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Old 16.10.2006, 23:21
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Re: Restaurant tips - general for Zurich

Angkor is indeed a very nice Thai/Asian restaurant! Lively atmosphere, authentique interior, good service and not in the last place great food.

There are many many web sites listing restaurants in Zürich, most of them however are not at all complete and/or up to date.

One of my favourites to search and research a bit is the Swiss Town Guide to search by name/cuisine/price/ambiance/etc. And: Kramer Gastronomie lists a handful of nice places in/near the Niederdorf (anybody ever been to Skebe?).

Then, once I've found a potential-nice-restaurant to go to, I usually check out what's written about it on Zuri.net, for what it's worth of course - often very subjective "opinions".
However, Zuri.net have a nice up to date "most wanted" list of restaurants. (In the middle, on the right side of the page)

I'm still looking for a site where I can find recently opened restaurants. Does anybody have a tip?

Oh, Uncle Max - we checked out the "Tina Bar" but Barrique is still the favourite to beat .
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Old 18.10.2006, 21:34
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Re: Restaurant tips - general for Zurich

The Kronenhalle is pricey but worth a visit, especially if you are looking for something Swiss and a little bit special for visitors.

Tip - The Robespierre (roast beef, seasoned and cooked at the table) is first class. CHF 48 I think......

Tip 2 - If you don't want to splash out on a meal the bar is also first class. It's the home of the Lady Killer (spot the journo who did a piece on the best bartenders in Zurich!), the world championship winning cocktail creation by Peter Roth. There are also some pretty impressive paintings on the walls, including a proper Picasso.
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Oh, Uncle Max - we checked out the "Tina Bar" but Barrique is still the favourite to beat .
This Tina bar sounds interesting, on my list of bars to visit in the next, emmmmm, 48 hours!
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Old 22.10.2006, 16:08
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Re: Restaurant tips - general for Zurich

We found this Indian place, unusually named "Vulkan" very good. Its located on Klingenstrasse (that is when we made the connection). Staff talk in North Indian languages amongst themselves that is devoid of foreign accent, a good sign of authentic food.

http://www.restaurant-vulkan.ch/
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Re: Restaurant tips - general for Zurich

Italian:

For me the best Italian in Zurich are "Casa Ferlin" and "Conti". If you really like the best and the serivice is *****.

Spanish.

Casa Aurelio, they have the best Paella in town and the Spanish torlillas known as "Tapas" (with potatos).

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Old 22.10.2006, 21:24
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Re: Restaurant tips - general for Zurich

Forget Skebe...didn't live up to the expectations unfortunately. On the website it looked nice though So..don't go there...it's a trap .

The place has a bit shabby interior and is much more of a smokey café/bar than a restaurant. To make things worse, apparantly the place is THE hotspot in town for teenagers we found out this Saturday.
Prices are as in a "real" restaurant though...46,- for a bottle of Ticinello red wine 2004 is quite stiff if you ask me.

However...on the big plus side..we've added Wings to our short list of nice/favourite bars. Wings is located on the Limmatquai - tramstop Rathaus. A bit lounge-like, retro-70s interior, nice lively atmosphere.
And not in the last place: Wings is off the main road through the Niederdorf...so away from the madding crowd.
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Forget Skebe...didn't live up to the expectations unfortunately. On the website it looked nice though So..don't go there...it's a trap .
I used to regulaly visit Skebe as there was a particular pasta dish which I loved. I used to go at lunchtimes when there were less people, but in the end the levels of smoke were just way too high in that place and I had to stop going. It was a shame, I liked it, but it may have changed in other ways since I was last there (about 18 months ago)
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Re: Restaurant tips - general for Zurich

I used to like Skebe when they had TV's in the floor of the toilets. Not any longer, though.

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Old 23.10.2006, 17:11
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Re: Restaurant tips - general for Zurich

I saw in the other thread that some people are craving for vietnamese soups. Try Petite Saigon
http://www.zueritipp.ch/dyn/gastro/?lid=8360 near Bahnhof Wiedikon.

We tried it and it was alright. Not the truly Vietnamese food that you may have tried before but it will do...I like the summer rolls...

For Thai food, I like the Thai food corner near Langstrasse http://www.myzuri.ch/artikel/276.php. The food doesn't feel like it's been westernized like in Lily's.

These are the two places we go to when we don't feel like cooking but want to eat something different and at the same time not spend too much...
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Old 24.10.2006, 15:35
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Re: Restaurant tips - general for Zurich

HELP!!!

I currently have my in-laws visiting, today is their anniversary and we are taking them out for a meal tonight, but typically I have not booked or found anywhere yet. The problem I have is that when they arrived on Saturday my mother-in-law proceeded to tell me that she can not eat any dairy or wheat anymore!! wish she'd told me before I had gone and shopped for their weeks visit!! arghh in-laws!!

