The Chinese food scene in Budapest is more than meets the eye. The inner city is teeming with affordable, takeout-style Chinese eateries, but they adjust the flavors to please the palates of local Hungarians. There do exist, however, excellent Chinese restaurants too. Many are in Monori Center, also known as Budapest’s Chinatown. Be it Sichuan cuisine, dim sum, hot potting, Dongbei-style barbecue, or some other recent Chinese food trend you're after, you will find it all there.
Remember that Chinese dinners start on the earlier side (around 6 p.m.), so plan accordingly if you prefer a lively ambiance over empty tables around you.