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White Elephant

Neumuehlequai 42, Zurich 8006, Switzerland
+41 (0)44 360 73 22
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Ranked #65 of 1,206 restaurants in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $23 - $47
Cuisines: Thai
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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 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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101 reviews from our community

79% Recommend
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Bradwell, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Excellent Thai restaurant in the Marriott hotel. Very good food, attentive service and well spaced seating,ie you can have a private conversation. Great for business.

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Haifa, Hefa, Israel
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

You have to give it to White Elephant's designer, the Restaurant is utterly beautifully designed, with the decor tastefully oriental, and the surrounding elegant and luxurious without feeling overly showy. Unfortunately, the food fails to match the surrounding. The starters were quite good, a Tom Ka Gai soup served in a Coconut and a Fresh, albeit spicy, Salad. But the... More

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

Dear Omer B, Many thanks for choosing the White Elephant Restaurant as well as for taking the time to write a review. We are pleased that you liked the design of the restaurant but are sorry to hear that the food was not convincing enough for you. We will together with our team of Thai chefs look into the matter... More

19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We went for dinner. I reserved 1 week in advance to guarantee a nice table as we were celebrating a special occasion, which I mentioned when booking. We were given a table at the entrance, which was not very nice. We sat down and waited 20 min for the server to come and take the food and drinks order. 30... More

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

Dear Ritz20 Thank you for your comment on TripAdvisor. We are sad to learn that we didn’t meet your expectations. Although, we are thankful for your open feedback, it gives us a chance to improve our service. We take your feedback very serious and we will investigate this case closely to make sure that such an incident will not happen... More

Brussels, Belgium
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

It is at the Marriott and would not have picked it up except I was staying there and tried it for convenience. Was not disappointed, to the point that I may return just for the food. Service was also spotless, any sort of special atmosphere is not really there as it feels what it is, a restaurant at a hotel,... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

We love to dine out at this restaurant frequently since 1999. It is always good to be there whether I am alone, with friends, clients or with family. The food is delicious and the staffs are in Thai traditional costume. So authentic and beautiful. The authentic Thai food is the best in town. The restaurant manager Kevin and his attentive... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Whilst staying in this hotel twice now in the last 2 months (December 13 and January 14) this is my second visit to this place as it was so very good the first time. 1st visit was with my wife and this 2nd visit with some friends. Service: The staff were very attentive and always making sure everything was ok... More

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Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

It was the nearest option, I had not expectation and it did surprise me. Above all, authentic thai food. Even being a take away order, some walking in the cold night, our order was a tasty you would expect from a top restaurant in Thailand. Perhaps on the pricey side, but very worth if you seek authentic thai food.

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Sentosa Island, Singapore
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

The Thai restaurant White Elephant is the best Asian restaurant in the city. Amazing service and food. Highly recommend to visit this place to everyone!

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Madrid, Spain
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

The presentation of each dish, excellent food quality and true to the original Thai recipes make a meal in this unique restaurant worth every cent. Wonderful service staff and welcoming Thai hospitality. Keep it up!

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Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Excellent food and service. We had spring rolls and dumplings for starters and they where excellent. As well as our main of pad Thai.

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