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White Elephant

Neumuehlequai 42, Zurich 8006, Switzerland
+41 (0)44 360 73 22
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Ranked #78 of 1,290 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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Senggigi, Indonesia
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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

Atlanta
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111 reviews 111 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

LOCATION/AMBIENCE: The White Elephant is located in the Marriott hotel, away from the livelier parts of Zürich. You can access the restaurant either through the hotel or it's own entrance. The interior has a more contemporary feel, that's nicely done. When I arrived, which was Sunday around dinner time, there weren't many diners. Not a good sign. FOOD: The menu... More

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

Thank you for chosing the White Elephant Restaurant during your visit to Zurich and for your valuable feedback. We regret to hear that you were disappointed during your visit at our Thai Restaurant “White Elephant”. Concerning the food quality, we thank you for your honest criticism. Our Thai chefs aim to cook Thai food as authentically as possible, while taking... More

Bangkok
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

The ambience and service on arrival were excellent - as were the menu choices, assistance given by the serving staff and the timing of the dishes so we did not have some of the hot dishes getting cold (air conditioning is not helpful when there are 5 or 6 dishes on the table at once!). The Tom Yam Goong was... More

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

Dear AJW_Bangkok, 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

Bradwell, United Kingdom
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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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Kevin L, Manager at White Elephant, responded to this review

Dear Richard J, Thank you for chosing the White Elephant Restaurant 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... More

Haifa, Hefa, Israel
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 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

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