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Burger in Zurich

I am from America aka land of burgers and will be moving to Zurich in a couple of months...
Where is the best burger? I am not easily impressed, I saw a few in France last year that made me want to cry they were so terrible looking and way too expensive!
I want a good bun, quality meat, good toppings, good frites or tater tots to go with it.

Any suggestions will be much appreiciated
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Old 15.05.2012, 23:14
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Re: Burger in Zurich

If you thought France was expensive, wait till you see the prices in Switzerland. Just to give you an idea: a small big mac menu costs $12,- A hamburger menu in a restaurant usually goes for around $30,-

I've not come across a place that makes a satisfactory burger in Zürich. Why don't you make one yourself at home? It's easy enough when using good quality ingredients.
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I am from America aka land of burgers and will be moving to Zurich in a couple of months...
Where is the best burger? I am not easily impressed, I saw a few in France last year that made me want to cry they were so terrible looking and way too expensive!
I want a good bun, quality meat, good toppings, good frites or tater tots to go with it.

Any suggestions will be much appreiciated
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Very hard to find good burgers here....did you try in bellevue?
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Re: Burger in Zurich

One of the best burgers I have tasted and certainly the best I have tasted here.

http://www.helvti-diner.ch/

Get blue cheese on it.
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Re: Burger in Zurich

There is a famous place, called "Papa joes" in town center. Do not know if the burgers are the best, but the place is very popular.

I know another couple of places in Niederndorf but no clue about the names right now. Anyway, still some months ahead till you can find the burger places :P
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Old 16.05.2012, 07:39
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Re: Burger in Zurich

The best burger I tried in Zurich was here http://www.iroquois.ch/About-us.396.0.html?&L=4

They revovated the place, I think it looks ok, but the burgers taste different.
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Re: Burger in Zurich

[QUOTE=swissaupair;1560678]I am from America aka land of burgers and will be moving to Zurich in a couple of months...
Where is the best burger?

It's at Five Guys in the Washington DC area.

Go native and switch to wurst when you get here, don't expect ice in your drinks and you'll be much happier.
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Re: Burger in Zurich

@swissaupair: france is known for anything but fast food country.



helvti diner (stauffacher)
papa joes (hechtplatz/niederdorf)
iroquais (seefeld)
cheyenne (oerlikon)

i believe none of them is meeting your criteria of your home burger style and quality.
and these etablissements start at 18-20chf.
plus burger king and mc donald´s of which i have heard from americans that the quality in Europe is superior compared with the US.

and try one for a change in newpoint. 8.50chf, comes in pita bread.
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Re: Burger in Zurich

Its not in Zurich and Lugano is a bit far to travel but st2lemans makes the best burgers, not only in Switzerland but by the sounds of it.....the world!

Best meat for burgers?



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Re: Burger in Zurich

Of all places, the best burger I've had in Zurich was at the Oliver Twist pub, while waiting to begin a pub quiz (or a Karaoke, I forget).

At Helvti, they served me a very well done burger when I had asked for a "as rare as possible" one - unforgivable sin in my book, and, coupled with what must be the most horrible customer service in Zurich, I gladly spend my money elsewhere. The price you pay for that burger is too high to justify bad service, AND a wrong burger.
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Re: Burger in Zurich

How about Hooters?
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One of the best burgers I have tasted and certainly the best I have tasted here.

http://www.helvti-diner.ch/

Get blue cheese on it.
Tried that place with a few EFers about 6 months or so ago.

OK, but nothing more than that. Prices seemed pretty average for Zurich (= if you'ere not used to the prices, bloody expensive!). To be honest I'd prefer to go to McDonald's and keep the money for a better place (there's a lunchtime menu with a burger on it at Goodman's - I believe it's good, but have never been).

Lastly I do burgers quite regularly at home (minced beef bound with some egg, then refrigerated; mince from Denner/Co-Op/Migrso, whoever has a promo on + buns from one of those as well).
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Re: Burger in Zurich

I tried the burger at Iroquois (nothing to compare it with here, having just arrived) and it was acceptable - not superb, but well worth eating. The fries were also good - thick, chunky and properly crispy. I'll be going back.
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There is a famous place, called "Papa joes" in town center. Do not know if the burgers are the best, but the place is very popular.

I know another couple of places in Niederndorf but no clue about the names right now. Anyway, still some months ahead till you can find the burger places :P
no offense, but those burgers are s%&t
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There is a famous place, called "Papa joes" in town center. Do not know if the burgers are the best, but the place is very popular.

I know another couple of places in Niederndorf but no clue about the names right now. Anyway, still some months ahead till you can find the burger places :P
Cheap frozen burgers same ones they use in Pickwich pubs

But if your willing to pay a bit more Goodmans have a great burger
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Re: Burger in Zurich

Sure! U buying?

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Re: Burger in Zurich

The only place I have had a good burger in Switzerland is Goodman's. Not tried Helvi yet.

Genrally the burgers here are horrible. The beef is ground up to a pulp and spiced with god knows what, so they taste nothing like hamburgers. I once tried "real American hamburger" at a restaurant in Niederdorf, and it was meatloaf on toast - not even a sandwich, just minced meat on toast.
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The only place I have had a good burger in Switzerland is Goodman's. Not tried Helvi yet.

Genrally the burgers here are horrible. The beef is ground up to a pulp and spiced with god knows what, so they taste nothing like hamburgers. I once tried "real American hamburger" at a restaurant in Niederdorf, and it was meatloaf on toast - not even a sandwich, just minced meat on toast.
I have been to both a few times and Helvti beats Goodmans easily.

The 'fries' in Goodmans are more like roast potatoes.
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Of all places, the best burger I've had in Zurich was at the Oliver Twist pub.
yep, definitely the best I had was in the Oliver Twist. Zic zac is also pretty good, or Steinfels in Hardbrucke is also worth a try.
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Its not in Zurich and Lugano is a bit far to travel but st2lemans makes the best burgers, not only in Switzerland but by the sounds of it.....the world!

Best meat for burgers?


Aha but did you seen the end of the thread? In the end, st2lemans didn't bother cranking up his grill at all.
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