The Bigfish Seafood Bistro

4.8
83 Reviews
$31 to $50
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 83 people are saying
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Barthagy
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, thanks for everything.

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AndreaM
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is very good, also the service. I recommend it to everyone, who loves seafood.

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ZsuzsannaM
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent fresh seafood, nice staff, perfect dinner 🙂

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DorottyaR
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Great for experimenting with fish and seafood.

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Lucas
Hungary
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice paella. It's a bit overpriced, but on the other hand, there are only several places in Budapest where you have the chance to eat fresh seafood.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is just a fantastic fish restaurant

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Kornel
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very delicious food, kind entertainment, the pricing is high for Hungarians unfortunately.

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ReginaCs
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kedves, gyors kiszolgalas. Igazi tengerparti izek. Aki szereti a halas eteleket, muszaj kiprobalnia!

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GabriellaR
Hungary
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place and good service. Can really recommend it!

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vivioren
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Budapest is not by the sea but this place still offers good seafood. Was super happy with my octopus carpaccio and oysters.

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DanielK
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good solid selection of fresh seafood.recommended to others

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GergelyO
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Pricey, but good! Window tables are great to watch city buzz.

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Timea
Hungary
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb, fresh food, fast and helpful service. Best seafood in town!

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AlbertoB
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you love seafood, you should definitely try The Bigfish!
Kind and nice service, and a quiet place for all occasions :)

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Petra
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place , great food .

Little pricy but u get what u pay for :)

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SzapiTomi
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place to enjoy a wonderful seafood. Wide range of fishes

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Susie
Hungary
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hungary has no sea, so seafood is pretty expensive.
Selection and the quality is fine.

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Consiglieri74
Hungary
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Fresh and perfectly made seafood, nice and quick service. If anybody want a really good seafood, this place is absolutely recommended

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BalazsB
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely fish restaurant we intend to return to. As we did before.

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Biga
Hungary
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Egy régi tengeri vacsora emlékére nosztalgiáztunk a lányommal. Kiszolgálás, étel minősége kiváló. A pultból ettünk két személyre, minden nagyon finom volt, különösen a polipkar. Gyerekekre is figyelnek. Bár az étlapos fogások láttán be lehet lőni az árakat, a halpultból való választáskor nehéz megsaccolni a számlát, mert súlyra vannak megadva az árak. Ami végül eléggé meglepetésként ért, nekem sok volt, így sajnos nem leszünk rendszeres vendégek.
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We wanted to feel nostaligia towards an old mediterranean sea lunch with my daughter. The service and food quality are outstanding. We picked from the seafood bar, not from card, everything was fine especially the octopus. They take aware to kids as well, familiy friendly place. Though you can see the prices reading the menu card, its hard to calculate the final price for bar as they are given for weight. Finally it was a surprise, it was very high, so unfortunately we cant visit this restaurant frequently.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you love seafood, you won’t be disappointed, an amazing find in Budapest! We made 2 trips here in a city with so many options.

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sztmarton
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a really awesome experience. Really appreciate all the effort of the staffs and the flexibility of letting us finish a really good conversation although the place was closed. 5 star place, highly recommended

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BrigittaM
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
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

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Mt2020
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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ZsuzsannaT
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place, polite staff, amazing food. I will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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Steaklover
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.

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vipKarenC
Nashville
15 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Czech Republic
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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

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ElodieD
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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ljay16
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!

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AdriT
Hungary
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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VitalyK
Hungary
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
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!

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OpenTable Diner
Black Forest
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

nice restaurant and good staffs

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MeganH
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

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BernardD
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
Hungary
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Balint
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

FAQs

The Bigfish Seafood Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (06 1) 269 0693.

The Bigfish Seafood Bistro is rated 4.8 stars by 83 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.