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Terezvaros
0.5 miles from St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika)
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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, International, Grill
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, Street Parking, Family style, Non-smoking restaurants, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Outstanding seafood and service. We enjoyed the mussels and tuna apps. Both portions were adequate (for us) for dinner. Service was not hurried and helpful.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here few years ago, definitely wanted to return. Meanwhile the prices have significantly gone up. The food is excellent, the blasting music out of one speaker at the bar a bit annoying, self-service ordering at the bar with sometimes longer waits after people who...choose their fish to be prepared. One appetizer, one fish, two glasses of wine – a bill over 90 EUR for one person. Might rather check out alternatives for future trips.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed February 11, 2024 via mobile

I guess was the best restaurant I have been so far in Budapest. The food is amazing, fresh, tasty. Good selection of seafood and wine. Very highly recommended

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed December 3, 2023

The food was very good but expensive and the drinks (prosecco, wine) really, really overpriced. Some of the food (eg oysters) did not have the price listed, it was stated that it depends on the market. Ok, that s fine, but write down the price...of the market for that day… The service was nice but not great for such a restaurant. When we got the check, we asked if the service is included, the waiter said it was, but that the tip is not included… that is odd, because they charged a lot for the service… We paid almost 600 euros for 3 persons. We each had 3 oysters, 2 of us lobster pasta, the third person some grilled octopus,tiger prawns and some fish with fries. 2 deserts. One prosecco (the cheapest from the menu), one white wine also one of the cheapest…More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed November 24, 2023

Food was fabulous, calamari melted in your mouth and NEVER have I had tuna steak so tender. Can't recommend enough. Staff welcoming, attentive and kind.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed November 5, 2023

Super nice shrimps and octopus, all good but they could use a normal meny card. All is well cocked, I will go there again.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Hanna L, Owner at Bigfish Seafood Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded November 20, 2023

Dear Anders, Thank you for your positive review! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our shrimps and octopus. We appreciate your suggestion regarding the menu card and will certainly consider it. Looking forward to your next visit! Best regards, BigFish

Reviewed October 22, 2023

I eat at a lot of expensive places I really don’t mind as long as the food is worth it! This place is not worth it. The food is sooo basic it is not worthy of the price tag, the “Spicey” shrimp pasta, was not...only not spicy at all, it came with three tiny shrimp, in the most basic sauce ever. I can’t believe what I ended up paying for this basic experience. I could have had a multi layered experience with so many more giving flavours and even drinks at nobu for the price I payed.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Hanna L, Owner at Bigfish Seafood Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2023

Dear Guest! Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We're truly sorry to hear that your recent visit to Bigfish Bistro didn't meet your expectations. We take your comments to heart and will work on enhancing our offerings to provide a more exceptional dining...More

Reviewed October 9, 2023

Good place, good food, but over priced. Although the food was good, portions are small. I had mussels, they were small but fresh. The serving was more or less half size of the regular portion served at a restaurant table in Belgium.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Hanna L, Owner at Bigfish Seafood Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2023

Dear Semih, Thank you for your feedback and for choosing to dine with us. We're pleased to hear that you found our food to be good and the mussels to be fresh. We appreciate your input regarding portion sizes and pricing. We aim to provide...More

Reviewed September 20, 2023

Superb Best fish restaurant we have tried for ages We had the biggest piece of Turbot (not cheap) I have ever seen and plain old Cod and chips however there was nothing plain about it

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed August 23, 2023

We had a good meal of fresh and well-prepared fish and seafood dishes. Zoltan, our server, was attentive, informative, and very cheerful. The restaurant was well-located and attractive.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed August 18, 2023 via mobile

The food was really fresh and cooked to order. Would highly recommend the seafood tacos. The service was amazing, many thanks to Zoltan for the exceptional service.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed August 14, 2023

We were in Budapest for 5 days and to Bigfish seafood bistro 2x. I think that’s says a lot. The quality of the food and wine is fantastic. We also appreciate the amazing service, I would like to call out Zoltan who was always there...for us. Also his recommendation for the Cheescake made our visit even more special. It’s a must have. EnjoyMore

