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Hollandstrasse 15, Vienna 1020, Austria
+43(0)650 6682777
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great little place!

This was recommended by a local and did not disappoint! If you want great, reasonably priced Viet food then you can't go wrong here. The vegetarian spring rolls in particular were just pure heaven - the best spring rolls I've ever tasted! One thing to bear in mind though is that they only... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
pridash
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London
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Vienna, Austria
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

We have known this restaurant for a few years, when was located in Naschmarkt and we followed it, as loyal customers, to their new location , near Karmelitermarkt (my favourite market in Vienna). Being a big fun of Vietnamese food, we have tried almost. every item of the relatively short menu. What I like? The wide rice noodles with beef,... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

I had summer rolls with chicken and the beef pho. Both, especially the pho, were delicious. The place has a cozy atmosphere and friendly staff.

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Thank Philly700
Bombay, India
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169 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Average vietnamese cuisine. Rude service, was kept waiting for ages by the waitresses who seemed understaffed and overworked. They refused me ice with my drink and lemon with my food. Not once did they smile or look welcoming.

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Thank vakil75
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

The restaurant looks quite nice and the customer service was pretty good. I ordered the pho which already came with all the herbs added to it which I didn't care for much. The selection was limited compared to other Vietnamese restaurants in Vienna, but the price was rather decent. All in all, not bad.

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Thank Ckmach
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

Just trying to have something a bit more exotic I came across this restaurant. Nice staff and menu in English. Unfortunately I didn't enjoy the food in the slightest, everything was very vinegar based! Overpriced for what's on offer

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London
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

This was recommended by a local and did not disappoint! If you want great, reasonably priced Viet food then you can't go wrong here. The vegetarian spring rolls in particular were just pure heaven - the best spring rolls I've ever tasted! One thing to bear in mind though is that they only accept cash...much like many of the restaurants... More 

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Thank pridash
Vienna, Austria
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322 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 383 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We were very disappointed with the quality of the food we received here. Our starters were OK, however our main courses were of very low quality and poor taste. The food was also expensive.

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1 Thank runsammie
Gerasdorf bei Wien, Austria
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Coming from Melbourne where Vietnamese restaurants galore expecrted original Vietnamese kitchen but it was just a dialuted version.The staff was friendly and prompt service.But the originality of the food was missing!

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Vienna, Austria
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169 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

€12 for a pho is a excessive; and you cannot pay with a credit card. Don't get me wrong, it is a pretty good restaurant, but it really pisses me off food businesses in Vienna not being accountable and transparent by only taking cash and not even giving receipts. It is also pricey.

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Thank Manuel a
Bucharest, Romania
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

At "by Chi" the menu is in english too, which is rare in Vienna. We (2 ppl) ate rolls with beef and vegetables and two main courses with meet, vegetables and noodles, one with boiled/steamed noodles, one with fried noodles. Very tasty and something different! Would definitely go again. Paid 40 euros with tip included for the food and 2... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Hollandstrasse 15, Vienna 1020, Austria
  • Location: Europe  >  Austria  >  Vienna Region  >  Vienna>  > Leopoldstadt
  • Neighborhood: Leopoldstadt
  • Phone Number: +43(0)650 6682777

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian, Thai, Vietnamese
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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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?

Staying in Leopoldstadt

Neighborhood Profile
Leopoldstadt
Welcome to one of Vienna’s trendiest quarters. The second district has witnessed a turbulent ride, from medieval swamp to vibrant Jewish quarter, from pleasure ground for the noble and humble to current hip residence and workplace of Vienna’s creative crowd. Cross the Danube Canal from the city center and take in life on Taborstrasse with its mix of old townhouses, churches, theaters, discount shops and ethnic restaurants. Head for Augarten via Karmelitermarkt, Leopoldstadt’s trendy marketplace. Baroque Augarten itself hosts a bizarre mix of manicured hedges and flowerbeds in front of a colossal World War II defense tower, the publicly accessible 300-year-old Augarten porcelain manufactory, the palatial boarding school and funky concert hall of the Vienna Boys Choir, and the modern art museum TBA21. At its opposite corner, The Prater not only houses the Giant Ferris Wheel but blends a bustling amusement park with lush woodland, perfect for a bike tour. Further east is the old derby racing ground of Krieau.