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White Elephant

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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
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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, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Street Food, Waitstaff
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
Description: The restaurant White Elephant has the reputation to be one of Zurich's best...
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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Visitor rating
  • 89
    Excellent
  • 78
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Authentic Thai place in Zurich. Expect Zurich price.

Located a bit far away from Zurich center, it was a pleasant walk out of the old town and this place offer very good taste Thai food. Of course, you could not compare the price to what you might pay in Bangkok. But to be enjoy authentic Thai food with a 10 minute walk is a real plus. My salad... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Jessie G
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Zurich, Switzerland
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I recently dined at the White Elephant and was very excited about the all you can eat seafood buffet advertised throughout our hotel. However, what was not advertised is how long it will take to (a) get your initial order! 1:15!!! And (b) get the second order if you can stand the wait! Needless to say once we received our... More 

Helpful?
Thank Lathaniel W
Kraprayoon, Manager at White Elephant, responded to this review

Dear Lathaniel W, Thank you for your comment on Tripadvisor. I agree with you that 1h15m for the initial order is way too long, even when we prepare the food freshly. However, if a guest order lobster from the "All you can eat Seafood" buffet, it will take at least 40 minutes to prepare before serving. In this case, we... More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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113 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Located a bit far away from Zurich center, it was a pleasant walk out of the old town and this place offer very good taste Thai food. Of course, you could not compare the price to what you might pay in Bangkok. But to be enjoy authentic Thai food with a 10 minute walk is a real plus. My salad... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jessie G
Kraprayoon, Manager at White Elephant, responded to this review

Grüezi Jessie G, Thank you very much for your comment on TripAdvisor. We are happy that you liked our place. Once again thank you for your visit and the 10min walk out of the city center. Hopefully we will see you again during your next visit to Zurich. Best regards, Thidaporn Kraprayoon Restaurant Supervisor More 

Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Zurich is generally a little pricey but it somehow gets away with it. White Elephant in the Marriott fits in well. The food was excellent and the service was good, however we were looking for s lunch menu and if appeared only the dinner menu was available. It therefore turned into a very expensive lunch. My colleague order fresh pineapple... More 

Helpful?
Thank Beauhawk
Kraprayoon, Manager at White Elephant, responded to this review

Dear Beauhawk, Thank you very much for having taken the time to share your recent experience at the Restaurant White Elephnat here on Tripadvisor. It makes us very happy to hear, that you were satisfied with your Lunch. We will gladly share your kind words with the entire team. It would be a pleasure to welcome you back in the... More 

Zwolle, The Netherlands
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was a bit hesitant based on some comments about service but have to say was pleasantly surprised with overall experience. Beautiful hostess greated and seated properly, Mai Tai was good, food perfect and service fine. Interior modern, not typical Thai but more stylish oriental. Presentation of the food very nice. China properly pre-heated, food temperature just right. Prices a bit... More 

Helpful?
Thank Triqomaster
Kraprayoon, Manager at White Elephant, responded to this review

Dear Triqomaster, Thank you very much for your comment on TripAdvisor. We are sad to learn that you did not like our Interior that much. However our prices are in the same range as those of other premium Thai restaurants. And we believe that using high quality ingredients combined with our authentic concept justifies a certain price level. Best regards,... More 

Level Contributor
16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The ambiance is nothing special but the food is very good. Service was good but not great. All-in-all, definitely worth going back.

Helpful?
Thank Terry C
Kraprayoon, Manager at White Elephant, responded to this review

Dear Terry C, Thank you for chosing the White Elephant Restaurant and thank you for your valuable feedback. At first we would like to apologize for not fully meeting your expectations. We take your feedback very seriously and will make sure to offer the best possible value for money . Once again we are very sorry that we could not... More 

Frankfurt, Germany
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can't beat the wonderful service and selection. Decor was warm but I can't say enough about how special the service made us feel. Thanks.

Helpful?
Thank Joe M
Kevin K, Manager at White Elephant, responded to this review

Hello Joe M, Thank you very much for having taken your time to write a review concerning your stay at the Restaurant White Elephant. We are always striving for a modern and fresh cuisine, therefore it makes us very happy to reach such a heterogeneous clientele with our approach. It is nice to hear, that you describe your experience as... More 

Potomac, Maryland
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30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

I would have given this restaurant a five star rating if it was only based on the food but decided not to because the service was not the very best. The hostess in particular seemed to have a bit of an attitude and the overall level of service was not as good as it should be. This does not take... More 

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Thank Amry J
Kevin K, Manager at White Elephant, responded to this review

Dear Amry J, We would like to thank you for your visit at the White Elephant Restaurant and for your valuable feedback on TripAdvisor. In response to your feedback, I have spoken with my team to make a better service in the future. Best regards, Thidaporn Kraprayoon Restaurant Supervisor More 

Potomac, Maryland
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

We ordered food three times from W E. The first two times an excellent and very pleasant person helped us and even brought our take away bags to the hotel lounge where we were waiting while the food was being prepared. The third time however, we were helped by a person who did not greet us, say hello, or good... More 

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Thank aandn2015
Kevin K, Manager at White Elephant, responded to this review

Dear aandn2015, Thank you for chosing three times at the White Elephant during your visit to Zurich and your valuable feedback. At first we would like to apologize for not fully meeting your expectations. We take your feedback very seriously and will make sure to offer the best possible value for money. Once again we are very sorry that we... More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

It was my first time at White Elephant but definitely not the last one! I love Thai cuisine very much and I have previously heard that this restaurant is very famous for delicious food, drinks and great service, which is why I decided to come here. I have to say my friends were totally right! The food is very tasty... More 

Helpful?
Thank Judd92
Kevin K, Manager at White Elephant, responded to this review

Dear Judd92, 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. Thidaporn Kraprayoon Restaurant Supervisor More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
Level Contributor
110 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

Good Thai, nice atmosphere. The food was flavorful and came out relatively quick. Seemed like a busy night but I still got in relatively easy.

Helpful?
Thank Juice17995
Kevin L, Manager at White Elephant, responded to this review

Dear Juice17995, thank you for your comment on Tripadvisor. We are pleased that you liked the design of the restaurant and happy to hear that you enjoyed our delicious meal. Hope to see you again. Yours sincerely, Thidaporn Kraprayoon Restaurant Supervisor 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: Asian, Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?