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 Hungarians so few places serve them. Sushi and sashimi are more prevalent, but fresh seafood is expensive in a landlocked country. Nonetheless, the restaurants below serve the most true-to-Japan flavors in Budapest.
Komachi is an unfussy Japanese restaurant in Budapest's old Jewish Quarter specializing in everyday Japanese dishes. For a Central Europe-based restaurant, there's a refreshingly broad range of Japanese dishes here including ramen, which is available with three types of broths, tonkatsu, curry, karaage, and donburi.