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Old 13.02.2007, 14:44
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has anyone been to "3 Kilos?"

is it good? fun?
yes, yes and yes.
Although, I haven't been recently.....
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Old 14.02.2007, 11:57
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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.
I agree with Blue Monkey. Also Bang Song Thai (better food but perhaps Blue Monkey has a more modern atmosphere).

For indian - Spice Route is pretty modern. There's also White Elephant Thai place at the Marriot. I've not been there recently since the renovation but it used to be really really good about 2 years ago.
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Old 14.02.2007, 12:18
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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...
It brings a whole new meaning to "these meatballs are the dog's bollocks"
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Old 14.02.2007, 23:40
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Just came back from eating my best Zurich pizza from this Pizzeria just at Milchbuck. tram stop The Pizza was really yummy, the base was baked fresh, all ingredients were good quality...you get a salad and also an extra drink ( if you are a student)..

Highly recommended!
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Old 16.02.2007, 11:42
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I tried Rigiblick restaurant yesterday and it was great. I've updated my original list and also added details for Samurai Japanese restaurant.

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Old 06.03.2007, 18:39
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I went to this restaurant last week with a business associate:
www.restaurant-alpenrose.ch
Although we had heard good things about it, we were both surprised at how good it was. The menu is limited and mostly mainstay Swiss stuff - minus the fondue/raclette - sorted by regional specialties. They are big on organic produce, local meat, freshly-prepared etc. Having had far too many overpriced, underwhelming "bankers" lunches, I was beginning to think this sort of place ceased to exist. Good service, pleasant people, very nice atmosphere/decoration and reasonably priced to boot.
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Old 06.03.2007, 19:53
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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...
Actually I've had this mentioned to me by a few Swiss that if you know the right places to go in Zurich you can order dog. I've never actually tried this, but I've heard it from a few different sources so didn't really have any reason to disbelieve it. If anyone really wants to know then I'm sure the collective resources of this forum could be put to use, but my guess is that since most people find this disgusting your question was more out of morbid curiosity than anything else
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Old 06.03.2007, 20:34
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Re: Restaurant tips - general for Zurich

Sankt-Galler Hundwurst could probably be obtained at the Wednesday Zurich farmer's market, if one knows the right people...

I haven't tried dog, but I have tried: horse, seagull, snake, crocodile, bison, ostrich, scorpion, crickets, ...

I also went veggie for a couple of years too.

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Re: Restaurant tips - general for Zurich

Some more Indian / Asian food places: For those people working in and around Seefeldstr. or near the lake side, there is a smaller version of the "Kobal" right on Seefeldstr. opposite Tibits. I am sure there would have been enough people talk about the Tibits (from the Hiltl group) - quite expensive even for a takeaway but has some food which they can call Indian; Kobal is on 7, Seefeldstr. on the small road right opposite Tibits. Offers takeaways of veg. side-dishes as well as rice + 3 veg. side dishes for 11 CHF. That is pretty economical considering my other option around the area TIFFINS for Asian veg. food is around 10 CHF for one Thai / Chinese side-dish plus small amt of rice. All these places are 2-3 mins from Opernhaus tram stop.
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Old 27.04.2007, 00:49
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Re: Restaurant tips - general for Zurich

i hesitate to recommend restaurants from the viewpoint of describing the food. I'm a bit of a "food performs a function" man rather than someone who can really distinguish between what's excellent and what's merely palatable. Asking me what the food was like is a bit like my wife asking me if I like the colour she's got in mind to paint the bedroom walls....there's a stock response of "yeah, it's alright".

Well this evening, intrigued by a report from one of the forums Norwegian correspondents, of an Asian restaurant offering the potential of a little karaoke action which was not far from me, I decided i would give it a go.

With nothing eaten all day bar a sandwich at breakfast, I ventured up to Römerhofplatz fully intending to sample a sit down meal while I checked the place out.

i found it easy enough..

