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White Elephant

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Neumuehlequai 42, Zurich 8006, Switzerland
+41 (0)44 360 73 22
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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations, Street Food
Description: The restaurant White Elephant has the reputation to be one of Zurich's...
The restaurant White Elephant has the reputation to be one of Zurich's best and oldest Thai restaurants. The fine Thai cuisine combines lightness with the full scope of spices. Be prepared for a genuine culinary experience with a real authentic touch.
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Visitor rating
  • 71
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Zurich

We were staying at the Marriott so decided to dine here. The atmosphere is not exactly Southern Asia but the service is. The menu was quite extensive with both mild and spicy dishes. This satisfied both my wife and me. Pricing was a little steep but everything in Zurich is.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
peter_glazier
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Sao Paulo
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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manila
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141 reviews 141 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We went here for dinner, and everything was delicious. The drinks were a little too pricey. Reservations are a must.

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Sao Paulo
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137 restaurant reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We were staying at the Marriott so decided to dine here. The atmosphere is not exactly Southern Asia but the service is. The menu was quite extensive with both mild and spicy dishes. This satisfied both my wife and me. Pricing was a little steep but everything in Zurich is.

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Kevin L, Manager at White Elephant, responded to this review

Dear peter_glazier Thank you very much for your excellent comment on TripAdvisor. We are very glad that you liked our authentic Thai cuisine. We are looking forward to welcoming you again at the White Elephant. Best regards Kevin Lim Dir. of Restaurants More 

Zurich, Switzerland
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We visited the white elephant with friends for a relaxed dinner. The restaurant is part of the Hotel Marriott in Zürich. The food was authentic and very tasty. I enjoyed the red Curry "Gang Ped" with Tofu. The only downside was the slow service staff.

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Kevin L, Manager at White Elephant, responded to this review

Dear Piajoelle, We would like to thank you for your visit at the White Elephant Restaurant and for your valuable feedback on TripAdvisor. We would like to sincerely apologize for slow service. Normally we are well known for our Thai hospitality and professional service. Therefore we take your feedback seriously and we will use it in our upcoming training sessions.... More 

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Extremely if not ridiculously overpriced. The quality of the food varies from below average to tasty - but nothing is really outstanding. Our waitress gave us the cold shoulder after she found out we had a voucher.

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Tobias G, Manager at White Elephant, responded to this review

Dear Mario C Thank you very much for your comment on TripAdvisor. We are sad to learn that you did not enjoy your evening with us. However our prices are in the same range as those of other premium Thai restaurants. And we believe that using high quality ingredients combined with our authentic concept justifies a certain price level. Best... More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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52 reviews 52 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Staying at Marriott , we realised White elephant was highly recommend Thai restaurant in Zurich. We thought of trying it. It was earth hour, so lights were off and we had candles all around, making it truly romantic. Ambience was great and staff quite warm. Choice of food( Thai red curry/ green curry/ jasmine rice) and wine was great. Probably... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We felt very welcomed here, it was very clean. The menu was extensive and had non spicy meals as well for those that cannot handle the spicy meals. The lady waitress was a little rude when I asked for salt but the male staff provided excellent service. The meal was costly CHF $150 for two but worth it.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I really liked this restaurant: it is very nice, very good environment and furniture, very modern with a touch of design. The service is good and people are very kind. The food is excellent: we were 2 people and we took the mix of starters (the one for 2 people) and then we shared the "Perl of Siam", which is... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

It's always busy so book in advance. The food is great and there's a big selection. I wouldn't go for a romantic meal (it's too busy).

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San Diego, CA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Food was great. Tom Yum soup was authentic and had the lemon grass and galanga taste. The Pad Thai was not as good - they forgot the peanuts. Service was sub-par as some of the ordered items were forgotten, only to appear late after everybody was done.

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Kevin L, Manager at White Elephant, responded to this review

Dear gravel11, Thank you for your visit at our White Elephant restaurant. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed our Thai food. We regret that our service did not match your expectation. However we take your comment very seriously. It will help us to improve our service standard. Once more, we are sorry that we could not meet... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Was in town for one night until flight back to US in the morning. Most rude service and ridiculous prices. Expect to pay 8.50 for a bottle of water and 18$ for a appetizer. Save your money and time and go elsewhere.

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Kevin L, Manager at White Elephant, responded to this review

Dear Keykcm, We would like to thank you for your visit at the White Elephant Restaurant and for your valuable feedback on TripAdvisor. We would like to sincerely apologize for your disappointing experience. Normally we are well known for our Thai hospitality. Therefore we take your feedback seriously and we will use it in our upcoming training sessions. We nevertheless... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Neumuehlequai 42, Zurich 8006, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Zurich  >  Zurich
  • Phone Number: +41 (0)44 360 73 22

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 23 - 47
  • Cuisine: Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, Entertaining clients

Description

The restaurant White Elephant has the reputation to be one of Zurich's best and oldest Thai restaurants. The fine Thai cuisine combines lightness with the full scope of spices. Be prepared for a genuine culinary experience with a real authentic touch.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
12:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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