Master Wang’s Kitchen or Master Wang’s Restaurant, whichever name you use, you will visit a really really good Chinese restaurant in Budapest if you go there. The only drawback of the Chinese restaurant that it is a half an hour ride from the city centre of Budapest, so you need to be a dedicated Chinese cuisine lover to take the public transport to get to the tucked away Telepy street in the 9th district of Budapest. Accordingly, the prices are a lot more affordable as if the excellent restaurant moved downtown.
The interior of Master Wang’s Kitchen restaurant is not like the typical Chinese restaurant with lions at the entrance, bright primary red and gold, glossy lacquer furniture, paper lanterns, richly embroidered silk fabrics, and in general an exotic oriental decor. No,
Master Wang’s Kitchen restaurant is understated in one word. “The design of this award-winning restaurant is kept simple with light wood, understated furniture and basic lighting. Master Wang’s Kitchen is designed to resemble restaurants in China at which the focus is more on communal eating than ambiance. Little wonder: “half of my guests are Chinese”, owner Wang Qiang says.” (Budapest Times).
The Chinese menu includes classics and rarities alike from gong bao chicken, hun tun soup through aromatic pig’s ear bites or spicy chicken with fish aroma to gong bao king prawn. The menu mainly consists of dishes from Szechuan.
And if you feel like making Chinese meals, do join their occasional Chinese cooking classes.
Address of Master Wang’s Restaurant, Budapest
24. Telepy u. Budapest District IX
Opening Hours of Master Wang’s Restaurant, Budapest:
The Chinese restaurant is open from 12 am (noon) to 11 pm every day.
Official website of Master Wang’s Restaurant, Budapest
Mind you, there is another Master Wang’s Restaurant in Budapest, in Zuglo, the 14th district (District XIV) close to the City Park of Budapest, at 46/A Gizella street (almost at the corner of Hungaria korut and Thokoly way), which is open from 11 am to 11 pm.
Master Wang in his Kitchen, Budapest (photo by FoodandWine.hu)
Excerpt from the Chinese menu – in Hungarian and in English – at Wang Restaurant Budapest (click to enlarge, and click here to see the complete menu of Master Wang):