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#41 of 1,524 Restaurants in Zurich
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International, Vegan, Vegetarian
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Langstrasse 231 | 8005 Zürich, Zurich 8005, Switzerland
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • Food
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  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very friendli staff

The staff is always super friendly and helpful. They don't have a lot of meat substitutes (what I really like) and they're dishes are fresh, seasonal and delicious!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Zurich, Switzerland
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Zurich, Switzerland
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The staff is always super friendly and helpful. They don't have a lot of meat substitutes (what I really like) and they're dishes are fresh, seasonal and delicious!

Thank DasEinhirn
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

So much to choose from, it's amazing. Wish I could go back and order a la carte instead of the buffet. Buffet was great, too. It's a bit weird to have your plate weighed but it seems to be normal in Suisse. It's not very cheap though.

Thank Ilona S
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212 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here yesterday with a work colleague. Surrounding area not that salubrious but the restaurant is nice inside (quite small) and the staff are really warm and welcoming. We couldn't decide what to have so the waitress brought us a small tasty of the soup - broccoli and ginger, it was lovely so we both ordered that. My colleague then... More 

Thank JKerr88
Zurich, Switzerland
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73 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Samses might not be the first choice for you and your vegan kids, but if it's just you and you want great lunch, this is the place to go for vegan food. 80% of the buffet is vegan, the prices are good (for Zurich) and the food is delicious. Their vegan tiramisu, vegan NY style cheesecake and vegan chocolate mousse... More 

Thank VeganMommy
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98 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

nice little buffet and a good a la card variety, make sure you make a reservation. The service is good and the food very good.

Thank Hans H
Oak Park, California
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163 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

If you are looking for something different from the heavy meat dishes in Zurich, this is a great choice. They serve buffet style mostly, but a menu is available if you prefer. We went for dinner, and all the items were tasty. We enjoyed the staff and the area. The wine was nice, but glasses were somewhat small. We'd go... More 

Thank WorldTraveller550
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This is a great restaurant with a wonderful staff. During our first visit, the waitress was very helpful in explaining things to us. The food was very delicious and reasonably priced. Also, I really liked their elderflower syrup.

Thank Ernest K
Zurich, Switzerland
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96 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I met a friend who was not a vegetarian for dinner. It was perfect for the two of us. It is a vegetarian/vegan restaurant but one that serves good food. You can bring the meat eaters here and not feel uncomfortable.

Thank AmeriSwiss
Toronto, Canada
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

this place was really close to our hotel. It has very nice staff. the food is very tasty and colourful. I'm not vegetarian but I truly enjoyed it. would recommend.

Thank orangecloud1111
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I had the buffet, for which you pay per kilo (plates are weighted every time you pass by the buffet). The waitress was very friendly and helpful. All dishes were great (yes, I (almost) tried them all ;-), and there are vegan and gluten-free options as well. I really enjoyed it. And if you fancy the Food Hourglass, you'll find... More 

Thank Peter L

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Langstrasse 231 | 8005 Zürich, Zurich 8005, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Zurich  >  Zurich>  > Gewerbeschule
  • Neighborhood: Gewerbeschule
  • Phone Number: 41444401313

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
  • Cuisine: International, Vegan, Vegetarian


Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?