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“fancy vegetarian” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hiltl

Hiltl
Sihlstrasse 28, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
+41 44 227 70 00
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Ranked #16 of 1,382 Restaurants in Zurich
Price range: $25 - $102
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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.
Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
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“fancy vegetarian”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

do i still need to mention the buffet? what i like about the hiltl is its white tablecloths and its atmosphere. a posh restaurant for vegetarians - where else can you find that? yes, it comes with a price tag, but even vegetarians want to be taken out for a real treat every now and then! and for those who don't want to bother with all those people continously rounding the buffet (that might not be your idea of a fancy restaurant), there are enough options on the menu. book a table upstairs if you are ordering from the menu - it's quieter and you get less people running around.

Visited June 2013
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Rolf_Hiltl, Inhaber at Hiltl, responded to this review, July 3, 2013
Great review, thank you!
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“Best of the best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

I try to cover the best food reviews and the worst to give readers the correct view. Just go for the buffet which is by weight, many gluten free options. Everything is vegetarian and the restaurant is packed ! You will not feel you haven't had meat by the end of the meal.take a good look around the buffet before u stocking up. Food lovers must try !!!!

Highly recommended for all kinds of settings, couples, friends,business, no regrets guaranteed.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Rolf_Hiltl, Inhaber at Hiltl, responded to this review, July 3, 2013
Best of the best reviews, thank you so much!
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“Awesome, best veggie place ever!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Great food and selection, busy all day and night long for good reason. Well worth the effort to get here.
Done by weight so each as much or little as you want.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Rolf_Hiltl, Inhaber at Hiltl, responded to this review, July 3, 2013
Thank you very much!
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“vegeterian food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Self service vegeterian food. In the middle of the city. Food were ok - it was difficult to find a place to sit and to find area where you can talk. It is a bit loud.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Rolf_Hiltl, Inhaber at Hiltl, responded to this review, June 20, 2013
We are not only a self-service restaurant but also have a part with waiters service on the first floor. If you are looking for a quiet table we can most certainly find one (maybe after a short wait) - please feel free to ask our staff for help.
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“Best buffet food I have ever had!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Yes, the food is good. Yes, the restaurant is beautiful. But it is basically a buffet with a lot of options and (?like all things swiss) a bit expensive. We ate here with friends who are staying in Zurich and had heard the rave reviews - we were a bit put off by the buffet when we arrived but we all agreed - it really was good! Indian specialties ruled though the day and were perfectly spicy and seasoned. Big busy and high energy place.

  • Visited May 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_Hiltl, Inhaber at Hiltl, responded to this review, June 15, 2013
We have also a served part in the restaurant with a big à la carte selection. Maybe you're going to try the next time when you're in Zurich? :) Thanks for the good review!
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