Thai Express: The local Thai restaurant
Good concept – Thai restaurant at daytime, cocktail bar in the evening. That also makes the atmosphere rather relaxed and informal which also includes ordering at the bar.
Good food for a nice price. Just had to ask twice for my draught beer because the one I got served first was some kind of leftover in the pipes. That was pretty much my only complaint – the staff was friendly and the food was pretty good.
Thai Express Wiesbaden is part of a small restaurant chain with other Thai Express restaurants located in Mainz and Frankfurt.
Restaurant Lodge: Feels like a treehouse
Gfs and me made it to the Lodge Restaurant after our very long visit and walk through
the Opel Zoo, which is the only zoo I'm fine with to recommend. Now, the Lodge Restaurant sits right at Opel Zoo's entry, and provids with an awesome atmosphere, food and view. Dining there makes one feeling like communing with wildlife and being into some green where the tense and the tired find true break. This restaurant's menu is simply fantastic. Waiter/waitresses are very friendly. We've had fries, baked onions & mexican vegetable, extra ordinary hash browns , lemon & walnut ice cream, tea & mineralwater. Every meal is worth its price, and also it's worth to do the drive of about 15mns from Wiesbaden to Kronberg.
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Eis Costantin: Most artisan ice cream in Wiesbaden
Don't expect much from other places. But there the ice is made of natural ingredients, it melts on the tongue whitout strange rests. Melon is melon and not some melon whith yoghurt and citric acid.
Specialities: Ice (water sorbet) of watermelon, melon, fig, blood orange, kiwi and other fruits.
As far as I know the only sorts whith artificial colour are "blauer Engel" and "Pfefferminz"
90 cent a ball.
Jazz Ba: Balkan food from Croatia
Now you'll find "Jazz Ba" there, whith Chevapchichi (better than in Mainz) offered in Balcan style. --
And side by side there is a Turkish place to eat vegan Cig Köfte for 3,5 €
Bistro Silam, later Öz Harput in Bleichstr.
If you are bored about all Turkish places having the same food, try this one, although there is no place to sit comfortabily. Here you find some typical dishes of the Black Sea region not offered almost in any other restaurant. Quality and taste are very fine, also because they make the dough themselves.
You have read wonders about cig köfte but not found them anywhere? Here you can taste them on friday and saturday, for 5 Euro a plate.
Others: Tantuni, Patile, Iskene, Sirin
Manti, Gözleme, Yufka, Döner, liver
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Middle Eastern bistros/ restaurants
You reach some of the best Turkish restaurants whith the buses 3, 6, or 33, stop Michelsberg. In the street going down to the right or
Wellritzstr.: Harput (not serving alcoholic drinks), and some bistros. Urfa, a few Euro cheaper.
Bleichstr. (in front of Bus stop): Star Kebap, kitchen from SE Turkey.
From Hauptbahnhof Buses 4, 14, 27, 45 to "Bismarckring". Walking back, on the corner of Walramstr. is the restaurant Cappadocia, from which I reccomend the "Tagesteller", the daily stew, served whith rice, salad and bread for only 5 Euro.
The best white bread in town is sold by bakery Firat (turning down left from Wellritzstrasse). One pide (nearly 500 g) for 90 cent.
Other fine baked things are to be found at rather low prices at Günay, on the corner of Wellritzstr./ Schwalbacher Str. There a pide costs only 80 cent and nice specialities to taste are their Kekse whith cheese and herbs (Käse und Kräuter) and nut-cinammon (Nuß mit Zimt) for about 40 cent each.
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Fischrestaurant Argo Am Markt: Seafood
Nice, little and lovely restaurant that offers seafood. It's right on pedestrian zone and there for very comfortable to dine at this place while on break from shopping/sight seeing tour. Can't say restaurant's seafood would be extra ordinary yet the lady that serves the food is very friendly, and it doesn't take long until one's order is done.
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Wagner Bistro Wilhemstrasse: Convenient for the Hesse State Theater
Nemorino brought this restaurant to my attention as we walked around the city together. It is well located for attending events at the Hesse State Theatre, but right now, with the "big dig" underway for the new parking lot in the Kurhaus/theater area it might be less than enchanting.
Restaurant Don Carlos: The spanish experience
When I lived in Hamburg it was easy to find a cheap and good spanish restaurant, finding such a restaurant in Wiesbaden is tricky and forget about cheap!
But if you want to eat real spanish food in a nice and more familiar atmosphere go to Don Carlos. Pablo the owner, cook and –sometimes also - service takes care of his guests. The restaurant offers you a wide range of tapas, fish, meat and vegetarian meals. There is a menu a daily changing offer but if Pablo is recommending something just trust him.
You will find the menu also at his german website (http://www.don-carlos-wiesbaden.de/) including the prices.
