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“Food, Ambient and Friends” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bu's

Bu's
Kuttelgasse 15, Zurich 8001, Switzerland (Old Town)
044 211 94 11
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Ranked #80 of 1,408 Restaurants in Zurich
Price range: $24 - $95
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Wine Bar
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Good for: Local cuisine, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Old Town
Zurich
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Food, Ambient and Friends”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

Quite amazed with the food here, had the Cordon Bleu and it was really tasty. We didn't plan a big dinner but then after 3 courses, we topped our evening with some friends joining, moved to the bar and the guy there was more than happy pouring us some of his great wine. Even brought one bottle of their house Olive Oil (bought of course), which i think is fantastic for apero, not for cooking though...

Been there twise, and wanted to go there again last week (Mo or Tue) and it was closed without any notices, too bad as the opening hours in their website showed open. Well.. maybe summer break?
But, will surely come back

  • Visited May 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Zurich, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Excellent food and outstanding wine selection”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

The best beef tartare in town, amazing wine list, relaxed ambience. Unfortunately not open evenings at weekends, although recently they have started to open at lunch on Saturdays.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Guernsey, Channel Islands
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“An excellent place for lunch a little way from the Zurich business district”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2012

After meetings at the Paradeplatz, I was taken to BÜ'S for lunch. The place was already packed at about 12.45, so we sat at the bar. Whilst enjoying a local beer, I had the Cordon Bleu. Absolutely delicious, very filling, and likely to induce you to sleep deeply afterwards! My companion had a steak and we had spinach and potato sides. The owner is apparently a wine expert, and will pick you a wine depending on your food choice. He is also an FC Zurich fan and very proud of the fact! The staff we all very attentive. The owner was very amusing. The atmosphe was great, and the place was packed throughout lunch. I would thoroughly recommend a visit!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Fairfield, Connecticut
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50 reviews 50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“great wine list , great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2011

classic Swiss food with a modern flair, right in the center of cobblestoned Zurich, this restaurant also has a beautiful garden in the rear and has one of the most varied and reasonable wine lists anywhere in the world, easily top 5 in Zurich for overall quality

  • Visited September 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Waimea, Hawaii
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Simply wunderbar service and food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2011

I'm in Zurich on a weekend getaway with my wife, and we've found a reasonably high standard of food and service (and even higher prices) but even so, we were both pleasantly surprised by Bu's. Having read the TripAdvisor reviews and wandered by to peek in the window, we decided to give it a try.

First off, the service is amazing and the atmosphere fun and lighthearted. Our waitress, recognizing that we speak klein Deutsch, read off the entire menu to us... not entirely necessary, but very sweet and helpful. The cordial manager (speaking little English) stopped by to greet us and we joked in broken German/English.

You've already read about the wine list... it is huge. Interestingly the region of Italian wines most interesting to me was among the least expensive. Guess I'm a cheap date.

The food was delicious and surprisingly large in size, which was perfect to end the long day walking from one end of Zurich to the other.

Perfect atmosphere (busy, but quiet cozy feeling bistro), friendly staff and great food. I highly recommend Bu's and may even stop by there again before continuing on our journey.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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