Restaurant Mochi

Portrait: Praterstrasse

The gateway to Praterstrasse on the Danube Canal is marked by a spectacular glass palace designed by French star architect Jean Nouvel. Home to the luxury Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom hotel and the Stilwerk design centre, its distinctive facade and the colourful light installation in the 19th floor panoramic restaurant, visible from some distance away, make a lasting impression. The end of Praterstrasse closest to Vienna’s historic first district is quiet and idyllic, peppered with small restaurants and fashion boutiques. Café Ansari is a popular choice, with its Georgian and eastern cuisine, while neighbouring Japanese restaurant Mochi is no less sophisticated and recently opened an excellent take-away outlet called o.m.k. Great food is also served at the Ramasuri in the form of modern dishes with a reference to Viennese cuisine. For a quick lunch, there’s Stewart, which serves up soups, stews and curries made from locally sourced ingredients.

Avant-garde fashionistas from Vienna and further afield have been seeking out Praterstrasse pioneer Myung Il Saba-Song for years. In her cool concept store, Song, she brings together cult labels such as Walter Van Beirendonck, Dries Van Noten, Balenciaga Edition, and AF Vandevorst, as well as fashion by selected Austrian designers. An attached gallery hosts art exhibitions.

Praterstrasse widens at Nestroyplatz, where the Theater Nestroyhof-Hamakom is located. The U1 subway line runs below the traffic on the street. There are plenty of new arrivals here, including Balthasar which serves distinguished coffee and delicious cake and Supersense, an unusual mix of café, concept store and hand crafts. As well as analogue treats including vinyl and classic instant cameras, it contains a recording studio, a printing press and culinary delights from small producers – all inside a beautiful 19th-century palace, modelled on Venice’s Ca’ d’Oro. From Supersense, it isn’t much further to the end of Praterstrasse, where the Prater awaits with its funfair and its sprawling avenues, meadows and woods.

Stilwerk Vienna

Praterstraße 1, 1020  Wien

Das Loft Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom

Praterstraße 1, 1020  Wien

Café Ansari

Praterstraße 15, 1020  Wien


Praterstraße 15, 1020  Wien


Praterstraße 16, 1020  Wien


Praterstraße 11, 1020  Wien


Praterstraße 11-13 , 1020  Wien


Praterstraße 38, 1020  Wien


Praterstraße 70, 1020  Wien
  • Opening times

    • Bar & Shop Tu - Fr, 09:30 - 19:00
    • Bar & Shop Sa, 10:00 - 17:00
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