This is one of my most favorite Japanese eating place when I was living in Vienna, Austria. Kuishimbo is the smallest Japanese restaurant in Vienna. It is owned and run by a Japanese couple (Hiroko and Yoshihiro Numata) from Kyoto, Japan. They serve real Japanese home-cooking meals. When you enter the place, you will notice that there are 2 counters, each on both sides of the room. Each counter can seat about 4 guests. That is how small the place is. Despite the smallness of the place, you will feel at home immediately because you'll be greeted warmly by Mr. and Mrs. Numata.
Kuishimbo is also very popular amongst the Japanese living in Vienna. You should go and try some real Japanese food for once, not the fake-Japanese franchise running sushi restaurants commonly seen nowadays in Vienna.
Open from Monday to Saturday: 12.00 noon until 21.00 hour.
Closed on Sundays and public holidays.
Favorite Dish: Don't expect the usual sushi from Kuishimbo, although they have maki (rice roll in seaweed) and serve Sashimi (raw fish). They specialized in home-cooking dishes. My favorites include Korokke, Agedashi Tofu, chicken or beef Teriyaki Domburi, Yaki Udon (fried noodles), Okonomi-yaki (japanese pizza), Soba (cold noodles), California Maki, and last but not least, Green Tea ice-cream from Japan.
"Domburi" is a bowl of cooked rice with some other food put on top of the rice. Some of the most popular toppings are chicken or beef teriyaki, tempura, or vegetables.
"Okonomi-yaki" (Japanese pizza) is a mix between pizza and pancake, an egg-flour-cabbage dough mixed either with meat or seafood. This is so unique and very delicious.
"Korokke" is Japanese-style croquettes (coated with bread crumbs & deep fried) filled with minced meat or vegetable.
There are a variety of excellent cold starters such as kim-chi (spicy pickled chinese cabbage), spinach, seaweed, pepperoni, and hokkaido pumpkin as side-dishes.
Address: Linke Wienzeile 40, A-1060 Vienna.
Kuishimbo is located at the end of Naschmarkt. Take the U-4 underground train to Kettenbruckengasse station, exit direction of Naschmarkt. When you reach the upper-ground level, turn to your left and cross the Linke Wienzeile.
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