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Sihlstrasse 28, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
+41 44 227 70 00
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Ranked #13 of 1,318 Restaurants in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $27 - $107
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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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Pune, India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

It is one of the best Veg restaurant in Zurich, though it offers few dishes which contains Egg, but it is very good option if you are vegetarian. Most important thing is, all the ingredients are mentioned on the dish, so you can pick what you want. Arrangement is also good , but most of the time it is crowded.

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New York City, New York
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461 reviews 461 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Hiltl must be the best vegetarian restaurant I have ever been too (I am a vegetarian/pescaterian). The downstairs is self service and upstairs a restaurant. It is typically extremely crowded on both floors. This place is worth any wait. It's truly so good. The dishes range from traditional continental to eclectic international including delicious Indian options. And yes, all this... More

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Berkeley, California
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I can't rave enough about Hiltl. THE place for vegetarians and vegans. Right in the heart of Zurich with a buffet that goes on forever. A "must" try for all food lovers and veg/vegans will be in heaven !

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Viimsi, Estonia
4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Hiltl is one of my very favourite places in Zürich. The vegetarian meals are delicious and I strongly believe that even meat-lovers leave the place feeling great. You can choose to compose your plate with the buffet selection (a large variety of food including salads, Asian food, Italian kitchen, desserts etc.) or order something from the restaurant à la carte... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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85 reviews 85 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This is a very good vegetarian restaurant with both classics and creative innovations on their menu. Anything you order will probably be quite tasty and there is just about anything. Nobody in his right mind misses meat in this restaurant. My personal recommendation: tartar. Can't describe it for you; just order it!

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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Words are wasted here, just try it and see for yourself........food is great, atmosphere is bubbly, service is efficient and this is a restaurant, bar, club, all at different times and combined so well. Always take the buffet and give yourself a treat of tasting lots of different dishes. A taste of different parts of India and other areas, all... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The quality of the food is superior and I'm always again amazed about the different tastes. I really like to make my own dish at the buffet. The atmosphere is relaxed and the staff is attentive and friendly. They prove that's possible for a restaurant in Zurich to offer tap water for free. Of course, nobody goes because of the... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Great, great, great veggie dish. Unforgetable ambience and atmosphere. Flawless service. HILTL is known as the oldest vegetarian restaurant in the world., and that's not a gimmick.

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124 restaurant reviews
194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This is just opposed the Glockenhof where we were staying so we decided to try it. You can order food from a small a la carte menu or have the buffet and pay by the weight of your food, or ‘eat as much as you like’ for one price. It gets very busy so it’s probably best to book a... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

i could eat at hiltl every day. the food is incredibly delicious and the service always friendly (which is impressive as the place is always crowded). the prices are rather high but always consider the great location and the generally high prices in zurich. the buffet looks always great and the food is always freshly prepared. every meal i ever... More

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