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Samses

Langstrasse 231, Zurich 8005, Switzerland (Gewerbeschule)
044 440 13 13
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Ranked #39 of 1,206 restaurants in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $23 - $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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Finland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

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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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
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50 reviews 50 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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363 reviews 363 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 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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hampshire
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60 reviews 60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

The waitress tried really hard, so I cannot fault the service, but the food is really only ok and is very expensive for what it is (yes, I know everything is in Switzerland!). It's pretty small so when busy you feel like you are all sat on top of each other but I do get the sense the food is... More

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Doha, Qatar
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54 reviews 54 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

If I to compare Samses to Hiltl the only drawback would be the selection of food. Here in Samses you get European vegetarian buffet where in Hiltl you get a multinational buffet. I also liked the food here and the service was great. We went there at 30 mins before buffet closed (at 10pm) The food was cold so they... More

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