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Langstrasse 231, Zurich 8005, Switzerland (Gewerbeschule)
044 440 13 13
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Ranked #49 of 1,393 Restaurants in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $23 - $29
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Vegetarian
Neighborhood: Gewerbeschule
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Takeout, Buffet, Late Night
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English first
Brighton, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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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
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
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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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
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44 reviews 44 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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Additional Information about Samses

Address: Langstrasse 231, Zurich 8005, Switzerland
Phone Number: 044 440 13 13
Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Zurich  >  Zurich>  > Gewerbeschule
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
Average Prices: USD 23 - 29
Cuisine: Vegetarian

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