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Haus Hiltl

#3 of 1,566 Restaurants in Zurich
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Sihlstrasse 28 | 8001 Zurich, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
+41 44 227 70 00
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6:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 am
Mon - Thu 6:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 4:00 am
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Description: According to "Guinness World Records" Hiltl is the first...
According to "Guinness World Records" Hiltl is the first vegetarian restaurant in the world. The company was founded in 1898 by Ambrosius Hiltl and is now run by the fourth generation of the Hiltl family. It offers around 500 dishes and includes, in addition to the a la carte restaurant and Hiltl buffet, self-service and takeaway, a bar-lounge, a club, a cooking studio and a shop...
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Simply Amazing!

Great vegetarian food! Superb spread! An excellent option for lunch! A bit pricey though. But would highly recommend you to stop by and try it atleast once, especially if you are visiting Zurich city center for the first time.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Aditya S
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great vegetarian food! Superb spread! An excellent option for lunch! A bit pricey though. But would highly recommend you to stop by and try it atleast once, especially if you are visiting Zurich city center for the first time.

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Thank Aditya S
Zurich, Switzerland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Hitl the place to enjoy vegeterian, food is excellent, ambience hip and service effective. Prices are a bit on the high end but quality justifies.

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Thank Achim B
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I came here accidentally during my trip to Zurich. At first I doubt their foods when I saw they have vegetarian buffets since I have no idea how the taste be like.... So, me and my friend decided to choose a la cart menu. Hiltl Burger was sooooo yummy. And the Cordon Blue was amazing. When we cut it, the... More 

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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Food is very delicious even I am not a vegetarian. Service is ok. But I would suggest the restaurant to indicate they are only serve veggie in their main door. 😃

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Thank Isaac Y
Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great ingredients and the healthy cooking. The food has great fusion of west and east concepts. Cozy place to eat your meal and enjoy the feeling of the trendy decor. Must go and eat place in Zurich.

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Thank RoseSwiss
Hiltl_GuestRelations, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Haus Hiltl, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and the compliments about our food! :) We would be glad to welcome you soon again. Sincerely, Your Hiltl-Team More 

Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

so much variety of dishes, taste, vegetables, fruits grains and more. we had a fantastic experience only down side was the table sitting was on second floor and we had to go through crowds to get the food. overall was delicious. but expensive when you add the wine and water. in any case zurich is an expensive city

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Thank KLIMT98
Hiltl_GuestRelations, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Haus Hiltl, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and the compliments. The tables at the 2nd floor are favored from our guests but there is the possibility as well to get a table downstairs - most of them are for our self-service guests. Tap water is free and you can get it from different fountains at the restaurant. We would be glad to... More 

Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An amazing selection of food with fantastic flavours...just fill up your plate at the buffet and weigh your plate before paying. We found a good selection of vegan food as well as vegetarian. We were in Zurich for a week and we managed two visits to Hiltl because we loved it so much.

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Thank geordieangel17
Hiltl_GuestRelations, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Haus Hiltl, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your great feedback!! :) We would be glad to welcome you again at your next visit. Sincerely, Your Hiltl-Team More 

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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hear a lot of good things about this place and decided to try the buffet on a Saturday. I love vegetarian food being not fully vegetarian myself, especially unique and exotic/Asian preparations. I am willing to spend good money on food if the quality is right, the food is imaginative and tasty. Hiltl is unfortunately neither. The food is just... More 

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Thank Auro A
Illnau, Switzerland
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89 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The vegetarian food is really excellent. I have know this place since the 70s, when it was a small Indian (Gujarati) style vegetarian restaurant. It has grown tremendously and become very popular. That is also a negative point. you almost must have reservations to get in, and it is always very crowded during the peek hours. the buffet is located... More 

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Thank a193991
Hiltl_GuestRelations, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Haus Hiltl, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, the compliments about our food and your loyalty to the House Hiltl. We would be glad to welcome you again. Sincerely, Shirley & the Hiltl-Team More 

Zollikon, Switzerland
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the oldest vegetarian restaurant in Europe that still exists. There is a very large buffet with vegetarian food of different styles, Indian food is represented very well. The food on the buffet is labelled, so it is easy just to take vegan food (and you find information about ingredients to which some people are allergic). There are also... More 

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Thank Adrian_Engler
Hiltl_GuestRelations, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Haus Hiltl, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your feedback and the compliments! :) We will stay tuned about the price, we`ll promise. We would be glad to welcome you soon again, Shirley & the Hiltl-Team More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Sihlstrasse 28 | 8001 Zurich, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Zurich  >  Zurich
  • Phone Number: +41 44 227 70 00

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 40
  • Cuisine: Indian, Swiss, European, Vegetarian, Vegan, Mediterranean, Asian, Middle Eastern, Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups

Description

According to "Guinness World Records" Hiltl is the first vegetarian restaurant in the world. The company was founded in 1898 by Ambrosius Hiltl and is now run by the fourth generation of the Hiltl family. It offers around 500 dishes and includes, in addition to the a la carte restaurant and Hiltl buffet, self-service and takeaway, a bar-lounge, a club, a cooking studio and a shop...
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 4:00 am
Monday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
6:00 am - 4:00 am
Saturday
6:00 am - 4:00 am

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