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Restaurant Der Kuckuck

Inner City
German, Austrian, European, Central European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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Himmelpfortgasse 15, Vienna 1010, Austria
+43 1 512 84 70
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What this place got is mostly a good position, close to the centre and on a quiet, cozy street. The food is ok, but nothing out of the ordinary.I had snails with blue cheese (which might question the integrity of both my charachter and this whole review, I understand) and the classic schnitzel. My gf had a mushroom ragu (or... More 

Thank Andlett6
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

The concierge booked the reservation for us so we looked up the reviews on here... And of course looked at the negative... Our experience was completely the opposite... The service was excellent and the waiter worked hard to ensure we got the right food and was attentive... And more importantly... The food was really good and didn't seem overly expensive.... More 

Thank Michael L
Bedford, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

We walked around Vienna for a while looking for somewhere just off the beaten track and happened to come accrual Kuckuck. It looks average from the outside but inside it is old looking and fairly small. We were welcomed by Fabio, a mature gentleman who was in part, the making of a great evening. The menu is traditional and very... More 

Thank Mark0966
Alabama, New York
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening in the "Kuckuck", the staff were friendly and the ambience was cosy - a typical Viennese atmosphere but without the typical "touristy" feel. This little place is a gem waiting to be discovered. Our meals were excellent: my husband had the venison ("deer") goulash with dumplings and our daughter insisted on the grilled Styrian chicken... More 

Thank VioletM807
Melbourne, Australia
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

We were recommended this restaurant by the concierge of the imperial hotel for great authentic Vienna Schnitzel and he was absolutely right. The building was around in the 1400's and it had ll the charm of a village restaurant but in a big city like Vienna. Our waiter was attentive and patrolled the room diligently and our Wiener schnitzel was... More 

Thank Raffster58
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249 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

On our last evening in Vienna, we walked by this cozy and inviting place and decided to have dinner there, primarily because it listed the desert I had been looking for: Kaiserschmarm. It was a good decision and not just because of the desert (which was delicious), but because of the entire experience. We loved the courses we shared (calf's... More 

Thank Antigoniesq
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

A small cosy restaurant, with a nice (though not extensive) menu. Both of our main courses were good, but my husband's venison casserole was superb! Very friendly, chatty waiter.

Thank TiaMaria01
Vienna Region, Austria
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

Excellent food, excellent service. Nice atmosphere. It was my first time here but it is the restaurant one should visit in the city.

Thank nms3000
London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016

Do not go unless you want to be abused, locked in the resturant and threatend. Terrible service, the bill was wrong three times as they put on incorrect items and we were charged 3.50 Euros for hot water! A disgrace! When we asked for the correct bill we were verbally abused so we added up the items and left the... More 

Thank d0ndana
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016 via mobile

Just stumbled upon this restaurant while walking through the streets of Vienna. The name did it and a quick look inside persuaded us to go inside. Although the manager was a bit apathic the old waiter was so kind and welcoming. He ran around like was a lot years younger. Immediate sympathy for him as he also made us laugh... More 

Thank Robert J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $25
German, Austrian, European, Central European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Himmelpfortgasse 15, Vienna 1010, Austria
  • Location: Europe  >  Austria  >  Vienna Region  >  Vienna>  > Inner City
  • Neighborhood: Inner City
  • Phone Number: +43 1 512 84 70
The “Der Kuckuck” (cuckoo) isone of the most traditional restaurantsin the heart of Vienna.Only five minutes walking distancefrom St. Stephan’s cathedral it offers best Austrian hospitality with excursions to the formerAustrian-Hungarian monarchy.Come and enjoy an evening inoriginal Viennese atmosphere with perfect food & wine. Monday to Sunday:from 5 p.m.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Inner City

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Inner City
In Vienna's best-known district, pedestrian boulevards Kärntner Strasse and Graben connect you with landmarks such as the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera), Vienna’s iconic Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral) and the vast compound of Hofburg, the Habsburgs’ former Imperial Palace. Peek down side streets such as Annagasse and Weihburggasse, and Graben’s Seilergasse and Habsburggasse, to get a feel for the center. The Imperial Apartments and the refreshingly demystifying Sissi Museum are must-dos at Hofburg. Spacious squares such as Am Hof and Freyung often host beautiful seasonal and antiques markets.