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White Elephant

Neumuehlequai 42, Zurich 8006, Switzerland
+41 (0)44 360 73 22
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Ranked #89 of 1,322 Restaurants in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

The service in this restuarant is some of the best I have ever experienced. The Hostess who greeted us made us feel welcome and had the ability to do so in more than five languages. The food was beautiful, fresh and expertly prepared with all the traditional knife work you expect in an expert Thai restuarant. We had the "amazing... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

My associates and I are staying in the Zurich Marriott and had dinner at the White Elephant Thai restaurant which is adjacent to the hotel lobby. We had some appetizers and various curry dishes. All were beautifully prepared with excellent taste. Food is pricey but all food in Zurich is expensive. Mango sorbet was delicious and beautifully presented. Good service... More

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ZRH
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Party of three, visiting Sunday for dinner Nice atmosphere and setting, rather coldish inside; it's the restaurant of the Zurich Marriott hotel. Were introduced to the Amazing Thailand menu (55 CHF pp, three courses at choice out of a rather reduced selection - one appetizer, one main and sorbet). Adding up nearly any soup/salad/appetizer AND any main from the a... More

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Senggigi, Indonesia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We had dinner here, as we all were very hungry after having a full day tour. As Asian, this restaurant seem like the answer of our pray; it has very good jasmine rice, and all menu were just suitable for us, especially the kids, who missed rice verymuch after being in Europe for a while. The service is also good,... More

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Woodinville
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67 reviews 67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This Thai restaurant is inside the Marriott hotel & although the food & service were excellent, I still have a hard time wrapping my hands around the fact that we paid $25 for Phad Thai...a dish for which we pay MAYBE $8 for in the states! With that being said, pretty much everything is expensive in Switzerland, and this clearly... More

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Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014 via mobile

I order AMAZING THAILAND menu for 55 franc, incl. 3 courses very good price! Service are all Thai. Feel like in Thailand. Just a little bit loud, when restaurant was full!

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

Dear Namarak, Thank you for chosing the WE during your visit to Zurich and for your feedback. It is great to learn that you enjoyed a few moments in “Thailand” in the middle of downtown Zurich! Your positive comments will be shared among our team. Thanks again and we look forward to welcoming you soon again. Best regards, Pheng Lim... More

Obfelden
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Foods is delicious and if you like Thai, this is the place to go to! Reservation makes sense as the restaurant is quite busy. People are very friendly and atmosphere is nice, but sometimes a little noisy.

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

Dear Mirjam F, Thank you for chosing the WE during your visit to Zurich and for your feedback. It is great to learn that you enjoyed a few moments in “Thailand” in the middle of downtown Zurich! Your positive comments will be shared among our team. Our restaurant is usually quieter on weekday than weekend. We recommend to make reservations... More

Omaha
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53 reviews 53 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Located in the Zurich Marriott Hotel, there's wonderful Thai food. The whole staff is Thai, as are the recipes, so the items marked even mildly spiced definitely are. I had a whole seabass in a delicious curry sauce, my wife had Pad Thai. Both were delicious and prepared differently than Thai restaurants in the USA. Pricey (as is all food... More

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

Dear Richard J, Thank you for chosing the WE during your visit to Zurich and for your great feedback. It is great to learn that you enjoyed a few moments in “Thailand” in the middle of downtown Zurich! Your positive comments will be shared among our team. We look forward to welcoming you soon again. Best regards, Pheng Lim mhrs.zrhdt.white.elephant@marriotthotels.com More

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014 via mobile

Maybe I cant get used to the prices. but 37-45 francs for a curry dish with about $3-4 of ingriedents and then extra $5 for rice that is always included in the states. paid 100 francs for two and I just dont feel the value is here. can have same meal or better in the Usa at almost any Thai... More

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

Dear sjntravler, Thank you for chosing the White Elephant Restaurant during your visit to Zurich and for your valuable feedback. At first we would like to apologize for not fully meeting your expectations. We believe that the pricing of our dishes is in line with other fine-dining restaurants in the city center of Zurich. Prices in general are unfortunately rather... More

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