Viasko - Bar und Restaurant

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Erkelenzdamm 49, Berlin, Germany, 10999

Vegan restaurant and bar offering fair-trade vegan cuisine with a variety of main entrees, salads, desserts, plus smoothies and beer. Mains start from EUR 10 and up. Extensive brunch buffet on the weekends 11am-4pm (better book ahead). Elegantly rustic atmosphere of a neighborhood pub from another era. Note: May have a dress policy which excludes animal by-products or anything which resembles them. Open Tue-Thu 5:00pm-10:30pm, Fri-Sat 5:00pm-11:00pm, Sat-Sun 11:00am-3:00pm, Sun 5:00pm-10:30pm.

Categories: Vegan, International, Western, Buffet, Beer/Wine, Fusion, German

120 Reviews

First Review by DollyDimple

Cosy place, great food and brunch - Edit

We visited the Viasko for their brunch. Our experience was that the staff is very friendly and the atmosphere at the restaurant is nice and comfortable. The food was delicious. They have a good variety of different warm, cold and sweet and salty dishes.
There is just one thing that you should know: The owner wishes no fur or fake fur in the restaurant. A woman next to us had fake fur at the hood of her jacket, the staff explained her friendly that they wish even no fake fur. She curled her hood that the fake fur wasn't visible anymore and it was no problem. For us is this no point to critzise the restaurant. It's their special wish at their guest and in exchange they serve absolutely great vegan food.

Pros: Very good brunch, lovely place

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best brunch EVER! - Edit

The first stop of our Berlin trip was the weekend brunch at Viasko. I read lots of good reviews but also some bad but I really could NOT see/taste/feel anything bad. The two waiters were so nice and the food. OMG the food!!! Still dreaming about this whole perfectly arranged buffet. Everyone can find something there. I wish we had something similar in Austria because I've never seen/tasted anything like this before. Also the hot chocolate (not included) with the vanilla milk foam was the best I've ever had. If you have any doubts because of a not-so-good review... FORGET them. Trust me. You'll see what I mean when you have the first sight of the brunch buffet there :)

Updated from previous review on 2017-09-21

Pros: best brunch ever, lots of different, very tasty food, they refill the buffet

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creative - Edit

Don't understand the occasional bad review and glad to see it's only few. When I was here a few days ago both staff members working that night were absolutely lovely and friendly. Food was creative and tasty. I grew up in Germany and particularly enjoyed having traditional dishes (onion soup, spätzle) and my boyfriends antipasti and cauliflower almond rice with peppers were brilliant too. Good to see such a spacious place being entirely vegan!

Pros: lots of space, good food , you can take your time

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Could've been great. - Edit

I want to love this place but I've been there 3 times over the last couple of years now and I keep realizing that I'm leaving unsatisfied.
I have been there for the Sunday brunch and they do have a big selection of dishes, both cold salads and hot food. They do feel a bit random though, maybe they want to offer something for everyone but I would appreciate fewer but well put together dishes over a great selection of mediocre ones.
In general the food has been quite tasteless and I've catched myself thinking I could make it better at home. It's not crazy expensive but the brunch plus a drink ends up not feeling worth it for me.
Again, it has some potential but it's almost frustrating that it doesn't really make it all the way. There are better brunch/breakfast options in the area.

Pros: Nice space

Cons: Bland food , Not great value for money, All over the place selection

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BUFFET - Edit

Get the buffet at Viasko. It will change your life. I actually ate way too much food, but it was so worth it. Definitely one of my eating highlights of Berlin.

Pros: TONS of buffet options, Delicious food, The buffet

Cons: Too much food to try it all

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Great Food - Edit

Attention: This is a cash-only place.

I had the cauliflower-almond rice with cashew pepper.
It was delicious!

The atmosphere was good; inside it has a pub feeling, but without the noise. :)

The staff was polite, could be a bit friendlier; but it's alright.

I would certainly like to go back next time in Berlin.

Pros: tasty, good value

Cons: none

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great food slow services - Edit

Amazing food with a wide selection. Great for causal yet delicious dining. Very slow service so come with time.

