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White Elephant

#139 of 1,411 Restaurants in Zurich
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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: 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
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night
Street Food

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Visitor rating
  • 69
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
It's the best Thai food which i have been in Zurich.

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Bzhappii
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Street Food
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148 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

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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Zurich, Switzerland
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66 reviews 66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

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
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33 reviews 33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
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162 reviews 162 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 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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Barcelona, Spain
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58 reviews 58 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

First of all, me and my wife ended up in this restaurant because we wanted to go to ECHO (which is in front) for lunch, and found out that it opens only for dinner. So we gave a try to this one, which looked good. Unfortunately we had very different experiences: My wife ordered a simple yellow-curry chicken with rise,... More 

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Summerfield, North Carolina, United States
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138 reviews 138 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

On our trip to visit the Christmas Markets, we stayed at the Zurich Marriott and had an excellent Thai meal at their White Elephant restaurant. While the prices were somewhat expensive as you would expect in a hotel restaurant, the food was quite good. We had several entrees recommended by the waiter which were good, especially the whole fish pictured... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

The service is very friendly, the atmosphere very nice and the food is delicious. Have been to many thai restaurants in Zurich and this one is my favorite. The food is very well prepared, with very well seasoned salads, fishcakes and deep fired noodle wrapped shrimp, with very nice dipping sauces. They have a variety of thai dishes both warm... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The restaurant forms part of the Zurich Marriot but don’t be concerned as there is a separate kitchen and the team are superb, warm and friendly. The atmosphere is very pleasant with most tables having plenty of room. The menu covers a wide array of Thai dishes each being superbly cooked, generous and beautifully presented. Special requests are welcomed. Also,... More 

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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We were pleasantly surprised by the great food - wonderful service and authenticity of the fare offered here. Can get spicy for Europeans but we really enjoyed the flavours and chillies in the various dishes we ordered.

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 via mobile

After a full day of travel we opted for an on site eatery...surprise for sure! The White Elephant offered outstanding Thai cuisine presented by an all Thai staff eager to please us with great selections for lighter fare...wonderful flavors...nicely presented...great service.

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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?