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Sihlstrasse 28, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
+41 44 227 70 00
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Ranked #15 of 1,320 Restaurants in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $26 - $106
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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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Wollerau, Switzerland
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75 reviews 75 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

We tried Hiltl for the first time. Nice ambience and attentive service. Great buffet and extensive a la carte. Food was excellent, well presented and extremely tasty. We will be back soon.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Delicious vegetarian buffet with indian/italian/asian food - salads and mains on offer. The food is always delicious, never disappoints. Good to eat in or takeaway. One of my favourite places to eat in Zurich.

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Schindellegi, Switzerland
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535 reviews 535 reviews
361 restaurant reviews
314 helpful votes 314 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

this busy place claims to be the oldes vegetarian restaurant in the world the food is irregular. their vegan tatar is great, one can wonder how they get this taste, as if it was made with meat. the hamburger is also a good meat imitation. the cordon bleu, however, is mediocre. their tajine is good. the indian specialities are tasty... More

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Milan, Italy
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130 reviews 130 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

It was a great surprise when I tasted the first things at this place, they have a huge buffet of excellent quality, normally when you think buffet you don't expect this quality. Everything tasted very good and the assortment was huge. Weight the plates don't pay the full buffet at first, if you get to the price of the buffet... More

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Zug, Switzerland
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74 reviews 74 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

You don't need to be a vegetarian to enjoy the food here! The food is very innovative and tasty, there's a lot you can try. Normally it's very busy, even during the week so you better make a reservation in advance, very easy through internet too.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Had a great evening at Hiltl last night - nice atmosphere, decent cocktails and wine in the lounge area. We had the buffet dinner and where underwhelmed vs. the rave reviews we had read. From our perspective the 10-12 dishes we tried we all in the category "decent honest food" - but we were absolutely not blown away. The food... More

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Sydney, Australia
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

whenever in Zurich we always try and have at least one dinner at this A class vegetarian restaurant.The food is always very good and even though my wife and i are carnivores we always enjoy the variety of food that is available.The only problem is that the restaurant is too popular and we now have to remember to book a... More

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Chicago, IL
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54 reviews 54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

First off, I am not a vegetarian. This was hands down our best meal in Zurich. Did not miss meat. At. All. We had our hotel make a reservation and though we were a little late (missed a turn walking over) we were seated right away. The menu offers a buffet option or you can order from the menu, if... More

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Zug, Switzerland
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Hiltl its a great place to be! the food is fantstic there is such a various choice ! The atmosphere its great , its a restaurant that changes during all day according if its for breakfast lunch tea time dinner and even cocktail bar and dancing in the night with great music! I simply love it !!!

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Miami, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

It's an experience to go eat at the oldest vegetarian restaurant in the world. The food is very good and can't complain at all about it. But the service wasn't the best. The majority of the staff doesn't speak english and there are no signs or staff members that explain to you that there are 3 options with very different... More

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Address: Sihlstrasse 28, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 44 227 70 00
Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Zurich  >  Zurich
Average Prices: USD 26 - 106

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