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Ban Song Thai

Kirchgasse 6, Zurich 8001, Switzerland (Old Town)
+41 44 252 33 31
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Ranked #79 of 1,288 restaurants in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $26 - $45
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Old Town
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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Switzerland
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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New York, New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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

newcastle
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Lovely fresh food, a lovely restaurant with outdoor seating. Great friendly staff and a good menu to choose from.

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

Sawasdee dear thebrush Thank you very much for this short, positive description. We are very happy you left our restaurant satisfied. Hope to see you soon. Best regards, yours Ruedi Rickli & Team More

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Fantastic Thai food! The owners were incredibly polite and accommodating, even though we turned up without a reservation on quite a busy evening. The food was beautiful, freshly made and filling. We really look forward to going back again!

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

Sawasdee dear PS1978 Thank you very much for this positive characterisation. We are looking forward to welcome you again. Happy hello to UK. Yours, Ruedi Rickli More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The restaurant is one of the more authentic thai place I've visited in Zürich. The food tastes just heavenly and the ambiance is great. A bit small place, so you should almost always reserve a day in advance. The staff is very friendly and extra rice is offered to finish off that curry.

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

Dear Achilles Thanks a lot for this superb review. You make us feel proud. We understand, that you appreciate the work of our four Cooks from Thailand. Hope to see you soon. sincerely yours, Ruedi Rickli More

toronto
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We had found Ban Song Thai last year and loved it! And there certainly was no lunch bag letdown tonight! We got to sit outside this time and loved the ambiance of the people walking by. The owner actually remembered us from last year and thanked us for the wonderful review that I had contributed to Trip Advisor. He was... More

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

Dear Maggie Thank you very much for the fantastic review. What a surprise to have you and your brother back. It is always a pleasure to have you both with us. I hope to see you soon. (i know its going to be one year) all the best for both of you. sincerely yours, Ruedi & Team More

Miami
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56 reviews 56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

OK, this is Zurich, so you can ignore that spending four times what I spend for Thai food in U.S. left a sour taste in my mouth. Ignoring that, the food was authentic, well made, and beautifully presented. The owner was very hospitable and welcoming. There was a smile on my face until I recalculated the bill into USD. Shrimp... More

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

Dear RocketrobMiami Thank you for your lovely comment, but the price. We have, in contrary to the US (Miami) no sea-coast . Still, our shrimps are Ocean catch! The cost of living is probabely higher in Zürich and the wages in Restaurants might have factor 4 of Miami. However, hope you get your smile back and see you again. Best... More

St. John's, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Wonderful, fresh, authentic Thai food in a great location! Excellent service and super accommodating for food intolerances. Make a reservation as it is quite busy.

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

Dear StephenanKim. Thank you very much for taking your time for this kind report. We really appreciate it and hope to see you soon. kind regards from Zurich Ruedi Rickli & Team More

Waltham Cross, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Very friendly, walked in at opening time, 18:00, was served within 15 mins and all food consumed, as my wife is Thai, we found them chatting to us... They thought my granddaughter was beautiful..... ( Aaa ww , you may think) worth going to . It is in a side street off the main road by the lake.....

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

Sawasdee Khun Porbus Thank you very much for the positive Feedback. All the best and if it happens you are back in Town....Take your whole family! ;-) yours Ruedi Ruedi More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Incredibly rude people ; worst place I have been in zurich. Didn't have our reservation . Almost empty place and still made a fuss. Amazed they mange to survive being so rude to their customers

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

No coment. No time - to busy to count money! More

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