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Hiltl

#17 of 1,416 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 - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, 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
An Oasis for vegetarians

HILTL is close to Bahnofstrasse and is one all Vegetarian restaurant I found to my surprise in this city. It is a manna for vegetarians and one could get a taste of a vegetarian/ vegan cuisine which is global. I was really amused when I could get a south Indian vada in a place like Zurich. A truly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Sridharchari
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Chennai (Madras), India
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  • Families with children
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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

HILTL is close to Bahnofstrasse and is one all Vegetarian restaurant I found to my surprise in this city. It is a manna for vegetarians and one could get a taste of a vegetarian/ vegan cuisine which is global. I was really amused when I could get a south Indian vada in a place like Zurich. A truly global city

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

An interesting veg restaurant in Zurich. Lot of locals and foreigners there, as stated in many TAs comment. The food composes with Asian and European style. Food quality is average for the buffet, but not expensive at all. Try their self blend tea or wine, the taste is really good. Service is also at good quality. Reservation is preferable, always... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Nice delicious food with different varieties of orientish cuisine like Asia. After restaurant the place change to a party club with good atmosphere and young people. Very recommended if you are in Zurich

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The choice of (only vegetarian) food is breathtaking (my little sister kept asking me, if there's really no meat in it as there's such a big variety of dishes) and it all tastes phenomenal (apart from the dishes with coriander - but that's a question of personal taste) BUT it is very expensive. Also, even though definitely worth a visit,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Went in for a quick bite, fast service and nice, had a salad and the special burger, nicely presented and tasted very good, will come back to try out the buffet.....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

super healthy and great vibe. Indian vibe to the food. The dessert buffet is highly under-rated (credit Jon Kustow). very fresh as well due to high turnover.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

mostly vegan food served, shows people that vegn food can be good, even for meat lovers (like I am). You should definitively take the buffet, which has a huge choice. Possibility to reserve online is nice. Very well organised restaurant. Friendly staff. It is a must go, if you visit Zurich.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Hiltl also moves with the times. It is filled not only with vegetarians, but those seeking good fresh food. The salad buffet is the best I have ever enjoyed. The fresh juice combinations are wonderful - with regular specials as well as old standbys. There is take-away as well. To be enjoyed any time of day by old and young,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Good food, with huge choices. The waiter was nice and friendly, but not really fluent in english. The difficulty to book a table is a big trouble though. Need to be booked at least a week in advance!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

If you're vegetarian, vegan or looking for alternative food, this is the place to go! Wide variety of meals and very good food quality. I suggest to go to the buffet directly...the restaurant is a bit expensive but still affordable and definitely worth it!

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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 - 12:00 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 - 12:00 am
Saturday
6:00 am - 12:00 am

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