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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.
HI Rahul

No really good Turkish restaurant. Dont know why honestly..Me and my friends, we go for Lebeanese food when we crave for the "meze" and "kebabs"...If interested, we posted an event in Le Cedre for the 8th of November .. Or you can wait till I get my act together to organise an EF event at my place and cook
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Old 30.10.2006, 10:52
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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.
The food is ok, but you wouldn't go for the food but for the experience and supporting a restaurant for the blind. The waiters are all blind.

The food is nothing so special but it's not that bad either. I've been there twice and I'd go again. It's definitely worth going at least once. Lunch is easier to get a booking than dinner. You can expect to have to book dinner weeks if not months in advance.


I'd say - deifnitely try it out

----------- update oct 9 2008 --------
the food's vastly improved. It's good now, and much better than before. They also now have an english menu that can be projected onto the wall. It's certainly a place worth going once...

~ Nanda.

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Old 30.10.2006, 11:00
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The food is ok, but you wouldn't go for the food but for the experience and supporting a restaurant for the blind. The waiters are all blind.

The food is nothing so special but it's not that bad either. I've been there twice and I'd go again. It's definitely worth going at least once. Lunch is easier to get a booking than dinner. You can expect to have to book dinner weeks if not months in advance.
I've been five times, so I'm a bit sick of it

Each time I have tried the waiting list has been 3-5 months. However a very good tip is to try and ring on the night itself. Sometimes they have late cancellations, and if you are lucky enough to call just after a cancellation you can get in. I've done that sucessfully on three occassions. Oh and don't worry about what you wear...
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Re: Restaurant tips - Zurich-Tibetan Mandala

I have been to this place and I thought it was
really good with service !
http://www.mandala4u.com/4455.html
and someone else reviewed it
http://www.myzuri.ch/artikel/207.php
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Re: Restaurant tips - general for Zurich

A friend introduced me to a Chinese/Asian restaurant near the main station, and I thought I should share this recommendation, as I very much enjoyed the food. All other guests were Asian, and I found that the food was more authentic than what we usually get. Prices are also very good. And coming from Germany, I particularly appreciated the fact that the place is void of any of the typically "Chinese" decorations.

Here are the details
Zollstrasse 20Kreis 5 (Gewerbeschule)8005 Zürich

Enjoy,
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Old 23.11.2006, 15:50
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Re: Restaurant tips - general for Zurich

Beyond?

Very nice place.

IIRC, they have both menus that Chinese in China eat as well as what westerners expect from a Chinese restaurant these days...

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A friend introduced me to a Chinese/Asian restaurant near the main station, and I thought I should share this recommendation, as I very much enjoyed the food. All other guests were Asian, and I found that the food was more authentic than what we usually get. I reallly enjoyed it. Prices are also very good. And coming from Germany, I particularly appreciated the fact that the place is void of any of the typically "Chinese" decorations.

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Zollstrasse 20Kreis 5 (Gewerbeschule)8005 Zürich

Enjoy,
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Re: Restaurant tips - general for Zurich

Wow, so many Westerners enjoy chinese food. Maybe I should let my wife run a Chinese restaurant in Switzerland.

Per my experience with Chinese restaurant in France/Germany/Switzerland, the food there is different from what we have in China.
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Re: Restaurant tips - general for Zurich

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The food is ok, but you wouldn't go for the food but for the experience and supporting a restaurant for the blind. The waiters are all blind.

The food is nothing so special but it's not that bad either. I've been there twice and I'd go again. It's definitely worth going at least once. Lunch is easier to get a booking than dinner. You can expect to have to book dinner weeks if not months in advance.


I'd say - deifnitely try it out

~ Nanda.
oddly enough, we called last Friday and have a reservation for tomorrow at 7pm! thought we'd be on a waiting list for at least a month or so.
I'm quite excited to experience this
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Old 05.02.2007, 19:43
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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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The office Xmas do was there.
I declined to go.

