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Schutzengasse 5, Zurich 8001, Switzerland (Old Town)
044 221 10 65
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Ranked #18 of 1,375 Restaurants in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 11:45 pm
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Neighborhood: Old Town
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Good for: Doing business
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
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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Zürich
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25 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The restaurant "Sein" ("to be") is located very centrally in Zurich downtown, but kind of tucked away in a side street, not that easy to find. We were a party of 4, of whom only 3 were there at the agreed time, the 4th came late, and a 5th person joined even later without a reservation. All this was absolutely... More 

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UK
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We visited Sein as a table of 4 in November to celebrate a 50th birthday. We opted for the CHF 175 5 course menu with a couple of bottles of wine. The food was fantastic, with 'surprises' between each course. I must admit to not liking the final 'surprise', and the desert course, but this was personal taste rather than... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We dined at Sein on 12 September 2014. At our request for a quiet area, we were seated at a nice corner near the glass wall, looking out into the city street. I really like that the restaurant is simple but classy in design. It's almost like a square hall and I felt like I was dining in my own... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Some time ago, I went to lunch at Sein, a Michelin 1* restaurant just off the Bahnhofstrasse. Dinner may have been cost prohibitive, but the lunch menu had several good and affordable Business Lunch offerings. The staff were excellent, probably very casual based on what I have previously seen elsewhere in Zurich, but that was fine. The waiter guided me... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

I just love dining at Sein. Been there again with a business colleague. The food was excellent, as always: Innovative and creative while aiming at the pleasures of taste instead of l'art pour l'art of the latest fads of higher cuisine. Sein deserves every Gault Millau point it has been awarded. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable about the food... More 

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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

The restaurant is located 5 min on foot from the Zurich HB railroad station. The interior is a classic one. There is no free wifi there. There are tables outside, with awnings. But we were inside. The staff is very polite, complaisant and competent. The young waitress served our table was very nice and pretty. We tried duck breast and... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I had a wonderful dinner with a business colleague at Restaurant Sein. I have dined at many restaurants in Zurich and I would put this as one of the best. The service, ambience and food was excellent.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

It was just e very good christmas dinner! I have been in other Michelin Star Restaurants and I must say the atmsphere was much more relaxing than in the others. The Service was impeccable, very charming! The food perfect! I took the "Surbeck Christmas Menu" not cheap but its worth it! The combination of the different flavors was just exquisite!... More 

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013 via mobile

We had lunch 3 days in a row, after first one, we have decided that we will not look any futher. Food was divine by the look and the taste (pls see photos) chef recommended wine to follow each dish and it was perfect. Staff was excellent, well trained. You can eat different food for at least 2 weeks in... 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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