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Kindli

#2 of 1,568 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, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 10
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  • 2
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  • 1
    Terrible
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
Delightful Lucheon -- with one unforgivable slip

I have previously written at length about how good the kitchen work is here..but today there was bad slip. & if it had not been a "social" occasion (meaning it's very 'odd' to be left the only person at table eating), I would've sent the overcooked filet steak back to the chef. When you're paying... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
John N
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Zurich, Switzerland
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252 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have previously written at length about how good the kitchen work is here..but today there was bad slip. & if it had not been a "social" occasion (meaning it's very 'odd' to be left the only person at table eating), I would've sent the overcooked filet steak back to the chef. When you're paying top price (CHF58!) it should... More 

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Thank John N
Basel, Switzerland
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and me had dinner at the Kindli and enjoyed our food and the atmosphere a lot. While other restaurants might be more "innovative", Kindli serves classical Swiss and Central European cuisine which is excellent.

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Thank Michael W
Gardabaer
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a traditional Swiss luxurious restaurant is well located in the center of Zurich but just off the Bahnhofstrasse. Everything is in its place is a top Swiss restaurant like this old establishment, perfect service and food as well as good wines. You can even have very good wines by the glass. I tried the wienerschnitzel which was perfect.... More 

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Thank JonHO49
Geneva, Switzerland
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46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Typical restaurant, nice set-up, very well located, but the quality of the food and of the service were not worth the high price. The traditional Zurich veal with roesti was just average.

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Thank jmgGVA
Shanghai
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walked in without reservation and believe we where lucky as by the time we got to the main course the Restaurant was full. The welcome and attention was subtle and polite, ordering was very cordial. Food was great so was the ambience Menu is not very extensive however the choice are of typical Swiss food with some international favorites. We... More 

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Thank rteu
Zurich, Switzerland
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to Kindli on a Wednesday night for dinner. The place was quite packed (do make a reservation if you want to go!). The atmosphere is great. It is an old, traditional building and oozes style. Waiters were attentive, friendly, and quick - WHAT A DIFFERENCE to the vast majority of other restaurants in Zurich!!! My friend and I split... More 

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Thank AE-traveling
Bekasi
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stop by this place for lunch on the way to Davos. My wife ordered Geschnetzeltes Kalbsfilet Zürcher Art Mit Rösti (Fillet of Veal Zurich Style with Mushroom Cream Sauce and Rösti) - Their best dish .. and for me was Rindsfilet Mit Trüffle - Taglierini (Fillet of beef with fine Noodles and Black Winter Truffle). Great food and reasonable... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had dinner at Kindli the other night. Excellent food and service. Also, great atmosphere. Will definitively return.

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Thank Patrick J
Jupiter, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Great place and great staff. I dont know how one improves on excellent! I had the venison with red cabbage, my wife had the roasted local chicken, one daughter had the venison also while the orher had the tuna tartar. Add two bottles of good local wines and there is nothing to complain about. Dessert was incredible also, paired with... More 

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1 Thank Jeff V
Toronto, Canada
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

I stumbled upon this restaurant, walking through the Altstadt looking for some inspiration. On paper, the restaurant was not necessarily my first choice, in a busy touristic area, with a menu blending Zurich classics and seasonal fare... I took a chance and I was glad of it. The ambiance first, nicely spaced tables, allowing privacy, with individual valet table for... 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, Business meetings, Local cuisine

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