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Sein

#26 of 1,441 Restaurants in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence
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Old Town
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Schutzengasse 5, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
044 221 10 65
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Today
11:30 am - 11:45 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 11:45 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 48
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A culinary experience

We went to Sein for dinner on the occasion of my birthday. Upon our arrival there was a warm welcome by the service staff and we were guided to our table which was nicely decorated for my birthday. We had Champaign to begin with and ordered the regular and the vegetarian menu, respectively. There... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Zurich, Switzerland
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81 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We went to Sein for dinner on the occasion of my birthday. Upon our arrival there was a warm welcome by the service staff and we were guided to our table which was nicely decorated for my birthday. We had Champaign to begin with and ordered the regular and the vegetarian menu, respectively. There were no amuse-bouche, but between every... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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10 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Our concierge company booked us a table at this restaurant because frankly everything else (good) was fully booked. The prices are outrageous for the food you get. I got a plate with mashed potatoes with asparagus pieces sticking out of it with some random "condiments" for taste. I wish we would've visited the restaurant next door instead.

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Colorado
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63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Sein is a great restaurant, it's really that simple. The room is a sleek bright place with the tables not too close. For starters my wife had a salad. The salad was a very european hearty lettuce and vegetable salad. She indicated it was delightful. I had the clear tomato soup with basil foam. This dish was really, really, outstanding.... More 

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Frinton-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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143 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This is a really good restaurant. The service is first class, the food and wine wonderful. This is probably on of the better restaurants in Zurich, and our first point of contact was with a delightful Swiss lady who was able to discuss the choice with us in perfect detail. The inside restaurant overlooks the pavement and you feel part... More 

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Los Gatos, California
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78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We had dinner there and the food was exceptional and the wine list superb (if pricey). I had the clear tomato soup to start with which was delicious thought the fact that as it arrived at the table it was shaken up with a basil foam seemed like a waste of the entire process to clear it in the first... More 

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Truly excellent and inventive from start to finish (vanilla ice cream with 3 different fruit sauces to die for). Liked eating tapas at outside cafe. Server was also very helpful. Wine - not too expensive and nice Swiss choices.

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London, United Kingdom
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14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The service here is a little slow but it is good and they know their food. My main course was the fish special and it was absolutely delicious. It was made with flair and carefully chosen ingredients. The homemade ice cream for dessert is absolutely delicious. I would recommend this particularly for a business dinner.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Modern and classy restaurant. We loved the service here! The Manager and the wait staff made us feel so welcome and were full of smiles and warm wishes. We started with the marinated tuna fish and parpadelle. I had the lamb as my entree which was delicious. We had a wonderful experience here and would recommend this restaurant to others.... More 

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Greece
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Simple but modern ambiance, excellent service without pretentious and delicious food. All,the necessary components for a very pleasant dinner. Do try the fish of the day ( in my case it was sole) and absolutely the vanilla ice cream ( sounds banal , but it isn not). Prices are reasonable for Zurich downtown.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

What a fantastic experience and end of our holiday! We went to Sein for lunch and had the business man's menu with dessert and coffee? The food and presentation was of an extremely high standard, every dish was explained to us. This is definitely not your " average family on holiday" restaurant- it is in a class of it's own,... More 

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Additional Information about Sein

Address: Schutzengasse 5, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
Phone Number: 044 221 10 65
Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Zurich  >  Zurich>  > Old Town
Open Hours:
Monday 11:30 am - 11:45 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 11:45 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 11:45 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 11:45 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:45 pm
Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
Cuisine: Mediterranean

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Schutzengasse 5, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Zurich  >  Zurich>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: 044 221 10 65

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 11:45 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:45 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:45 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:45 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:45 pm

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