This place is incredible. Fresh, flavorful vegetables, well-cooked tofu, perfect seitan, and delicious and creative spice profiles. It blows my mind that it's so inexpensive, too. Bring the place to the UK or the US and they could charge three times as much.
Standards like rice noodles with tofu and seasonal vegetables are beautifully executed, with the wonderful vietnamese emphasis on fresh herbs like mint and cilantro. It was especially exciting to try less familiar dishes (eggplant and green banana curry; stuffed peppery tofu served in hot cast iron).
My partner's epiphany: "When you order vegetarian or vegan food at non-vegetarian 'ethnic' restaurants, you usually have one or two options that are the most common vegetarian meal in the relevant cuisine -- sure to please, but boring. But when you go to 'ethnic' restaurants that are entirely vegetarian or vegan, you get to try dishes that are more divisive and more interesting."
Only con: food takes a long time to arrive. Don't go if you're in a hurry.
I walked to this place once when I was close to starvation. It took me quite a while to get there because my university is a bit far away. So anyway it was totally worth it! I was craving for some Thai curry and they served me a good one! The service is very kind and the food comes really quick! Boom baby!
Chay Viet is one of the better-valued vegetarian options in Mitte. An all-vegetarian menu without a bump up in prices. It doesn't hurt that the food's good, too. It won't blow your mind, but I haven't had anything dissapointing there.
Note: often heavily populated by cultish vegan Jivamukti Yoga participants from across the street.
Great food, lots of space to sit, good prices, large portions. Would I go again, probably if it was a larger party of people but not to take someone for a great eat place.
Enjoyed by our entire party (all but one are carnivores) so I can safely assume the restaurant is good for non-vegetarians as well.
From a vegetarian point of view it has a wide variety of foods, enough to have that fun dish exchange done over the table.
Tip: the Vietnamese cuisine is very spicy and slightly different than other Asian cuisines - I recommend you try it with all my heart but it doesn't suit everyone.
The only place we went to twice on our visit to Berlin! We had a lovely dinner and a nice afternoon snack here -- I had the Pho (I was feeling a little under the weather) and my hubs loved the clay pot. The tea was lovely, and it's a big space, no issue coming with our group at all. They do have an english menu, but if you're familiar with Vietnamese fare, you wouldn't even need it. Nice place and very vegan friendly!
I had the tofu salade with orange and oh my goodness, it was way too yummy. Some Berliners sitting next to me said this was the best vegetarian restaurant in Berlin and I believe it! What great flavor. Their purple rice milkshake was delicious too. This place is a must for fans of vegetarian food!
Located a few minutes walk from Rosenthaler Platz U, Chay Viet has a great selection of vegetarian Vietnamese food. I went with one of the Phos. All the ingredients were fresh and tasted fresh which was great, my one complaint with the dish was that they flavored it almost exclusively with Siracha sauce (Vietnamese hot sauce). It wasn't a spiciness problem for me, but more a lack of flavour problem. That being said, I will go back and try some of the other dishes on the menu.
Woke up from a nap fairly hungry, so we waltzed on over for dinner on the way to the grocery store.
I ordered the #17 Pho Cary, and when it arrived, I thought
"well, lots of leftovers". There were no leftovers.
Every bite was perfectly prepared, well balanced, exploding with flavors, and I can't wait to go again.
Excellent food! I was quite impressed and when I asked for spicy, I got spicy unlike other Vietnamese restaurants in Berlin. Great experience and almost everything on the menu is vegan too. :)
I love vietnamese food and I am since long time vegetarian: this restaurant is my dream :) Extremely good food, a lot of different dishes with different ingredients and combinations(like I've never seen anywhere else in Berlin), absolutely fresh vegetables. This place is not just another viet bistro, but one of the finest, most special and unique in the city! Also the shakes and the juices were delicious. Very friendly service, the place is not very pretty furnished (this is the only weak point..but not very important actually..). Highly recommended!!!!
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