Review: Gulaschmuseum

The Gulaschmuseum, located on Schulerstrasse 20 in the 1st district, is not really a museum. It is a café/restaurant whose menu reminds you of the scene in “Forrest Gump” where Bubba tells Forrest the various ways to cook shrimp, except with gulasch. The menu has page after page of gulasch made with various meats and organs (chicken liver gulasch, anyone?), fish, vegetables, and rice, each with a picture to show you what treat awaits you.

The menu does have non-gulasch offerings, typical of what you’d find on most any menu in most any Viennese restaurant (schnitzel, etc.). The restaurant also boasts a chocolate gulasch for dessert but alas, I’ve never had the intestinal fortitude to try it as the meals here are hearty. They are accompanied by a basket of fresh bread, and they have several varieties of Zwettler beer on tap and bottles of local wine on offer.



I ordered fishgulasch on my most recent visit. It came with boiled potatoes, sliced zucchini, and chopped celery. This doesn’t sound overly filling but it was, and oh, so delicious to boot. The prices are quite reasonable, especially considering the freshness of the gulasch and the quantities served. The “museum” is on a street right behind Stephansdom and would be a great place to refuel after a day of playing tourist with your guests.


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