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Zum Gelben Schnabel

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Zinnengasse 7, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
044 211 06 20
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Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Very good!

Excellent food! Crispy duck was superb. Owned and run by a Chinese family. Atmosphere typical Chinese kitsch and owners wife typical fast Chinese woman. Go for the food and enjoy!

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 9, 2014
Paul B
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Lugano, Switzerland
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  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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17 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • German first
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English first
Munich, Germany
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Easter weekend, all surrounding restaurants are closed, but this one is open. The food was fine, so enjoyed getting to know this place. English is the official language in this restaurant. Had the day menu, well garnished for a nice low price. So, this restaurant gets in my list :)

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Zurich, Switzerland
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87 reviews 87 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Was calling at night - but one day in advance - to book the crispy duck. The lady at the phone told me was too late and would not been possible to prepare it. OK. Then I book just a table at 20.30. Too late? Once there we had a weird feeling. Restaurant was empty, just the four of us... More 

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Lugano, Switzerland
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82 reviews 82 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Excellent food! Crispy duck was superb. Owned and run by a Chinese family. Atmosphere typical Chinese kitsch and owners wife typical fast Chinese woman. Go for the food and enjoy!

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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296 reviews 296 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
793 helpful votes 793 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I stayed in Storchen, my dad love chinese food and its very hard for me to pick one or go so far to get a nice decent chinese food. So i just sat down and prepared to be scammed. I really do. And I was being overly negative over this small restaurant. I agree this restaurant located so strategic and... More 

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Neve Monosson
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

On a little cut from the Storchengasse near to the Bahnhofstrasse there is a wondderful retaurant. When you enter you feel as if you are in China. The food is very good even for children. The retaurant is managed by the Liu-Min family who help you to choose the food you like so there is no chance that you will... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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97 reviews 97 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Being a huge Chinese food fan, I have walked pass this restaurant several times, checked out their menu outside- and made a pass. As from outside, it looks more like a tourist trap, especially in such a location. However, we were invited there last week and I realized what a big mistake I have made. The dishes are more on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

Very good food and great value for money! I would definitely define it as one of the best Chinese restaurant in Zurich!

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Zurich, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

Staff was very unfriendly and we got shortchanged for a voucher we had. Some dishes very of good quality, some average at best. All in all, to to be recommended.

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San Diego, California
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416 restaurant reviews
1,393 helpful votes 1,393 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

We've eaten at a few Chinese places now in Zurich and this by far was the best. The street it is on is a very tiny street just a few blocks from the Paradeplatz Square. And only half a block from the water. (You can actually see the water from the outside tables). We were actually surprised to see a... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2010

According to Züritipp this is one of the best in town (the best being a place in Adliswil) and hence I was surprised to find the inner decoration of an old smoky 70's Swiss restaurant and to get served food which is decent to say the best. The produce is fresh but you leave the place asking yourself why you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Zinnengasse 7, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Zurich  >  Zurich>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: 044 211 06 20

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 23 - 93
  • Cuisine: Chinese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business

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