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Samses

#46 of 1,441 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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4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Buffet, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 52
    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
nice small place with good food

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
orangecloud1111
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Toronto, Canada
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English first
Toronto, Canada
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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.

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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 

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Bern, Switzerland
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 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 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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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 

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Berlin
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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!

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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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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 

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Toronto, Canada
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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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
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36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 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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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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 21 - 27
Cuisine: Vegetarian

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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 - 27
  • 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?