Mariahilf, Vienna’s 6th district, is a trendy, densely populated district in the heart of the city. From hip pizza restaurants to traditional Asian eateries, check out our pick of the best restaurants in this area.
Mama Liu & Sons’ specialty is their hot pot soup fondue dishes, which allow you to cook your own meal at your table. With both meat and veggie options available, it is by far their most popular dish. Their menu also contains a vast range of hot and cold starters and dim sum, alongside some unique cocktails.
Pho seems to be having a moment right now and if you want to get your fix, then head to ra’mien. Elegantly arranged, with tightly packed tables and a minimalist style, this no-nonsense pan-Asian eatery has become renowned for its authentic soups served in giant bowls and accompanied by a miniature salad on the side – it is a real winner of a dinner. Be sure to book a table as it tends to get rammed.
Although Austria is landlocked, it is still possible to get a glimpse of the glittering Mediterranean, as well as its delicious cuisine. Mythos serves traditional Greek food. Portions are sizeable and the atmosphere is relaxed and friendly. Although Greek food is notoriously meat-heavy, there is a wide range of veggie options on the menu, as well as some well-known dishes, such as fresh salads and grilled halloumi. Located just off the busy Mariahilferstraße, it is an ideal place for a pitstop after a day of shopping and sightseeing.
The pizza oven in this trendy joint in the 6th district resembles a giant glitter ball. Scrummy sourdough pizzas made to perfection are their specialty, with a menu featuring some quintessentially Italian recipes, such as prosciutto crudo and bufala. Be sure to sample their delicious espresso post-pizza.
Although Asian restaurants dominant the 6th, if you’re searching for a quintessentially Austrian meal, then Bauernbräu will deliver just this. Its menu features every Austrian dinner and dessert you could imagine (from wiener schnitzel to apple strudel). There is also a family-owned microbrewery on site, creating beer and cider, both of which have won awards. The restaurant is located a stone’s throw away from the Raimundtheater.
Serving authentic, traditional northwestern Chinese food, this small restaurant has a casual, no-frills feel. Their ‘Biangbiang noodles’ are among one of the most highly recommended dishes on the menu and there is a good deal of vegetarian options as well. Located just across the road from the busy Naschmarkt, it is a great place to stop for a quick lunch after browsing the Saturday flea market.