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Ban Song Thai

Kirchgasse 6, Zurich 8001, Switzerland (Old Town)
+41 44 252 33 31
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Ranked #104 of 1,349 Restaurants in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $26 - $45
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
Neighborhood: Old Town
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Description: Thai Restaurant est. 1995, Since same owner. No MSG. A la carte evenings: exclusively bio beef, Ocean catch shrimp, bio porc. Only best quality products.
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Encinitas, CA
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139 reviews 139 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We happened to be visiting the Grossmunster with its fantastic stained glass this afternoon, a cold and wet one in Zurich and saw this restaurant from a coffee shop we stopped at for a break from the rain. Normally we avoid Asian restaurants in Europe. We know and love good food and in our experience have found that Asian restaurants... More

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Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Very pleased to find a Thai restaurant close to our hotel and even more pleased after reading TA reviews. We didn't book, just got in and were told usually crowded so better to book and that is the way it looked whenever we worked passed, especially for special lunch. We have some very good Thai restaurants in Australia so wasn't... More

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Stornoway, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

After an a epic two week excursion from Geneva to Zurich, via Jungfrau and the Glazier Express... our last meal was had in Ban Song Thai. What a result. Friendly staff. Tasty food. As reasonable a price as you can expect in Zurich. Must go!! I recommend Phad Gai Sai Med Mamuang - Fried chicken with cashew-nuts, garnished with dried... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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62 reviews 62 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Nice little Thai place not far from Helmhaus. Cute decoration as long as we do not have one of the table facing the main door. You can also seat in higher tables, original idea - we liked it. Food is overall good, tasty and spicy enough to travel by eating. Thai shrimp rolls are a must-to-order. Portions could be bigger,... More

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

Dear Laure Thank you for the report and your coming back. When did you notice the immature wine list? Please, when you come back next time give me a hint in what sense you would like to have it changed. Looking forward seeing, I mean meeting you! Sincerely yours, Ruedi Rickli More

England
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169 reviews 169 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
202 helpful votes 202 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This was a recommendation from the same book that recommended the Kronenhalle so we were a bit dubious and were thinking of cancelling our reservation. I’m so glad we didn’t. The food was probably the best Thai I’ve eaten outside of Thailand to date. We shared a chicken satay and spring rolls to start, both of which tasted fresh and... More

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

Dear BugLet Thanks for this beautiful report: I am glad you have not followed your thought of cancelling. I like the expression "cosy". some call us crammed. We are so happy, you found us early enough! ;-) Come again, soon. Yours Ruedi Rickli p.s. what book was it? More

Zurich, Switzerland
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100 reviews 100 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I love this place. For years they serve authentic Thai food and quality is very high. Prices as you realize are Swiss and not Thai which is to be expected. Table setting is very tight. They try to squeeze too many people in their small restaurant, which at the price level they have is perhaps not advisable. But then, how... More

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

Dear Travel Pal Please love us as we are. Since 19 years we have not changed the setting. Everything is changing, we try to keep our standard. Thanks for the report and we hope to see you again soon. yours Ruedi Rickli More

New York, New York, USA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Love the atmosphere and of course the food! Very authentic and the owners are also very friendly! A tiny thai oasis in the heart of Zurich! Definitly one of the best restaurants in Zurich! Prices are adequate to it's location...

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

Dear lukereneg Nice title you give us! thank you very much. Would like to be the best Thai in New yourk! ;-) Looking forward seeing you again. Yours Ruedi Rickli More

Swindon, England, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

College and I went and had a nice meal. Not the cheapest Thai in town, but enjoyed all the same. Found the tables too close together, felt crammed in. There's having an atmosphere and feeling you're on your neighbours lap. Went to go back few weeks later and they were closed for their summer holiday! It's keep tourist time!! Each... More

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

Dear Guppyuk Thank you for tanking time to write the review. We are glad, that at least you liked our food. Hope to see you again. Ruedi Rickli p.s. we will be on holiday between Dec. 24 to Jan. 04. More

Brugg, Switzerland
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83 reviews 83 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The dinner was pleasant with one surprise to note. We ask for the starter to be spicy and it was REALLY spicy, even for a thai level (I actually never ate a so spicy dish in Thailand). So be careful. The Terrace is nice in sommer and wines are decent. The decoration inside is very nice too. The service is... More

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

Dear 777777Nic Thank you for taking the time to write a note. Some days in summer are hectic because of the terrace. three degrees warmer and it is quiet in our street. We usually cook with 80 percent of what we consider the spiciness of the food in BKK. But if you order spicy, we think it should be spicy.... More

New York, New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Husband and I stumbled upon this small restaurant while wandering through the old parts of the city. At noon on a weekday it was already starting to fill up and by 12:30 it was packed! Locals were coming in to fill up plastic containers and taking them back to the office. The buffet is 28 Swiss Francs or you can... More

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

Sawasdee dear Maudeness Thank you very much for taking the time for this detailed description. I appreciate that you honored our quality food. Very kind! I am sorry, we put you off by charging tab water. We do charge water 0.5.liter Carafe for SFr.3.-- when it is the only drink consumation. Hope to see you soon again. In meantime we... More

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Additional Information about Ban Song Thai

Address: Kirchgasse 6, 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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