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Samses

#41 of 1,411 Restaurants in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence
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Gewerbeschule
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Langstrasse 231, Zurich 8005, Switzerland
044 440 13 13
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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Takeout, Buffet, Late Night
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Takeout
Buffet
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 49
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Exceptionally good food and service :-)

When everything is right and the way it should be, there remains not much to say except you should really give this excellent restaurant a try for yourself. The waiters are swift, polite and knowledgeable about the menu. The very well prepared food also comes in surprisingly large portions compared... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Alex B
,
Bern, Switzerland
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Buffet
  • Late Night
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73 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Bern, Switzerland
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

When everything is right and the way it should be, there remains not much to say except you should really give this excellent restaurant a try for yourself. The waiters are swift, polite and knowledgeable about the menu. The very well prepared food also comes in surprisingly large portions compared to other Swiss vegetarian establishments - so that is good... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

I really don't understand the high reviews - averaging around 4.5! I feel generous giving it a 3. Taste was mediocre, "hot" dishes weren't hot, and the PRICE! Wow. CHF38/kg! I'm used to eating underwhelming-yet-overpriced food in Switzerland, so my expectations are lowered the longer I live here. But, given the high reviews, I thought we might find a jewel... More 

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Berlin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

What a joy! Wonderful vegetarian food, made with love, home style, so much to choose from. And the service - super kind, easy going and generous. Also had lovely white wine to go with the meal. Already been there twice last week!

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I can't decide to order from the buffet and steam it hot, order from the menu in the evening or just eat a lot of sweet desserts. I probably end up doing all of them together.....AGAIN! Because it's so good. The atmosphere is great and smoke free. The waiters are really friendly. Hard to find around here... I will be... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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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
38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
36 reviews 36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Langstrasse 231, Zurich 8005, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Zurich  >  Zurich>  > Gewerbeschule
  • Neighborhood: Gewerbeschule
  • Phone Number: 044 440 13 13

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 26
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?