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Where can I find Russian food in Budapest?

There is a large Russian expat community living in Hungary. According to a 2011 census, there are roughly 13 000 Russians in the country. 6000 of them live in Budapest. There are also several Russian clubs and organisations throughout Hungary, the list of which can be found here.

Accordingly, you will be spoiled for choice if you are looking for Russian restaurants. Regardless of whether you are looking for an elegant place for an elaborate meal or just a quick and tasty lunch, you’ll find the perfect place.

Elegant restaurants

In Budapest, Matrjoska offers classic Russian dishes like borsch, blinchiki and pelmeny. The reastaurant has a friendly, bistro-style atmosphere.

If you are looking for a fine dining experience in a high-end restaurant, Arany Kaviár has been a veritable institution of Russian cuisine in Budapest for the last decades.

Grab something quick

Are you looking for Russian street food, something to grab for lunch? Babuska has traditional Russian favourites like soljanka, vareniki and blini, also offering home delivery.

Pirog-Da is a bit out of the city center, but well worth the trip. They offer a fresh and modern twist on the classic pirog experience.

Buying ingredients

If you’d rather prepare a traditional Russian meal at home, getting the authentic ingredients in Budapest is no problem. CMAK is a deli located centrally in the 5th district. You can also use their online shop to have the food delivered to your place. Arbat has seven shops all over Hungary several of them located in central Budapest. You’ll be sure to find all the ingredients you are missing from home.

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