Second to Austrians, Turks are the largest ethnic group living in Vienna. Kebab and falafel sandwiches are favorite fast food fixes among the Viennese, with late-night Turkish stalls standing all around the city. The two largest markets, the Naschmarkt and Brunnenmarkt, both specialize in Mediterranean cuisine, with tempting trays of buttery borek and golden baklava being offered at every turn. Here is our guide of where to find the best Turkish cuisine in Austria.
Centrally located, just a stone throw away from many of the city’s most popular landmarks, Ali Ocakbasi is a friendly and low-key restaurant with an authentic menu featuring grilled meat dishes and all the quintessential Turkish favorites, including falafel and kebab.
Vienna largest market, Naschmarkt, is a prime spot for excellent Turkish cuisine, with vendors offering free nibbles of falafel and Baklava at every stand. There are plenty of restaurants to choose from along the stretch, but the Naschmarkt Deli has a particularly lively atmosphere and some of the most delicious Turkish cuisine. Visit for an espresso in the morning and grills accompanied by DJ sets in the evening.
The Brunnenmarkt is run by the Turkish community, meaning you can find some fantastic authentic cuisine. This restaurant is a favorite with locals, serving many specialities alongside the traditional favorites.
A simple yet homely restaurant in the city of Salzburg, with friendly service and a laid-back atmosphere. Portion sizes are generous, so be sure to visit after an exhausting day of sight seeing. Take away is also available for those on the go.
Ala Restaurant lives on Vienna’s most popular shopping stretch, Mariahilfastrasse, making it a perfect pit stop for post-shopping respite. The Turkish breakfast, a sweet and savory spread, of fluffy bread, eggs, ham and honey is a must-try.
Lale is a cosy and casual venue in the 1st district with a huge variety of Turkish and Middle Eastern cuisine on offer. Plates of falafel, fresh vegetables and kebabs made with fresh bread are all highly recommended.
Cosy and friendly, this inexpensive joint has a varied menu featuring foods from around the world, as well as many Turkish specialities. Be sure to sample a cup of their strong and flavorsome Turkish espresso at the end of your meal.
Not exactly a restaurant, but nonetheless, a venue where you’ll find some of the best Turkish fast food in the capital. The stars of the menu are the kebab wraps and falafel sandwiches – made using fresh, fluffy bread and packed with fresh piles of salad and a dash of sharp sauce. Brace yourself for a lengthy queue.
A casual restaurant in the 11th district with a focus on healthy food, with a few vegan options available, including a deliciously fresh wrap packed with cucumber, tomatoes, mint, onion and ice berg lettuce.