When it comes to sushi, I personally like going to Edo Garden. Prices are fair (I usually order the Dai menu which costs 99 lei and I share it with my boyfriend), the sushi is good, the menu includes other Japanese specialties beside sushi and during the hot season you can eat on the terrace where there is a pond with koi fish. Other places that I recommend are Kanpai and Japanos.
I usually eat fish when I’m at the seaside, as I like knowing that the fish is really fresh. However, if you want eating fish in Bucharest, a nice place to enjoy it is Raionul de Peste. Prices are high, but the fish is good and the overall experience is interesting. Other places where I had really good fish and sea food are Nuba, La Finca Alioli, Octopus.
I’m a huge fan of burgers and my favorites are the ones from Vivo Fusion. The restaurant has an industrial design and makes both meat (beef and chicken) and vegetarian burgers. Burgers are huge and really tasty. You can also have soup, salad, garlic fries (unfortunately frozen fries), cheesecake and chocolate lava cake.
Other recommended places: Za Lokal, Meat Busters (currently just a food truck), Flying Pig (I choose the pulled pork), Linea Closer To The Moon (check the menu before going there because it changes quite often).
I’ve traveled to Italy twice and ate really disappointing pizzas there. If you crave pizza, I recommend you to go to Capricciosa. The crust is very thin, the toppings are top quality and you get complimentary sauces and parmesan (you have to ask for them though). Prices are good (around 26 lei for a large pizza) and pizza is divine.
I used to hate pasta. But then I had pasta at Shift Pub… I personally order the shrimp tagliatelle and I’m always content. Portions are huge, so you’d better be very hungry when you go to Shift Pub! If you can’t finish your dish, ask your waiter to put the remaining food in a take-away casserole (never waste food!).
For meat dishes:
Shift Pub also has a lot of tasty meat dishes. Again, portions are huge so if you’re not that hungry, consider sharing a dish with a friend/family member/partner who’s also not that hungry. Prices are affordable. Other: Divan, Haute Pepper.
For Indian food:
I adore Indian food and I’m happy that I’ve found a place in Bucharest where I can enjoy amazing curry. That place is Taj. Portions seem small, but they are sufficient.
FOR SOUTH American FOOD:
Blu Margarita is an excellent choice. The location is not so appealing, but the food and drinks are beautiful.
I love soups! People who follow me on Instagram know that I eat soup at Ciorbarie at least once a week. My favorite one is ciorba de vacuta (beef soup), while my bf always orders ciorba de burta (tripe soup). This place has a good variety of soups (goulash, ciorba de fasole, ciorba de perisoare, ciorba radauteana, supa de somon, ciorba de legume, ciorba de loboda etc), but also other traditional stuff like palinca, zacusca and some desserts.
I am not a big fan of sweets, but when I crave something sweet I always choose between the following: Atelierul de Tarte for the amazing salted caramel tart (this place has a lot of other tarts though, including salty tarts) Cofetaria Armand for its cakes, French Revolution Eclairs for the salted caramel eclair (again, this place has a ton of other eclairs) and Cremeria Emilia for the best ice cream I ever had (my favorite flavors are Belgian chocolate, Emilia and mango).
FOR FINE DINIng:
The Artist! It is a very sophisticated restaurant where I had my 28th birthday dinner. The staff knew it was my birthday, so they surprised me with a mini cake. The whole experience was very nice and the food was plated superb. Bread and amazing butter on the house (+ other starters).
So these were the places where I recommend you to eat at when in Bucharest. Hopefully you will like them as much as I do.