Sushi Sei is an upscale Japanese restaurant a bit outside the city center in Óbuda. Popular types of raw seafood dominate the menu: sashimi, maki (cut sushi rolls), nigiri (mounds of rice topped with fish filet), and chirashi (fish scattered over vinegared rice in a bowl). Apart from the typical tuna, salmon, and prawn options, Sushi Sei's impressively broad fish selections also include eel, sea bass, octopus, squid, and salmon roe.

The chirashi bowl (€23) is a good way to sample a cross-section of the most interesting cuts of fish. During the summer, cold soba (buckwheat) noodles dipped in a dashi, soy, and mirin-based sauce (€8) are a reviving way to round out a meal. Although mainly a seafood restaurant, non-seafood fans can order excellently prepared tonkatsu, karaage, and yakitori.

In part due to the sheer size of the space, Sushi Sei rarely gets more than half full and hence can feel less than inviting. But the restaurant is a great option if you're looking for an elaborate sushi-forward Japanese meal. Sushi Sei is slightly cheaper than Fuji, a comparably upscale Japanese restaurant near here.

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