Good food, no gourmet dining
Posted on 10 / 27 / 2010
ViVA was our regular eating out place while living in Karlsruhe. Like other reviewers have noted, it's a buffet-style restaurant.
I've got three things to add to the other reviews:
1. Food used to be cheaper after 18.00h or so - but the selection goes down as well. They obviously want to encourage people to "eat up", as it were, rather than producing and then throwing away huge quantities of food. I don't know if they're still doing this, as I can't see anything on the website.
But knowing this can help offset the otherwise slightly high price point (high for what is offered, not for food in general).
2. It's good food, but foodies beware, you can make similarly good food at home very easily. Expect good, simple dishes, not gourmet experiences. Given that, the price point is slightly on the high side.
3. You pay by the weight of the food you put on your dish. It's up to you how much you pay :)
priced by weight, good vegan options
price, nice food, but not outstanding