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Old 07.06.2006, 16:35
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Re: Restaurant tips - general for Zurich

this weekend'll be sunny and if you're mobile, get yourself along the lake and away from Zurich.

Herliberg, for example, Bermuda am See IIRC is quite nice and the view is splendid
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Old 07.06.2006, 16:38
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Re: Restaurant tips - general for Zurich

For a beautiful day, I love the setting at Aqua and Seerose over the lake but it may be crowded.

There's another place that's on the sunny side of the lake, a bit up the hill. Just around the corner from the old (current) FIFA building. This restaurant has a lovely view down to the lake, across a small vineyard. I love going there for the sunset, especially when the vine leaves turn their autumn colour.

It's called Sonnenberg. I found it more laid back in the inside than expected but it may have had something to do with the family with two kids in the next table. But I have been there to just sit along the ledge to enjoy the sunset with some friends and they did served us wine there.
http://www.sonnenberg-zh.ch/
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Old 12.06.2006, 11:17
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Re: Restaurant tips - general for Zurich

Hiya everyone i thought i'd add this one to the list as i've never been dissapointed. It's a South Indian restaraunt in the Niederdorf called Kahns. Just above the Zig Zag. They serve really aromatic food and a good choice of starters. They have a starter festival where you can order a whole choice for just six fr each as long as you order 3 or more. It's a great way of tasting the wares without having to go through big portions.
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Old 12.06.2006, 11:25
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Re: Restaurant tips - general for Zurich

I have to second Khan's on Niederdorfstrasse (Zurich). It is pretty good though I've noticed a complete change of menu and food about two times in the past few years. But I was last there a few months ago - it should be tried.

Their website seems to be under construction, but you can find info here: http://www.swissguide.ch/de/ecd/cata...rantkhans.html



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Re: Restaurant tips - general for Zurich

On Friday at lunch I ate at The Spice Gourmet on Seestrasse, about 50 m from Bhf. Enge. The restaurant is run by a Scottish woman and is tiny, so if you want to go, you should consider booking ahead. www.thespicegourmet.com.

My companions and I were pleased with the taste of the dishes -- nicely spicy and flavorful. However, all of us agreed that the portions were quite small, and for CHF 25 at lunch, I expect to be full up. The homemade lemonade was good but pricey (CHF 6), and the dessert was a complete disappointment.

I will likely go there again because the food was tasty, but I'll try to go when someone else is buying!
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Re: Restaurant tips - general for Zurich

Anita, that's exactly what my wife said when we went there. Small portions but good taste.....takes it down from an 8 or 9/10 to perhaps 7 or 8
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Re: Restaurant tips - general for Zurich

i hope i havent started day-dreaming-- at least not yet-- but i could swear that i read somewhere about a restaurant in Zurich , near the lake whose specialty is the BBQ ribs...and now for all the love and money in the world couldnt remember where i found it or heard about it :-(

please help ....
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Re: Restaurant tips - general for Zurich

Another good recommendation: Angkor in Puls 5. Thai and other east-Asian food in a very nice environment and decor.

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You may be thinking of "The Pump House" which is actually an outdoor bar on the lake promenade near the opera house. It does a cracking (sic) spare ribs.

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i hope i havent started day-dreaming-- at least not yet-- but i could swear that i read somewhere about a restaurant in Zurich , near the lake whose specialty is the BBQ ribs...and now for all the love and money in the world couldnt remember where i found it or heard about it :-(

please help ....
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You may be thinking of "The Pump House" which is actually an outdoor bar on the lake promenade near the opera house. It does a cracking (sic) spare ribs.

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that is it !! thanks Dave.. u made my day :-)
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Re: Restaurant tips - general for Zurich

Another place that is quite good at Lakeside is the restaurant at Rote Fabrik - a bit basic but nice and relaxing especially on a warm day. Not for the easily shocked mind, a UK friend was a bit shaken when she saw people skinny dipping in the lake there!!

My Brazilian friend was raving about Rincao (www.rincao.ch) a Brazilian Churascarria by Sihlpost. A full Churascaria buffet for CHF55.
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Re: Restaurant tips - general for Zurich

Chez Fritz is also not bad, like side down in Kirchberg. A bit pricy but worth a try.
http://www.dinning.ch/
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Another place that is quite good at Lakeside is the restaurant at Rote Fabrik - a bit basic but nice and relaxing especially on a warm day. Not for the easily shocked mind, a UK friend was a bit shaken when she saw people skinny dipping in the lake there!!

