One of the best Chinese restaurants in Budapest!
I have heard a lot about Wang Mester Kinai Konyha (Wang Master Chinese Kitchen) before I first time went there, friends told me it is the best Chinese restaurant you can find in Budapest. Upfront: It turned to out to be. Wang Mester has actually to locations and I tried the one in 9th district somewhere in the middle of a living area, so no hotspot for restaurants, no potential customers passing by accidentially only people who are going to that particularly restaurant. I musty admit that chinese restaurants do not have a extraordinary good reputation in Budapest due to the many small “Chinese Fast Food” restaurants that offer a full meal including soup for 2-3 Euro which simply cannot be proper food. So it is not too easy to find a good chinese restaurant but here you go (next to Momotaro and Hong Kong).
First impression on Wang Mester to be honest was not too positive as the facilities are really basic decorated, kind of a place where you rather don’t want to sit down for longer than your dinner takes but I don’t doom a restaurant just because the owner has no taste for his restaurant, its about the food.
From the food part Wang Mester in Budapest understands a lot. The food tastes superb and the portions are adjusted to hungry Hungarian stomaches, no chance you leave hungry. The menu is actually comparable to the bible at least when it comes to the length. Devided into starters, soups, vegetarian, poultry, beef, pork, seafood, desserts, side dishes and so on in each section you find at least 20 different dishes (at least for the main courses) which makes it really hard to chose from. Some complain about it because they have too much choice, some love it because they can’t decided if there are only few meals on the menu.
As I mentioned the portion are more than enough but also the taste of the food is outstanding and the prices are really fair. Taking size, price, taste into account it makes Wang Mester with the above 2 mentioned one of the top 3 restaurants in Budapest if the interieur would be a bit more cared about. One more thing to complain about is the service which, and that I heard from many people, almost with every order forget or mixes up at least 1 dish. So if you go there I urge you to double check the order and make sure everything is correct.
Wang Mester Information:
Wang Mester Konyhaja:
Address: Telepy u. 24., Budapest
Phone: 0036 1 455-7021
Opening Hours: 12.00 – 23.00
Wang Mester Étterem:
Address: Gizella utca 46/A., Budapest
Phone: 0036 1 251-2959
Opening Hours: 11.00 – 23.00
For further information visit the Wang Mester Website.