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Sein

#16 of 1,412 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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11:30 am - 11:45 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 11:45 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Doing business

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  • 41
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 5
    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
Most recent review
Delicious

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 25, 2014
kYazitzoglou
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Greece
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Reservations
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Greece
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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95 reviews 95 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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M
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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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London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?