My Brazilian friend was raving about Rincao (www.rincao.ch) a Brazilian Churascarria by Sihlpost. A full Churascaria buffet for CHF55.
more yummy stuff :-) should give this brazilian a try.....

PS: after my last weekend along North Sea in Hamburg, I wonder if anything will easily shock me for a while !!
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Recommended Chinese Restaurant

Think I'll share this one

I went to a very good Chinese Restaurant in Baden yesterday, in which it really has some yummy chinese food, and the "Dim Sum" they have are awwwww... DELICIOUS!!!

Lived in UK for a while a few years back and now moved here, traveled to a few places in western countries, this restaurant is definitely one of the Top 10 that I went to in overseas.

Also their service is good, if you know some dishes which are not on the menu and you really want to have it, then you can call the restaurant and place them a special order and they'll find try to find the ingredients in fulfilling your request.

Okay ... so if you fancy to have a nice Chinese meal one day, check out the address and contact details here: http://www.citytaks.ch/

Enjoy
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Re: Restaurant tips - general for Zurich

Anyone fancy a Steak 'n' Kidney Pie? Or any other freshly baked Pie? Recently discovered a Pie shop around the corner from me by Schaffauserplatz, now a regular lunchtime haunt. Here's the link, you know what to do:

http://www.pieshop.ch/site/?language=en

You can eat in - cafe style - or take away. They also do scones and stuff - yummy. And they speak The English
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Re: Restaurant tips - general for Zurich

Hello all,

thanks for all the restaurant tips...much appreciated!
We now went a few times to Tiffins, indeed a nice place. Time for something new now though.

Also where good Asian food is served, is in Hong-Kong, in (Neu-)Oerlikon.
Although atmosphere and location-wise definitely less points than Tiffins.

This weekend we'll try out Thai restaurant Angkor in puls 5, in Zuri-West, in the Giessereistrasse. Also heard, but haven't been there yet, that Rosso is a very good Italian restaurant, very close to Bhf Hardbrücke, Zurich-West. But you'd have to reserve well in advance..oh and on Saturday+Sunday the place is closed .
Reason for being closed on Saturday, is that place is located near going-out district, and the owner doesn't want to run the risk of getting trouble with drunk people coming in his restaurant on Saturday night - well that's what he said.

On bars...we liked Barrique in the Niederdorf a lot...are there any more places recommendable for having a drink after dinner, or to go to on a Sunday afternoon for some drinks and fine food, eg tapas?

Oh and there doesn't seem to be one single place in Zurich for Indonesian food? Only lots of Thai, Chinese, Japanese etc places.
Indonesian cuisine (rijsttafels!) is even better in my humble opinion.

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Old 06.10.2006, 15:18
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Indonesian cuisine (rijsttafels!) is even better in my humble opinion.

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Hi Vince,

Rijsttafels - is that a Dutch word for Indonesian food?

No, there isn't much in Zurich. There used to be an Indonesian place in Seebach but that's closed now.

For something close, you could try Hot Wok in Regensdorf which is a Malaysian place (run by Ravi, a M'sian) - www.hotwok.ch

You get some basic things like satay and rendang. Even better is when they have their buffets. It will help to tell them you'd like things authentic.

Another M'sian/S'porean place is Singapore -
Restaurant Singapore
Badenerstrasse 530
8048 Zürich/ZH
044 401 15 10

It's also worth telling them that you'd like things authentic
This is more Chinese-Malaysian/Chinese-Singaporean but have a go anyway.


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After dinner drinks? My favourite place is the Tina Bar, above the Cantina restaurant (Geddit?) - furniture from the Savoy, I believe, very clubby feel. Transvestites, old actors, couples, a real mixture and very nice Mai Tai's. Grand Old Dame behind the bar will hardly smile, but she knows how to mix a drink. Small; intimate; quiet; candles, niches and snugs: perfect.
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Re: Restaurant tips - general for Zurich

Indian restaurant called Kabal 2 just opened last week in Seefeld. It´s located across from Tibits near Kreuzstrasse tram stop-in the small street running beside Apostle12. A bit basic bright interior but food is yummy and reasonably priced. The 2 guys running it are super friendly. Take-aways as well.
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Re: Restaurant tips - general for Zurich

Hi!

I found the thread on restaurants very informative. Me and my husband have been trying to find good restaurants but we were always disappointed. I will certainty try some of them! Does anybody know a place serving real good crispy fried chicken? I am really craving for it. I would be very grateful for an address!
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