Vegan only restaurant, est. 2020, offering traditional Austrian cuisine with many homemade meals. Seasonally changing special menus such as wild garlic, asparagus, or pumpkin. Hot meals up to one hour before closing. Please make an online reservation at www.velani.at. Open Tue-Fri 16:00-22:30, Sat 11:30-22:30, Sun 11:30-16:30. Kitchen closes at 9.30pm. Closed Mon.

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102 Reviews

First Review by RavenVienna


Points +69

27 Sep 2023

Traditional delicious cuisine

I had a wonderful dinner with typical dishes of Austrian cuisine. Staff were very friendly, food delicious. I was impressed by the crispiness and dimensions of the Wiener Schnitzel. I’m going to come again!



Points +388

14 Sep 2023

Delicious but extra pay for ketchup

We had the Wiener Schnitzel, the Cordon Bleu and the Kaiserschmarren. Everything was very tasty, but the breading on the schnitzel and cordon bleu crumbled off on the first cut.
Unfortunately, you had to pay extra for a little ketchup, despite the otherwise high prices.

Pros: Tasty

Cons: Extra pay for ketchup, Expensive


15 Sep 2023

Dear chiicoree! Thank you very much for the honest feedback and the good rating. We always try to maintain a fair price-quality ratio. Many of our meat substitute products are selfmade, like the Cordon Bleu. This extra quality leads to higher prices.


Points +118

10 Sep 2023

Have they not heard of salt?

We went here with high expectations. The menu and the pictures looked good, and there are so many good reviews. However, as soon as we got our food, we were very disappointed. It's as if they didn't put salt in their food. If this is a conscious decision of the chef, they should put that on the menu. But like this the food was just pretty bad. We wanted to like it, but just couldn't.

Pros: Lots of choice, Traditional austrian, Friendly staff

Cons: Lack of salt makes the food tasteless, Very busy (best to book a table), Kind of expensive


11 Sep 2023

Thanks for the honest feedback. You're right, since the WHO only recommends 5g of salt per day, but average consumption is far above this amount, we don't add much salt to our food. However, we always bring salt and pepper to the table upon request; after all, tastes differ. Re-salting is easy, but food that is too salty has to be returned. It's a pity that you didn't give us feedback during your visit, then we would have been happy to help you. Best regards, your Velani staff


Points +326

25 Aug 2023

Amazing dinner

Lovely place, 100% vegan
Amazing dish offer

Pros: Food


31 Aug 2023

Thank you very much for the 5-star-rating. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit.


Points +28

24 Aug 2023

great food

the food is simply great! have eaten several times and will definitely cone again very soon ✌🏻

Updated from previous review on 2023-08-24

Pros: food


31 Aug 2023

Thank you very much for the excellent rating. See you soon!


Points +1133

19 Aug 2023

It’s as authentic as you can get!

So if you are a lover of Viennese food, then this is a 5 star place. They did an outstanding job veganizing traditional Austrian food that I would
find quite hard to do at home. And as a veg who is curious about trying authentic food, I was eager to eat here. So why the 3 stars? Well because I don’t think I would like authentic Viennese food if I ate meat either. Nothing against the cuisine, it’s just lacking a bit in spice and flavor for me. But really, it’s great to try new foods so don’t let my review discourage you! Unless you are a spicy gal like me😄


31 Aug 2023

Thanks for the honest feedback. We are sorry that our cuisine did not quite meet your taste. And it's true, we're based on traditional Austrian cuisine, which isn't really spicy. But there are also "daring" dishes on our regularly changing special menus.


03 Sep 2023

For sure! I just wanted to inform people of what to expect. I’m still glad I ate here! Thanks for offering this unique experience for vegan diners :)


Points +217

06 Aug 2023

Amazing typical Wien food

If you want to play it safe, come and eat here. Friendly staff, great food and a real taste of Vienna.

Really recommended


31 Aug 2023


Points +135

08 Jul 2023

Best vegan restaurant in Vienna

Traditional Austrian food made vegan. Amazingly authentic and delicious. Go there!

Pros: Friendly staff, Amazing food, Authentic Austrian food

Cons: Location (next to a main street) , A little expensive


31 Aug 2023


Points +5775

03 Jul 2023

One of my favorite meals in Vienna

I really loved being able to try different traditional Austrian dishes made vegan. The menu has the classics and more and it was difficult to choose! The portions are huge and everything is well prepared. We ate a huge schnitzel with traditional potato salad and goulash with spätzle (like mini gnocchi) as well as sacher torte (chocolate apricot cake) and a traditional crepe with apricot jam to name a few and enjoyed all of it. Service was lovely too.

We were so lucky to eat here before they temporarily closed while looking for a new chef. The food is definitely worth trying. They also have an eggnog (made of avocado) that is a must try if you drink alcohol. It tastes similar to what I remember eggnog tasted like.

Updated from previous review on 2023-07-03


31 Aug 2023

Thank you very much for the detailed review and the excellent star-rating. We have been open again since the mid od August.


