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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: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, 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
  • 74
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 17
    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
Tried to eat here every night

Very good Indian restaurant. Somewhat limited menu but the food is very good. I was able to try 2 different kinds of curry and enjoyed them both a great deal. While the service was not outstanding the food more than made up for it. Looking forward to my next trip to Zurich so I can eat here... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Larry S
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Villa Park, Illinois
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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Villa Park, Illinois
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95 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Very good Indian restaurant. Somewhat limited menu but the food is very good. I was able to try 2 different kinds of curry and enjoyed them both a great deal. While the service was not outstanding the food more than made up for it. Looking forward to my next trip to Zurich so I can eat here again.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Pricey but what isn't in Zurich? Food was okay - I guess would be great for others but as an asian food lover, it wasn't authentic to me.

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

Dear lanivira, 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 regards,... More 

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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The food is great - tasty and spicy. They have a variety of dishes, included vegetarian thai food. It is a quiet place with pleasant environment. The service is great and rapid.

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

Dear Roi T., thank you for your great comment on Tripadvisor. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed a delicious meal. Hope to see you agin soon. Yours sincerely, Thidaporn Kraprayoon Restaurant Supervisor More 

Jerusalem, Israel
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Lovely place, go to thailand while staying at Zurich. The staff are nice and friendly. Food is also very good. I like to Tom Kha Gai which is served in a coconut that was brought from Thailand, impressing. They also have Singha beer which is a +1 for me as its one of my favs.

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

Dear Dots, thank you for your great comment on Tripadvisor. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed a delicious meal. Hope to see you agin soon. Yours sincerely, Thidaporn Kraprayoon Restaurant Supervisor More 

Rome, Italy
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126 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This is the best thing of the Marriott hotel. Food is really good, I felt like when I was in Thailand. I suggest the shrimp main menu, and the best are the desserts, especially the mango mousse and the sorbets: amazing! Also good options for children's menu.

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

Dear "basbusa", thank you for your great comment on Tripadvisor. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our delicious meal. Hope to see you agin soon. Yours sincerely, Thidaporn Kraprayoon Restaurant Supervisor More 

Dublin
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60 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Food was fine, but must have been pre-cooked, which is sometimes dangerous. It was served almost immediately, so no way was it freshly prepared. Tasted OK.

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

Dear CPKONE, 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 restaurant. Therefore we take your feedback seriously and we will use it in our upcoming training sessions. We nevertheless... More 

Mt Waverley Vic Australia
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60 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We were disappointed with our entree as it appeared to us that the dim sim covering was lacking and when staff were informed they did not provide a resonable expectation. The rest of our meal was reasonable but in our opinion not great Thai. A bit overpriced.

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

Dear bob001_8, 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 regards,... More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Ordered the Tom Kha Gai soup for room service in the Marriott (same building). Kinda pricey at 22 francs for a bowl of soup but it was amazing. Spicy coconut broth with tender chicken and vegetables. Delicious.

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

Dear "C B", thank you for your great comment on Tripadvisor. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our delicious meal. Hope to see you agin soon. Yours sincerely, Thidaporn Kraprayoon Restaurant Supervisor More 

Lausanne, Switzerland
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I visited the first time the White Elephant around a Month ago and booked through their online system. I made a note that I like a table where it is a little more quite. When we arrived we where guided to a very nice table in the far left end, so they did made sure that my wishes where met.... More 

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

Dear Mr. Andre W. Thank you for your visit at our White Elephant restaurant. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed our Thai food. We are happy to welcoming you in nearly future! Best regards, Thidaporn Kraprayoon Restaurant White Elephant Supervisor More 

Zurich
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54 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

- very friendly and helpful staff - the food was exceptional, i had rice with gorgeous veg & mushroom mix - location central of downtown and within easy reach with tram 11/14 or on foot - room has a view onto the streetbut this does no harm to the tasteful interior. - spirits are overpriced vastly, not to recommend

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Stefan H, Manager at White Elephant, responded to this review

Dear “LaCenterentola”, Thank you for visiting the White Elephant Restaurant and for your rating on Tripadvisor. We are glad that you liked the food and the location. Our Thai chefs will be glad to hear your kind comments about the Morning Glory. We are looking forward to welcoming you soon again. Stefan Heinicke Restaurant Manager 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: Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic

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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