Tuning Bar & Burger

Tuning is a tourist-heavy burger joint in the heart of the bustling Jewish Quarter. Burgers here are pricey, and often feature non-traditional ingredients like eggs, avocado, and grilled zucchini. My issue with these gussied-up versions is that they often don't let the main ingredients shine through: the patty, the bun, and the cheese. In fact, I most enjoyed the “classic street food” cheeseburger (€8), that arrives without any superfluous ingredients. (The pricier burgers are made with 180 gram / 6.3 oz. Angus patties; the others use Hungarian Grey Cattle).

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 miniature 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). Inflated price points and a high ranking on TripAdvisor means that Tuning mainly caters to tourists.

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