We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Samses

#52 of 1,467 Restaurants in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence
$$
Gewerbeschule
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Langstrasse 231, Zurich 8005, Switzerland
044 440 13 13
Website
Improve this listing
Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Buffet, Reservations, Takeout

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 80 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 54
    Excellent
  • 16
    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
Great!

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
Ernest K
Add Photo Write a Review

80 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Zurich, Switzerland
Level Contributor
96 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bern, Switzerland
Level Contributor
21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Brighton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Berlin
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
2 reviews
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Canberra, Australia
Level Contributor
13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Samses also viewed

Zurich, Canton of Zurich
Zurich, Canton of Zurich
 
Zurich, Canton of Zurich
Zurich, Canton of Zurich
 

Been to Samses? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Samses staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?