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Restaurant Vai

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
German, European, Central European, Gluten Free Options
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Huxstr. 42, 23552 Lubeck, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
+49 451 4008083
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Oksbol, Denmark
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A dinner at Vai in Lübeck is always an amazing experience. This time we have the 4 course dinner with great meat, as we last time had their 4 course fish/shellfish dinner. Both menus are fantastic and at very resonable prices. The staff and service is very friendly and competent, so you in the best hands here. A must-dine place... More 

Thank ClausHebor
Tauranga, New Zealand
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125 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing, nothing to complain - but a lot to praise: wonderful staff, superb food, great atmosphere, no music (yes!), everything was just as it should be. Very, very good place to dine and we will certainly come back.

Thank Malin Q
Taipei, Taiwan
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Both the food and wine at Vai were so outstanding and the atmosphere so welcoming that we chose to eat there on each of our two nights in Lübeck. All of the meat and fish was exquisitely cooked with excellent accompaniments, such as potatoes mixed with herbs. Starters are really worth trying. After having been very impressed with the sardine... More 

Thank outineastasia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Very nice balance between German dishes and Italian touch. Something to try. In particular the selection of entrees and the pork chicks are delicious

Thank Fabio V
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Nice atmosphere, tasty food, good service! I was there with my boyfriend for a salad in the late afterrnoon and we really enjoyed it.

Thank Nina P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Have been to Vai several times. Never been disappointed. Excellent food, great little atmosphere, the wait staff very friendly and helpful with meal selection. Love it !!!

Thank David H
Clarkesville, Georgia
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We greatly enjoyed the food at this contemporary little restaurant. This is not a traditional regional food place, but features a cuisine with a more international flair: beef from the USA, a few Italian-themed dishes, some French cuisine and a few finely prepared local fish items and veal schnitzel thrown in for good measure. The mood is intimate but modern.... More 

Thank Foodlovingbrits
Vancouver, Canada
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608 reviews
430 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 242 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Wandering the streets of the Aldstat and chose Vai for no particular reason. It has street side tables, inside tables and an outside patio in back. Nice interior, good service, free Wi-Fi. Ordered a Burrata with tomato salad - good size and very tasty plus the Brartwurst lunch special - 6 sausages served on mashed potatoes with gravy. Also good... More 

Thank Ted M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Food is excellent we ate calamari, fish soup, veal and the flank steak was like butter the best I have eaten. The staff was very accommodating since we did not speak German and the desert was equally delicious!! A win win choice for dinning!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

My mum and I both took the veal schnitzel, it was delicious. They use their own mix of bread for the veal schnitzel, really tasty. (You get a separate bowl of salad too ) Recommend coming here, not at all touristy for dinner. We sat in the courtyard, in the evening... wholly recommend!

Thank Elin G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
German, European, Central European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Huxstr. 42, 23552 Lubeck, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Schleswig-Holstein  >  Lubeck
  • Phone Number: +49 451 4008083

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?