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Kindli

#8 of 1,468 Restaurants in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence
Old Town
Swiss, European
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Pfalzgasse 1, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Dinner with Swiss hospitality

It was a rainy night and we walked around old town to find somewhere for dinner. Looking at the menu we knew it was an upscale restaurant and we did have a go as it was our last night in Zurich. The restaurant has a warm and cosy setting. I ordered rock lobster while my husband ordered sirloin... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Hong Kong, null, Hong Kong
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  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

It was a rainy night and we walked around old town to find somewhere for dinner. Looking at the menu we knew it was an upscale restaurant and we did have a go as it was our last night in Zurich. The restaurant has a warm and cosy setting. I ordered rock lobster while my husband ordered sirloin beef. We... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Positives - attentive, friendly service - central location in Altstadt and close to Bahnhofstrasse - lovely, traditional, "old world", elegant feel - varied menu with interesting choices Negatives - pricey, but then again, it is ZRH and "you get what you pay for" applies in this case Would return and recommend

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

A must if you are looking for a traditional Zurich Restaurant. Typical Swiss cuisine with touches of Italian influence. Simple things like a green salad will come with outrageously good quality. "Zürcher Geschnetzeltes" is a tender and tasty as can be. Wine list is beautiful. Always a few excellent wines by the glass. Waiters are personalities. Enjoyable to see them... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

With the surety of a seasoned restaurateur comes the quiet confidence that IS indeed >> Kindli---& it shows in everything from orchestrating both the kitchen work AND the front of house, to the sensible & knowledgeable wine advice you may seek..& the manager deserves the highest praise ..as do the team behind him. & they do work as a team!... More 

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Kiawah Island, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This past week was probably my 5th visit to Kindl and I remain of the opinion that this is the best place to go in Zurich. You get everything you need for a great or better to say outstanding dinner! Great location, unmatched history, interesting menu, excellent food, the nicest and most knowledgeable service and a nice surrounding. A safe... More 

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Hollywood, Florida
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Amazing food from start to finish. Well located in the Old Town. Enjoyed the fish of the day entrée - the best cod I've ever tasted.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We been many Zurich restaurants but this one is not only ultra expensive but portions quite small even for Switzerland where food is outrageously overpriced . gazpacho was refreshing as well as the fresh mozzarella with tomatoes. The tagliatta Di manzo - sliced sirloin was good and we knew portion relative small 180 grams with small bowl roast potatoes. The... More 

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Fleming Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

My wife and I ate here in early July. Kindli is in the hotel Kindli in Old Town. The restaurant is upscale, with table cloths in a dark-wood paneled dining area. The service was terrific and professional. We had seafood specials, and they were superb. Kindli had an old-world atmosphere to it, which we enjoyed. We ate early, as we... More 

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Chicago, IL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We were in luck that an owner of Lindenhofkeller recommended Kindli restaurant. First of all, the place has an air conditioner- hard to find in Zurich, and with 90 degrees weather and walking all day long it was very important to us. The food was delicious. The best gaspacho soup I've ever had. Veal "Zurich style" is delicious. My husband... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

It was our last night in Zurich and my wife and I were interested in high quality genuine Swiss cuisine. We booked a reservation at Kindli and were not disappointed. Superb fresh ingredients artfully prepared. The service was attentive and impeccable. Without our having requested it, the staff had booked us for an outdoor table on a lovely summer evening... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Pfalzgasse 1, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Zurich  >  Zurich>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Swiss, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine

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