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Restaurant in Vienna, Austria Open on Christmas??

LauraBG Dec 19, 2011 12:18 PM

I know this may seem like a daunting question, but I know there are some serious viennese foodies out there that may be able to help me out.. I would love to take my family and friends out for an early dinner on Christmas day, preferably asian food, chinese, japanese, thai, whatever.. Thank you for your advice. Happy Holidays!

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    Sturmi Dec 20, 2011 12:07 AM

    There are many Asian restaurants in town, but the more high-end, the higher the chance they are closed on Dec 24, like e.g. Patara http://www.patara-wien.at/m/reservation/index.lbl

    For excellent Chinese cuisine contact the following restaurants and ask for their opening hours during the holidays:


    The best Japanese restaurant is Unkai, and might be open due to its location in the Grand Hotel: http://www.unkai-grandhotel.com/7th-floor-restaurant

    And there is another option, if you want to spend real money: at 5 pm Silvio Nickol will serve a 7 course Christmas Eve dinner in Palais Coburg !!

    7 Replies
    1. re: Sturmi
      LauraBG Dec 20, 2011 01:57 PM

      I was hoping you'd reply, thank you for your advice Sturmi!
      Enjoy the holidays - Laura

      1. re: LauraBG
        Sturmi Dec 21, 2011 12:05 AM

        You too. And please report back about your experience !!

        1. re: Sturmi
          LauraBG Dec 27, 2011 02:19 PM

          Hey Sturmi - we went to Happy Buddha for christmas day dinner. It was good authentic chinese, thank you for the rec!
          just out of curiosity, what's your favorite italian, and is there a good bagel place in town??
          I appreciate any suggestions. all the best - Laura

          1. re: LauraBG
            Sturmi Dec 27, 2011 09:20 PM

            There are several interesting Italian restaurants:

            high end: Cantinetta Antinori, Procacci,

            Inner City pizzeria: Gennaro, Norma

            Trattorias with seafood as well as pizza around Burggasse, Westbahnstrasse, Zieglergasse:
            I Terroni, i Raggazzi, i Carusi, Il Mare

            hidden gems:
            in 9th district: Giuliano in Tendlergasse
            Pizzeria Mar in Müllnergasse

            Pizza only:
            in 3rd district: Thats Amore on Landstrasse
            in 2nd district: Pizzeria Mari

            and Bagels:
            Bagelstation on Währingerstrasse / Kolingasse
            Michele in Mariahilferstrasse 17

            1. re: Sturmi
              LauraBG Dec 28, 2011 11:26 AM

              thank you for your suggestions, I look forward to exploring them!
              have a happy new year, all the best - Laura

              1. re: LauraBG
                olly63 Aug 27, 2012 01:07 AM

                i need assistance where to eat at christmas eve this year in VIENNA ???

                1. re: olly63
                  Sturmi Aug 27, 2012 06:44 AM

                  The situation will be the same as every year:
                  Most quality restaurants will be closed on Christmas Eve, with the exception of major hotel restaurants. And the only remarkable hotel newcomer in town is Ritz-Carlton, which opens this week. The expectation for their high-end restaurant, OTOH, is quite low...

                  Christmas Day is also mainly a day for the hotels, which usually offer high-end (= expensive) Xmas day brunches.

                  Information by the individual hotels will not be available before November, but you may contact them even now for some basic information...

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