Romanians love food, and their cuisine is characterised by its variety – taking influences from Greek, German and Hungarian dishes. You should try some of Bucharest’s specialities such as ciorba (soups), mămăligă (a polenta-type grain) and parjoale (meatball). Romanian papricas, or goulash, is also available in most restaurants.
As well as traditional Romanian restaurants, you'll find Turkish, Greek, French, Italian and Indian food here. In fact, whatever type of cuisine you are in the mood for, you will usually be able to find it. It is possible to eat well at restaurants offering a budget menu, but Bucharest also has a slew of options for fine-dining, at five-star hotels and international establishments.
For lunch on the go, Bucharest has its fair share of fast-food establishments, offering freshly made sandwiches, salads and hummus.