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Vapiano
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Silber strasse 22, 44137 Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Silber strasse 22, 44137 Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
0231 1206362
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10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great concept, great food, great value for €

The concept of this restaurant is very simple: you pick a table and start to act as the waiter using a piece of credit card type plastic to record the drinks & food ordered and picked up yourselves from the various counters and kitchen stations. Although it was busy there was never a long line in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 12, 2014
Ted P
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Lommel, Belgium
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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86 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Lommel, Belgium
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The concept of this restaurant is very simple: you pick a table and start to act as the waiter using a piece of credit card type plastic to record the drinks & food ordered and picked up yourselves from the various counters and kitchen stations. Although it was busy there was never a long line in front of those; you... More 

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Dortmund, Germany
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

In the summer time,if you want to have a snack for lunch time just go to Vapiano in Dortmund. Best ouside seating and enjoy the view and location .

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
27 reviews 27 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
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269 reviews 269 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 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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Cary, North Carolina
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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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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Silber strasse 22, 44137 Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  North Rhine-Westphalia  >  Dortmund
  • Phone Number: 0231 1206362

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 23
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 1:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?