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Haus Hiltl

#23 of 1,451 Restaurants in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Indian, Swiss, European, Vegetarian, Vegan
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Sihlstrasse 28 | 8001 Zurich, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
+41 44 227 70 00
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6:00 am - 4:00 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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Description: According to "Guinness World Records" Hiltl is the first vegetarian...
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
This restaurant became my fav from the first visit

I was very curious to see the first vegetarian restaurant in the world and I have to say that it was way beyond my expectations (which were already high). The food is amazing, you have plenty of choices, everything you want, from salads to veggie cordon bleu or veggie schnitzel. The interior design... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Bucharest, Romania
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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I was very curious to see the first vegetarian restaurant in the world and I have to say that it was way beyond my expectations (which were already high). The food is amazing, you have plenty of choices, everything you want, from salads to veggie cordon bleu or veggie schnitzel. The interior design is fancy with influences of glam-rock, but... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Being a vegetarian foodie, I was impressed by the variety of food from around the world. However, hot dishes were luke warm and some lacked flavour. There were limited choices of desserts for lacto vegetarians. The apple pastry was delicious though. Over priced, which is the norm in Zurich.

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Stamford, Connecticut
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

An excellent recommendation from my son's friend turned out to be a gem indeed...since we are vegetarians we were thrilled to find quality vegan dishes from various cuisines, including Indian, mediterranean, Italian etc. Even the desserts were vegan. Other good part is the weigh and pay for what you eat, so there's portion control. I highly recommend this place for... More 

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Twickenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Neither my partner nor I are vegetarians but do enjoy veggie food and we'd heard great stuff about this place. It's quite a sprawling restaurant but nicely designed with clever promotional photography. You can choose to have the vast buffet (paying per 100g) or order from the menu. We chose the menu and I opted for the veggie burger. This... More 

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Rauma, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Very tasty, high quality food. Not being vegetarian I could nevertheless eat this food every day. Strongly recommend!

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

Kiitos! :) Thank you so much for your great feedback and the compliments! :) We would be glad to welcome you soon again. Sincerely, Annatina & the Hiltl-Team More 

Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Cheap & somewhat okay Indian food buffet here. They served the exact same Indian dishes on the next day. So go only once, to avoid disappointment. Desserts & European cuisine is quite good. That why if you are an Indian visiting Zurich & wanted to eat both Indian & European food, this restaurant is the best ! Staff is well... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback and the compliments about our european-food. We are sorry, that we couldn`t enthuse you with our indian-food. We are anxious about the variety of the buffet dishes and have a regular turns of different dishes. At the same time, most of our guests love our Hiltl-Classic meals and expect kind of a continuance. We would... More 

Zurich, Switzerland
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

its amazing and i am sure to become a regular guest at the hiltl house. thank you very much for the great experince! you're awesome!

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

Wooow, thank you very much for this amazing compliments, which I will forward to the whole Team. We would be glad to welcome you again, at your next visit. :) Sincerely, Shirley & your Hiltl-Team More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Huge buffet selection. Nice drinks and desserts as well. Good location to walk around. Highly recommend it to all vegans and carnivores alike

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

Thank you very much for your nice feedback!! :) We would be glad, to welcome you soon again. Sincerely, Annatina & the Hiltl-Team More 

Gurgaon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Ever since we planned our trip to Switzerland, we included a dinner at Hiltl in our itinerary, since we are vegetarians and wanted to have the experience of dining at the Vegetarian’s Macca as people have described this legendary place. However our experience was blemished by a rude server named Vilmos .. Our first experience was even before the dinner... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

A vegetarian restaurant more than 100 years old and being run by the same family. It is a restaurant where we return many times during the year. Superb food and the best (vegetarian) buffet in town. Offers dishes to everyone's palate and taste. Practically you can eat at any time of the day from morning to evening i.e. whenever you... More 

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

Thank you very much for your nice feedback and the compliments! :) We would be glad to welcome you soon again. Annatina & the Hiltl-Team More 

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Additional Information about Haus Hiltl

Address: Sihlstrasse 28 | 8001 Zurich, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 44 227 70 00
Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Zurich  >  Zurich
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 42
Cuisine: Indian, Swiss, European, Vegetarian, Vegan

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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 - 42
  • Cuisine: Indian, Swiss, European, Vegetarian, Vegan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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?