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Vapiano

Silber strasse 22, 44137 Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
0231 1206362
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Ranked #51 of 554 restaurants in Dortmund
Price range: $8 - $23
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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63% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

A bit difficult to understand if you have never been there before. You take a card and tray and queue up at one of the serving stations at the kitchen. You tell the chef/cook what you want and he/she cooks it in front of you. All the ingredients are fresh and portion controlled in individual packets. When cooked you scan... More

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

i really dont get all the hype around this place by all the german friends, this is just a fast food chain, with just ok food.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

I went in this fabulous restaurant during my trip in Germany. It was by far the best restaurant and best concept that I saw during my trip. Excellent kitchen with great design. The only thing that I didn't like is that the staff weren't able to communicate in English, apart from the lady in the entrance..

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Dortmund, Germany
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Quite big "serve yourself" restaurant with two divisions - for drinking, having sweets and a the second for having lunch, dinner, whatever. Great variety, staff is cooking in front of you, pasta is packed in individual bags for one portion and you are always asked what you want to have and what they should add if you want something in... More

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
231 reviews 231 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013 via mobile

I understand what this restaurant is trying to do, you have a card and walk up to the kitchen yourself to order. You scan the card to add drinks to your bill and also scan to add food to your bill which is a strange way of doing things but it does take away staff costs and allow more staff... More

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Plano, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012

Food is excellent. Open late - kitchen closes at 11pm. One negative - they start racking up chairs while they still have guests eating and drinking - very unusual for someone from the US. I recommend it.

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Bochum, Germany
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2012

For me the self service is a disadvantage, because it makes the whole visit very hectic and stressful. The pasta is clingy due to the making and the way they store it. That makes it very hard to eat because it is all a big clump and isn´t like real italian pasta. The very good thing is the pizza, there... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2012

Great place, great food. The only minus point is that always is full! But at the end, if a place is full, this is good, isn't it?

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Dortmund, Germany
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

went there with a couple of friends on a Monday night. Had Pizzas and Pastas. The chef was very clean, nice and helpful. The food was great.

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Yorkshire
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2010

Take a card at the entrance and then go to any of the food & drink counters - order you food (pasta cooked in front of you while you wait) or drinks and then vailadate your card. Pay on the way out.

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