HUI'S *** ASIAN RESTAURANT

The *'s represent some asian word for which my keyboard lack the necessary symbols

The place was nearly empty. My plans for a sit down meal were rapidly transferred to a takeaway. My hopes of a decent meal were dented. And not only that, the "Karaoke Bar" is only in operation from 20:00 to 05:00 on fridays and saturdays, times when I'm usually back in my bed in dear old blighty.

But anyway I got back home, had the takeaway, and I have to report, bearing in mind my earlier comments, I found it to be very nice indeed. I would certainly use it again now I know its there.

Opening hours (for food) if anyone's interested are...

11:00 - 22:30 mon-friday
11:00 - 20:00 saturday (strange day to close early?)
17:00 - 22:00 sunday.

Is it obvious I bought the leaflet home with me?
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Old 27.04.2007, 10:45
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That is pretty economical considering my other option around the area TIFFINS for Asian veg. food is around 10 CHF for one Thai / Chinese side-dish plus small amt of rice. All these places are 2-3 mins from Opernhaus tram stop.
The price above for Tiffins - is this just for their lunch-time menu or also for dinner?

I always thought the minimum you'd pay for a dinner dish there is about CHF18.

I second Kobal's for good, cheap fare.

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Re: Restaurant tips - general for Zurich

Regarding Hui's, I've been there a few times and the food is completely unpredictable. It's either great or rubbish.

If it's cheap'n'cheerful chinese you're after, Chopstick (Central end of the Niederdorf) gets my vote everytime as it's half-decent grub and consistent.

Happy eating, people.
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If it's cheap'n'cheerful chinese you're after, Chopstick (Central end of the Niederdorf) gets my vote everytime as it's half-decent grub and consistent.

Happy eating, people.
I also like Chopstick very much. Try the duck....hmmm yum yum....when I had it there they had the skin so crispy! I am still dreaming about it until now....
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I also like Chopstick very much. Try the duck....hmmm yum yum....when I had it there they had the skin so crispy! I am still dreaming about it until now....
Is this better than the lemon/orange duck at Tiffins? That's also pretty good.

Have you been to Beyond? It's really good but I don't remember the prices at Chopstick so can't say if they're more expensive. If you like Chinese, Beyond is the place to try. There's a reason why the chinese embassy eats there (so I've heard, but not from the owners). Beyond has two menus - the black one is "normal" with thai, indian etc.. but the other is mostly chinese dishes with chinese veggies and ingredients. Just be warned, service is on the slow side so don't go there if you have to rush off elsewhere later.


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Yep - Chopsticks is good. They do Nasi Lemak and Rendang and Lahksa etc etc. Or you could have a comfort-food sweet and sour if you're so inclined.

They also have Tiger Beer and Singha and Tsingtao :-)
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Beyond has two menus - the black one is "normal" with thai, indian etc.. but the other is mostly chinese dishes with chinese veggies and ingredients.
~ Nanda.
That reminds me of the Vulkan restaurant, on Klingenstrasse... they are predominantly an Indian restaurant but they also do Thai dishes...
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Chopstick also has two menus, but you'll never get offered the "proper chinese" menu, so make a point of asking for it. Even then they might play dumb. There's a few interesting dishes on it that I've not been brave enough to try.

As for the Spice Gourmet, it's truly fantastic, but a slightly different proposition that Chopstick! The former requires reservations a week in advance and a dining area that resembles somebody's house, whereas the latter you stagger into at 2am and enjoy the plush formica.

Horses for courses (note, that's a figure of speech rather than a menu extract)
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Has anyone ever eaten at the Lake Side in Zurich? They offer a buffet brunch for 49.- apparently - kids pay by height. Also have a sushi buffet. www.lake-side.ch The location is one of the best... how's the food?
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Old 29.04.2007, 12:42
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Have you been to Beyond? It's really good


hi Nanda. Thanks for the great info. We were in Beyond on Friday - the food was delicious.
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We were in Beyond on Friday. Food was delicious.

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hi Nanda. Thanks for the great info. We were in Beyond on Friday - the food was delicious.
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