Mercado-Nikkei, a family-owned restaurant, has been able to make quite an impression in the Latin American gastro’ scene in Vienna by delivering a complexity of flavours of the Nikkei cuisine (a Japanese influenced cuisine born in Peru), while adding their own twist. The Japanese-Peruvian culinary sensation, Nikkei, served at Mercado is what the owners describe as the perfect combination of Latin America’s renowned tendency for chaos, and the discipline of the Japanese. You see, there is a huge Japanese population in Peru (it’s a long story) which meant they had a huge cultural impact on the country. Mercado’s Nikkei dishes sees Japanese dishes slapped together with the flavours and cooking techniques of the indigenous Peruvians to remarkable effect. Fresh fish is combined with limes, corn, aji peppers, yucca and the many kinds of potatoes that are worshipped in Peru. These flavour combinations bring together the best of the elegant and delicate cuisine of Japan with the freshness and spicy punch of Peru.
We also recommend… their home-made lemonade and fruity drinks will both refresh you and help you to picture yourself sitting on a beach somewhere