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Ban Song Thai

#109 of 1,441 Restaurants in Zurich
#114 of 1,491 Places to Eat in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence
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Old Town
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Kirchgasse 6 | 8001 Zurich, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
+41 44 252 33 31
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Thai Restaurant est. 1995, Since same owner. No MSG. A la carte evenings...
Thai Restaurant est. 1995, Since same owner. No MSG. A la carte evenings: exclusively bio beef, Mangrove sustainable shrimp, bio porc. Only best quality products.
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very nice

In Zurich on business and dining late, I had the chicken and cashew nuts. It was really delicious and very authentic. The serving staff were very nice. Will definitely try and go back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

In Zurich on business and dining late, I had the chicken and cashew nuts. It was really delicious and very authentic. The serving staff were very nice. Will definitely try and go back.

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Ruedi R, Manager at Ban Song Thai, responded to this review

Dear Oliver. Thanks for the pleasant note. Was it you, that I asked whether you had to many cashews in your dish? Anyway, we hope to see you again. Soon. Kind regards, Ruedi Rickli More 

Opava
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Very nice meal. Quick. Nice and funny waitresses. People must know it's good because there was no free place after 7PM without reservation.

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Ruedi R, Inhaber at Ban Song Thai, responded to this review

Dear Opava. Thanks for this short, concise note. Hope to see you soon. kind regards Ruedi Rickli More 

Canton of Zug, Switzerland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Once again my friend and i decided to visit our favourite Thai Restaurant in Zurich. As lovers of Thai cuisine this is still by far the best Thai Restaurant in Zurich. The attention to details, the extrem high quality of ingredients incl fish and seefood is hard to find elsewhere. But above all the best is always the staff at... More 

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Ruedi R, Inhaber at Ban Song Thai, responded to this review

Dear BA002. Thank you very much taking the time for this kind review! We enjoy so much, when people can appreciate the quality of our ingredients and dishes and realize, when a peace of meat is hand cut. Or a shrimp is not from a farm, but sustainable mangrove catch. Hope to see you again soon! Best regards from Nu.... More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

First time back at this place in years. It has been around 20+ of them, but our group, all fans from previous visits was very disappointed. Very rude dragon lady of a Maitre D' whose English and German were both poor. Just not welcoming. Quite a limited menu. Food quality so, so. Service all round poor.

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Ruedi R, Manager at Ban Song Thai, responded to this review

Dear Oransome Bad news. I am awfully sorry for what happened to you. I apologise in the name of my team. We talked your matter over and will try hard that it does not happen again. Concerning our "limited Menu": We have since 20 years the policy of a rather limited variety – but for that reason fresh and homemade.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I visit this restaurant 2 days ago ,and as a Thai i really love the food. feel just like Thai food back at home. Papaya salad was great and beef jungle curry(kang-pa)

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Ruedi R, Inhaber at Ban Song Thai, responded to this review

Sawasdee khun Tor C. Thank you very much for this Feedback. We are very happy you enjoyed our Thai food. It makes us happy, making you feel like home. Hope your travels bring you back to us. all the best. yours ruedi Rickli More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This may be some of the best Thai food we've ever sampled! It was flavorful, had an excellent presentation and came out quickly. The host and staff were very friendly and the restaurant had a great atmosphere about it. They also had outdoor seating, which we were able to get a table at. We had wine, spring rolls, a side... More 

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Ruedi R, Inhaber at Ban Song Thai, responded to this review

Sawaddii Dear Nicole Thanks for this detailed and personal report and the photograph. I remember seeing your husbands happiness - and that made me happy. Good luck in your further travels. I hope you see you again at the Ban Song Thai. Yours, Ruedi and Team More 

chicago
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We walked in on a Friday night at about 730 pm without a reservation and they were able to accommodate us. I had never heard of this place until we just happened to pass by, but we were not disappointed. We had the papaya salad, which was decent, the spring rolls, which were quite tasty, and red curry with chicken... More 

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Ruedi R, Inhaber at Ban Song Thai, responded to this review

Dear momdaughter. Thanks for your nice review and that you consider our place a restaurant. We do too. ;-). Hope to see you again. Yours, ruedi rickli More 

Sydney, Australia
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Walked by the shop and saw lots of tripadvisor stickers with good reviews and a Michelin guide on the door. Usually these are signs that the food is of a certain standard, but this is definitely one of those exceptions. The people who have reviewed this as excellent food have never had proper Thai food. We ordered 1) Som Tam... More 

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Ruedi R, Inhaber at Ban Song Thai, responded to this review

Hi Kelvin. We are shocked to read your review! As you have noticed yourself, many people like our food but unfortunately not you. This we can accept and are sorry. It is a fact, that people have different tastes. But not acceptable for us is the fact that you assume that our dishes are convenience food. All our four cooks... More 

Tuscany, Italy
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74 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I ve been to this restaurant many times and was never disappointed. The service and the food is just great. For Switzerland the prices are fine, we were 3 persons, had thai green and red curry, plus 3 beers, Yasmin tea and water and the bill come out to CHF 128 total. Mr Rickly was also present, he always has... More 

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Ruedi R, Inhaber at Ban Song Thai, responded to this review

Dear Rita-Nina. Thank you very much for this beautiful review. you saved my day :-) Looking forward to see you again soon. All the best Ruedi Rickli & Team More 

Almaty, Kazakhstan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The food is really good and authenthic. The place is not a restaurant but rather a diner or canteen with good service. The prices are outrageous given the fact that you are sharing the table with strangers in the tiny place seving simple food. But it is Switzerland , everything is expensive here.

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Ruedi R, Inhaber at Ban Song Thai, responded to this review

Dear Oleg. Thanks for your feedback. We hope you prefer "really good and authentic" food in diner/canteen than awful food in a fancy restaurant.;-) Good luck and hope to see you again. Best regards Ruedi Rickli More 

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Address: Kirchgasse 6 | 8001 Zurich, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 44 252 33 31
Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Zurich  >  Zurich>  > Old Town
Average Prices: USD 26 - 45
Cuisine: Asian, Thai

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kirchgasse 6 | 8001 Zurich, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Zurich  >  Zurich>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +41 44 252 33 31

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 26 - 45
  • Cuisine: Asian, Thai

Description

Thai Restaurant est. 1995, Since same owner. No MSG. A la carte evenings: exclusively bio beef, Mangrove sustainable shrimp, bio porc. Only best quality products.

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