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed July 30, 2023 via mobile

SCAM AVOID AVOID AVOID My experience at Bigfish in Budapest was rather disappointing. From the moment we walked in, the staff put us under pressure to order immediately, showing little attention and a hint of arrogance. They simply pointed to a chalkboard with the menu...and stared at us, offering no assistance. We opted for 8 prawns, some wine, 6 oysters, and calamari, and to our dismay, the total bill came to an exorbitant £200. I understand that Bigfish is a bistro, so I wasn't expecting restaurant-standard service, but I believe that the prices should reflect that. Charging Michelin-star restaurant prices for a bistro experience is unjustified, especially when the level of service and assistance provided is far from satisfactory. As someone who frequents fancy restaurants, I don't mind paying for quality, but the prices at Bigfish were unjustifiably high, with each prawn costing over 10 euros. The lack of clarity in their pricing added to the frustration, making it feel like a scam. The way the staff treated us was disrespectful, as if we were being taken advantage of. Reading through several 5-star reviews, it becomes apparent that those patrons might not have chosen the "pick your own fish" option, which the staff coerced us into. Anyone in their right mind wouldn't willingly pay such steep prices. I left the restaurant feeling unsatisfied and regretful, and I feel compelled to warn others not to be deceived by this place. In summary, my experience at Bigfish was marked by deceptive practices, inflated prices, and dismissive staff. It's essential for diners to be cautious and informed about their choices. I would advise potential customers to explore other dining options in Budapest to avoid similar disappointments.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Hanna L, Owner at Bigfish Seafood Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2023

Dear Lewis! Thank you for sharing your experience at Bigfish. We apologize for any disappointment you faced. Our prices are intended to be transparent and fair. We regret any misunderstandings and assure you that your feedback will guide improvements. We value your insights and hope...More

Reviewed July 5, 2023

The fries were very good but the salmon was very bland, the service was good and the place was cleanMore

Date of visit: July 2023
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Hanna L, Owner at Bigfish Seafood Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded July 14, 2023

Dear Byrne! Thank you for your feedback. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed our fries and found our service to be good. We apologize if the salmon didn't meet your expectations in terms of flavor. Your comment about the cleanliness of the place is...More

Reviewed July 2, 2023

생선 1/4~1/3조각, 중간크기 관자 (scallop) 2개, 봉골레 한접시, 레몬에이드 한잔 저는 대식가도 아니고 적당한 양을 주문했습니다. 맛은 중간, 서비스 보통, 인테리어 중간수준 영수증을 보고 깜짝 놀랐습니다. 이게 맞는 가격인가요? A quarter to a third of a piece of fish, two medium-sized scallops, a dish of...vongole, and a glass of lemonade. I'm not a big eater and I ordered a moderate amount. The taste was average, the service was standard, and the interior was of medium quality. I was shocked when I saw the receipt. Is this the correct price? 魚の1/4〜1/3切れ、中サイズのホタテ2つ、ボンゴレ1皿、レモネード1杯。 私は大食いではなく、適量を注文しました。 味はまぁまぁ、サービスは普通、インテリアは中程度。 レシートを見てびっくりしました。 これが正しい価格ですか? 一份鱼的四分之一到三分之一块,中等大小的扇贝两个,一份蛤蜊面,一杯柠檬汽水。 我不是大胃王,只是点了适量的食物。 口味一般,服务一般,室内装潢一般。 看到账单时我吓了一跳。 这个价格对吗?More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Hanna L, Owner at Bigfish Seafood Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded July 14, 2023

Dear Guest! Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We apologize if there was any confusion or surprise regarding the pricing of your order. We understand the importance of transparency and strive to showcase our prices on boards to ensure that our guests are...More

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Patricia W
July 5, 2018|
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Response from troopytroopy | Reviewed this property |
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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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December 14, 2016|
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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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  • Food: 4.5
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  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4