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Jan 11, 2010 06:46 AM

Good, cheap, interesting places to eat in Vienna

Hi Everyone

My boyfriend and I are visiting Vienna for five days in mid february, and would like to pack our schedule full of fantastic, cheap, interesting eating experiences. We are very interested in various ethnic foods such as Ethiopian, Iranian, Afghan, Burmese etc. Also we are interested in finding out where to have good traditional viennese fare. In short, we are interested to know where to find the best and cheapest local and ethnic food in the city.

Thank you in advance for your help, Kristina & Andy from Copenhagen

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  1. Hi Kristina!
    After studying in Denmak.... believe me, eating in Vienna is always cheap compared to CPH prices. I was thinking of any Ethiopian, Iranian, Afghan or Burmese restaurants, I've never heard of any. Here are my thoughts on places you might like:
    _Keke's: creolic, african food 1060 Wien, Amerlingstraße 15
    _der wiener deewan: pakistani food, pay as you wish, 1090 Wien, Liechtensteinstraße 10
    _madiani: georgian food, 1020 Wien, Karmelitermarkt 21-24
    located on one of viennas food markets, the starters are delish
    _le cedre: lebanese food clos to prater, viennas tivoli, 1020 Wien, Ausstellungsstraße 51
    _neni: oriental food located at naschmarkt, 1060 wien, Stand 510 ( after
    schleifmühlgaße on the right side, when coming from the city)
    _petit maroc: maroccan food, couscous and tagine, 1070 Wien, Neubaugasse 84
    Viennese Food:
    _Gasthaus zu den drei Hacken: 1010 Wien, Singerstraße 28
    _Café Engländer: 1010 Wien, Postgasse 2,
    _Glascis Beisl: 1070 Wien, Breite Gasse 4
    _Gastwirtschaft zu Weißen Tiger 1020 Wien Schmelzgasse 9
    _Gasthaus zum Rebhuhn 1090 Wien Berggasse 24
    _Gasthaus Wild, 1030 Wien Obere Viaduktgasse 20

    _or try: Ein Wiener Salon: 1010 Wien Stubenbastei 10
    fixed menue rates for 4,5 or 6 extraordinary courses, you'll have to book a table in advance

    Hope you'll have a great time in Vienna!

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    1. re: shermy

      Thank you so much for the great reply. And you are right: when you are used to the prices in Copenhagen, most restaurants sound cheap. The restaurants you recommend all sound really good and interesting, and I am sure we will end up trying some, if not all of them out.


    2. I can't give you any advice on Ethiopian, Iranian, or Afghan in Wien, but for good, traditional Viennese fare try the Gösser Bierklinik. I highly recommend the Tafelspitz.

      1. I agree with all the places recommended, but would like to add a few more:

        There is an excellent Iranian restaurant, which is especially recommended for their inexpensive lunch menu: Pars on Lerchenfelderstrasse.

        I do not know any ethiopian or afghan places, but there is a kosher restaurant serving jewish food from Buchara: Simchas on Taborstrasse. Their salads, their grilled meat, and their falafel are excellent.

        1. Thank you for your great replies. I can't wait to go and try out some of the places you recommend.


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