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Hiltl

#20 of 1,438 Restaurants in Zurich
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Sihlstrasse 28, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
+41 44 227 70 00
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8:30 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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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 Vegetarian MUST !

I'm not a vegetarian, but I come here every once in a while because I love their food based on Rolf Hiltl's sort of 'special' concept. The variety of offered dishes (self-serve buffet-style) is simply huge and focuses partially on Indian/Asian style dishes ! ... and the atmosphere is very lovely... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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63 reviews 63 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

I'm not a vegetarian, but I come here every once in a while because I love their food based on Rolf Hiltl's sort of 'special' concept. The variety of offered dishes (self-serve buffet-style) is simply huge and focuses partially on Indian/Asian style dishes ! ... and the atmosphere is very lovely ! I'd highly recommend this place (incl. the semi-integrated... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

I come here a quite often, especially if i don't want to wait for my food and if i'm not in the mood for meat :). the selection is really great, from salads to warm snacks up to desert. the fresh juices are also delicious and if you don't want to do the self service you can also sit down... More 

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Orpington, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We came to Hiltl on a rainy Saturday lunchtime. Certainly not a quiet time to visit however we obtained seats in the a la carte section immediately. There was a long queue for the open buffet seating but the restaurant is very big so the queue moved quickly. We ordered off the menu and the variety of dishes and taste... More 

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Guwahati, India
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79 reviews 79 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

It is a highly renowned and much visited restaurant of Zurich for its Vegetarian affair! Its not so much about the food but the experience of it all! You get to weigh and pay for your food,which I personally haven't got to do anywhere else. Also for around 60 Francs , you get the option of a humongous buffet which... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Hiltl is a great concept and a nice place to go. The food is now average compared to the new vegetarian cuisine in Zürich. I find it still a bit pricey for what it is, average vegetarian food.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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66 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

gets busy at lunch but has an amazing lunch buffet and this is the oldest Vegetarian Place in Zurich. You can not go wrong with going to Hiltl, there is something for everyone. For dinner be sure to make reservations as it also gets pretty crowded.

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Seattle, Washington
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

From the onset, this restaurant had three strikes against it: (1) It is vegetarian (and significantly vegan). While I tend to choose low or no meat restaurants, an exclusively vegetarian restaurant might miss something important --such as fish and seafood, a flavorful chicken stock in risotto, and in some minds, a steaming hunk of flesh, (2) buffet service, and (3)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

nice, relax and stylish atmosphere, very delicious food for all taste, self service but you can even order some meals, difficult to get a table as people love it, big terrace outside, we eat there every time we are in Zürich, en Guete!

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Haifa, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

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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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

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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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 - 105

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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?