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Old 02.05.2007, 12:26
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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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I did not try Beyond yet but I would try it for sure! Chopsticks is good because their food tastes good and at the same time it's cheap. =)
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Re: Restaurant tips - general for Zurich

I like Ginger (Japanese), Spice Route (Indian) & Cedre (Lebanese).

I also like Mere Catherine (French), Don Carlos (Argentinian), Brassiere Lipp (French), & Contrapunto (Italian).

The Fishstube is a fun, seasonal lakeside restaurant that juts out over the water.

I've tried the "Athena" Greek restaurant. The decor is kitchy, but works. Food is ok to satisfy a Greek craving. Service is charming, but slow.

Would recommend against Arabesque for Lebanese - I was seriously underwhelmed by my visit there.
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Old 03.05.2007, 12:16
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I also like Mere Catherine (French), Don Carlos (Argentinian), Brassiere Lipp (French), & Contrapunto (Italian).
The first time we went to Mere Catherine it was great then we went for a second time but then it was awful.
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Old 03.05.2007, 12:52
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We were in Beyond on Friday. Food was delicious.

dave

I heartily agree, I ate there a couple of weeks ago and it was yum!
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Re: Restaurant tips - general for Zurich

I was innocently checking out dim sum in zuerich in Google and stumbled across you lot - talking about eating Chinese food in Zurich..I just returned from Uk Manchester and had the reeal "cantonese roast duck" - ....what's a group of ex-pats doing here longing for Chinese food...sounds like you're all experienced eater..

the best cantonese roast duck in Zurich, is the Shanghai Restaurant in Adliswil, order beforehand, and ask them to serve with bones !

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Old 01.06.2007, 01:16
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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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CHF 49 is pricey for a brunch, but it is a good spread and the view is, of course, the main reason to be there. Service is also very good. Take the river boat from the Landesmuseum and jump off on the landing stage 20m away.

Sorry if someone's posted this link before, but Zurich Tourism has a good list of the 2000 or so restaurants in the city, by category:

http://www.zuerich.com/en.cfm/restaurants/

A particularly 'romantic' - ie, not trendy, stuffy or full of loadmouths - is Restaurant Freieck on Hornbachstrasse / Wildbachstrasse corner, just off Seefeldstrasse. Rather fancy fayre, excellent service and discrete, refined atmosphere.

Took pizza from Miracle (Fröhlichstrasse, Seefeld) last night again: as ever, the best pizza in town, followed by Rosso, Geroldstrasse. Restaurant's getting rather trendy now, hard to get a place after 7.00. Take away's often the better option.

Hmm, pizza...
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Re:Lakeside

I know the Lakeside very well - the food and service fluctuate - the brunch is OK, - upside is the view, the parking, worth trying your luck on food and service. I've even used it a number of times for official event, one has to pin them down to ensure things go seamlessly.

Something is missing re: management and marketing - of the place - haven't been able to put my finger on the pulse yet. Given the fantastic location - they could make a top location out of it...

Do let me hear your experience...

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Old 01.06.2007, 11:51
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Re: Restaurant tips - general for Zurich

The Kunsthaus also has quite a nice all you can eat Sunday buffet. It's only CHF 33 and they have quite a variety.
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Old 10.06.2007, 16:22
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TIP: La Piazzetta - Simply the best Italian restaurant (not a pizzeria; no pizza's here ) we found in Zürich!

Very nice, romantic ambiance; an interior with a high plastered ceiling, proper tables and chairs. Food was delicious: home-made pasta, lobster, great olive oil & bread, a full wine list, and to finish off with good espresso from a Cimbali-machine. Kind service, excellent location.

Bit reluctant to give this great gem away...but hey...life's too short not to enjoy truely great Italian food .

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Re: Restaurant tips - general for Zurich

Found a non-smoking restaurant in Zurich (no people smoking and no ashtrays present). Korean food restaurant with good service and reasonably good food. Dishes range from CHF 25-35 and if you get one of the meat dishes they grill it at your table. The best part about it is that you can BYOB (Bring your own booze) which if you're looking to go out to dinner and have a nice bottle of wine can cut back on the costs pretty good.

Restaurant Bambushain

Vogelsangstrasse 33
8006 Zürich

http://www.zuerich.com/en.cfm/restau...ity=Koreanisch
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from 30th July for three weeks, Il Golosone has summer holiday....
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They're actually already closed.

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They're actually already closed.
then they must have just closed as I left 30 minutes ago
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Weird, my roommate tried to go there earlier this week for lunch and they weren't open.

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Re: Restaurant tips - general for Zurich

Hey guys,

I'm sure this has been mentioned a few times in this thread but I just wanted to say that I went to "The Pie Shop" for the first time today since I had the worst craving for a pie and I gotta say, the pies are yummy! Love everything about the shop, not to mention the cute paper/plastic bags The pie crust was just right (not too dry or "crumbly") and the fillings are delicious. Prices are reasonable and the lady working there is friendly and really nice. Will definitely go again!
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Re: Restaurant tips - general for Zurich

Hi, Nanda,

The Beyond you mentioned is a Sichuan restaurant, not a Shanghainese one. The Sichuan food is very spicy in general, while Shanghai food are quiete sweety. You also can find a lot of Sichuan restaurant in Shanghai.

The food in Beyond is really genuine Sichuan food, different from what most 'Chinese' restaurants serve in Switzerland. It could be risky if you only enjoy the European Chinese food.
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Re: Restaurant tips - general for Zurich

My suggestions

Griechische Tavern Le Beaujolais: Greek restaurant, delicious. CHF 25-45

Miracle: Frolichstrasse 37, Italian Food, IMO best homemade pasta in town. Cheap: CHF 18-25

Wi's: Wi-s.ch, Good decently priced Thai food.
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Is there a reference website in town ? something similar to toptable or london-eating where you can give ratings and perhaps even book ?
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Is there a reference website in town ? something similar to toptable or london-eating where you can give ratings and perhaps even book ?
Do you mean like this: http://barolino.ch/Alle_barsInZürich.html
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Griechische Tavern Le Beaujolais: Greek restaurant, delicious. CHF 25-45
This one: http://www.griechische-taverne-l-p.ch/

Been there, it's really nice food. Liked it a lot.

Can anyone suggest other Mediterranean or Eastern European restaurants in Zürich?

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