All we ever hear about is where to get that elegant dinner which may or may not stretch the budget. But what about places for the family of four or the starving student looking to fill up on decent food for a reasonable price? As a person who has walked the back streets for many years, I'll offer to start.
There is a place just off Oktogon that will fill you up for peanuts. Go south on the korut, walking on the west side. about two-three blocks down just around the corner will be a very small Chinese restaurant. It has about 2-3 steps up to a buffet with maybe five tables. I call it Hunan/Hungarian Fusion because they use Hungarian paprika peppers in many of their dishes. There are a variety of mild and spicy dishes and they are dirt cheap. The only drawback is that they don't speak English and their Hungarian is none too good either. But they have pictures on the wall and you only have to point to get what you want. This is a great place to fill up for lunch if you are in the area and want to save money.Edited: 30 September 2011, 18:39