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Hiltl

Sihlstrasse 28, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
+41 44 227 70 00
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Ranked #13 of 1,290 restaurants in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
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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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English first
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The history of this place in respect to vegetarian cuisine is reason enough to have a visit. Then you enter the restaurant , are immersed in the experience, and then are swept away by the brilliance of the food. The variety of flavours and tastes is unlike any veggie place I've ever been to. This place should be on your... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Very good Indianian food with an excellent buffet, very child friendly on a Saturday even though they were very busy! Thanks for Great Service

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Cape Town, South Africa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Amazing vegetarian buffet-restaurant. We had great food there and were inspired to cook a bigger variety of vegetarian dishes at home :)

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Zurich
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178 reviews 178 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We have visited the place on different occasions and have never been disappointed. The food is always fresh and downstairs salad lovers have an incredible choice. They accept reservations and it is recommended being there either before noon or somwhen after 1 pm. They also offer from time to time cooking classes or "wine and dine" - we enjoyed some... More

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Plano, Texas
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9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Nice vegetarian with tons of variety including various concoctions of indian style included. The joint also has good desserts. The location is open late(1030pm) for zurich standards, but too expensive that is charged by the weight of your chosen choices.

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Hiltl_GuestRelations, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Hiltl, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and the compliments to our food. It is very important for us to keep our prices by area and service reasonable and we will stay tuned. We would be glad, to welcome you soon again. Greetings to Texas, your Hiltl-Team More

Cyprus
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I have been there few times.I was there without reservation but the people there managed to find me a table .The food is very good with new additions as I have noticed from the Malay cuisine.The general atmosphere very good and the service quite fast and personal.The food variety and quality , which matters most ,were great but it seems... More

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Hiltl_GuestRelations, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Hiltl, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your nice review and the compliments. It is very important for us to keep our prices by area and service reasonable and we will stay tuned. We are looking forward to welcome you soon again. Kind regards, Your Hiltl-Team More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Great place for vegetarians and you can choose the amount you want (price is based off of weight). There were so many delicious things to choose from! Lines to pay were slow though!

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Hiltl_GuestRelations, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Hiltl, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review! :) It is very important for us to keep the lines for payment as small and fast as possible. We will stay tuned, thank you for your input. We would be glad to welcome you soon again. Your Hiltl-Team More

Oldenzaal, Overijssel, Netherlands
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83 reviews 83 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Normally I love to eat meat. Based on some recommendations from colleagues I gave this place a try. Really loved the food! The atmosphere is interesting. Club like atmosphere including the music, disco lights and candles that go with it. There's a little bit cheaper area where you can sit in front and get the food yourself or you can... More

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Hiltl_GuestRelations, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Hiltl, responded to this review

Dear NL_Koen Thank you for your nice feedback! :) You are right, the plate from the buffet is payed by weight. But if you want to take the "all you can eat"-buffet, there is this option too. For further Informations, please take a look on our website. We would be glad to welcome you soon again. Sincerely, Your Hiltl-Team More

San Diego, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This restaurant has been around for many years. However, it's not cutting edge anymore. It's always very crowded and it's overpriced. The service is friendly.

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Hiltl_GuestRelations, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Hiltl, responded to this review

We are very sorry, that we couldn`t enthuse you with our Service. We are open for every precise suggestions, which you can send us by PM. We would be glad, to welcome you soon again, so we can show you, that we can do it bether. Kind regards, Haus Hiltl More

jerusalem
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45 reviews 45 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

the best vegetarian restaurant that we have ever patronised. there is a buffet or waiter service and being exhausted we chose to have a waiter - a great menu and great food. The buffet has such a large varied selection that I will try it when next in Zurich .

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Hiltl_GuestRelations, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Hiltl, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your nice words and the review. :) We are looking forward to welcome you soon again. Sincerely, Your Hiltl-Team More

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