Eating fish is more like a Christmas holiday pleasure for an average Hungarian, but trendy health consciousness and official campaigns have made fish consuming a popular smart habit in recent years.
Thanks to that, the opening of Bubba was preceded by a huge social media hype. As the first street seafood place in Budapest, it achieved more than 5000 supporters on Facebook in several weeks. I assume many of them didn’t care where the place is. Because – unlike many other new street food bars – it is outside of the center, in Buda at Déli Railway Station, next to the Buda Castle area.
When you are there it is very easy to notice the place in Kerengő. Except for the statue of the master of op art, the Hungarian Victor Vasarely, there is nothing to be happy about in this neglected, socialist styled underpass. But the fresh and vivid design of Bubba catches the attention.
They offer fish & chips, squid, octopus, crayfish, salmon and salads for fair prices and portions. They say the best choice is black squid with a glass of plum syrup.
As Déli the railway station serves the Balaton region too, Bubba aspires to be a winner of summer season, when many people take the train to the Hungarian sea. And if it works, soon you will presumably find them downtown too.