It’s not easy to find good Japanese food in Budapest—the Japanese expat community is small, and everyday Japanese dishes like donburi, curry, and karaage are largely unknown to local residents, so few places serve them. Sushi and sashimi are more prevalent, but fresh seafood is expensive in a landlocked country. Nonetheless, the below restaurants serve the most authentic Japanese food in Budapest, and these are also the places that Japanese expats frequent. (Learn more about Budapest's Japanese community and food scene.)
Komachi, a no-frills Japanese restaurant in Budapest's old Jewish Quarter, is committed to proving that there's more to Japanese food than sushi. For a Central Europe-based restaurant, Komachi serves a refreshingly broad range of everyday Japanese dishes like ramen (miso, shio, and soy-based), tonkatsu, curry, karaage, and donburi.