Vienna: Turning Japanese at Hanil
The inhabitants of Vienna appear to find the charms of Asia irresistible. The imported healthy lifestyle (yoga, Ayurveda, tai chi) and tasty food are key elements of Vienna’s love affair with Asia. No wonder Asian-styled restaurants keep on multiplying in the city.
Vienna’s hip and trendy urbanites prefer Japanese cuisine with its sushi and tempura over other Asian cuisines, and consequently sushi restaurants tend to be a luxury.
Hanil, on the Rechte Wienzeile of the Fourth District is thankfully removed from the pack. It is the best place for sushi in Vienna. While other Japanese restaurants in Vienna charge more than €20 for a full Japanese meal, Hanil only charges €12.90 for an all-you-can-eat option.
Advice: Try to be there before the “rush hour” or call the staff to make a reservation. Both the seriously committed and the curious flood the restaurant after 5 p.m., even on Sundays.
Hanil is located at Rechte Wienzeile 7 1040. Telephone: +43 (0)1 585 3590. Fax: +43 (0)1 585 3890. Hanil is open daily from 11:30 a.m. until 11 p.m., except on Sundays, when it’s open from 5 p.m. until 11 p.m.