Tuning Bar & Burger

Tuning is a tourist-heavy burger joint within Budapest's trendy Jewish Quarter. The burgers here are pricey and often feature non-traditional ingredients like eggs, avocado, and grilled zucchini. Despite these gussied-up options, I recommend that you stick to the “classic street food” cheeseburger (€8). The pricier burgers are made with a 180 gram / 6.3 oz. Angus patty, while others use Hungarian Grey Cattle, a local breed.

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. With most burgers priced €10-15, Tuning is among the most expensive burger places in Budapest (granted, all orders include a side of fries, coleslaw, and red onion jam). These inflated price points and a high ranking on TripAdvisor means that most of Tuning's customers are tourists.

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