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#601 of 3,047 Restaurants in Vienna
#639 of 3,205 Places to Eat in Vienna
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Japanese, International, Sushi, Asian, Thai, Fusion
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Mariahilferstr. 81, Vienna 1060, Austria
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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Great Location. Small and cozy place in the center of town. I was satisfied with service. Food was more then fine, and prices are great

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I was pretty disappointed with the service - they weren't at all attentive. The food was fairly average. I ordered the Green curry chicken and a water with lemon juice (It was EUR11.20). I didn't hate it here, but I have no plans to return. It was nice getting a fortune cracker at the end though. The seating arrangement is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

My "dream" is to visit in each town where I am a japanese restaurant. Today I was in the "Soya" in Vienna. The food was okay. They were cheap and huuuuge portions, but the service is awul. They aren't very friendly and you doesn't feel comfortable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Great Location. Small and cozy place in the center of town. I was satisfied with service. Food was more then fine, and prices are great

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Oslo, Norway
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Quick visit. Ordered a sushi bento box. Nigiri was ok, spring rolls terrible, maki anonymous and no original soy or ponzu sauce. The place is called Soya, but they have a bottle of Kikkoman salty soy sauce on each table. Not exactly ambitious. Despite the complimentary miso soup and fortune cookie, this place is not worth your time or money.

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I have been to this restaurant many times and I am all the time amazed by the great quality of meals, and especially rolls and sushi. All ingredients are fresh: salmon, avocado, shrimps. You can never loose time on waiting for ordered food, cooking process is usualy fast. People working in the restaraunt are very pleasant and friendly. Prices are... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Soya is one of the places I would always go back to when I lived in Vienna. The place is very cozy and cute, and even though it's in a very busy area, Soya's location is perfect - a nice interior garden, isolated from the noise of Mariahilferstrasse. The food is really delicious. I highly recommend any Bento's. The prices... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

First time I've visited Soya 2 years ago when visiting my friend who was a regular guest. On the next trip to Vienna I was excited to eat there again :) Good food, good prizes. Mixed menus, including starter and some sushis are the best idea. For example, 2 menus, beer and tee costet around 20 euros. Place is small... More 

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This is a place to go if you need/want to eat Japanese authentic food at a good price. The atmosphere is not fancy to spend a night but is ideal to have a quick good meal. Service is fast and kind. Lot of variety of food at a very good price. You can eat spending about 12 euros per person... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Loved this place. Service was good and fast. The menu choice allows a combination of cooked meals and sushi (maki, taki) and includes free salads and soups etc. It's the wee things that make the difference. As for the taste, excellent for what is essentially fast food Japanese cuisine. If you've had enough of German/Austrain/Hungarian meat, veg and potatoes then... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Came here recommended by a friend of mine. I eat a ship full of sushi, gyoza, and my girlfriend rice with marinated chicken and pineapple. All the food was delicious and the price...26€ If you want to eat Japanese in Austria definitively come here!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Mariahilferstr. 81, Vienna 1060, Austria
  • Location: Europe  >  Austria  >  Vienna Region  >  Vienna>  > Mariahilf
  • Neighborhood: Mariahilf
  • Phone Number: 01/5860601

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, International, Sushi, Asian, Thai, Fusion
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Mariahilf

Neighborhood Profile
Vienna’s sixth district hosts high street shopping heaven and pedestrian area Mariahilfer Strasse. The weirdest local building is probably the city aquarium Haus des Meeres, housed in one of Vienna’s six remaining World War II defense towers, and topped with a rooftop bar that offers stunning views over Vienna and the center. One of the most historic sites in the area is the passageway of 18th century Raimundhof with its small shops and cafés. It leads from Mariahilfer Strasse to Windmühlgasse. For a glimpse into the world of early 19th century theater, visit Semperdepot, the former depository for theater decoration, which now hosts art exhibitions and fairs.