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“Strongly recommended!!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Zum Gelben Schnabel

Zum Gelben Schnabel
Zinnengasse 7, Zurich 8001, Switzerland (Old Town)
044 211 06 20
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Ranked #292 of 1,383 Restaurants in Zurich
Price range: $23 - $93
Cuisines: Chinese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Old Town
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“Strongly recommended!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013 via mobile

Very good food and great value for money! I would definitely define it as one of the best Chinese restaurant in Zurich!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Zurich, Switzerland
2 reviews
“Authentic Chinese Rudness”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

Staff was very unfriendly and we got shortchanged for a voucher we had. Some dishes very of good quality, some average at best. All in all, to to be recommended.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Very good Chinese food right in the heart of Zurich....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

We've eaten at a few Chinese places now in Zurich and this by far was the best. The street it is on is a very tiny street just a few blocks from the Paradeplatz Square. And only half a block from the water. (You can actually see the water from the outside tables).

We were actually surprised to see a Chinese restaurant in this area as I know how expensive real estate is. We walked by and saw some people eating and the food looked good and also the place looked nice and the waitress was dressed up nice.

The prices weren't cheap like any other Chinese place in town. I've constantly been amazed that here in Zurich there doesn't seem to be any such thing as cheap Chinese food. LOL.

But it's a much better option vs the fast food Chinese places like Lee's Take Away across the river that are about 20 CHF or more per dish.

Here the dishes were about 30 CHF per dish. They did have a lunch special for 30 CHF which let you pick from an appetizer, and a main entree. My wife got the chicken with fresh vegetables. I got the Chicken with fried noodles and everything was fresh and tasty.

Also, one thing we noticed while walking by was there were several Chinese families eating there. We could hear them speaking Chinese. That's never a bad sign to see Chinese people eating at a Chinese restaurant.

Someone else mentioned that it was expensive but honestly most restaurants in Zurich are relatively expensive. Heck, even a McDonalds happy meal is 15 CHF to give you perspective.

Definitely I'd recommend this place and would gladly come back again. Also, they are kid friendly. They gave our daughter a kids plate/bowl and I noticed another family sitting there also with stroller and they also gave their kids special bowls which are always nice.

Definitely I'd recommend eating outside on the outside tables. Even on a VERY hot day yesterday (92 degrees) it was cool as it's shaded from the other building with a nice breeze from the water.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Zurich, Switzerland
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“Needs Improvement”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2010

According to Züritipp this is one of the best in town (the best being a place in Adliswil) and hence I was surprised to find the inner decoration of an old smoky 70's Swiss restaurant and to get served food which is decent to say the best. The produce is fresh but you leave the place asking yourself why you paid so much for such a subpar experience. The location is very nice and central, actually so nice and posh that you would not expect the restaurant to be located in.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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