Points +63

02 Jul 2023

Completely vegan traditional restaurant

It’s a completely vegan traditional Restaurant. You can buy very yummy viennese specialties: vegan „Wiener Schnitzel“, „Klöse“, „Braten“ or „Wiener Gulasch“ for example. There are very attentive and kind waiters. All in all we felt very comfortable.

Pros: Attentive waiters , yummy viennese specialties


31 Aug 2023

Thank you so much for the nice review and the 5-star-rating.


Points +164

01 Jul 2023

Great vegan versions of traditional foods

Great food, Friendly staff, Huge portions.
And they gave us a take away box for dessert as it looked so good but we were too full.

Pros: All vegan, Able to try traditional style fiood, Huge portions

Cons: Closed for an 'extended break' from 1st July 2023


31 Aug 2023

Thank you so much for the 5-star-rating. Hope you enjoyed your dessert at home.


Points +31

25 Jun 2023

Best food in Vienna!

They were nice to accommodate my walk up take-out request without calling ahead. Great looking restaurant and all staff were very nice and spoke English. They helped me pick 2 dishes and I was not disappointed! It was great to try authentic Austrian cuisine for Vegans.

Pros: Great prices, Friendly staff, Quality ingredients


31 Aug 2023

Thank you very much for the excellent rating. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit.


Points +1877

23 Jun 2023

Good Austrian food

I enjoyed the goulash with servietteknödels and the blood pudding dish both (the corner more than the latter). And eating real Austrian food was great. So I totally recommend this place. The atmosphere is pleasant enough but had room for improvement. The server was really positive. Air conditioning would have been nice, but that's true everywhere.


31 Aug 2023

Thank you very much for the nice feedback. We made a few improvements regarding the restaurant style during the summer.


Points +21

11 Jun 2023

Brilliant food!

The food was wonderful! Massive portions and authentic Austrian dishes that are typically meat based can be eaten completely vegan! The waiter was also very friendly and helpful, I genuinely loved the experience. I had the Schnitzel with potato salad and don't forget to ask for the jam with it!

Pros: Portion size, Waiter service , Menu variety


19 Jun 2023

Thank you very much for the 5-star-rating and the nice feedback. We are very glad that you enjoyed the visit.


Points +49

10 Jun 2023

Top Empfehlung

Einfach fantastisch, wirklich seeerhr sehr lecker und das ambiente einfach toll. Von anfang bis schluss einfach der Hammer. Genau das richtige um zu zeigen dass phänlmenales essen mit kulturellem hintergrund auch ohne tierleid entstehen kann.

Pros: Grandioses essen, Täuscht jeden Antiveganer, Preislich absolut gerechtfertigt

Cons: Der Caffe könnte besser sein, Suppe ist eher einfach, der knödel war fantastisch


19 Jun 2023

Lieber Kevin! Vielen lieben Dank für das tolle Feedback! Wir freuen uns natürlich sehr zu hören, dass unsere Speisen so gut ankommen. Schön, dass als Pro auch das Preis-Leistungsverhältnis geschätzt wird. Wir machen viele unserer Fleischersatzprodukte in Handarbeit, wie beispielsweise das beliebte Schnitzel.


Points +126

04 Jun 2023

Austrian food made vegan!

We loved our visit to Velani while traveling in Vienna. The traditional Austrian cuisine prepared vegan was flavorful and the portions were large. Our waiter was very friendly and happily assisted us in making selections from the menu as we had never eaten Austrian food. We enjoyed speaking with the owner who was very gracious and provided us with the names of other outstanding vegan restaurants to try during our stay in Vienna.

Pros: Fully vegan menu, Features traditional Austrian food prepared vegan


08 Jun 2023

Thank you very much for the nice feedback and the 5-star-rating. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit so much.


Points +473

01 Jun 2023


Ich habe das Wiener Schnitzel gegessen und sogar meine Schwester, die zunächst skeptisch war, hat probiert und keinen Unterschied zum Original geschmeckt.
Gibt auch tolle Nachtische zur Auswahl😄

Pros: Komplett vegan, Viel Auswahl , Gut mit der U-Bahn erreichbar


08 Jun 2023

Danke für die tolle Bewertung, wir freuen uns sehr, dass wir mit unserem hausgemachten Schnitzel überzeugen konnten!


Points +509

17 May 2023

You must try their schnitzel!

You must make a reservation. There are many options on the menu. I came specifically to eat schnitzel as the city is famous for its schnitzel. It is served with potato salad on the side. It was very tasty and satisfying. It would be nice if the sauce of the potato salad was a little thicker because it had gone to the bottom of the plate. I also tried tiramisu and nougat dumplings. Desserts were not as good as main course. There was cinnamon in the tiramisu for some reason, and because it was a dominant flavor, the chocolate and coffee taste was very little, maybe another good dessert but not tiramisu, but the consistency was good. The nougat dumplings looked appetizing but the taste was not that good, the dough was thick and sticky. In general, I would recommend you to go. Their house wine is also good. PS: When you leave the restaurant, be prepared for the smell of food that will permeate you, this is the reason I gave four points, it should be better ventilated.

