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Hiltl

#23 of 1,441 Restaurants in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Indian, Swiss, 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, Dessert, 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
Best food in Zurich no matter your food preference

One of the consistently best restaurants we visit on our travels. I have not had a better selection of food anywhere. Oh and it is vegetarian (and vegan friendly). Fresh and delicious food choices with a fun atmosphere. We visit this place every time we are in Zurich. A must visit when in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Durham, North Carolina
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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

One of the consistently best restaurants we visit on our travels. I have not had a better selection of food anywhere. Oh and it is vegetarian (and vegan friendly). Fresh and delicious food choices with a fun atmosphere. We visit this place every time we are in Zurich. A must visit when in Zurich or even Switzerland.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

An incredible buffet of various cuisines from around the world as well as Hiltl's unique creations, a really ast selection beautiful presented, hot and cold. Very stylish decor with a smarter restaurant section with formal table service.

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Mount Tabor, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We had to check out Hiltl upon hearing that it was one of the oldest vegetarian restaurants in EU. I'm a meat lover, but decided to give this restaurant a shot. We were with a large group of twenty and the hostess and wait staff were VERY accommodating. Some of us opted for the buffet while others ordered from the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The first and still the best Vegetarian restaurant in Zurich. By Zurich standards - this is very good for vegetarians with lots of choices at the buffet and imagination goes into making their dishes interesting, varied and tasty. It is very busy at lunch time as it is a kind of 'hip' place to go to with prices to match.... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Hiltl is a huge restaurant, lots of seating and lots of menu choices. An extensive salad bar. Great choice for vegetarians. The night we went, the food was definitely good, nice bottle of wine. The geschnetlzelches (I know I'm spelling this wrong) had a bit too much salt and my pasta Siciliana was excellent, though could have used more cheese.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We are regular guests at Hiltl and every-time it is a wonderful experience. The food is fine, the service is very friendly and the restaurant is conveniently located in the very center of the city. We always go there whenever we are in Zurich or when we have to celebrate a birthday. When the family is asked where we should... More 

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Hiltil has been the go to restaurant for both my family and myself since I was a little girl. I have been taking friends there since middle school when on shopping trips and when there's a birthday in the family and the question arises 'where do you want to go for dinner?' the answer is standard: 'Hiltil'. The food is... More 

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Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Atmosphere: Buzzing. This place is busy at lunchtime and after 18.00 on most days. It’s great if you want to catch-up with a friend over some good food. The downstairs bar and seating area is comfortable and trendy. Espresso rating: 3.5 out of 5 The espresso was nicely delivered, accompanied with a free glass of water and ‘un biscotto’. Nice... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We go to Hiltl time after time, as food is good, plenty of choice. Service is always nice and cheerful. But I have to say for that expensive restaurant wc areas must be maintained so much better than it is. You know the saying, dirty toilet, dirty kitchen. I hope not in this one.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

i am born a vegetarian and a foodie...hence during the entire duration of my holidays abroad i look for vegetarian food which is not easy to find especially in europe....hiltl serves vegetarian dishes from around the world....i tried couscous which tasted stale...the indian buffet tasted anything but indian...the indian cottage cheese with peas being really hard and inedible....the tofu in... More 

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Additional Information about 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 11 - 42
Cuisine: Indian, Swiss, 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 11 - 42
  • Cuisine: Indian, Swiss, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?