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“World class restaurant. One of the must visit places in Zurich.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Kindli

Kindli
Pfalzgasse 1, Zurich 8001, Switzerland (Old Town)
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Ranked #3 of 1,443 Restaurants in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Good for: Entertaining clients, Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Old Town
Exeter, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“World class restaurant. One of the must visit places in Zurich.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012 via mobile

It's not often you find a place that delivers what they do as well as Kindli. The core part of this business is their food, and its outstanding! The service was friendly and attentive without being intrusive, and the environment was relaxing, authentic, with understated luxury.

What really impressed me was their ability to gauge my taste and preference. We liked our first visit so much we returned the next night, and with different waiters, they still managed to reproduce attentive and insightful service.

The rock lobster is outstanding, and the chocolate trio world class. Too many things to mention really but these two were my favourite!

We'll be back. Bravo Kindli!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“What a fabulous meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012 via mobile

This is a brasserie type restaurant serving classic local food, often with an international element, in a classic yet relaxed adult setting. The food was fabulous. My veal chop with parmesan risotto was truely memorable and my wife's truffle tagliolini was superb. The price for food and drink was very reasonable and the service was impeccable. In fact our waiter Alex really made our night as he was both professional and attentive, with a really extensive knowledge of the food (provenance etc) yet personable and entertaining at the same time. We left having had a really memorable meal and we can't wait to return.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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12 restaurant reviews
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“One of the best Zurich has to offer”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

I have been to the Kindli Restaurant probably 5 times in the last two months... It's stunning.

Weather permitting you can sit outside on the terrace watching life pass by in Old Town Zurich... They have a seasonal menu which changes every month and provide some classic Swiss dishes on the regular menu.

Service is second to none... Waiters are always in the background but never in your face.

It's not a cheap restaurant - but given it's location and the quality of the food, I think it is very reasonable. If you have a glass of wine, main dish and a salad it usually comes to around CHF50-60.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Woodnewton, United Kingdom
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Great food, wonderful service.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

Booked an early table here prior to Hugh Lauries awesome blues gig. Arrived at 6 and the place was empty - unsurprisingly. We ordered and told the waiter that we would need to leave early. Service was perfectly paced. Alex had Chanterelle Salad, Rock Lobster I had a veal fest of Vitello Tonnato and Veal Cutlet. Great meal and the waiter made an excellent wine suggestion. Great to have attentive and knowledgeable staff. Would definitely come here again even at 300CHF for two - three courses and moderately priced wine.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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carlsbad ca
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Charming Find”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

Enjoyed a lovely meal on our last night in Zurich. A delightful waiter named Atze Peet entertained us with his with and knowledge. He helped with our choices and we had a great meal sitting outside watching the world go by.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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