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White Elephant

#179 of 1,433 Restaurants in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
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Neumuehlequai 42, Zurich 8006, Switzerland
+41 (0)44 360 73 22
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6:00 pm - 11:00 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, 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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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 70
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great meal

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
Aggie P
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San Francisco, California
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Street Food
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Awesome! The taste was very Delicious. Decoration was so amazing too. I just have been there only one time but i will go there again. Let's try it... :D

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

Dear Bzhappii 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 Tobias Grunder Restaurant Manager More 

Zurich, Switzerland
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

I've been to many Thai restaurants in Zürich, America and Thailand. Ah hua is one of my favorite Thai restaurants in Zürich. I was really sceptical if White Elephant would surpass the quality of Ah hua, but it did! Ah hua is great for a huge selection of Thai cuisine which is consistantly delicious for a great price in a... More 

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

Dear Marin Marais, We are pleased that you had a great experience at the White Elephant Restaurant and thank you very much for your feedback. Your great comment we forwarded to our Thai Chef. and Service. Once again thank you very much for your visit. We are looking forward to welcoming you again soon. Kevin Lim Dir. of Restaurants More 

Paddock
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

A fantastic food experience. Friendly service excellent food just a bit overpriced. Try one of their curries they are really nice. Each of their dishes on the menu are served differently and has its own unique taste.

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

Dear Teo07, We are pleased that you had a great experience at the White Elephant Restaurant and thank you very much for your feedback. We are looking forward to welcoming you again soon. Kevin Lim Dir. of Restaurants More 

Zurich
Top Contributor
187 reviews 187 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

The food itself was actually pretty good. The spicy-sour soup I had to start was a perfect mix of .. spicy and sour. My main, duck, was billed as "three elephants" ie very spicy. While it was very flavourful, it wasn't actually spicy, despite a lot of chilis in the sauce. Overall, the food gets a thumbs up. The service... 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: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?