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Hiltl

#19 of 1,426 Restaurants in Zurich
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Sihlstrasse 28, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
+41 44 227 70 00
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6:00 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

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  • 44
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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
A different experience - delicious food - self service

This is a vegetarian restaurant with a self service buffet where you choose which dishes you want and your own portions size and pay by weight. So popular that it was difficult to find seating in the open bar - buffet section (there is a regular table seating section as well). The variety was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
MANOF46
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Haifa, Israel
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Buffet
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Haifa, Israel
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 NEW

This is a vegetarian restaurant with a self service buffet where you choose which dishes you want and your own portions size and pay by weight. So popular that it was difficult to find seating in the open bar - buffet section (there is a regular table seating section as well). The variety was amazing, the atmosphere great and the... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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44 reviews 44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We went for a business dinner to this famous veteran Hiltl Restaurant in Zurich. - Food = good - Service = friendly - Atmosphere = ok, but there where to many guests, to loudly and to noisy - Buffet = to many people - Food at Buffet = very nice and a lot of variety Tip: 1) Ask for a... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Quite amazing that one of the world's oldest vegetarian restaurants is located in Zürich, Switzerland. A country more associated with hearty meat and cheese dishes. Hiltl offers buffet or restsurant style dining with a vast array of yummy foods to satsfy both veggie & vegans alike. Fabulous food offered in a very relaxed atmosphere ...

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Uetikon Am See
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

I always enjoy to pick from their very vast menu with dishes that are just out of the ordinary. Having quite some food intolerances I really appreciate their very detailed declaration of ingredients bound to cause allergies. The dishes are very nicely presented, appetizing and I've never been disappointed. Even though I always chose to eat a la carte, their... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Right in the middle of the maze of streets in a desperate need of a good coffee. Found this place and had a great coffee watching the world go by on an early spring afternoon. Only had a coffee but the food looked and smelled great will be back next time.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We were with family there on a sunday afternoon for brunch. We were 8 adults, 1 baby and 2 enfants. The staff was very good with the children. It reminded me of the south european mentality, that children are part of the family and are around. The coolest thing Hiltl has, is that they have markers of different colors, which... More 

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Bern, Bern, Switzerland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

During lunch; very busy! Always fully packed, difficult to find a seat. Quite cold atmosphere. FOOD: Nothing more than ok. I've tried the buffet several times, which in my opinion wasn't really fresh. And yes, I'm not a fan of buffets in general. SERVICE: professional and fast working but nothing more. No smiles, either a friendly word. Even for Zurich-standard... More 

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12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I cannot praise this restaurant enough! Food is simple, but well prepared. They know what they are doing in this restaurant, and thats the reason people come back for more. For our vegetarian family of four, its heaven. The restaurant is also run rather efficiently. You never have to wait long to be seated. Plate up and pay per weight.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I eat at Hiltl at least twice a month. It is the best vegetarian restaurant and one of my favourite in absolute, Great food, great flavours, great quality at reasonable price! Super recommended

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Horgen, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Very delicious food and simple a great place to be; this is my very favorite restaurant and first choice. There is a wide range of food types and the buffet is just a fantastic experience. ok, sometimes it is crowded but the internet reservation system is easy and they keep free tables for spontaneous guest.

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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 - 103

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?