The history of Japanika started in 2004 winter in Tel Aviv, when a young couple started their first sushi bar at Dizengoff avenue, which crosses the whole city. Throughout the years Japanika grow out as a fast-food restaurant chain, which had a presence at all over Izrael, and in 2016 it managed to cross the border of Europe, too. Their first European restaurant was opened in the heart of Budapest, near the Bazilika, which is mixing the asian traditional kitchen with our capital cities style and dinamic, always keeping in mind Japanika’s main principles: fresh materials, quality food, clean design, available prices.
The opening of Japanika was preceded with 4 years of preparation. The leader of the restaurant, who originally has a diploma in environmental research, and also has more than 10 years of experience in hospitality, Kinga Somogyi, got to know about the far East cuisine and Japanika’s fast food restaurant ways of working in Japan and in Izrael, while she was studying in these countries.
The management was also trying to be very multicoloured while they were recruiting Japanika Budapest’s 20 employees, and the final result is a multi-national, highly qualified and in the same time very open and direct team.
Japanika’s menu is the same colourful as it’s team: next to the sushi made for the taste of European people, it also offers thai pastas, soups, grill food, coctails made from unique ingredients from the East and from traditional Japanese drinks, and also very delicious desserts with good music and a spacious terrace, which is open every day of the week. From noon until 15:00 we also offer a three-course Business Lunch which is a very special one in the menus for noon: you can choose from more than 30 courses for yourself for a much lower cost then the other places offer in the area.
The Japanika is more than a restaurant: it’s a meeting point, which has an athmosphere that takes you away, it’s a cosy bar, which gives home to the night adventurers, too. Diverse programs, wide range of foods, tematical weeks or nights, live music, DJ-s – a place, which finds it’s ways to everybodies hearts!