The Bigfish Seafood Bistro

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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Welcome in the very first seafood bistro of Budapest!

The bigfish seafood bistro® is the first fresh seafood venue in Budapest, and not only the exciting variety of the fresh seafood dishes makes it unique, but the fascinating atmosphere which is built from the elements of the bustle of a fishmarket, the haste of a downtown, the neat beauty of the world heritage neighborhood and the chilling vibes of an urban, friendly and casual restaurant.

Take the 3 steps to get your fresh, healthy seafood meal!

1. Choose the fish, crabs or mussels you want to have for dinner at the cashier, who will measure it and forward it to the chef right when you order.

2. After paying the bill we give you a number and it is the time to choose a nice table anywhere.

3. Our staff will serve you both your drinks and meals wherever you sit as soon as it is ready.
What 60 People Are Saying
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BM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With a warning that it is way too expensive. I understand that it is hungary but it costs simply too much. Otherwise the food was excellent

M
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, the best we ate at Budapest! Great service, fresh fishes, good location.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, service, ambiance bit overpriced but worth it. Fantastic choice of seafood in center Budapest. All is paired with good selection of Hungarian wines well served. Hungarian cuisine is not using sea fish could be an option to prepare one. I recommend it for any seafood lover. A.

S
Manchester
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

New Year’s Day, menu is a bit confusing for your first time. Need to be carful how you order...our bill was much more than expected.

KC
Nashville
14 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family loved the Bigfish Seafood Bistro. We made reservation since it was the Christmas holiday and were seated immediately. The setup is the opportunity to choose your seafood from the case as you place your order. The scallops were amazing and our Caesar salad was one of the best ever tasted. All our dishes were prepared as ordered and we loved everything we tried. Would definitely recommend and visit again the next time we are in Budapest.

OT
Czech Republic
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Très bonne table poissons très frais choix sur l’étale.

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ED
Hungary
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Accueil et service très aimable et agréable.. Produits de très bonnes qualité et grande fraîcheur.. Des prix relativement élevés mais qui sont logiques compte tenu de l'offre et de la qualité des produits.. Je recommande

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l
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful fish bistro. Loved that we could choose exactly which pieces of fish we wanted from the counter. We even went up a second time for more! Sides were also delicious and we would highly recommend the fries! Friendly service and helpful at explaining how it worked. Would definitely recommend!

AT
Hungary
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so fine, the best seafood place in Budapest!

VK
Hungary
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience5

Interesting place. Fresh fish. Tasty and very expensive!! Not for every wallet.

OT
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed this place. The food was fresh and prepared well. I ordered half grilled lobster, 3 shrimp, 1 scallop, side Caesar salad, and fries. It was just right for me! The wine was very well priced! I love how i can pick the amount of food i want!

OT
Black Forest
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

nice restaurant and good staffs

MH
Hungary
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Read both good and bad reviews of this place and decided to try. Yes it’s certainly cheaper than other seafood restaurants, and the concept is great. The food however is average. I want to a cheap Italian for lunch the day after and the seafood was 100x better. Disappointing overall and would not recommend, there are so many other great restaurants to try in the area

BD
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fresh seafood prepared while watching... Very good service. Prices little high.

OT
Hungary
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing fresh fish, all you could ever want if you are seafood lovers like us

B
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Great place, but quite a bit overpriced for a semi-self service place.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Welcome was great, food was delicious and the service was brilliant!

AR
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited the Bigfish while in Budapest for a few days. Enjoyed the food and atmosphere so much we returned on another night. Very tasty well presented food. Indonesian curry was particularly good

AB
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best meal of our stay in Budapest. being able to choose your fish and knew it was freshly and skilfully cooked was great. Can't recommend this restaurant highly enough.

b
Hungary
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality food, nice service, helpful ladies at the ordering desk. Prices are pretty high but we think it was worth it.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had a delightful dinner. The fish, which we selected ourselves, was perfectly cooked, appetizers were delicious and the service was spot on. We did a little online research beforehand so we generally knew what to order. Menu is up on the wall behind the counter so it helped to know what to expect. Definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for excellent seafood.

JE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Fatty way of cooking fresh fish and seafood they use amounts of butter... service is not kind. Dirty place in general, table, chairs and even the napkin to dry the bottle of wine was so dirty... disgusting!

LM
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant!!!!
Good fish, good mussels!
The next time i go in Buda is sure that i come here

NH
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I must admit, I was a bit dubious about visiting a seafood restaurant in a landlocked country with regards to the freshness and quality of the produce but was very pleasantly surprised! We had the oysters and grilled king prawns, langoustine and squid all of which were cooked to perfection and absolutely delicious! The wine was also lovely. I would definitely recommend to any seafood lover.

OT
Hungary
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Bon produit mais manque de clarté sur le concept , pour ce prix là on n’attend un service meilleur

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K
London
5 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely environment, good food, oysters were to fresh and tasty! Staff are very friendly and helpful. Would recommend.

CV
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Zeer leuk concept. Kies je eigen vis die zeer vers is en de grote kan je zelf bepalen

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RF
Hungary
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Tourist trap. From the beginning lazy, arrogant service. Lobster, mussels was ok, nothing special, but ok. As in every tourist trap, they charging 12% service for nothing. If they can’t provide normal service, they should not charge it.

SB
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife is a fish lover and this could be the best place that we have ever had dinner at for fresh fish and seafood. You pick what you want and then they cook it and serve it to you, the food is unbelievably great. My wife had halibut and I had king prawns and I have never had anything better anywhere we have traveled. If you love fresh fish then this is the place for you in Budapest. I wish they had a location in Toronto.

PV
Hungary
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Good Good, bur the menu was hard to umderstand, gets stressfull when you have to order at the cassa.

DC
Hungary
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good experiance. Always good to try something new. Just a little bit pricey.

ZR
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Its really expensive, and for me a little strange, that i have to go the desk and order and not the waitress take my order at my table. Other than that a really nice place with great food!

NK
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! We planned our journey and chose this restaurant when we was at home in another country. Meals are great, I especially recommend risotto with seafood. Waiters are fast (in Budapest sometimes it’s a problem — to wait for the waiter’s attention:) ). Light music, cool atmosphere. Recommend your restaurant to all my friends!

b
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The only issue was the FROZEN shrimp, not as advertised "FRESH"

BS
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Excellent fresh grilled fish
sorry we missed the cold starters
read the entire menu on the wall before you order
great value
don't miss the gelato next door

P
Hungary
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Taste is GREAT, the ingredients are fresh and the waiters / cashier are nice. The only problem is that you need to go to the cashier to place an order... then the waiters bring you the food to your table. I do not really understand why ... especially given the fact that this is a quite expensive restaurant. This was the only strange thing... otherwise this is a great place to eat, meet etc.

AC
Bristol
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab as always, beautiful fresh fish in a cosy atmosphere.

ZL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!
We love it very much
Best seafood in Budapest

AZ
Hungary
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exellent products, very fresh and tasty ,highly recomended. The price is expencive but you get the value.

JB
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great fish and seafood together with excellent service make it all a wonderful place! Highly recommendable!