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Samses

Langstrasse 231, Zurich 8005, Switzerland (Gewerbeschule)
044 440 13 13
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Ranked #26 of 1,290 restaurants in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $22 - $28
Cuisines: Vegetarian
Dining options: Reservations, Takeout, Buffet
Neighborhood: Gewerbeschule
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Dining options: Reservations, Takeout, Buffet
Neighborhood: Gewerbeschule
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English first
Canberra, Australia
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I have been meaning to write this review for a while now as this was by far the best dinner experience we had on our 2014 Europe trip. It was quite a walk to Samses and it started to rain on the way so we arrived a little damp and cold and without a booking. At first it didn't look... More

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

My friend had a nut allergy and the hostess was super helpful in pointing out the dishes that contain nuts. Her French and English skills were spectacular. Food was amazing. Would definitely recommend this place.

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Finland
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Excellent vegetarian lunch buffet. I would definitely go back. The location should be on the northern side of the railway (tripadvisor map seems to locate it 500 m too south to the southern side, check the restaurant webpages).

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Strasbourg
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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Good - easy to get to (just off Limmat Platz - we went before going to a concert at X-tra), you can eat à la carte or from the buffet or both, large choice of vegetarian and vegan options (even had vegan wine!), buffet quite large, food delicious and creative, waitress was charming, helpful and spoke English, food from the... More

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

I found this restaurant by accident and loved it so much that I went back every other night that I was in Zurich. I had the veggie burger the first night, it was a bit messy but absolutely, incredibly, delicious. Other nights I had to have take-away since the restautant was fully booked. I sampled a little of everything I... More

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Lucerne, Switzerland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014 via mobile

The food is really good. That reminds me grandmother dishes. We fully recomend because the price is not that expensive. We enjoyed the fact that there are several typs and combinations of deliciuos and creative veggie food. It is not possible trying everything only one time.

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paknampran
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49 reviews 49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Ok, the food you get isn't that bad but honestly how many times did you have inedible food in Switzerland. I went there because of the good reviews on Tripadvisor and was a bit disappointed. Like most of my companions i decided to go for the buffet where there are variety of oriental, mostly vegetarian dishes. The majority of the... More

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Thun, Switzerland
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The waiters were very stressed. Two of them had to take care of the entire restaurant, this on a Friday evening. They were very friendly togugh and I felt sorry for them. Really not the way to treat staff. The food was ok but not special. Even we ordered two entirely different dishes, the sauces seem to have the same... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Let's start with dessert...Order the gluten free chocolate cake. Everything else looks great and probably is. Trust me on this one. And don't share it! This is your chocolate cake. The buffet is lovely. We haven't been able to get past it to order from the menu. Everything we have tried is very, very good, and some things are simply... More

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Fremont, California
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409 reviews 409 reviews
266 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Another great vegetarian restaurant in Zurich. This menu is much more limited than Hiltl. The seating here is also much more limited so make reservations, because it is a small restaurant. The food quality is very good & there is a good selection of food nonetheless. There are some very creative items here. This is another definite restaurant to go... More

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