Répás, who uses seasonal ingredients and bases his menus on...more

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Café Central, Budapest

Originally opened in 1887, Café Central quickly became the center of the city's intellectual life, spawning important periodicals and literary movements,...more

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Buena Vista Café, Budapest

A mover and shaker in the Liszt Ferenc tér scene, this three-level place, with a huge terrace of canvas chairs in summer, has a fabulous Danish...more

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