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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: Dinner, Lunch, 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
  • 73
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 16
    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
Morning Glory - an unforgettable dish

- 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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
LaCenterentola
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Zurich
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Mt Waverley Vic Australia
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 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
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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 

manila
Top Contributor
156 reviews 156 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

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

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

Dear "Jinky L", 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, Kevin Lim Dir. of Restaurants More 

Sao Paulo
Top Contributor
268 reviews 268 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
172 helpful votes 172 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
53 reviews 53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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
Top Contributor
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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Kevin L, Manager at White Elephant, responded to this review

Dear Deepak S, 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 

San Francisco, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Kevin L, Manager at White Elephant, responded to this review

Dear Aggie P, 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 

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Additional Information about White Elephant

Address: Neumuehlequai 42, Zurich 8006, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 (0)44 360 73 22
Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Zurich  >  Zurich
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
Average Prices: USD 23 - 47
Cuisine: Thai

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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: Doing business, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?