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“Interesting place with good food.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hiltl

Hiltl
Sihlstrasse 28, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
+41 44 227 70 00
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Ranked #13 of 1,247 restaurants in Zurich
Price range: $25 - $100
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Buffet, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Founded in 1898 by Ambrosious Hiltl, Haus Hiltl is the world’s first vegetarian restaurant in the world. Four generations later, Haus Hiltl is managed by Rolf and Marielle Hiltl who have transformed the restaurant into an internationally renowned establishment. From the early hours of the morning until late at night, guests enjoy home-made fare, prepared fresh every day – from take away snacks to coffee and cakes, right up to refined cuisine and house made beverages all served in a unique atmosphere.
Almaty, Kazakhstan
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Interesting place with good food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013 via mobile

We were a bit surprised when our friends invited us for dinner in vegetarian restaurant. But this place proved that vegetarian does not mean dull. The food was good, inventive and tasty, the atmosphere was lively, the service was ok. Good place to try something different.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Rolf H, Inhaber at Hiltl, responded to this review, April 19, 2013
We like it to be different :) Thanks for the review!
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Zurich, Switzerland
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“One of my favourite places in Zürich”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

One of my favourite places for lunch or to bring out of town visitors when they visit Zürich. The word "vegetarian" was a little off putting for some at first but by the end of the meal, I've had people ask if we can come back again. Atmosphere is chic, relaxed and service is always efficient.

The buffet is by weight. Great selection of vegetarian dishes. But there is also an ala carte menu with more options where you simply HAVE to try the crispy fried tofu salat! Very filling and too delicious.

In good weather, outside seating (self service) is available if you take the buffet - and here's an insider tip: its cheaper than what you will be charged if you sit in the restaurant! Simply pick what you like and go pay at the counter.

Reservations for restaurant a must if you dont fancy waiting or being turned away during lunch/dinner hour on weekends.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Rolf H, Inhaber at Hiltl, responded to this review, April 19, 2013
Thank you-great review!
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Prague, Hlavni Mesto Praha, Czech Republic
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“Great concept, delicious food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

I'm not vegetarian, but this blew my mind. The food is delicious, original, the buffet style allows you to taste various dishes without bursting :D I simply loved it there and I'm definitely coming back when I'll visit Zurich.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Rolf H, Inhaber at Hiltl, responded to this review, March 19, 2013
Thanks for the great review!
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Zug, Switzerland
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“Crowded but great food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

My friend and I went for lunch on a Saturday and wanted to have the buffet, however as it was booked out downstairs, we were seated upstairs. By the way, we went for a very late lunch at 14:30, and STILL no relief from the crowds. No problem, but then we decided to check out the menu and pass on the buffet as we didn't feel like going downstairs to pick up the food. The tables are a bit too close together I have to say, making getting in and getting out without disturbing your "neighbors" quite difficult. Nevertheless, we really enjoyed our food. We both ordered the tasting platter of Indian food with yogurts and various sauces and really enjoyed it. Even my friend who is from India thought it was good. The crowdedness of he place does give it a bit "fast-foody" feel, but I will still return.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Rolf H, Inhaber at Hiltl, responded to this review, April 29, 2013
Thank you for your review. Saturday service starts rather late. If you come around 11.30 it is more quite. Or around 15.30 and early evening. We hope to see you soon again.
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“Great for comfort healthy food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

When I crave warm, healthy, delicious food (which is everyday) - Hiltl is my place to go.
The buffet style allows you to choose and serve the right portions. The indian dishes are of course different in taste to authentic home cooked indian meals but the fusion flavour is delicious.
The non-alcoholic drinks/cocktails are highly recommended too.
Staff are always always friendly and helpful.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Rolf H, Inhaber at Hiltl, responded to this review, March 19, 2013
Thanks a lot!
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