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“The fish served were fine but all else were mediocre.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Okuyama No Sushi

Okuyama No Sushi
Kolosy ter 5-6, Kolosy Uzlethaz, Basement, Budapest 1036, Hungary
(+361)250 8256
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Ranked #639 of 1,784 Restaurants in Budapest
Price range: $15 - $23
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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“The fish served were fine but all else were mediocre.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

Because this is Budapest and being so far away from the sea and not a very large sushi eating culture, I give an AVERAGE rating. Had this restaurant been in California and served the same food, then it would be rated a POOR.

The location, not so easy to find, in the basement of a strip mall. Nevertheless, the seating area was clean and spacious. The restaurant has been open for 13 years so many are regulars.

The service was very very good. The one waitress serving for the night was very kind and helpful and attentive to our needs. What was a bit uncomfortable was one of the regular patrons helping her out serving the food as the other waitress was on vacation. Maybe it is just me, but I didn't like it so much.

The Food. As said, being in Budapest, the total volume of sushi served is limited and being so far from the sea, the availability and variety of fresh seafood is very limited. Nevertheless, of the fried fish dishes and sushi served, they were fresh.

The disappointing bit was the rice, lack of taste, neither sour nor sweet, too large in portion compared to the fish and too wet and heavy.

The total variety offered on the menu was very limited a few appetizers, a few fried fish dishes and sushi. In the end, it was easier for us just to tell the waitress to tell the chef to make something for us.... Unless of course if you were Japanese, then you can negotiate with the owner/cook and get something off menu.

There was one type of sake, which tasted fine and of course, Kirin & Asahi beer.

Bring cash, no credit cards accepted, not cheap.

Would we go back? Probably first to Sushi Sei across the street.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Hungarian first
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English first
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Best sushi in Hungary”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2012

11 of us of 8 nationalities had lunch there today. We easily found the place in the basement and found the simple Japanese decor adequate. We got good, friendly, efficient service from the 1 waitress, and we all agreed that it was the best sushi in Hungary, all freshly made. A favorite was #40.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Most authentic suchi place in Hungary”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2011

This place (you like it or not) exactly looks like a typical izakaya in Japan. Yes, it is not fancy, it is in the basement (just like in Japan), but who cares if you get the best sashimi on Earth and nicest service ever: close to haven.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cologne, Germany
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“nah... food itself was good, everything else...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2011

first of all, this is not very easy to find for us, but eventually we arrived...

first, the NEGATIVE points:
- so, the restaurant itself doesn't look very clean and as some other people said it's placed in a basement...
- the menu is not very elaborate and the pictures are already yellowed.
- the prices are NOT that low!

the POSITIVE points:
- the food itself was totaly fine.
- the waitresses were really nice!

so, it depends on what you are looking for, but in my opinion it was just average.

  • Visited June 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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budapest
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Abysmal”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2011

Upon reviews we have decided to try this restaurant out. What a disappointment! It is situated in a cellar! Dirty dingy ! Imagine 'photos' on the wall are from 2008's (or earlier) calendars (with the calendar part still on it) not framed and fixed to the wall with brown packaging tape! the toilet is right next to the tables - no door - division made by curtains ! don't serve other drinks than tea! the whole place is very small with kids running around everyones tables-now the food part : I highly doubted even the origin of the 'sushi rice' - just normal overboiled cr...p. Very low quality food. After ordering a 'plate' of different fish nigiri it came out with a few nigiri and maki sushi (rice with avocado) upon questioning they just shrugged the shoulder and said that they ran out of the rest! yet still charged the full price - BEWARE - you definetely cannot turn up with some business quests there!

  • Visited May 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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