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Hiltl

#21 of 1,411 Restaurants in Zurich
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Sihlstrasse 28, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
+41 44 227 70 00
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8:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Buffet, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Founded in 1898 by Ambrosious Hiltl, Haus Hiltl is the world’s first...
Founded in 1898 by Ambrosious Hiltl, Haus Hiltl is the world’s first vegetarian restaurant in the world. Four generations later, Haus Hiltl is managed by Rolf and Marielle Hiltl who have transformed the restaurant into an internationally renowned establishment. From the early hours of the morning until late at night, guests enjoy home-made fare, prepared fresh every day – from take away snacks to coffee and cakes, right up to refined cuisine and house made beverages all served in a unique atmosphere.
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Good for:
Families with children
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Takeout
Delivery
Buffet
Late Night
Dessert

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    Very good
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  • 42
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  • 18
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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
Most recent review
Great place

This is a very good restaurant comparing to Vegetarian or non vegetarian resto's... Almost makes you forget how much I like meat....a very very busy place. Only thing I find not so attractive is servers walking around with ear pieces attached. .. a bit impersonal!!! Food always very nice and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
rkglauser
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Buffet
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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52 reviews 52 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

This is a very good restaurant comparing to Vegetarian or non vegetarian resto's... Almost makes you forget how much I like meat....a very very busy place. Only thing I find not so attractive is servers walking around with ear pieces attached. .. a bit impersonal!!! Food always very nice and interesting

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Basel, Switzerland
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51 reviews 51 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

After a long time I came back to Hiltl. Except a few changes in the layout in the upper part of the restaurant, the rest has been the same: - Food is excellent - Atmosphere is really cool - service impeccable Keep it going!!!!!

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Zurich, Switzerland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

The Nüsslisalat is amazing for a starter, tried a few main courses, the Hiltl Burger for someone who loves meat is surprisingly great! They also do amazing dessert! They of course also have the Buffet (though I find that pricey) where you can pick and choose and they have some yummy things there.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

There is so much to choose from. Just the greatest food. A bit expensive but definitively worth it . Hiltl has even published their own recipe book..

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Switzerland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Vegetarian food in the oldest vegetarian restaurant in the world!!! Delicious choices of vegetarian food from Asian style to Swiss authentic dishes re-created in a vegetarian way. Choice of à la Carte or buffet style.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

We were lucky enough to get there on happy hour (1600 to 1800). The food is delicious, the atmosphere is hip and awesome and the prices are dirt cheap (for Zurich). Highly recommended to anyone visiting Zurich.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Given the chance I would eat here every day. The buffet is to die for. But be careful your eyes don't speak for your stomach. The food is quite filling and it is so easy to over eat. They also serve super refreshing juices with fresh ginger etc. Unfortunately the restaurant isn't situated in a picturesque area of Zurich so... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Hiltl is definitely my favorite restaurant in Zurich, and I'm not even vegetarian! The food is amazing, desserts included. I always take the buffet, there's plenty of choice, if you think you can handle it, go for the "unlimited" buffet option, it is expensive but worth it. If you take this option you may want to have a quiet night... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Hiltl is an institution in Zurich. The food is excellent, fresh, and perfectly seasoned. Not your typical "veggie" restaurant -- the quality and flavor will appeal to foodies of any persuasion. Reasonable prices in an otherwise expensive town. Special: it's one of the few places I know where a woman can dine or have lunch alone without feeling the least... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Classy and scrumptious vegetarian restaurant with a good wine list. The buffet is to die for! And don't forget the juices.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 26 - 105

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Founded in 1898 by Ambrosious Hiltl, Haus Hiltl is the world’s first vegetarian restaurant in the world. Four generations later, Haus Hiltl is managed by Rolf and Marielle Hiltl who have transformed the restaurant into an internationally renowned establishment. From the early hours of the morning until late at night, guests enjoy home-made fare, prepared fresh every day – from take away snacks to coffee and cakes, right up to refined cuisine and house made beverages all served in a unique atmosphere.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm

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