If you're craving good sushi but don't feel like going for a long, sit-down dinner, head over to Sushi VIBES. It's a teeny-tiny counter service restaurant on a District 6 side street, within walking distance from Andrássy Avenue. The owner-chef, who hails from Fukuoka in southern Japan, set up shop in Budapest in 2018 after stints in the Netherlands and Germany. She uses nori (seaweed) and rice imported from Japan.
As elsewhere in Budapest, the sushi isn't cheap here—a salmon maki roll and two pieces of nigiri sushi run €9—but there are always specials. The best deal is the weekday lunch offer that includes two maki rolls and a miso soup for €5. Besides sushi, try also the tebasaki (€4), Japanese bone-in chicken wings coated in a sweet and savory sauce and fried twice for a crispy exterior. They're delicious, and Sushi VIBES is the only place in Budapest that makes them.