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Hey Nathu.

What do you mean, you wonder if 9 out of 10 of my reviews are negative? How would you come up with such an average? Who the hell are you to judge me or think that you know me? Coz you clearly have no clue.

If service is terrible, I will give my honest opinion. And that is exactly what I did and as factually as possible. I even stated what I ordered, ate and enjoyed and what was not delivered. How much more factual do you want me to get? Describe the colour of the toilet paper?

If you have a problem with me, pm me and we'll discuss it ... don't fanny about trying to criticize my posts.

I am a hotelier, an award winning one at that, I am qualified to give opinion on this topic. What about you? What gives you the right to give your opinion on other people's comments or on restuarants? Because you're a mod? Laughable.

Reviews are both negative and positive, don't you read? This thread is about reviews on restaurants in Zürich, and I gave my review.

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Thanks for your reviews. However I wonder if nine out of ten of your encounters with the service industry are negative. Please be a little bit more factual in your tone or limit reviews of such negativity to Complaints Corner.


I've been in some more pizzerias lately:

Da Michelangelo
Gertrudstrasse 37
8003 Zürich

Pizzeria Verona
Uetlibergstrasse 30
8045 Zürich

Pizzas are just slightly below my gold standard for pizza in Switzerland (pizzeria Mezzo) because they're a bit smaller. I can recommend both!
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Old 24.03.2009, 10:59
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I see it as rather useless if I get a review of a restaurant that only rates the food and not the service. And the fact of the matter is that service in restaurants in Switzerland is terrible. Nothing non-factual about that.


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Thank you very much for speaking out Tilia.

I agree with you whole heartedly Tilia. Service is indeed an integral part of the experience and can easily make or break / ruin an evening. There is absolutely no excuse for bad service. Mistakes do of course happen, but that is when Management must intervene and ensure that the guest leaves satisfied. Letting a diner walk out the door having had a miserable experience is the biggest failure in Hospitality.

But of course this does not apply to people like Nathu above whose knowledge of 'dining' only extends to Pizza's and McDonalds ...

Talking about that, I have been to several restaurants but have yet to meet any Manager. Don't manager's walk around and greet guests around here? It's an extremely important part of hospitality, as trained and advocated by Swiss Hospitality Schools.
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Old 24.03.2009, 11:41
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The guys at Ah Hua aren't afraid to add spice. Just tell them "Thai spicy" and hold on to your seat. Maybe it's cause I look asian, but I've had some good chilli-rushes from that place. But it's not a romantic place at all. But a lot cheaper

The Kung-Po I had at Beyond a few days ago (also asked for spicy) was also really good. But not up to Ah Hua levels.
I second that. For me its the best thai in zurich (both the really small branch and the newer larger one) and the most authentic by a mile. Any yup, can be spicey as hell... i remember the first time i went there i added some chilli powder onto my meal and literally had to go straight home after the meal clutching my stomach! However it didnt put me off and i like very much to go back there from time to time!
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Old 24.03.2009, 11:46
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Ahhhh, the Manager. The only time I ever see the manager around is when they come to tell you you are doing someting wrong. Like sitting down at a section they haven't opened up yet and things like that.


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Talking about that, I have been to several restaurants but have yet to meet any Manager. Don't manager's walk around and greet guests around here? It's an extremely important part of hospitality, as trained and advocated by Swiss Hospitality Schools.
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Talking about that, I have been to several restaurants but have yet to meet any Manager. Don't manager's walk around and greet guests around here? It's an extremely important part of hospitality, as trained and advocated by Swiss Hospitality Schools.
I've seen loads of managers walking around and greeting guests. That's the type of place I go to. Eating out for a pizza or a simple meal that I can cook at home doesn't seem worthwhile here. I prefer to have it at home, avoid the smoke and drink my choice of wine from my cellar.
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Thanks Tilia & Marie. So what type of place are you talking about Marie? Please recommend some. I haven't seen any anywhere that properly introduce themselves and inquire about your meal.


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I've seen loads of managers walking around and greeting guests. That's the type of place I go to. Eating out for a pizza or a simple meal that I can cook at home doesn't seem worthwhile here. I prefer to have it at home, avoid the smoke and drink my choice of wine from my cellar.
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Old 24.03.2009, 12:34
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Thanks Tilia & Marie. So what type of place are you talking about Marie? Please recommend some. I haven't seen any anywhere that properly introduce themselves and inquire about your meal.
Casa Orelio is nice, in the Langstrasse, right behind Mc Donalds. Well worth a visit. Tasco Romero (sp?) in the Niederdorf has nice tapas. There are so many in the Neiderdorf that were great, but friends made the reservation. Get a hold of the Cream Guide to eating out in Zürich. Loads of great places inside and you can't go wrong. Any place that is packed and you need to make a booking is generally worth it.
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Now that's a Super tip. Thanks Marie !
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Going to Zeughauskeller near Paradeplatz in Zürich tonight.
Can anyone recommend the best dish to have in this cold snowy weather !

cheers & ciao

I recommend Züricher geschnitletzes (sp?) or Schweinshaxe. mmm yummy
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Old 24.03.2009, 12:45
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yup, the zurcher geschetzeltes there are my favourite. the simple green salad with french dressing is really nice as a starter too.
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Oh yes, the Geschnetzeltes are excellent there. Highly recommended. Not sure what they serve them with at Zeughauskeller, but I prefer them with Spätzli ! Yummy !
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Oh yes, the Geschnetzeltes are excellent there. Highly recommended. Not sure what they serve them with at Zeughauskeller, but I prefer them with Spätzli ! Yummy !
They come with Rösti. I usually share with a friend and get another side of Rösti. My husband can just about finish the whole portion, but we couldn't eat starters as well.

