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$$ - $$$
Inner City
Central European, Austrian, European, Eastern European, Hungarian, Vegetarian Friendly
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Dominikanerbastei 8, Vienna 1010, Austria
+43 1 5126949
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
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Tue - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Tue - Sat 18:00 - 22:30
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As is apparent from other reviews, this restaurant is popular with tour groups. Possibly as an individual diner I received more personal attention; but I was very pleased with the general service and the attention given by general manager Robert Kardos. My wife and I dined here a decade or so ago and remembered it as a quaint place with... More 

Thank Philip R
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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110 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were here for a group dinner on our second night in Vienna. The food was average, but not bad, and the experience was cool. It was a quaint setting and felt authentic. The servers were nice and did a good job. We were all so tired that I don't remember too many specifics, but it was one of the... More 

Thank 590jvoss1
Hollywood, Florida
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134 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Went here as a coordinator of a student tour group. Great cosy decor even though it's overdone stereotypical. Not bad if you want a different experience. All the students enjoyed their meals. They also met the needs of special diets. But it seems it was only open for tour groups this evening. I felt the food was average.

Thank Tbikeland
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Being here with a group of students, the place is fine, decorated in a tipical "Viennese style" with this beautiful wood and velvet chairs and bench. The food in comparison with the place is horrible, meat not well cooked, disgusting suops... and we also found ants in our place! Never again! CIBO ORRENDO, DAVVERO!

Thank AngelicaBernard
Tel Aviv, Israel
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489 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

We recently visited Hungary and loved their food. The food at Kardos looked similar but tasted very different. The waiter was very nice and friendly - but very busy since he was the only staff member who served everyone in the restaurant during the evening.

Thank Neta_Avivi
Barrie, Canada
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is usually closed on Sunday but our tour director had arranged for our visit. Close walk from the Hilton. There were no other patrons in the restaurant. That was the 1st problem. We were a party of 12 which is probably not a good reason to open a whole restaurant. Our server was very fluent in English and... More 

Thank pcbd
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

I visited with several colleagues. All the food were delicious.. The wines we tried also were good local wines. The staff was helpful, and kind. The decoration is too much. Painful. :)

Thank Tamás A
Asse, Belgium
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123 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Price/quality good. Perhaps a little bit to dark inside, but it was a rainy evening when we were there. A nice, spaceous, cosy cellar where groups could eat and where the toilets are. We were offered a drink when we couldn't leave because of the thunderstorm.

Thank Kristien B
Yerevan, Armenia
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85 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

The restaurant specialize on the Austria-Hungarian and Balkan dishes. It has very nice, apparently historical, interior with a carved wooden panels, fireplace, old-styled furniture etc. It is quite cozy and food is not bad, goulash (stew, not a soup) was very good. However, I have encountered a non proper attitude from the waiters. I ordered a glass of Hungarian good... More 

Thank Vadim_Ohanyan
Prague, Czech Republic
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69 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2016

I was several times in this restaurant - always with my job. The food is really nice, they always prepare nice vegetarian versions on request, so the cook really knows her / his job. But the place itself is rather a touristic place, I do not really like its spirit.

Thank Gyoergy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 28
Central European, Austrian, European, Eastern European, Hungarian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Seating
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dominikanerbastei 8, Vienna 1010, Austria
  • Location: Europe  >  Austria  >  Vienna Region  >  Vienna>  > Inner City
  • Neighbourhood: Inner City
  • Phone Number: +43 1 5126949
In central Vienna the Kardos Restaurant invites you on an exciting culinary trip. Enter through the original Siebenberger door to a world of Viennese charm, find a wealth of character inspired by Hungary, Austria, Slovenia and beyond. Here traditional artworks by Franz Zelezny, dating to 1912 hang on the walls, there one hundred year old flower patterned plates give authentic charm. The old-world meets the new in a fusion of wood, glass and light, a superb reflection of the Kardos family and their gastronomic history dating back more than 100 years. Austria, Hungary, Slovenia, Bohemia and the Balkans are represented on a varied menu which is a taste of home for many and a taste of foreign lands for others.

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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 centre. 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.
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