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Sihlstrasse 28, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
+41 44 227 70 00
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Ranked #19 of 1,404 Restaurants in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $27 - $108
Sun 8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Good for: Families with children
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 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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New York, New York, USA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 NEW

First of all I want to mention that I am a meat-lover, thats why I was a bit sceptical when we went. After all I must say the food is very delicious and a great way to eat vegetarian! Keep in mind that this restaurant is self-service and you pay by weight. If you go there over the lunch break,... More 

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Pune, India
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

We have visited the Hiltl many times and we like the variety of the food items. it is delicious . It is very good place for vegetarian and as you get many vegetarian dishes here.

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Lucknow, India
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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Recommended highly by anyone who has visited - I also join that club- having food in Hiltl is an experience in itself - it seems to be over crowded at times but you can find your corner for sure - the food is not only a selection of indian curries but a lot more- its a must visit for sure... More 

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Milan, Italy
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37 reviews 37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Very good and very well presented food. This restaurant is just for vegetarians and vegans or people who want to try something new! As a vegan I recommend it. I didn't give 5 stars just because of the low quality of the service.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I just had luch at Hilt and am very surprised and pleased both by the food and by the price- the staff s also very nice. I recommand reserving a table - upstairs as it gets quite noisy downstairs. There is such a variety of food that even Non vegetarians will love this- and it's all very tasty and not... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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54 reviews 54 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Supposedly the oldest vegetarian restaurant out there, and one can see why it's been I try to go there at least once a month, always for the buffet (never bother with the menu), and I am very satisfied every time. The buffet contains several dozen different vegetarian and vegan dishes, and for all my trying, I have perhaps found only... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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105 reviews 105 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We found the atmosphere of the bar-type restaurant very loud and chaotic, and the seating was neither spacious nor comfortable. The buffet, though very overpriced (perhaps considered reasonable for Zurich), was excellent and had a ton of fresh and healthful options. We already filled our plates with delicious foods to try after having visited only a quarter of the entire... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Food was great, but the service not really. We didn't know the concept, they explained us, but were very busy and not too careful with us

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Zug, Switzerland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The restaurant is nice and central in Zurich. The service is friendly and the cooks were very helpful with my food allergies. I was there for the brunch on a Saturday. Saturdays the brunch includes all you can eat buffet, 1 warm beverage, 1 juice and costs 35 chf. The buffet is very tasty and there is a lot of... More 

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Rhodes, Greece
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

One of the best restaurants we have ever visited. Amazing food in a very nice environment. One of the reasons we want to go back to Zurich

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Additional Information about Hiltl

Address: Sihlstrasse 28, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 44 227 70 00
Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Zurich  >  Zurich
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
Average Prices: USD 27 - 108

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