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Hat sogar Omni-Familie überzeugt - Edit

Ich war mit meinen Eltern und Großeltern hier und es hat allen sehr gut gefallen. Die Atmosphäre ist etwas rustikal, aber authentisch und das Personal freundlich. Es gibt eine große Auswahl, so dass jeder etwas gefunden hat und wie mit Vor-, Haupt- und Nachspeise versorgt waren.
Kann dieses Restaurant sehr empfehlen, würde jederzeit wiederkommen. Insbesondere für Familien Besuch toll! Reservierung empfohlen

Pros: Atmosphäre, Große Auswahl, Typ Hausmannskost

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Nett, lecker, wunderschöne Umgebung - Edit

Wir probierten mehrere tolle Gerichte und alles schmeckte erstaunlich "un-vegan" aber unverschämt lecker. Das Personal ist super nett und hilfsbereit. 100% zu empfehlen!

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One of my top 5 - Edit

Best food in Berlin as for creativity and taste, loved the atmosphere. Sort-of- punk staff. Activist stickers. Prices could be cheaper.

Pros: quality

Cons: a bit costly

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Horrible, horrible service - Edit

Among the worst service I have ever experienced at a restaurant. There was a sign saying to wait to be seated-- we stood waiting for a good while, while waitresses (who didn't even seem that busy) just kept ignoring us, even after we said hello and they had clearly heard us. Finally we managed to talk to the guy behind the bar, who told us in a very irritated/bored way that there were no tables free inside, and it was raining outside. Didn't give any indication of how long the wait would be.

We looked around ourselves and waited a bit longer, and after some people had clearly left tried to ask a waitress if it was okay for us to sit at one of the tables which now seemed to be free. The bar guy overheard and snapped 'I just told you none were free!' Like we were idiots.

1. If you're not going to attempt to seat customers (despite the sign) or attempt to sound like you care when they ask about tables, of course they're going to try and seat themselves!

2. People leave, tables free up. That is a thing that happens. People had clearly left. We were not being idiots for asking.

3. Even if we had somehow been acting stupid, did it really merit him snapping at us like that with no provocation??

We left after this because we were so angry. Honestly, it doesn't really matter how good the food might be if the service is that awful. I really hope they improve and realise that being an all-vegan place doesn't mean they are somehow exempt from being polite to customers!

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The rudest place in Berlin - Edit

If getting snapped at for no reason is your thing, then this place will meet your needs. We've never been treated anywhere this rudely anywhere in Berlin - or in any other city. As the HappyCow ambassador for Berlin, I strongly recommend avoiding this place.

Cons: extremely rude

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looks like a pub for sailors, tastes like a restaurant for foodies - Edit

Try the avocado starter! Inside it looks a bit like in a pub - I'm not saying that's a bad thing, can be romantic as well, but if it's nice try the outside and relax in the garden - both is nice. :) Menu offers things that aren't served anywhere else, finally a change from the many asian options there are in the city. Try the cheese spaetzle and in any case the avocado starter! The chef is very talented and skilled, eventhough he said he isn't vegan himself he does an outstanding job.

Pros: chef, variation to many other restaurants in the city

Cons: no WiFi

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Best brunch ever - Edit

Seriously the best vegan brunch in Berlin. By far. Sie haben viele, viele, verschiedene Gerichte und Alles schmeckt richtig lecker. Especially loved the tempeh, mushrooms, artichoke salad, and the potato salad. Would defintely recommend it to anyone.

Pros: Leckerleckerlecker, Guter Preis, Super Auswahl

Cons: Limited seating, but still lots of space

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broad variety at the brunch - Edit

They really offer a lot for brunch! The self made seitan was amazing! Some salads were super good, some ok, guess that is personal taste. Unfortunately they haven't had that many cakes or sweets for brunch and what they had wasn't good for my taste.
The interior is like a typical German pub thus I didn't feel very comfortable. But again that is personal taste

Pros: great variety for brunch

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welcoming and cosy vegan pub - Edit

The leafy beer garden at the front of Viasko is a fabulous place to while away a summer evening enjoying the delicious food. The entry's and the mains were really generous serves, great quality and variety of creatively veganised favourites. The berries and mousse desert was exquisite.
The service was also very friendly.

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Yummy!!! - Edit

Super delicious! Had really nice outdoor seating and wonderful friendly staff! So many options!

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Molto buono! - Edit

Piatti molto gustosi, ottimi abbinamenti, ambiente rustico accogliente e un'ottima birra scura!

