Pan-Asian cuisine (mostly Vietnamese inspired). "Green vegetarian cuisine" is the slogan. Similar quaint atmosphere to many Asian eateries in Berlin. Fully vegan from November 2021. Open Mon-Sun 12:00-23:30.

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64 Reviews

First Review by murelen


Points +1111

29 Sep 2023

Cute little Asian place

Nice place offering Asian vegan food. Mock meat, tofu, veggies, rice, noodles, etc. the kimchi was quite fresh and nice. Great mango lassy! Fast service.

Cash only place.

Pros: All vegan

Cons: Cash only



Points +240

18 Sep 2023


It’s amazing food, totally nice to sit in and the mock duck is the best!


Points +59

20 Aug 2023

highly recommend

i absolutely love this place, it’s one of my favorite food spots in berlin. the food is very delicious, though nothing special. but especially for the neighborhood it’s pretty affordable. staff is friendly too!

Updated from previous review on 2023-08-20

Pros: great prices

Cons: cash only


Points +9065

08 Aug 2023

Fresh and good value

Berlin offers so many all vegan Vietnamese spots. Chay Umi is one of them.
Very reasonable priced and fresh.
Option to order extra portion of e.g. Udon noodles for 1,50€, very fair and so you can easily get one or more starters and make them more filling with an extra side.
For example mango-tofu salad side of choice like Udon = complete meal for around 10€.


Points +2808

22 Jul 2023

Will return

I came here for dinner and was quickly seated without having a reservation. The menu offers a lot of choice and I was a little overwhelmed.

I was happy with my choice and am planning to come again to try other items.

The restaurant has indoor as well as outdoor seating and is close to the Schönhäusser Allée station.

Pros: Large variety , All vegan, Friendly service

Cons: Cash only


Points +309

17 Jul 2023

Sehr leckerer Tofu mit Sesamkruste

Ich war mehrmals hier und wurde nie enttäuscht. Ich kann auf jeden Fall den Mago-Lassi, das Curry mit Tofu und Sesamkruste, sowie die Pho empfehlen

Updated from previous review on 2023-07-17


Points +9821

12 Apr 2023

Tasty but had better

This was our third Vietnamese restaurant while in Berlin, and while the food was still tasty unfortunately it wasn't as good as the other two. For starters we got Nem (crispy spring rolls) and Wantan Chien (crispy dumplings). The spring rolls were very tasty although not as good as ones we've had elsewhere. Unfortunately I didn't rate the dumplings. They were essentially just crispy batter with almost no filling. The batter was tasty but it just wasn't really a dumpling with so little filling. They also only gave us five when the menu said six, which was a bit sloppy.

For our mains I got the Sai Gon Curry with vegan chicken and my wife got the Wantan Suppe. I enjoyed my curry and I thought it tasted good although it was more basic than others I've had in Berlin. My wife’s dish lacked flavour and she ended up adding soy sauce to give it some.

This place is a decent choice if you're in the area but if you're looking for a really good Vietnamese I'd personally recommend Good Morning Vietnam Vegan.

Pros: Tasty food, Cute little restaurant

Cons: Better Vietnamese restaurants in Berlin, Crispy dumplings weren't good


Points +50

03 Mar 2023

Epic vegan Asian food

Fantastic little place serving Asian/Vietnamese food.

We went for their bestseller, crispy vegan duck with rice and a mix of vegetables in a mild red curry sauce; and rice noodles with tofu and the same vegetables in a hoisin-like sauce.

The mock duck was by far the best Asian dish I’ve had so far; crispy but tender, fresh and very authentic. Served in some mild red curry sauce with a side of white rice and a typical Asian mix of vegetables — what a pleasure for the senses.

The rice noodles very similarly fantastic; perfectly cooked noodles with the aforementioned side of mixed vegetables in a fabulous hoisin-like dark sauce and crispy tofu cubes. Sensational.

The restaurant itself has a light, easy-going ambiance to it. Staff are very attentive and we got served both our dishes within about 5 minutes of ordering — very impressive! Prices are also quite good—about €30 for food and drinks for a couple. Be mindful this is a cash-only establishment (which is pretty usual in Germany).

Seating, however, is rather limited so I’d expect a wait during busy periods—but it’s definitely worth it.

In short: what a little gem of a place. Totally recommend visiting.

Updated from previous review on 2023-03-03

Pros: Exceptional food for very reasonable prices, Generous portions, Quick and attentive service

Cons: Cash only — unsuspecting tourists be aware


Points +60

21 Feb 2023

Delicious salmon bowl

I tried the bowl that included vegan salmon and it was a delicious, very flavorful poke bowl! Everything in the menu has English underneath for visitors who might not have the best German yet 🤞

Pros: All vegan, Delicious, English menu

Cons: Cash only


Points +30

18 Feb 2023

Lecker, schnell, nur Barzahlung

Es hat uns sehr gut gefallen und alles hat gut geschmeckt, leider kann man nur mit Bargeld zahlen, allerdings es gibt 2 EC Automaten direkt neben dem Restaurant. Wir haben für 5 nicht alkoholische Getränke, 2 Vorspeise und 3 Hauptgerichte 75 Euro Trinkgeld gezahlt.

