Are you a tourist who wants to eat a cheap lunch in the heart of Budapest? Are you getting some shopping done in Vaci utca, and now you want to eat lunch, without spending 20-40 euros per person?

If you visit a normal restaurant in Vaci utca, you can easily end up spending 10 Euro on a hamburger, 3 Euro on your fries, and then 4 Euro on a beer, and then more as you drink some more, and order some onion rings and other stuff.

But, what can you do if you are on a budget and want to eat a cheap, but still high-quality and solid lunch near the Vaci utca in Budapest? Here we have a very good piece of advice.

Cheap lunch in Kajahu

A cheap lunch in Kajahu Budapest

Petofi Sandor utca is the name of a street parallel to the Vaci utca (not in the direction of the Danube, but the other way). It is a quiet street with some car traffic, but it is not the place most tourists walk. How come? There are not lots of stuff to see. But, if you go there around lunch-time, you might discover a restaurant named Kajahu. It is a social digital restaurant, meaning that you book your table online at their website, you order your food using tablets in the restaurant, and it is a very digital restaurant. Luckily, the food is prepared by real people, and it is both tasty and cheap.

A three course lunch

If you visit Kajahu during lunch hours, you can actually get a three-course meal costing you around 5 Euro. That is a brilliant price, and should you add a drink to it, you will still be able to have your lunch for less than 7 Euro in the heart of Budapest. That is a nice price, isn’t it? Of course, you could eat cheaper in Kentucky Fried Chicken, in McDonald’s, or in Burger King, but you will most likely spend about 5 Euro there as well, and it will be junk food. In Kajahu, you will get three courses of healthy and tasty food that will do you good and taste well!

Every day, there are daily menus available, meaning that you will be served what is available on the daily menu on your day of visit. Maybe you are scared that you will not like what they serve? You can, of course, order from their normal menu, but that will be a more expensive experience. But, it is really cool to taste new stuff, to experience food that you normally wouldn’t order, so this is a treat for those who want an innovative and experimental lunch at a low cost in Budapest.

Do you like the sound of Kajahu? Here you can find some useful contact information for the restaurant.

Useful Kajahu information
Address: 1052 Budapest, Petőfi Sándor street 11.
Phone: +36 30 331 4404

Opening hours:
Monday – Thursday: 12:00-22:00
Friday – Saturday: 12:00-24:00
Sunday: 12:00 – 22:00


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