Mixed reviews - "Stupid Cow" is my favourite...
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Old 06.02.2007, 10:54
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Re: Restaurant tips - general for Zurich

I had a vindaloo from Raja Bongo's last week. It wasn't quite a "vindaloo" but it was damn hot. Perfect for a cold winter's day.

I reckon it might be the hottest curry I've ever had in Zurich.

~ Nanda.
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Old 06.02.2007, 13:47
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Re: Restaurant tips - general for Zurich

Restaurants I like:
Chopsticks on the Niederdorf (nb not Chop Chop). Good no-brainer asian food, eg nasi lemak, lakhsa, crispy duck. And tiger beer
Zeughauskellar: Ancient, cheap, fast, busy, multilingual, good.
Kreis 6: all-round great place. Superb food. Can be busy though.

Restaurants I'm ok with
Blue Monkey: great food, but small portions and quite expensive
Hiltl/tidbits: good food, but incredibly expensive for the portions.

Restaurants I won't go back to:
Au Gratin, above the News Bar. Since when does curry come with grilled cheese on it? Then again with a name like 'au gratin' one must modify a few paradigms... Also average service.
Paddy Reilly's - pub food is always a gastrointestinal lucky dip. Being drunk or only having fry-ups may help.
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Old 06.02.2007, 17:48
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Re: Restaurant tips - general for Zurich

Hi all,

I was reading the thread in teh hope zou would mention one of my favourites...Oepfelchammer on Rindermarkt.

It is an old student haunt, and is very cosy. The atmosphere is great fun and open,there is a great wine selection which helps in any restaurant.

The food is typically swiss, but the meat quality is (as usual in switzerland) is very good. It may not excite many, but I usually remember fun times above the food on most nights....

There is also the extra challenge from the student days, that if you climb over the rafters and drink a glass of wine upside-down you can carve your name on the walls or on the tables.

All round a great time...and not just for bankers as you might hear.

And yes...i said bankers

Unfortunately my name isnt there yet...
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Old 07.02.2007, 12:48
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Re: Restaurant tips - general for Zurich

well, the Blinde Kuh was definitely a unique experience! glad I can say I went once. but yeah, the food was nothing spectacular, and I think the portions were quite small b/c our food was gone like that *snaps fingers*

but def. worth the $$$ to experience it. I'll probably take my parents in May when they come.
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Re: Restaurant tips - general for Zurich

I'm taking some Indian clients out in Zurich this evening. Can anyone tell me the best restaurant in Zurich which serves modern Asian food (doesn't have to be Indian, but needs to be spicy). It needs to be pricey, high-end, but not stuffy and open on Monday evening.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 12.02.2007, 21:04
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If price is no object then go to Blue Monkey. They do a good Thai. Maybe start off with a drink or two at Nachtflug next door.
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Re: Restaurant tips - general for Zurich

Stamp,

Just thought I might bring your attention to this restuarant.

It has probably the best views over Zurich, and has great food to top it off.

I always take new people there as it shows of Zurich perfectly!!!

www.diewaid.ch

You will have to book and it has two Restuarants a cheap one with a basic menu where I believe you dont have to book. The other is normal Zurich prices. It is in a place called Hoengg. And for example it has great walks near by to walk off all the food you eat.

Paul
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Old 13.02.2007, 08:50
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Re: Restaurant tips - general for Zurich

We went to die waid at midsummer last year. It has excellent views. While we were there we had a great vantage point of a superb thunderstorm kicking in over Zurich.
Foodwise, their "woks" are somewhat unconventional, but what the hey. The place is worth it for the location and view alone.
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Re: Restaurant tips - general for Zurich

thanks for list

has anyone been to "3 Kilos?"

is it good? fun?
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Re: Restaurant tips - general for Zurich

Tres Kilos was better in the 90s. A victim of its own success.

Anyone remember the Mexican that was opposite Ba Ba Lu? That was good but closed in the mid-90s.
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Old 13.02.2007, 14:30
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Re: Restaurant tips - general for Zurich

Slightly leftfield, but does anyone know of a restaurant in Switzerland that has this?

http://www.deliciousdogs.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid= 25

Not that I'm interested, of course...
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