Gelbes Krokodil

  • Veg-options Veg-options
    ( 9 reviews )

Dametzstrasse 30, Linz, Austria, 4020

Serves meat, vegan options available. Bar restaurant. Menu includes a vegetarian category where the vegan suitable dishes are clearly marked. Open Mon-Fri 11:00am-11:30pm, Sat 4:00pm-11:30pm, Sun 10:00am-11:30pm.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Beer/Wine, European, Austrian, Non-veg

9 Reviews

First Review by drsnuggles79

good quality food - Edit

I have dinner there about once a month. Some tables can't be reserved and are for walk-in-customers, but you better reserve a table (or you wait at the bar). They have a different menu every day, also vegan desserts (that's really hard to get in Linz!). I like the variety of the dishes, I've never had a meal twice.

Pros: good quality, situated in the centre of Linz

Cons: quite expensive, I recommend reservating a table

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not tasty but expensive - Edit

the vegan miso-soup i had was more like a stew and i could not identify the miso taste. my friend had mushroomragout with schupfnudeln - unfortunately the slimy tomato-tasting dish had very few in common with the announced meal. but our Drinks werd fabulous! aperol and a very refreshing self-made lemonade.

Pros: near the center

Cons: expensive, not tasty

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Half the menu is meat, half veggie - Edit

Many vegetarian options, some vegan ones, rather bar than restaurant.

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Nice vegan options, reserveration is recommended - Edit

This place is usually packed and it's quite hard to get a table without an reservation. They do have quite a few vegan options on the menu that changes daily. Most of the items are prepared in advance and sometimes the food tastes a bit bland.. but in general you can get there a decent vegan meal.

Pros: vegan options, creative meals

Cons: reservation needed, some food bland

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nice, can be busy - Edit

P'aa was overbooked for Saturday night, so we went to the Yellow Crocodile after 8pm - a lot of people eat there before seeing a movie, so after 8 is a good time to go once the movies are started - it was still pretty busy though. I had a delicious tofu curry and organic beer (Bio-Zwickl).

Pros: vegan items are marked clearly

Cons: busy (at least on Saturdays)

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Nice - Edit

Nice place next to the Moviemento cinema. In the evening there's hardly any available place and you should have a reservation. It's a bit of a crowded and noisy place then.

They have lots of vegetarian dishes, but unfortunately only few vegan choices. Unfortunately even the Seitan-Schnitzel isn't vegan :(
It would be so easy, but the owner isn't really interesting in vegan requests.
Vegan ordered dishes sometimes come with sour cream as dip, which is very annoying, but I think this is because of the very busy business.

The food is very tasty and the most of the staff is friendly and very quick.

Pros: vegan labeling, quick service

Cons: crowded and noisy, few vegan options

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Good variety of vegetarian and vegan food - Edit

Ate there once, the (vegan) food was delicious, although unfurtunately not really hot.
The atmosphere is good, the staff friendly and the offered variety of vegan and vegetarian food is almost unique in Linz. Would recommend it.
Updated from previous review on Wednesday July 17, 2013

Pros: many vegetarian / vegan meals, delicious

Cons: Food wasn't really hot

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Nice place but very little choice for vegans - Edit

It's a very nice place in a good location with a great atmosphere. For vegetarians it's definitely a place to go - it has always several tasty vegetarian dishes and is really good value for money. For vegans, however, the chioce is very limited (that is, one dish).

Pros: good value, tasty

Cons: very limited choice for vegans

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Microwave food and scarce vegan options - Edit

The Gelbes Krokodil (yellow crocodile) is situated near the Moviemento cinema and and Solaris bar/club at the central OK-Platz. It has a nice atmosphere, mixed audience and plenty of space. It also comprises of a small outdoor area with some tables where you can take a seat during the warm seasons.

Regarding the food, it offers a wide variety of Austrian and also International cuisine, with one half being meat or fish dishes and the other half being vegetarian. Unfortunately they offer only a few, sometimes even only one, vegan option. The owner says, its too much effort for the kitchen to make vegan options, which I can't understand as "veganizing" a dish is no effort at all, or at least not more than making a vegetarian or meat dish. They also don't like to have more than 8 people at once booked for their tables, which I also can't understand as they have plenty of space.

The food in general is good and tasteful, but one might wonder why it only takes 5-10 mins after ordering to receive the meal, which indicates that they use microwaves to warm up already cooked meals. I understand that they have a massive amount of guests to serve, but for me, microwaves cleary should not be part of a professional kitchen.

This said I have to deduct one cow for the (partial) microwave food (which still tastes good but clearly is not top notch) and also one for the management not being able (or willing) to offer more vegan options and also not allowing bigger groups reserving tables.

Pros: low priced, fast serving, nice atmosphere

Cons: few vegan choices, microwave food, sometimes unfriendly waitresses

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