Pros: Rein vegan, Schnell, Lecker


Points +2199

11 Feb 2023

Asian Heaven

Very inexpensive and very good serving portions. Everything was so tasteful and delicious. I’d 100 suggest this place.

Cons: Cash only


Points +27

11 Feb 2023

The most suitable for daily use...

Mein Favorit für die Mittagspause. Das Essen ist sehr lecker, gesund und man muss keinen Aufpreis dafür zahlen, dass kein Fleisch drin ist😄Uuund man muss auch nicht lange darauf warten.

Pros: Lecker + schnell, Sehr freundlich , Bezahlbar


Points +45

13 Jan 2023

Favourite local vietnamese

I’ve been coming here on and off for a long time. Really nice staff and food is consistently good. Try number 31.

One criticism is that the Pho is not that good in comparison to other vegan Vietnamese places.

Updated from previous review on 2023-01-13


Points +5373

29 Dec 2022

Vegan Curry

I went here this summer with friends before a concert. The restaurant was medium-sized.

I had the Sai Gon Curry with seitan (8,90€) and it was good. I liked Chay Umi, but it didn't really stand out to me compared to all the other vegan asian restaurants in Berlin. I'd be happy to go back though!


Points +77

24 Dec 2022

tasty n spicy

always good 💚💚💚

Pros: lots of vegan options

Cons: cash only


Points +26

09 Dec 2022

Einfach super lecker und gemütlich dort. Guter Service und schöne Atmosphäre!

Sehr leckeres Essen, toller Service und eine schöne Atmosphäre.

Pros: Gutes Preis-Leistungsverhältnis


Points +2793

26 Nov 2022

Sehr gutes vietnamesisches Essen

Super leckeres Essen, kleine Restaurant mit toller Athmosphäre.


Points +882

24 Nov 2022


Eines der besten veganen asiatischen Abendessen die ich je hatte. Die vorspeisenplatte und die vegane Ente sind sehr zu empfehlen!


Points +61

18 Nov 2022

Knajpa jakich wiele w Berlinie

W tej knajpie nie zjecie nic nadzwyczajnego. Warzywa z mrożonki typu brokuł i bakłażan we wszystkich daniach, tego w Wietnamie nie grają. Mało pikantne. Na szybki lunch w pracy ok ale nic ponad to.

Pros: Duży wybór , Spore porcje

Cons: Niemiła obsługa - brak menu dla dzieci, Typowe warzywa z jakiejś mieszkanki


Points +156

06 Nov 2022

Nice place, try the "duck"

I tried their famous vegan duck dish and it didn't disappointed. I tasted some other dishes of my party and they all were were delicious.
I would recommend it.

Pros: Fully vegan, Nice portions

Cons: They don't accept credit cards, Not exactly cheap


Points +16

27 Oct 2022

Leckeres, aber teures, veganes Restaurant

Leckeres, veganes Restaurant, leider nur Barzahlung und eher teuer

Pros: Leckeres Essen

Cons: Teuer, Nur Barzahlung, Unfreundliche Bedingungen


Points +349

16 Sep 2022


So many options that makes difficult to choose, but all of them must be good!

Pros: Delicious, Cozy place, All vegan


Points +26

24 Aug 2022

Tasty, Amazing Quality, Nice Staff

It’s tasty and the quality is amazing, compared to all the new hipster vegan restaurants it’s also very affordable. I always enjoy to eat there. Even went there regularly before I went vegan.

Updated from previous review on 2022-08-24

Pros: Tasty , Compared to others cheap, Many different options

Cons: Sometimes you have some waiting time, Cash only


Points +182

12 Aug 2022

Best crispy duck without harming ducks

We had a late dinner at Chay Umi. They have so much to choose from. We had a few different dishes, but the crispy duck was the overall favourite. I would certainly eat here again if I’m ever back in Berlin. Also they have nice selection of cocktails


Points +100

08 Aug 2022

The nem is fantastic!!

Cozy little restaurant with big dog! The only problem is that I want to go there all the time…

Pros: Lunch Menue, Super Cute Dog, Restroom


Points +271

21 Jun 2022

Nice place

Definitely recommend the first starter for 2.

Updated from previous review on 2022-06-14

Pros: Cool Options


Points +425

20 Jun 2022

Viel Auswahl, Super lecker, preiswert

Wir haben uns eine Vorspeisenplatte und diverse andere Vorspeisen geteilt. Alles war echt top, auch die Kokossuppe und der Cocktail.

Pros: Alles vegan, Preiswert

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