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Hiltl

Sihlstrasse 28, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
+41 44 227 70 00
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Ranked #15 of 1,206 restaurants in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Vegetarian, International
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Buffet, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Haus Hiltl reflects the true meaning of the word Gasthaus: an establishment in which the various needs of the customer are paramount. Our staff understands hospitality – they make customers feel more like guests. For over 100 years, Haus Hiltl has been a place to enjoy and to savour. Here, people are at the centre of things, whether staff member or guest, young or old. All our meals are prepared in a large kitchen which is visible from the restaurant. There are more than 30 chefs and assistants working with freshly delivered basic ingredients from which dishes are composed. Haus Hiltl is still Europe’s oldest vegetarian restaurant - and now it is also the most youthful!
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Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Great, buzzing place almost any time of the day with buffet and a la carte vegetarian dishes that are a cut above the rest. Outdoor sitting in summer (if you can find a place). Upstairs can be reserved with the help on an app. Try the "tatar" based on tomatos but you will believe it is the real thing. Although... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

I have been there for a quick lunch and it was perfect; help yourself to the buffet, there's plenty to chose from. I have been there for a brunch with friends and kids, there was drawing books for them, pencils and markers to draw on the glass staircase; it was very relaxed and delicious. I have been there for diner... More

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zurich
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

There are few restaurants that i visit so often and has never let me down..also have never seen such wide variety of health tasty veggie options .highly recommended..but be sure u book in advance or be prepared to wait .

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Zurich, Switzerland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We have been several times at Hiltl, sometimes I meet with friends for lunch or we go in the evenings. I had only once a la carte. I recomend briefly to take the buffet, everything is made freshly, several times a day and has a big variety of different excellent things. Also recomended for vegans.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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58 reviews 58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Let me first say that I strongly object to Hiltl's claim to be the first vegetarian restaurant in the world...while borrowing most of their culinary ideas from India, which existed thousands of years before Hiltl began. Now that we have that out of the way, I'll say that you could do worse than eat here. Trendy place in Zurich centre,... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

delicious food, with indian touch, all vegetarian, creative recipes and always fresh. You get the food from the buffet or you can order form the menu (buffet sometimes is a bit crowded; there you pay per weight). It's a nice athmosphere at a reasonable price (Zurich level though).

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Zurich, Switzerland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is a go-to restaurant when you don't want to think, are very or just a little hungry, are alone, with friends... it is super versatile. Not the place to go to for a romantic date because it's noisy and crowded, but it's bound to please the taste buds as the choise is really good and varied. I am not... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Excellent Indian and asian vegi food. I go hear frequently to have lunch with my friends. I just love the Indian thali.

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israel
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

One of the best vegi restaurants in europe. Not cheap but excellent food in a self service bar with a wide variety of tasty and great quality food.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Despite the size of the restaurant, this place has great food and great service. Make sure that you book as it can be crazy busy. I like the a la carte but others prefer the massive buffet. Great for kids.

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