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incredible brunch!! - Edit

we all had an AMAZING time at Viasko when we came here for brunch a while ago. it was sunny and nice and i'm glad we booked a table in advance and sat outside!

the buffet was huge! different cereals, dips, marmelade, yoghurt, fruits, salads, veggies, bread. there are several different marinated tofus and seitan (my personal highlight). some hot and some cold dishes.
tried to try everything and all i had was incredibly delicious. everything but the sushi. the sushi wasn't either good nor original. it actually didn't fit the place. i'd say get rid of it and do more of what you do best!

it's true, it's not the cheapest and i kinda disliked that there are no drinks included at all (one hot drink would be nice). it's a great place though and i totally recommend it!

the place is lovely and the service was attentive and quick!

Pros: lovely location, brunch buffet had a lot of choices, taste!!!!!

Cons: sushi, no drinks with the brunch buffet, bit pricey

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Variety of breakfast and lunch foods - Edit

Book a table unless you're planning to be the first in the queue. I've only been here for brunch and it's always packed. It's totally worth it. Don't try to bite more than you can chew - try to sample all the dishes because there are so many and they are almost all delicious.
Once you've been here twice you notice that the dishes are almost always the same every Sunday. But I'll pass that detail as there's just so many dishes that you can't really get bored of it.
Brunch starts at 13 euros last time I checked. Drinks not included.
Fur and fake fur not allowed in this place! :)

Pros: Lots os different dishes, Freshly made juices, smoothies, coffees, Different milks available (oat, almond, soy...)

Cons: You must book a table

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Excellent vegan food - Edit

Very nice place, always crowded , so go early or book a table . Huge selections of vegan food form starters to dessert . Good main dishes . High quality of food .

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Unbelievable brunch - Edit

I am not the hugest fan of the German style brunches - preferring a good order of French toast or pancakes myself - but if I could visit Viasko every week, I might come around. I can't add much to the reviews below - they are all true. Not visiting Viasko for brunch when in Berlin would be idiotic. Everything I tried was delicious, and there were tons of options. I could not recommend more highly. Along with Lucky Leek, Leckereinfabrik and Cafe Tuong, one of my favourites in Berlin.

Pros: Good value

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Best brunch there is - Edit

I've only been to the brunch they offer on weekends twice but the variety alone demands a perfect score. I will definitely come back in the future.

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delicious food and lovely staff - Edit

The food at Viasko is not only delicious but the portions are large! It's medium priced but I think the quality is worth it. The atmosphere is like a punk-pub with music to match (a good thing in my opinion). It was dark and warm with lots of little nooks - very relaxed. Plus there were board games

I had the salad with fried tempeh (such a good idea!) which came with a generous bread basket.

The cheesecake after wasn't the best ever but was gigantic!

I also have to say that both staff members there were really friendly, attentive, and polite, and bore with my bad German with patience.

Will definitely come back - I want to try the brunch!

Pros: food, staff, music

Cons: opening days - what is it with vegans and Mondays?, medium price range, but still good value

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Sehr empfehlenswert - Edit

My mom and I went to Viasko the first time.
She ordered a pumpkin soup and a peppermint tea and I ordered the greek meal and a lassi.
I don't have anything bad to say about it - it tasted amazing and the super nice staff also happily cared about wish some extra wishes.
Also great atmosphere. Everything you'd wish for.

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Meine Mutter und ich sind dort zum ersten Mal zum Essen hingegangen. Sie bestellte sich eine Kürbissuppe und einen Pfefferminztee und ich bekam das griechische Gericht und einen Lassi.
Ich habe echt nichts auszusetzen - es hat super lecker geschmeckt und bei Extrawünschen wurde auch alles gern umgesetzt. Die Bedienung war super freundlich, die Atmosphäre toll, .. alles was man sich wünscht.

Pros: delicious food , variety, staff

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Love the Brunch - Edit

We were there brunch, reserved a table for good. Huge variety of dishes at the buffet - everything fresh and delicious. At the beginning long waiting lines, but later no problem. Good price. Interesting atmosphere.

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One of the best vegan brunch in Berlin - Edit

The perfect spot for a sunday brunch... Price is fair for the buffet... Everything is delicious, from the salads to the pizza, the hummus, the cakes, the fruits... You wish you had a bigger stomach to eat more! It's a place for activists too, so fur is not welcome! I like that they are consistent with their ideas. Can't wait to go back!

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