There is also the 1 meter Würst if you feel like a challenge
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Old 25.03.2009, 01:31
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The point of this thread is to make reviews and not rants and I've perceived yours as the latter. Have a look at Bastronomy or well, earlier pages of this thread to get an idea what I perceive as normal reviews. But thanks for enriching my vocab with managerial terms like "exterminating employees".


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Hey Nathu.

What do you mean, you wonder if 9 out of 10 of my reviews are negative? How would you come up with such an average? Who the hell are you to judge me or think that you know me? Coz you clearly have no clue.

If service is terrible, I will give my honest opinion. And that is exactly what I did and as factually as possible. I even stated what I ordered, ate and enjoyed and what was not delivered. How much more factual do you want me to get? Describe the colour of the toilet paper?

If you have a problem with me, pm me and we'll discuss it ... don't fanny about trying to criticize my posts.

I am a hotelier, an award winning one at that, I am qualified to give opinion on this topic. What about you? What gives you the right to give your opinion on other people's comments or on restuarants? Because you're a mod? Laughable.

Reviews are both negative and positive, don't you read? This thread is about reviews on restaurants in Zürich, and I gave my review.
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Old 31.03.2009, 01:38
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On Saturday, I had a really nice meal at Divine Bar. It's an unpretentious little Modern European restaurant, mid-range rather than casual.

My starter of king prawns on a potato blini with a vodka-lime-cream sauce, does sound a bit old hat and entirely unconnected with Swiss terroir. On the other hand, it just tasted good. The prawns were delicately cooked, the blini added a little bit of background and the sauce was more-ish. My main course was a fillet of pata negra pork with morcilla, apple and kohlrabi. It was thick fillet the centre of which remained pink. Hallelujah . . . a restaurant here that cooks pork properly. The morcilla was nicely spicey and satisfying, the only let down were the apple batons which were a bit weak. Dessert was a treat, as it should be. I had Fotzelschnitte (which is pretty much designed to sound very rude in Swiss German) but was actually just brioche french toast. This came with an almond panna cotta and a mandarin sorbet, both of these were lovely. The panna cotta was smooth and flavourful, the sorbet just shouted mandarin at you more than a Maoist commissar, sweet, pithy and bitter.

The wine list is really good for mid-range wines . . . many many bottles hovering around the CHF60 mark. My companions were drinking beer, so I settled for wines by the glass: A Lustau fino, a Gruner Veltliner, an Alto Adige and lastly a sweet Jurancon. By the way, their online list is not up to date.

Service was very good, attentive and charming enough. My bill for the evening, around CHF100. It's a good neighbourhood restaurant and hey, this town's small enough that everyone's your neighbour. I shall definitely be back.
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I'd like to put in a plug for Restaurant Sultan on Höngerstrasse in Wipkingen. It's an Arabic and Tunisian restaurant.
I tried the Sultan after reading this review and have got to say that I wasn't at all impressed:

-Service was terribly, terribly slow. How on earth can it take them 30 minutes to bring a salad? BTW I had to get up very early on the following morning so it was very annoying. It then took them another 30 minutes to bring the Couscous. Surely they prepare it in advance?

-They got the order wrong. Sure they exchanged it and said they were sorry but it's not very professional.

-The salad I had was disgusting: Basically it was a couple of cold cooked carrots cut into big chunks with a few slices of orange on top...and it cost something like CHF 11.- True I had read the dishe's description which mentioned carrot and orange but I never imagined that the carrot would be cooked and served in big pieces. I imagined the carrot and orange would be somehow mixed together.

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-The lamb couscous was quite nice, especially the meat which was very well cooked.

Won't be going back there in a hurry.

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Old 08.04.2009, 11:09
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Re: Restaurant tips - general for Zurich

Went to shinsen (near Sihl City) for lunch yesterday. That's where sushi is made that's sold at Coop and Ginger (Ginger and Shinsen belong together) and other locations.

Wait was long, service was horrible, but the sushi was good. That waitress needs to get fired. Attitude towards guests = un-friggin-believable. Disorganized and rude, too. If the sushi wasn't so good (and rather affordable by Swissie standards), I wouldn't return.

But with a nice bottle of white wine from Selection Schwander next door, it is quite yummy.

http://www.shinsen.ch/

Staffelstrasse 8 (5 min. walk from Sihlcity North tram stop)
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FYI - As usual, I disagree with Nathu and agree with Ronnie, Tilia and MarieZug ... a rant IMHO is a review and hence belongs into this thread.
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FYI - As usual, I disagree with Nathu and agree with Ronnie, Tilia and MarieZug ... a rant IMHO is a review and hence belongs into this thread.
Where exactly did I write something about people ranting??
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Went to shinsen (near Sihl City) for lunch yesterday.

But with a nice bottle of white wine from Selection Schwander next door, it is quite yummy.
Couldn't quite make the 40 days?
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Couldn't quite make the 40 days?
Where did I say that I had wine with lunch?



Lent is progressing rather nicely without booze or meat, thanks for asking.
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