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The very first seafood bistro in Budapest. Fresh seafood straight from the harbours. Fishes, crabs, shrimps, and seashells. Pick any of them, grab a glass of wine, enjoy the unique atmosphere and your delicious meal. Take it easy and don't worry about the fish-knife!
PRICE RANGE
$25 - $100
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Seafood, Mediterranean, Healthy, International
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had a business dinner here with a colleague as he preferred real seafood. Well, what can I say, you go up to the counter and chose what you wish, then sit down and wait for the waiter to serve it for you once it is...ready. It was tasty, but as it turned out at the end, incredibly expensive!!! We had 6 prawns and 2 octopus legs for share as starter and 1-1 different type of fish for main course accompanied with a few bottled beers (no draft here). For all this, we’ve paid 73k HUF and I had to have a snack when I arrived home 🤣🤣🤣 I’ve been to at least 60-70 different restaurants in Budapest for business or private occasions and by far this was the most expensive meal ever here and didn’t even get full. It a total rip off, so I would go on a second thought.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Kristof C, Marketing at Bigfish Seafood Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Roland, Thank you for your feedback. Our prices are indeed abouve the average, but so is the price of the materials we are working with. The prices are always displayed transparently and obviously to our customers and we measure the weight right in front...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great quality fish, good wine, nice staff. Definetly when you'll get tired of local food or steak/burgers, this is your perfect choice.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Kristof C, Marketing at Bigfish Seafood Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Luca, Thank you for the great rating and the kind words. Our goal is always to provide the highest quality service and food to our customers and when we receive reviews such as yours do we know, that we are doing our job well....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere is really good the staff very friendly, the food is average and overpriced , I ordered spaghetti vongole it was testy but unfortunately arrived cold at the table.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed October 7, 2021

I cannot count how many times I've been there in the past 3 years, but today was a huge disappointment. I don't know if they changed the entire crew or just the waiters, but nothing met the standards that we used to get today. no-one...noticed our little girl, we needed to ask for the colouring pencils for her (she was the one who asked if they stopped doing it because she did get any...) no-one refilled our wine, the forgot to bring things that we asked for and I was holding my empty plate in the end (out of curiosity) for almost 5 minutes when my husband asked a waiter to clean our table.... And to be honest the food quality was not match the high standards that it used to be... last time we had dinner in Bigfish Lánchíd, probably better to stick to that restaurant.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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papp_peter, Owner at Bigfish Seafood Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2021

Dear OrsyT, We're very sorry to hear about your bad experience. Can you please tell us when this incident happened? We always take claims like yours seriously and work hard on it, so these things might not happen again. Please get in contact with us...More

Reviewed October 5, 2021 via mobile

Disappointing and overpriced experience. Paid 50€ per person for poorly cooked and definitely not fresh seafood. Just look at the parrot fish and seabass eyes… must have been there for days. Would have been sort of ok for 30€ but at over 50€ per person...(with only 1 glass of wine) we expected a different quality. Risotto was full and tasted mostly of cream. Rice was undercooked. Frying was poorly made. Grilled seafood all tasted the same as it was all cooked on the same grill. Enough said, a friend of mine stomach was not happy with it. Cool concept, bad execution. Would not recommend.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Kristof C, Marketing at Bigfish Seafood Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2021

Dear marcorich21, We're very sorry to hear about your bad experience. Can you please tell us when this incident occured, so we can investigate if the fish was indeed not fresh? We always take claims like yours seriously and work hard on it, so these...More

Reviewed October 3, 2021 via mobile

Excellent seafood plus side dish plus wine! Love the style to choose fresh (raw) seafood for your meal. Really well made, properly cooked! Expensive? Pay for what you've chosen - no less & no more! Want to get excellent fresh scaloops as bargain? This is...not the place! You'll get 100% what you want... for adequate price.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Kristof C, Marketing at Bigfish Seafood Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2021

Dear martildu, Thank you for the excellent review and summary of your experience. Only when we receive feedback like yours do we see that we have done our job well. We hope to see you soon! All the best, the Bigfish Andrassy team

Reviewed September 20, 2021

Expect a lot and was disappointed. Interesting concept of pricing the food by the raw weight, this yields very high and unjustified priced for a "standard" mealMore

Date of visit: September 2021
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Kristof C, Marketing at Bigfish Seafood Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded September 22, 2021

Dear Simon! We're very sorry to hear that you had a bad experience at our restaurant. Please sahre with us in detail what was it that you were disappointed with. As for the complaint about the prices, the definition of a "standard" meal can be...More

Reviewed September 8, 2021 via mobile

Great food ! Nice atmosphere ! Great location ! Amazing Service ! The seafood soup was wonderful ! The fish with the calms chowder was tasty (unfortunately it wasn’t mentioned in the menu that it contains pork). Fair price 32,000 Ft. for 3 people including...beers. Don’t miss this restaurant, tell them that Shai recommended it ❤️More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Kristof C, Marketing at Bigfish Seafood Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2021

Dear Shai, Thank you for your kind words, review and recommendation! It's always heartwarming to see a customer leave happy and full of positive experiences from our establishment. Please visit us again soon! All the best, the Bigfish Andrassy team

Reviewed September 3, 2021 via mobile

What a pity.. on landing in Budapest this was my first destination.. the service was excellent, as it is each time I visit. The staff pleasant, attentive and friendly and the location and ambiance perfect. I ordered six oysters as I normally do and wash...it down with a couple of glasses of a nice chilled white. Unfortunately, and now recalling the slightly tangy taste on one of the molluscs, I finished what was a very fine dish.. Thank you.. 5 days later out of a 7 day holiday I'm still in my hotel room almost uncontrollably ill. What a real shame as I enjoyed it so much but I could not risk a return.. Eat something cooked and it would get a full row of stars each timeMore

Date of visit: September 2021
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Kristof C, Marketing at Bigfish Seafood Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2021

Dear Simon, we're very sorry to hear your bad experience. Please help us in our investigation and tell us when you were in our establishment. We will definetly look into the matter, and work out a way to compensate you. All the best, the Bigfish...More

Reviewed July 29, 2021 via mobile

food quality was ok, but the price was a bit expensive. we were there at 3pm on a hot day but there was no AC, instead they just kept the doors open. i don’t know whether it was because of Covid or no. but the...thing i disappoint so much about the restaurant that made me don’t want to come back was the attitude of the waiter. there was a big menu on the wall , but i was having an earache from an earlier swimming session, and i could not see the menu clearly from my table, so i sat there and asked a waiter if i could have a menu book. he replied “if we had one, we would have given it to you”.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Kristof C, Marketing at Bigfish Seafood Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2021

We're sorry to hear about your bad experience. We will look into the matter. As we are in part a walk-in restaurant, all orders are taken at the counter, but the prepared food is delivered to the table you are seated at.

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Patricia W
July 5, 2018|
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Response from troopytroopy | Reviewed this property |
Ofcourse no
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adrienn m
February 26, 2018|
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Response from MineD733 | Reviewed this property |
They sell it per 100 gr, they weigh the fish or fish fillet you choose at the counter before cooking, you pay accordingly..A middle size portion would cost 13-17 € . The side dish costs are around 3-6 €.
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Response from Fekete A | Property representative |
Sure you can! Just ask the cashiers for an option, like a nice home made pasta with tomatoe souce, or a daily risotto.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bigfish Seafood Bistro

Yes, Bigfish Seafood Bistro offers takeout services.

Bigfish Seafood Bistro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4