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“The Best Home-Cook Japanese Food!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Kuishimbo

Kuishimbo
Linke Wienzeile 40, Vienna 1060, Austria (Mariahilf)
+43 699 11940673
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Ranked #86 of 2,876 Restaurants in Vienna
Price range: $7 - $15
Cuisines: Japanese
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Neighborhood: Mariahilf
The Hague, The Netherlands
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“The Best Home-Cook Japanese Food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

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.
Phone: +43-699-1194-0673

  • Visited April 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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Graz, Austria
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“Tasty but only to take away”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

The food tastes good, typical Japanese taste! The best thing is that they have Okonomiyaki and Takoyaki, which are extremely hard to find in other Japanese restaurants in Europe (since most of them are run by Chinese, not real Japanese like this one.) Service seems okay.

The only thing that borthers me is that they are extremely small. As you can see from the picture, They are located just next to Naschmarkt, right at the exit of "Kettenbrückengasse" U-Bahn (metro) station. They are in a very small room, with bar table glued to the left and right wall and small chairs that fit only maximum of 8 customers. Once the customers sit in place (It does not have to be 8 people. Even if there are only 6 people), you got very tiny space left to get in the middle.

I had to order the food for take away and waited outside until my food was ready. It is a bit terrible that it's too small and you are supposed to only take away or eat-in very fast and leave.

To eat-in, this is not a place to enjoy your food, but it's worth to take away!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Geneva, Switzerland
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“A touch of Japan in Vienna”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

Asthe reviews note, this is perhaps one of the most authentic Japahese restuarants in the region. The owner could not be more welcoming, engaging each one in a conversation. The food is excellent. Save room for the sesame and green tea ice cream. Note that it is a very small and steamy room of only eight high-back seats. But it is worth the squeeze.

Visited December 2012
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Nyon, Switzerland
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“Authentic Japanese”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

The dishes are exactly how I remembered when I visited Japan. If you want to taste authentic Japanese home cooking, this is the perfect choice.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“A tiny bit of Japan in Vienna”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

This tiny restaurant features great Japanese home style and fast-food style dishes. The staff is all Japanese, and the taste makes you think you've just walked into a whole-in-the-wall place in Shinjuku. Prices are reasonable and service is very friendly.

Visited July 2012
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