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Restaurant Volkshaus

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Langstrasse
Swiss
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Stauffacherstrasse 60, Zurich 8004, Switzerland
0442421155
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Today
11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 22
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Trendy bar/restaurant, friendly service

Had good food on a weekday evening. Excellent and friendly service. Except for the prices for the spanish vines - which were actually offered under a promotion scheme - and which were totally overpriced, we spent a great evening.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Hans K
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Zurich, Switzerland
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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108 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Zurich, Switzerland
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Had good food on a weekday evening. Excellent and friendly service. Except for the prices for the spanish vines - which were actually offered under a promotion scheme - and which were totally overpriced, we spent a great evening.

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London
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Really sound Swiss cooking, which avoids the cliches and fuss. Go hungry. The safe is at the front, with the mire formal restaurant at the rear. Staff are starched in white aprons, and are multi lingual. And they know the menu. Formal, but slightly ironic, reflected in the decor.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Average food - too expenisve. Potatoes and aspargues were served almost completely raw, after return the potatoes we got a cheecky comment that they should be that way. After 10minutes we got the same plate back with the potatoes still hard (white inside). the belgien waffles were so dry, tasted like old bread, the waitress told us if she would... More 

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schaffi
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

went with no reservation but after less than 5 mins, we were taken to our table where we had a lovely meal but also appreciated the great, friendly and attentive service. v good athmosphere in the bar and in the restaurant - will definitely be there again

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Zuerich
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

My old buddies and I, all Swiss, loved the traditional dishes being served. However, this is not the romantic chalet setting you might expect, rather its a very classy large dining room, which goes very well with the urban/bohemian flair of the Langstrasse area. Highly recommendable!

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Zurich, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This restaurant serves good food with high quality ingredients in a nice atmosphere. Most of the courses offered are traditional Swiss or German, but the place is not the typical tourist trap serving low quality fondue at disproportionate prices. Another plus is that the offer changes with the time of the year, so that the food is always prepared with... More 

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Milan, Italy
Top Contributor
168 reviews 168 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We ended up at this restaurant when we didn't find a place in a near by burgers restaurant, we had a table without the need for booking but it was a little late for Swiss standards, the food was very good, not excellent, and the waiter was very kind to explain us all the menu in english as it was... More 

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Gersau, Switzerland
Top Contributor
149 reviews 149 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We went to Volkshaus Restaurant last night prior to our show at Volkshaus. I sat down at the bar and ordered a water. The waiter started pouring the water into a glass with lemon (I despite lemon) and I asked him to stop immediately but he continued, The manager told him to give me a new bottle, but he ignored... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

A very nice restaurant with all kind of quality food. I can recommend it also for vegetarians. The service is excellent. There is enough space around the table and one can talk in a low voice. Very private atmosphere.

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New York City, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

I dined here while visiting a friend in Zurich. I was very impressed with the professional old school style service in a very chic 1920's ambience. There is wall carpeting and the exposed ceiling pipes are lined with soft neon lights. As expected in Switzerland, the tables are impeccably set. They have a small menu but all of the ingredients... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Stauffacherstrasse 60, Zurich 8004, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Zurich  >  Zurich>  > Langstrasse
  • Neighborhood: Langstrasse
  • Phone Number: 0442421155

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 59
  • Cuisine: Swiss

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?