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Ban Song Thai

Kirchgasse 6, Zurich 8001, Switzerland (Old Town)
+41 44 252 33 31
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Ranked #106 of 1,319 Restaurants in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $26 - $45
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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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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160 reviews 160 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
194 helpful votes 194 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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Zurich, Switzerland
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95 reviews 95 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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New York, New York, USA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Swindon, England, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Brugg, Switzerland
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76 reviews 76 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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

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