Tuning Bar & Burger

Tuning is a tourist-heavy burger joint in the heart of the bustling Jewish Quarter. Their burgers are pricey, and often feature non-traditional ingredients like eggs, sliced avocado, or grilled zucchini. Although some of the pricier ones use Angus, most patties, which are 180 gram / 6.3 oz., are made from Hungarian Grey Cattle. I enjoyed the “classic street food” cheeseburger (€8), where the main ingredients—bun, patty, cheddar sauce—were clearly detectable.

Following the international trend toward luxury burgers, Tuning also offers a foie gras-laced "Rockefeller" version, but for €17 I would've liked to see more than two tiny pieces of grilled goose liver. A vegetarian goat cheese burger, and a range of Hungarian craft beers are also available.

With most burgers priced at €10-15, Tuning is among the most expensive burger places in Budapest (all orders include a side of fries, coleslaw, and red onion jam). These price points and a high ranking on TripAdvisor means that they mainly cater to tourists.