Vienna: a Dumpling Metropolis

Asian food, Viennese-style

Dumplings, dim sum, baozi, gyoza – the small dumpling snacks from Asia have become extremely popular in Vienna in recent years. Street food from the Far East has become very popular in the capital. In this checkVIENNA blog post, we have put together a small selection of places where you can eat the Far Eastern delicacies and we highly recommend each and every one of them.


Laolao – Grandma’s homemade dumplings


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The small street food restaurant, Laolao, with its no-frills interior and small outdoor seating area, is located in the wonderful Herrengasse in the centre of Vienna. On the menu, you will find many different types of dumplings to choose from. The dumplings are served promptly, even at the busiest of times, and the friendly staff provide instructions on how to eat them properly. Chinese vinegar and a clove of pickled garlic are obligatory. According to Google Maps, Laolao has a rating of 4.9 stars, which speaks for itself.

Address: Herrengasse 6/8/11, 1010 Vienna


Ballroom Dumplings

The Ballroom Crew are hard at work in two locations in Vienna, offering “damn good dumplings”. The selection of dumplings is surprisingly well chosen, both in Alsergrund (9th district) and in the newer branch in the 7th district (Neubau). The latter is located directly in the trendy part of Burggasse, where it intersects with Neubaugasse. Both locations are furnished in a distinctively simple and casual way. Here the focus is on serving those “damn good dumplings” you can read about on their website.

Ballroom Dumplings
Maria-Theresien-Straße 5, 1090 Vienna
Burggasse 40, 1070 Vienna


Hey Dim Sum Gallery


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Josefstadt – Vienna’s smallest district – has also embraced the dumpling trend. Here you will find the Hey Dim Sum Gallery. A large restaurant with a garden for guests in the summer, which invites you not only to linger and enjoy some dumplings. It’s also a great place to spend an evening with friends or family. The restaurant in Strozzigasse not only serves Dim Sum – as the name would suggest – but you can also order and enjoy a variety of other Asian dishes.

Hey Dim Sum Gallery
Address: Strozzigasse 36, 1080 Vienna


Dumplings, Dim Sum or Wontons for at home or in your apartment?


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Of course, most dumpling restaurants also offer take-away. Ordering and enjoying at home or in your flat is therefore easier than ever. There are also several Asian supermarkets in Vienna where you can buy your favourite type of dumpling. Here we would like to mention just two by way of example


Lili Markt on Rechte Wienzeile

For decades, the place to go for lovers of Asian products. The supermarket is located in Vienna’s 6th district (Mariahilf) opposite the famous Naschmarkt and is part of Vienna’s China Town. Here you can find a great and large selection of dumplings, mostly frozen.

Lili Markt
Address: Rechte Wienzeile 29, 1040 Vienna


Nakwon Supermarket in Zieglergasse


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Specialising in Korean products, this Asian supermarket also offers a varied range of delicacies from all over Asia. The shop is located in Neubau (7th district) very close to Mariahilfer Straße. Explore the shop’s several freezers where you will find a wide selection of dumplings.

Nakwon Supermarket
Address: Zieglergasse 12, 1070 Vienna


All our CheckVIENNA apartments have a fully equipped kitchen. So nothing stands in the way of enjoying your dumplings in the comfort of your own four walls. As they say in Vienna: Mahlzeit!


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