Updated from previous review on 2023-05-17

Pros: Varieties, Nice staff, Fair price

Cons: Smell, Location


22 May 2023

Thank you very much for the visit and your honest feedback. We are glad that you liked the main course so much and we hope that next time you will enjoy your dessert more.


Points +352

17 May 2023


Zwiebelrostbraten war toll! Sehr authentisches Essen, schön, dass es das auch vegan gibt.


22 May 2023

Danke für die tolle Bewertung und dass unser Konzept geschätzt wird und so gut ankommt!


Points +30

08 May 2023

Toller veganer Zwiebelrostbraten 😋

Nicht ganz preiswert, aber es lohnt sich😄


13 May 2023

Danke für die gute Bewertung! Wir versuchen stets ein angemessenes Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis anzubieten. Viele unserer Speisen, wie das Schnitzel, sind hausgemacht. Wir freuen uns jedoch, dass die Speisen geschmacklich überzeugen konnten.


Points +182

07 May 2023

Great vegan Viennese food

We had the asparagus salad as a starter and Wiener schnitzel and a Kümmelbraten as mains. All were really good - wasn’t blown away but it’s still very good food and really nice to have the option to try something local.
Downside for me was that the interior isn’t massively nicely decorated which does a disservice to the food.


08 May 2023

Thank you for the honest feedback. It is good to hear that you liked the food. We are currently working on changes regarding the decoration. Kind regards Velani


Points +11023

05 May 2023


This place is a bit outside the city centre which may put some people off but it's easily accessible with the metro and well worth it. I booked a few hours before via the website. The staff were welcoming and happy to speak English and explain dishes etc. The vegetable broth was nice but wasn't mad about the semolina dumplings. I had never had goulash so was happy to get to try it. There is an overwhelming amount of choice on the menu! Great place to try traditional Austrian food vegan style. Hope to go back if ever visiting the city again and try some other dishes from the menu. Service was really prompt, I couldn't get a table until 8PM which was a little late for me and thought I would be there all night but it worked out perfect because of the good service.
The only thing I was confused/let down by was I asked for a Viennese coffee as hoped to try one but what I got was a cappuccino.

Updated from previous review on 2023-05-05

Pros: Great choices, Nice staff


08 May 2023

Thank you for the nice feedback! We are glad that you enjoyed the food and that you will come back one day. The Viennese coffee is called "Melange" and is very similar to a cappuchino, but there are slight differences, like the amount of milk. Kind regards Velani


Points +338

02 May 2023


We were really blown away by the (in our opinion) amazingly authentic Wienerschnitzel. Our sides included potatos and salad and we had Kaiserschmarrn as dessert, absolutely delicious. The location is a bit further away from the city center but it's fairly close to Schloss Schönbrunn, a couple of metro stations ahead of it I believe.

Pros: delicious, friendly staff

Cons: a bit further out


03 May 2023

Thank you very much for the nice feedback! We are very glad that you enjoyed the food so much. We are very proud of our homemade Wienerschnitzel.


Points +838

27 Apr 2023

Excellent food

We stopped by for dessert only and were lucky we got a table - at 2.30pm! Love to see a vegan restaurant be this busy. They were super nice and we had classic Sachertorte and nougat dumplings - delicious.

Edit: Went again another night for dinner - we had the "Zwiebelrostbraten" and "Gulasch", which were both fantastic!!

Updated from previous review on 2023-04-27


14 Apr 2023

Thank you very much for the excellent feedback. We are very glad that you enjoyed our desserts so much.


Points +212

15 Apr 2023

Austrian Vegan Food

I’ve never had Austrian food before because it’s very meat centric. This place has all the classics but veganized! I had the dumplings stuffed with “greave” or something like that it was awesome. We hade the black pudding appetizer and it was 10/10. I wish we had ordered more potato salad as a side. Be sure to check this place out. Close to the Renaissance Hotel.

Updated from previous review on 2023-04-15

Pros: Unique experience to have Austrian food

Cons: Reservation should be made


18 Apr 2023

Thank you for your visit and the nice feedback. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the food.


Points +100

15 Apr 2023

Leider langes Warten, aber gutes solides Essen

Gutes Essen, freundliches Personal - leider haben sehr lange auf unser Essen gewartet

Pros: Bester Kartoffelsalat , Große Portionen, Viel Auswahl

Cons: Extrem lange Wartezeit , Teuere, Gerichte etwas lieblos hergerichtet


18 Apr 2023

Danke für das ehrliche Feedback, es tut uns leid, dass es an diesem Tag zu längeren Wartezeiten kam. Es freut uns, dass unsere Speisen dennoch überzeugen konnten.


Points +147

11 Apr 2023

typical Austrian food but vegan!

Absolutely love this place! Super tasty food, great service, good atmosphere. From "Frittatensuppe" (vegetable broth with pancake strips) to Wiener Schnitzel, they offer all the classics. It's really nice to be able to enjoy these meals again after becoming a vegan. Brings back a lot of good memories!

Updated from previous review on 2022-07-19


14 Apr 2023

Thank you very much for the feedback and the 5-star-rating! We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed the food so much!

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