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Haus Hiltl

#26 of 1,474 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: Breakfast, Brunch, 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
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Its been quite a few years since my last visit. I stopped going bc I felt the prices were exorbitant for whT it was - vegtarian curries. Decided to give it another go for lunch and was pleasantly surpirsed. Great selection of food at the buffett. Even though it was 14:30, the food still looked... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

Its been quite a few years since my last visit. I stopped going bc I felt the prices were exorbitant for whT it was - vegtarian curries. Decided to give it another go for lunch and was pleasantly surpirsed. Great selection of food at the buffett. Even though it was 14:30, the food still looked fresh and they were replenishing... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

You sit at the tables near the bar or in the main restaurant with its beautiful decor and either way you can eat from the main menu or the fantastic buffet which had more variety than any other vegetarian restaurant I've ever been in. Food from the buffet is sold by weight but we opted for the thali from the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Hi I am Indian and whenever I'm in Zurich I visit this restaurant once in the day. Great selection of vegetarian food. The lemodnades are awssum. Great place for evening masala Chai. I recommend this to all my travellers

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

every time I am back in Zurich this vegetarian restaurant it's a must. the buffet for me its just a pleasure. you can choose what ever you like and the quality of all the dishes is very good. I would never expect that a vegetarian restaurant could be so good with all this different options to choose. and for dinner... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

warm and cold vegetarian tasty food. from salads to warm dishes, ice cream, cakes and drinks. from plain dishes to interesting ones. suitable for adults as well as children.once you chose you meal just weigh the full plate and pay. the atmosphere is lively during the day. it is easy to find s it is a minute walk from bahnhofstrasse.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Went with family great ambience !!! Opted all you can eat 57 CHF and well worth instead of weighing in each item. Good Service. One thing to mention to management was if they consolidate items they need to let customers know. The chefs were consolidating and we're not responsive. Great experience to taste vegetarian dishes from around the world!!! Go... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Food is good with much varieties of different food specially from India ( most of India people are vegetarian!), Thai and so on. Ambiance is nice, staff helpfull and friendly. The only thing is the price. But between 2.00pm and 6.00pm ( to be re-checked), taking a special plate (next to the normal plate) and smaller, taking much as you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Booked a table online. There are two entrances, one for takeout and the "bar" and the other for sit down dining. Two companions ordered off the menu and two got the buffet. Thai curry was quite spicy but good. All the selections from the buffet that we chose were good also.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We had a dinner on the restaurant, first of all better to reserve the table otherwise you need to wait for while. We enjoyed very fine quality taste in this place. If you like or try the vegetarian food then this place is must to visit. Staff told that this is the world's oldest veg restaurant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

Its always a safe bet at Hiltl. Be it for a coffee with friends and some vegan cookie. For healthy wholesome snacks after a tiring shopping spree. For a romantic full sit down meal with the boo. For a highlight if vegan friends from out of town are visiting. Or a simple juice and ice cream in the sun on... 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 - 41
  • 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?