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One of Budapest’s favourite Greek eateries, Blue Agori, has just opened a new outlet on Hercegprímás utca, in the shadow of St Stephen’s Basilica. In addition to the souvlaki and salads you’ll also find at BA’s original venue on Madách tér, look out for divine dishes involving courgettes and irresistible Greek doughnuts.

It was no coincidence that Blue Agori gained great popularity soon after opening in the autumn of 2018. Of course, reliable Greek fast-food restaurants had opened in Budapest before but Blue Agori had an eminently central location, combining familiar street-food character with quality in terms of format and speed. As well as everything being made fresh, essential elements such as olives, olive oil, feta cheese, yoghurts and pita were brought straight from Greece by co-owner, Stavros Koranis, who doesn’t compromise where these things are concerned.

This policy is no different on Hercegprímás utca. One important difference, however, is that the restaurant is much larger and, in addition to the terrace, you can also sit inside and in the spacious dining area in the basement. Downstairs, by the way, the remarkable wall decoration was created by Anna Amélie, founder of the fashion brand, Anna Oláh, who also has Greek roots. 

Following feedback from diners, there is also an XL version of the kebab served in pita, but new dishes have also been added to the menu. We recommend you try the meatballs and the courgette balls.

The meatballs made from pork and beef are fashioned at the Blue Agori with fresh herbs that taste great and available in both pita and bowl form (1,190-1,990 HUF). The courgette balls that can be dunked into tzatziki are also a traditional Greek dish, the contents soft and crumbly thanks to the feta (1,190 HUF/10 pieces), an excellent choice for vegetarians, again served in pita bread or in a bowl.

Loukoumades, Greek doughnuts, have also been added to the menu here, not drizzled with the sweet syrup customary in Greece, but with Nutella sauce.

This apart, authenticity is the cornerstone of operations here – the meat is still marinated and prepared in house, Greek cola is sweetened with stevia, and there’s Greek water and beer.

And don’t worry about portions – the new Blue Agori is just as generous a street-food outlet as its stablemate.

Blue Agori
District V. Hercegprímás utca 4
Open: Mon-Thur 11am-10pm, Fri 11am-midnight, Sat noon-midnight, Sun noon-10pm


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