Like most well-kept secrets in Vienna, the noodle bar Kuishimbo is a subtle, small place that is easy to walk past, unaware of its worth. But those that are oodles for Japanese noodles should seek it out, and experience the big tastes being slurped up here.
There’s a wall full of noodle dishes listed (in Japanese and German) on your right-hand side as you walk in to this shoebox-sized place, and the decision can be intimidating if you don’t know your way around the Japanese kitchen. While we’d recommend you give one of the Udon noodle hotpots a go – which the place is famous for (to give you a few examples: the Nabeyaki Udon (a hot pot with chicken), kamaboko (fish cake), mushrooms, and vegetables such as spinach, rice cake, carrot, and a shrimp or egg on top, or the Curry Udon (a similar mix of ingredients to the Nabeyaki, but drowned in a tasty curry soup)) – don’t be shy to ask the staff to recommend you a dish. Or be brave and select randomly to set out on a culinary adventure. It’s a family-run place, which means it comes with the warmth and hospitality of a family. Read our full review, here.
We recommend… arriving here outside of main dining hours – aka. beat the crowds at around 6pm, or come late at around 8pm. Otherwise, you’ll struggle to find a seat in this small and popular noodle spot.