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“Worst service ever” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Dots - experimental Sushi

Dots - experimental Sushi
Mariahilfer Strasse 103, Vienna, Austria (Mariahilf)
01/9209980
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Ranked #1,152 of 3,012 Restaurants in Vienna
Price range: $22 - $44
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighborhood: Mariahilf
Vienna, Austria
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Worst service ever”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

Ok the food is delicious.
However the service there is horrible. The waiters are rude and one has to wait forever to receive the order.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Vienna, Austria
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“EXPERIMENTAL SUSHI”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

the title says it all! The menu of the restaurants make it all very interesting with the different selection on names they give to sushi and the weird and 'challenging' descriptions they give to the dishes! The sushi I had there was TOP QUALITY! The only thing that initially I found funny but then it bothered me a bit was that the men's restroom has a one way glass that looks into the ladies' room!

Visited December 2012
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Vienna, Austria
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“Sushi rediscovered”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

We had a family event : our daughter in law opted for this already 7 years existing DOTS restaurant.
A rather young clientele in an unconventional ambiente hidden in a pedestrial throughway enjoyed visibly ( and audibly) extraordinary sushi maki sashimi and all similar named japanese rice based fish specialities . The owner- ironically a chinese- invented totally new tastes by introducing different meat , veggies and even sushi style sweets .
We tried a lot of the unconventional courses and found it thoroghly enjoyable .
Friendly and eficient service . We will visit again .

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Ordinary sushi trying to be experimental but not succeeding.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

Huge place, low lighting (I tripped over a raised platform holding some awful sculpture), trying very hard to be hip and cool and trendy. Sushi was just average. We asked about their saki selection, and the waitress recommended that we NOT order saki! Prices high for what we had, and service is VERY slow. Not worth the visit, unless you just want the sit in the lounge/bar area.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Berlin, Germany
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“Average food in an awful location”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

Dots Experimental Sushi tries SO hard to be cool, but is so far up its own proverbial, you cannot help but laugh at the attempt. Hidden down some nondescript shopping mall, or corridor, you enter the trippy, colourful lounge, trying so hard to be trendy, and the restaurant is kind of at the back. It's a kind of fusion sushi, meaning that it gives them artistic licence to put any old ill-fitting ingredients into a bit of rice. Some things work, some don't. But head for some of the trad places near the Naschmarkt if you want proper Japanese cooking.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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