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Josefstadt
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Lederergasse 16 | 1080, Vienna 1080, Austria
4314026333
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17:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
Mon 11:00 - 15:00
Wed - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 16:00
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Singapore, Singapore
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

My family and I visited Gu on a recent Vienna trip. This place was recommended by our Air BnB hosts and it definitely did not disappoint. The restaurant is very tiny with limited seating. There is a small, open kitchen with the husband cooks the food to order while the wife takes the orders. The food is authentic northern Chinese... More 

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Shanghai Region, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

As an Asian living in Vienna, I couldn't stop looking for tasty and real Chinese food. Gu is definitely among TOP 3 in the town. If you are a Chinese or Chinese food lover, you should check it out! Its renovation is quite modern cozy, different from other Asian restaurants. The vegetables and meat tastes really fresh, and some dishes... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Visited solo Monday evening based on previous reviews. Almost empty. Initial reception friendly but once order placed, and served, chef sat in dining room immersed in his phone and didn't even look up when I got up to leave although I am handicapped and struggled with my coat and crutch. Too bad because I enjoyed lamb and shrimp dishes, but... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

Not a great looking place from the outside and a bit like a canteen on the inside, basic furniture and decor. But the food was fabulous and it's cooked in the little kitchen that is in the restaurant, so you can see it's cooked for you to order. If you are any where nearby you have to go and try... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2015 via mobile

I never felt that I have to write a review, but for GU I just had to break my own tradition. GU Asia's authentic home south China cooking, at such a good value kept us talking about it every time we're at an Asian restaurant. Don't think twice to visit GU Asia, simply wonderful food, service and an over all... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2015

This small chinese restaurant is hidden behind the main street (Ring) in Vienna. I wouldn`t have found it had it been not recomended by a friend. But he was right, this little restaurant is really worth visiting! Although I only tried the mango-duck (highly recomended!!!) it convinced me tho come back and try the other dishes as well. Only down-side... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2015

Great food, nice friendly service. Great food. Took a little long, but the food was awesome. Did I say great food?

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Wien
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2015

Chinese food without Glutamat. The lovely couple who operate GU are from a coastal Eastern city of China. Their food is in some aspects close to Thai cuisine, they use coconut milk, mango and less spices than regions like Szechuan or Huan. They have classics like Gong bao chicken, too, of course, and that of great quality. I brought a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2014

Furnished very well, I was surprised at the quality of food they provided. All the food they cook is fresh and you can see it being made before your eyes! As I walked past the restaurant I smelled a delicious scent coming from one of the dishes there. I ate there and loved the subtle enhancements of the dishes made... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2014

Very good food simple but fantastic if you are looking for a good and healty chinese food then Gu is the right answer. crispy duckmeat and beef tartar are one of those our favorite it is truly beyond our expectation.highly recommend.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 16:00
Monday
17:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
Thursday
17:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
Friday
17:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
Saturday
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lederergasse 16 | 1080, Vienna 1080, Austria
  • Location: Europe  >  Austria  >  Vienna Region  >  Vienna>  > Josefstadt
  • Neighbourhood: Josefstadt
  • Phone Number: 4314026333

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Staying in Josefstadt

Neighbourhood Profile
Josefstadt
The eighth district is an older generation’s Vienna at its finest: and this is what makes it popular with locals of all ages. Josefstadt has theatre, small independent shops, romantic passageways, neighbourhood cafés with regular clientele, church squares, town palaces and shady communal gardens. Trendy hangouts have conquered distinctive places such as the Old General Hospital (Altes AKH) and the vaults of overground U6. Theater in der Josefstadt on Josefstädter Strasse is the district’s cultural epicentre. Even if your German isn’t good enough to watch a play, you can marvel at the typical Biedermeier building and take a glimpse into the foyer. Lange Gasse houses an iconic local restaurant at its corner, as well as a legendary sweet shop and a bustling neighbourhood market every Saturday. For small palace atmosphere and a different view on Vienna’s history, make your way to Schönborn garden palace (Palais Schönborn), which houses the Museum of Folk and Folk Art (Volkskundemuseum). Maria-Treu-Platz, with its summer outdoor cafés facing baroque church Maria Treu, and the historic passageway of Lerchenfelder Strasse 13 hide top spots for insiders.
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