Vienna is a city famous for a number of things; Mozart, wiener schnitzel and the Viennese waltz to name a few. More and more international restaurants are opening their doors in the city, taking its culinary scene to new levels. Find out where to go for pan-Asian food with a guide to the eight best golden standard restaurants in Vienna.
You’ll find yourself transported to the Ming Dynasty China at Shanghai-Tan. The establishment’s ceiling is decked with black and red lanterns, giving the restaurant an otherworldly air. The food consists of a mix of contemporary Japanese, Chinese and Vietnamese dishes.
Address: Gumpendorfer Str. 9, 1060 Wien, Austria
A landmark of a restaurant in the historical Grand Hotel, Unkai is on the pricier side due to its location and status. Even though the restaurant is quite small, there is outdoor seating available when the weather is nice. The service is fast and the sushi flavorful.
Address: Kärntner Ring 9, 1010 Wien, Austria
This Chinese restaurant has got the perfect atmosphere; packed enough to be buzzing but empty enough to find a table for two without having to make a reservation. Its lively ambiance is made even better with its scrumptious menu. It’s best to sample a few dishes to share in order to get a well-rounded dining experience. Located on the young and trendy “Linke Wienzeile,” ON is well worth a visit as you stroll through the famous Naschmarkt area.
Address: Linke Wienzeile 36, 1060 Wien, Austria
Somewhat of a design restaurant, the bar area at Mama Liu’s is encased with aluminum pillars, countered by a brick wall, giving this Chinese restaurant a relaxed vibe. The staff are fluent in German and English as well as Chinese and are very attentive. The noodles with peanut sauce and cilantro are a must-try delicacy here.
Address: Gumpendorfer Str. 29, 1060 Wien, Austria
A restaurant inside a supermarket sounds like a failed concept; however, Kim Kocht (Kim cooks) could not be more of the opposite. The food, even though prepared in the supermarket, is of fine cuisine standard. The five elements earth, water, fire, wind and air were the inspiration behind the menu. All ingredients are organic. A surefire favorite is the lemon chicken with wasabi puree.
Ra’mien Go is a sister franchise of Shanghai Tan. There are currently four locations around Vienna. This restaurant caters to the urban professional on the lookout for a good warm meal. The menu is simple; a concoction of ingredients with a choice of either a noodle base or rice base. A sure winner if you are a coconut lover is the kokos-curry mit reis (coconut curry with rice).
Address: Hoher Markt 8, 1010 Wien, Austria
Nestled between buildings on a small cobblestone road, this restaurant would go undetected if not for its exterior sign and word of mouth reputation. The dishes mainly consist of sushi creations; the best ones to try are the Hello Kitty Roll, the Mango Avo Maki and the Cheeseberry. If you’ve decided to try this place out in summer, make sure to reserve a table on the patio, which boasts kitschy decor, a colored-glass ceiling and an idle fountain filled with champagne bottles.
Address: Kahlenberger Str. 1, 1190 Wien, Austria
Located in the fourth district, this unassuming Japanese restaurant has the friendliest atmosphere thanks to its kind owner, Marty. The gyoza are just the right amount of juicy and crispy, and the hand rolls are made with care. The menu options are extensive, suiting a range of tastes.
Address: Bergmillergasse 3, 1140 Penzing (14.Bez), Austria