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.

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

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First Review by DollyDimple

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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Good Food, Bad Communication - Edit

I did not eat at Viasko, but had a vegan Lassie, which tasted really good! The other flavour my friend ordered was delicious as well. We sat inside, but the old pub look interior was not very cozy to be honest - the tile floor gives a rather uncomfortable atmosphere. To be fair though, the outdoor seating area seemed beautiful and a great place to enjoy your food on a warmer day.

One thing I would like to mention is the toilet area. The toilets contained many typical and graphical anti animal-industry messages. As a vegan, I understand the anger about these horrific things and people that support it. However, I think projecting these things in the toilet of a vegan restaurant is a counter productive way of communicating with possible non-vegan customers. I know how frustrating humans‘ unfairness towards animals is, but if you argue from a rational perspective, which main goal it would be to attract as many people as possible to veganism, you need to welcome everyone and work within their framework of understanding instead of pointing fingers and holding up terrible pictures. Nothing useful will result from this, neither from rejecting people wearing fur or even fake fur, which is something I read in other reviews. Welcome every human into your restaurant and show them how awesome vegan food can be, how delicious it tastes - show them what it's like not to miss animal products in a meal. Be kind, be positive, and lead by example. Don’t spoil their appetite for your dishes – fascinate them. And let toilets be toilets :)

Pros: Nice outdoor seating, All vegan

Cons: Interior rather uncomfortable, Toilet messages (as described)

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barbaramaidel 11 Oct 2016 - Did not try the food and give 3 stars because they support veganism in the toilets? Please, what an unfair review.  


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VeganBoulder 18 Oct 2016 - Clearly, I am not against supporting veganism, but I think there are more effective ways to support it, such as the one I described. I hoped it was evident for readers that the 3 stars relate to what I mentioned in the text - I even prefaced it by saying "I did not eat" there. Besides, the 3 stars also reflect my perception of the interior. Lastly, these reviews are supposed to reflect the complete experience, not the food only. Other reviews done a great job in praising the food in my opinion. So, before writing an unfair response, why don't you just read my review again, but a bit more carefully this time, because all of the above was mentioned there already.  


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Psychonaut 15 Jan 2017 - "Did not try the food and give 3 stars because they support veganism in the toilets? Please, what an unfair review."

Couldn't agree more!
Yes, you wrote this review is based on this but this contributes to a bad overall rep which is definitely unjustified.  


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Reeeeaalllly Good - Edit

Went to Viasko for dinner on one of my nights in Berlin at the recommendation of a friend. I'm really happy I made it - the food was outstandingly delicious. I ordered the house made gnocchi. It was flavorful, had a great mix of textures with the gnocchi and mixed veggies, the sauce was perfect. Overall one of the best meals I've had out since being a vegan. The patio is inviting when the weather is warm, they had a nice variety of beers on tap and the staff was friendly.

Pros: excellent food, nice vibe, friendly staff

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best vegan restaurant - Edit

Amazing experience eating here. Great outdoor space, chilled out vibes and really good choice. Interesting menu and very good wine list /booze options. 7 of us ate from ages 5-45 and we all really impressed, vegans and non vegans alike. We will be back!

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The best - Edit

the best vegan restaurant in Berlin. I been there over 20 times. I just love the food. The plates are pretty big so it's more than enough food.

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My favorite dinnerplace in Berlin - Edit

I loved the food the first time I was here, so when I came back to Berlin I had to eat here again. It was as good as I remembered. I also like the atmosphere in this place.
This time I had Spätzle, a German kind of pasta, with cheese, fried onions and smoked tofu. There was also a small side salad. It was delicious. The fried onions were a nice touch I would never have thought of myself. The dish was very creamy.
It was raining and I did not want to leave so I also had tiramisu. The portion was huge and the plate looked very good. The taste was even better, best vegan tiramisu I've had so far.

Pros: Decent portions , Not too expensive , English menu available

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Lovely - Edit

This place is really cozy and serves great food, also staff is really friendly. We had the spätzle and the viasko panini, weren't disappointed!

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Good Food but Bad Music - Edit

The food is good, but the music is bad. When I go out for dinner I do not want to listen to depressive or aggressive lyrics of indie music while I eat. But this is some point many vegan restaurants will have to learn. I would love to come back one day to enjoy a nice meal, maybe in some years after they changed the music. Check out Masaru Emoto to understand my concern. By the way, the brunch is awesome, but people should not be able to smoke on the terrace outside while other people eat.

Pros: Good Food, Vegan, Brunch

Cons: Bad Music

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delicious vegan food - Edit

The food here was fantastic! We sat outside in the outdoor courtyard and enjoyed the casual laid back vibe. My husband ordered the lemon risotto which was tastes, not too salty and slightly "creamy". I had the Flammkuchen, which is similar to a pizza with a thin crispy base. It was topped with grilled onions, beetroot, rocket and walnuts, great fresh flavours.
For dessert we had Tiramisu and a lemon and strawberry mousse "lasagne" they layers were made with fried wonton wrappers.
The tiramisu was delicious and "creamy" while the mousse was so light.
The desserts are huge and the main meals are generous in size.
Delicious all round

Pros: desserts, how do they get these so creamy?

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Great tasting vegan food - Edit

Recommend the gyros! Yummy!

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Great Food - 100% Vegan - Edit

This hot recommendation resulted in a nice happycow-ambassador meeting sharing one starter and two meals.
We had the Jalapeno-"Käse"Krapfen, the seitan roast and the "Käse"-Spätzle. Accompanied with tap Rothaus-beer.
Perfect combination, great people here & a very friendly dog.

One comment on excluding people: "No entry with fur or fake fur." In the decade of the Arctic Parka an understandable rule - personally, I have a huge problem being confronted with fur all the time, and right now we do see more fur on the streets as several years ago.
But I am not so sure about excluding people completely and thus losing the chance of discussing matters.
Besides that - where do you draw the line? Fur is not ok but a leather jacket? Belt? Shoes? Omnivores? Vegetarians? People driving non-vegan cars?
IMHO this attitude is intolerant - please avoid building concepts of enemies...

Pros: Great food, Good vibes

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Recommendable - Edit

Came to visit beautiful Berlin and took a break to eat at Viasko. The food was amazing, the staff very nice - all in all very recommendable.
If I'm going back to Berlin, I'm definetely going to take another visit.

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Brunch Buffet - Edit

A beautiful brunch buffet with a bouquet of options for the hungry vegan traveler. I was overwhelmed with options at the buffet and everything I tried was fantastic. Would highly recommend a visit here.

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Brunch - Edit

Great food :)

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