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“Good Vietnamese food in Vienna” 5 of 5 stars
Review of by Chi

by Chi
Hollandstrasse 15, Vienna 1020, Austria
+43(0)650 6682777
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Ranked #640 of 2,866 Restaurants in Vienna
Cuisines: Vietnamese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Bucharest, Romania
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
“Good Vietnamese food in Vienna”
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 large glasses of orange juice. The restaurant is very close to Karmelitermarkt. Clean and nice place, good service.

Visited March 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Very good Vietnamese food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

I came here for a lunch with my wife and parents and having eaten at many Vietnamese restaurants all over the world thought the food here was of a very good quality and probably ranks towards the top end of Vietnamese restaurants in Vienna. The range of meals on offer is wide and particularly the Pho soups was among the best I have had outside Vietnam. The service was fast and friendly with the only point of criticism being that the price of the meals were a little bit higher than I would have expected, but generally Vienna is expensive for eating out and as stated the food quality was very high. I recommend this place highly for anybody wanting Vietnamese dishes or visiting the Karmelitermarkt.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Alberobello, Italy
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“A quiet minimalist viet place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

We love viet food and we usually look for it in any place we go. This has been recommended by Austrian friends. It's a small minimalist place in Hollandstr.15, in the 2nd district of Vienna,between the Karmeliter markt and the Donau Canal. It's necessary to come either early for dinner (about 18:00) or to book as there are very few places. The menu is small but the food is just excellent, very cared,light and clean. The staff is kind and speaks also a good English. Normalmente cerchiamo sempre cibo viet ovunque viaggiamo. Questo è un piccolo rist.minimalista nel 2°distretto di Vienna, tra il Canale del Danubio e il mercato Karmeliter.Meglio prenotare o andarci presto a cena (veros le 18:00)per trovare posto.Menu piccolo ma cibo eccellente,leggero e curato.Cameriera gentilissima che parla anche perfetto Inglese.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Tdot
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“Amazing and authentic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

I love pho and bun and com and so on .... Real Vietnamese people run this joint and the food is amazing. Back home in Toronto there are hundreds of Vietnamese joints and I've been to most. None of them live up to this place. Take it from a fellow Asian, this place is really good. The service was friendly and prompt. The pace is clean (fellow Asians you know that is a rarity among Asian restaurants). Would go back. Have the pho, you won't regret it. They have a new place at the Karmelita (however its spelt) market. Enjoy.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Madison, Wisconsin
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“Wunderbar !! Soooo TASTY!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

My partner and I recently visited Theater on Der Wien for a very good night of Opera. After the show we wandered thru the Naschmarket across the street. Our favorite cuisine is SE Asian so we were soooo happy to find this wonderful little Vietnamese Restaurant ran by the nicest nicest lady. We were torn between sitting at her establishment or at the larger Asian place next door. The gentleman there was a pushy and almost expected us to choose his establishment. the nice lady at the smaller "by CHI" was very nice, low key, and promised us authentic cuisine. We chose by CHI which very much irritated the other gentleman. lol We made the right choice. We split two noodle dishes, one egg and one vermicelli. they were pan fried with various fresh herbs. One dish with shrimp and one chicken. The flavors were amazing. Long story short...you MUST eat here. Very, Very tasty. She did tell us that she will soon be moving the location to a real storefront in the old town. Check the web!! We also liked city out on the "walkway" at night. Watching people walk by while having a beer and a great noodle dish is a fine way to end an evening! Thank you Chi!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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