Menza is a restaurant on Liszt Ferec Tér that I like very much. It is a place that is overlooked by the more discriminating binge drinking tourist yobbos, passed over for greener binge drinking pastures down the street a-ways.
Decked out in an extreme 90s-meets-70s interior design scheme that would be at home in Silver Lake or Brooklyn, Menza's room feels spacious and comfortable. Its clientele tilts towards hipster expats and Hungarian entrepreneurs. You can kick back with friends and people watch while eating some of the best examples of refined Hungarian cuisine.
Yes, I said "Hungarian cuisine" - usually a self-canceling phrase. At Menza however they seem to strive for an overhaul of the Central European diet that is as modern as their trip-hop DJ bachelor pad interior would suggest. Yummy mini-langos and great soups are a standout for me. Unlike many restaurants of this kind who strive to impress with refinement, the portions can be ample.
This has become my go-to restaurant for out-of-towner pals who are looking for something new but still part of a Hungarian experience. Thumbs up from me for Menza.