Anyway I now don't know where to take them, I was thinking Bindella's as I had heard some good reports but then I am thinking pasta, pizza and cream sauces!! not good for someone who can't eat wheat and dairy!! so thinking instead maybe indian or Thai would be the best bet? does anyone with a knowledge of wheat and diary intollerances know if this is a good idea?

So looking at the obove thread I am thinking the Blue Monkey? Is this a good Thai place? What are the prices like? as were paying I don't want to break the bank, not that we're tight arses are anything

Also do you need to book?

Thanks in advance
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Re: Restaurant tips - general for Zurich

If its a lifestyle choice not to do this as opposed to a health thing, then I wish people would realise the difficulties it can cause to a host(ess).

I have no idea what prepared food will be suitable, for such a requirement.

As regards Blue Monkey. I like it. Smallish portions. Lots of garlic. Yum yum. Midrange. I can't imagine it will be fully booked, but then if its closed or something you have Khans Indian just down Niederdorf or Santa Lucia for a value Italian.

You could always go to Kings cave below Central Hotel for steak and chips and keep it simple !

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HELP!!!

The problem I have is that when they arrived on Saturday my mother-in-law proceeded to tell me that she can not eat any dairy or wheat anymore!!

So looking at the obove thread I am thinking the Blue Monkey? Is this a good Thai place? What are the prices like? as were paying I don't want to break the bank, not that we're tight arses are anything

Also do you need to book?

Thanks in advance
Nicky
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Old 24.10.2006, 15:59
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If its a lifestyle choice not to do this as opposed to a health thing, then I wish people would realise the difficulties it can cause to a host(ess).

I have no idea what prepared food will be suitable, for such a requirement.

As regards Blue Monkey. I like it. Smallish portions. Lots of garlic. Yum yum. Midrange. I can't imagine it will be fully booked, but then if its closed or something you have Khans Indian just down Niederdorf or Santa Lucia for a value Italian.

You could always go to Kings cave below Central Hotel for steak and chips and keep it simple !

dave
Cheers Dave

She's been told by her doctor to cut these out but not told why??? if it were me i'd have ask!! living on soya milk and rice cakes would be enough to send me insane!!

I'll look into Kings Cave, think my husband has been there with work so will ask him.

Thinking about Bindella's again as I'm sure they'll serve plain meat and potatoes etc... is this place very expensive?
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Old 24.10.2006, 16:05
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Re: Restaurant tips - general for Zurich

she's not been told why? She's telling fibs. It's either glandular (underactive thyroid for example) or she's obese. Or a big fat liar
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Old 24.10.2006, 16:05
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Re: Restaurant tips - general for Zurich

Any good Greek restaurants which anybody can reccomend in Zurich area?
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Old 25.10.2006, 15:33
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Re: Restaurant tips - general for Zurich

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HELP!!!

I currently have my in-laws visiting, today is their anniversary and we are taking them out for a meal tonight, but typically I have not booked or found anywhere yet. Nicky
Nicky, where did you end up going and did you have a good time?
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Old 25.10.2006, 15:37
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Nicky, where did you end up going and did you have a good time?
Hiya Lou

We actually ended up going to Bindella's which was fantastic - shame we had to foot the bill!! a bit pricey! but excellent service and amazing food and mother-in-law was able to have wheat/gluten/dairy free food so everyone was happy
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Hey Guys!

Last Saturday we have been at Anthony's kitchen, Nordstrasse 199, 8037 Zürich Wipkingen.
The food is amazing! A mix between Mediterr&Asian. Great Chillout Sound. Good Prices. There is no Menulist existing, Chef Anthony is just cooking every day fresh dishes. Also Sushi & Sashimi available. Try it yourself or Take out. Cheers Carla
I went there and some of my other friends have also gone. The food was normal and not special at all. The portions were tiny and lack of any menu was kind of irritating. None of my friends including me would be going back. I guess it all depends on what you are used to.

P.S- Good thread
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Old 29.10.2006, 15:46
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Does any know happen a good place to eat authentic Greek or Turkish food. I like the style of their meals but have not really seen any good restaurant so far in Zurich.
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Old 29.10.2006, 21:57
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Re: Restaurant tips - general for Zurich

Has anybody tried a restaurant Blindekuh in Zürich www.blindekuh.ch/ believe its run by blind people and you sit in the dark (Simulated blindness) and is the food any good.


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Re: Restaurant tips - general for Zurich

I have been there two years ago.. we received a set menu of salad and some chicken dish.. it tasted ok, but as you can imagine with the visual aspect gone, it was hard to judge the food in full ..( plus, I had a bitter suprise, I HATE boiled d eggs, and there turned out to be quite a big chunk in my salad, good thing that nobody observed me spitting it into my napkin, so as an advice, u might ask for the contents before ordering...)

have to admit it is the experience that realy stays in your mind later, not the food quality..

I found it quite hard at the end but mind you, I cant even sleep in complete darkness
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