The restaurant is located in the “Westend” a walk of maybe 10 minutes from downtown. If you are driving there it is always a challenge to find a parking space. If you make a reservation “Don Carlos” pays half the price for the nearby parking garage.
Favorite Dish: Everything I tried was good and fresh made - so i can't decide what was the best.
Havanna: People watching while drinking
Havanna can be found in the very central square in Wiesbaden, close to the Town Hall (RatHaus): it's an easy-access trendy place where u can eat, drink, listen to some music and so on ...
Actually it's not so easy to explain ... but something I always like is large spaces, and Havanna is really large without being noisy or oversized.
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Tschajhana Taschkent: Original Uzbek kitchen
One of the few places where genuine Uzbek kitchen is offered.
Opens only from Thursday to Sunday, from 14 to 21 h
Sat. it opens at 10 am
Favorite Dish: Plow, definitely! Rice whith raisines, carrot, onion and lamb, whith a strong cumin flavour and surrounded whith some tomato and cucumber slices. For 6,50 Euros not too expensive.
Shashliks are also recommandible, each type of meat (liver, chicken, chopped meat, lamb) gets it's own seasoning and are served whith onions and vinegar.
Kasan kebabi (45 Euro for 6 persons) has to be ordered one day before. The chef told me that it is just lamb boiled together whith potatoes.
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Chinese buffets to refill your stomachs
One for 5,50 Euros is on the left side of Real shopping mall, Bus stop (3, 6, 33) Welfenstrasse
It includes chicken in hot spiced coconut milk Thai style.
The other, for 6,50 € is located in the city center: China Garten, Kirchgasse 48 (City- Passage) Monday to saturday, 12-15h. Bus stop (3, 6, 33): Platz der Deutschen Einheit.
phone: 0611/ 301458
thursdays 18-21h evening buffet
open daily from 11:30 to 22:00 h
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Café Naderi: Cheap and good Persan food!
A helping of two grilled meatball-stripes whith rice and grilled tomatoes (whith bread if you like) costs 6 Euro. Spicy and fresh!
A stick of grilled lamb liver or heart chops whith bread costs 1,50 Euro.
Other specialities by request.
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Bar 1486: Coffee Break at Radisson SAS Hotel
The Bar 1486 was named after the year the hotel was founded. During the evening hours you can sip cocktails in an elegant and pleasant atmospehere.
The room breathes the atmosphere of older times, slightly worn but nevertheless pompous. The famous "Ingelheimer Zimmer" is right next door and you may have the chance to see it (if asking politely).
On Fridays and Saturdays they play live music from 22:00 till 2:00 a.m.
Favorite Dish: As you may know, the Radisson SAS hotels are 5-star. I can not afford to stay there overnight, but to drink a coffee in their Bar 1486 is affordable.
If you prefer to have your coffee and cake in a calm and settled environment away from too many people, than you will definitely like it here.
A cake and a Latte Macchiato for 6 Euro.
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Haltbar: Don't Miss The Excellent Brunch
Favorite Dish: The BRUNCH !!! And having a long breakfast .... for 8 Euro plus 2,80 for the Latte Macchiato.
The buffet includes pan, cheese, sausages and eggs (both cold and fried), salad, fish, fruits (fresh and salad), yoghurt, cereals (Müsli), Italian antipasti, orange juice and so on ...
It is quite full on Sundays, so if you are in a hurry, make a reservation!
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Zum Schwejk: Terrible!
For the past 3.5 years, Zum Schweijk, seemed to be open for a year, then, it closes for 6 months, then re-open again by a different management although leaving it as the same name. But that didn't mean the quality of food and attitude and service changed. It *was* impeccable!
Then, the restaurant closed for another 6 months, then recently reopened, and is now being run under a different management. The food had changed from Czech/Polish type to German, which is fine but the service is EXTREMELY AWFUL. There were 4 of us, on a weekday, who went to the restaurant and we all thought that it was a good timing since there aren't a lot of people, yet. We placed our orders, 3 of us ordered soup as our first course. It took them almost an hour to bring our first course. How long does it take to bring 3 bowls of soup out? Altogether, from the time that we've been waiting for our food to come which was 1 hour and 30 minutes, that's when we all decided to pay for our bill for the beers and the 3 soups and leave. Boy, did we get such an EXTREMELY DISGUSTING ATTITUDES from the bartender and the waitress. Their excuse is that they're busy. Hello! We got there before the rest of the customers filled-up the restaurant. It's a very small restaurant, too.
Having said all that... we will NOT recommend this restaurant until they change their service and attitudes. Don't tell me that - that's European. We've been living here in Wiesbaden for several years now and traveled (and still traveling) all over Europe, but that was inexcusable for them.
Favorite Dish: None
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