We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Hiltl

Sihlstrasse 28, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
+41 44 227 70 00
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #12 of 1,302 restaurants in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
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.
Write a Review

1,068 reviews from our community

86% Recommend
    553
    369
    103
    29
    14
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Very nice setting near the lake and opera house. The vegetarian food is quite good, with enough options to keep you coming back (we ate here twice). Definitely a nice find after a few days of heavier Swiss fare, though not inexpensive for a quick serve 'buffet' style restaurant. Very popular among the locals.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Found this restaurant by chance on trip advisor when i was sourcing for hotels in Zurich. Very cozy, modern restaurant with a bar on one side. Really lovely variety of Veg food - i think one of the most options i hv ever seen on the buffet. We made a reservation online & glad we did as it was busy... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Toronto, Canada
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Amazing food great location service ,great variety vegetarian buffet by weight ,avoid samosas not the greatest ,great variety of foods,healthy choices,

Was this review helpful? Yes
Caslano, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Went there with a friend living in Zurich who recommended it. Found it quite trendy, although the healthy touch (veggie) does not match the fried food. Maybe some less carb option matches the image. Was lucky that it was not that crowded, which normally is the case according to my friend.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Zurich
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

If you like asian food and don't mind a purely vegetarian menue this is the place to go in Zurich. I would recommend the amazing buffè although a plate quickly adds up to 25-30CHF which is quite expensive. From my point of view the only drawbacks (if these matter to you) is that Hiltil tends to be quite busy and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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 would be glad to welcome you soon again. Sincerely, your Hiltl-Team More

Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Been there many times to enjoy the great buffet. There is a great variety of vegetarian and vegan food from salads over main courses to dessert. I also do enjoy their home made lemonade a lot!!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hiltl_GuestRelations, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Hiltl, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review and the nice compliments! :) :) We would be glad, to welcome you soon again. Sincerely, Haus Hiltl More

Woking, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We visited with a group of colleagues and were quite sceptical at first, however, it turns out that the food is great. I was a bit worried at first as it was a buffet style restaurant with lots of different choices, so I thought they would be OK at everything, but not great in one particular genre. I was wrong,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
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. By the way: We have the option "all you can eat", so it wont get that expensive.. We are looking forward to welcome you soon again. Greetings from... More

Zurich, Switzerland
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Been to Hiltl a few times and the food is usually pretty decent. Skip the guacamole though, they don't seem how to make a proper one. I tasted more salt than avocados. I find that the cold food selection is better than the warm ones but everyone's got a different preference. Came here twice with a group of people (4-5... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hiltl_GuestRelations, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Hiltl, responded to this review

Dear plumeria1808 Thank you for your review. I am sorry, that you think the guacamole is to salty. I will forward your input to the proper person for checking. Also, I would like to apologize, that you didn`t like the assigned table. If that would happen again, please do not hesitate to ask our staff for another option. By the... More

Monza, Italy
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I had dinner here after reading the reviews and I was not disappointed. You can order form the menu or help yourself trough a very rich buffet, absolutely vegetarian but very good and healthy at the same time! Dessert also are the best you can imagine... The only downturn is the very high pricing, but it is quite standard level... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hiltl_GuestRelations, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Hiltl, responded to this review

Wow! 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 would be glad, to welcome you soon again. Kind regards, your Hiltl-Team More

Lausanne, Switzerland
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

A large choice of veggie dishes, all well cooked and full of flavors. I would recommand even to serious meat eaters, to try something different and see the potential of vegetarian cooking.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hiltl_GuestRelations, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Hiltl, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your nice feedback and the compliments to our Kitchen! :) We are looking forward to welcome you again, Your Hiltl-Team More

Travelers who viewed Hiltl also viewed

Zurich, Canton of Zurich
Zurich, Canton of Zurich
 
Zurich, Canton of Zurich
Zurich, Canton of Zurich
 

Been to Hiltl? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Hiltl, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing