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“Beware of the Owner. He has a temper.”

Sushi Sei Restaurant
Ranked #472 of 3,090 Restaurants in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $22 - $44
Cuisines: Asian, Japanese, Sushi
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Óbuda-Békásmegyer
Description: Dear Guests, Visit us and lose yourself in the unique taste of authentic Japanese cuisine. Besides irresistible meals, which are always made of fresh ingredients and prepared with special care, we kindly recommend traditional Japanese spirits, as perfect complements to our dishes. We await you with new courses, in addition to the popular and regular ones. While keeping to our traditions, we also put special emphasis on innovation and developing our menu to include a broad range of flavours. Our services have been extended by offering online ordering and home delivery in Budapest (further details can be found under the "Contact" menu). For our Corporate Partners we offer several variable bento plates for reasonable prices and our Restaurant Manager is always available to provide assistance. We also organise a number of different programs and special events, such as wedding celebrations, birthday parties, anniversaries, family events etc. Thank you for your honorable attention and we do hope that the experience will be to your comfort and satisfaction.
Tokyo, Japan
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Beware of the Owner. He has a temper.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2012

We have frequented this place many times. And though the sushi is just ok, by Budapest standards it was good (my wife is Japanese). But a recent experience has turned us sour. We bought a gift certificate for friends that had done us a big favor. The gift certificate was purchased from the owner, Mr Han. If fact he personally wrote it out on a business card as they do not have formal gift cards. He wrote it out for 5000 HUF but when my wife corrected him saying she wanted twice that -- he scratched it out and rewrote it for 10,000 HUF. My wife was worried and asked if that was ok. . . and he said of course he was the owner and even stamped and signed the back.
Last night the couple and their two children (age 2 and 5) tried to use the certificate after having dinner and he LOST IT. He accused them of forgery -- said they had scratched out the 5000 Huf and replaced it with 10,000. He berated them and yelled at them in front of the crowd at the restaurant and kept calling them crooks. They would have been happy to quietly pay the 5000 huf difference but he wanted no part of that and said he should call the police. Children are now crying, our friend is so embarrassed she starts to cry. Long story short -- he finally accepts the 5000 HUF difference and they go home.
My wife calls him and reminds him of his correction on the Gift Certificate (we are now living in Tokyo and call from here). He yells at her on the phone and repeatedly hangs up. Needless to say 10,000 HUF we never should have spent. Beware of Mr.Han, his temper and his business practices. Oh and the sushi is not really worth the trip.

  • Visited March 2012
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12 Thank BudaTokyo
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budapest
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2011

We approached this with trepidations. Situated in the 3rd district main street - looked like a tourist trap
It is certainly not! Great interior! Authentic Atmosphere! and for the food - simply amazing - I have never made so many yummy noises! :)) Price edgind towards expensive for japanese food - depending on what you are choosing! Not a rip off! Definetely worth trying!

  • Visited May 2011
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3 Thank wk1789
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Simply the best in town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2009

As in its name, I go there mainly for Sushi. The owner s, Mr. Han and Katsumoto Sang painstakingly select only the best and freshest fishes and seafoods for their sushi (any major local seafoods suppliers can confirm you that) If you want to experience the real Japanese sushi and sashimi, pls go there. Other recommended dishes are Udon which directly imported from Japan and hot pot or Nabe which is so good during this winter time.

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3 Thank Panot
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“One of the best japonese restaurant in my life!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2009

Order BENTO and green tea in this restaurant. Even japonese go to that place to have a meal, because meals is perfect. Only fresh ingredients, reasonable prises and good atmosphere.

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3 Thank mahha
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Budapest, Hungary
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“It's one of the best, or...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2008

It's one of the best, or maybe THE best Sushi shop in Budapest. Alway fresh, really fresh!

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4 Thank danmay
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