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Restaurant Julen

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Swiss, European, Contemporary, Central European
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Riedstrasse 2 | 3920, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
+41 27 966 76 00
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Huntington Beach
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69 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and are on a 4 week vacation that started in France and ended in Switzerland. During our vacation, we indulged ourselves with the fine dining on a Viking River Cruise , 2 star Michelin restaurant in Paris and other excellent restaurants. Last night, we both agree , was the best meal of our entire vacation. My wife had... More 

Thank arthurkHB
Riga, Latvia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

High quality food and cozy atmosphere. Service is very good as well. Traditional Swiss dishes, but mostly restaurant specializes on lamb. Highly recommended!

Thank LanaF88
Cannes, France
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Found this restaurant by accident and what a find. Excellent friendly service which made us feel special and valued. The food was excellent in quality, taste and presentation . Amazing quantity for the price, no daft nouvelle cuisine here!

Thank 77peter7777
New York City, New York
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food in the restaurant was delicious. We booked the room with half board (breakfast and dinner). The dinner was a five course menu with choices. We are pescatarians (we eat fish but no other meat) so when one of the dinner menus was all meat that we didn't eat, the restaurant allowed us to choose a fish or veggie... More 

Thank moonfilm
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5 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been coming to Zermatt for years and are regularly dining at Julen. Last years, we were disappointed but decided to try again. What a mistake!! We came in at 19:00, ordered at 19:10. The few who ordered a first course waited 25 min. We waited 1 hour and 10 min. for our main course which wasn't really warm.... More 

Thank Nathalie E
Ulverston, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wanted to go somewhere a little special for my husband's 70th Birthday. Read good reviews for this restaurant.We were not disappointed, the Lamb ragout was excellent and the parfait was delicious.The service from the staff was perfect always there if you needed them but never obtrusive. We had a lovely evening.

Thank soroptimistsharon
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I just had a great meal in this restaurant. The staffs are the most helpful that I had experienced so far. This makes the meal to be very pleasant. The food is tasty but a little bit too salty for me, just like every restaurant in Switzerland. The environment is pleasant. Overall this is a restaurant I am happy to... More 

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Atenas, Costa Rica
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

After a long day of hiking, this cozy, little place was warm and friendly. The waiter helped me choose, and I was not disappointed. The lamb ragu dish was the perfect portion size and very tasty--a little heavier if you're looking for something light, but it was just the comfort food I needed (and the red wine was good too!).... More 

Thank HTinCostaRica
SERPONG, Indonesia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

The restaurant serves very delicious lamb cuisine at reasonable price. Tradition lamb ragout + lamb tonque + braised lamb knuckle + grilled rack of lamb + mango panacota served us tastefully.

Thank Supiadi M
Geneva, Switzerland
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Went based on great trip advisor reviews. Food was good and nice atmosphere but the service was far too slow. It felt like there was a melt down in the kitchen but when asked we were just told it was a normal busy Saturday night. If that is normal would avoid it in future.

Thank Melanie Y

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$17 - $61
Swiss, European, Contemporary, Central European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Riedstrasse 2 | 3920, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Valais  >  Zermatt
  • Phone Number: +41 27 966 76 00
Time for specialeaties.
Time for Tradition Julen.

"Everyone is welcome in Restaurant Julen." That was as important for Meinrad Julen as it is today for the third generation of the family business.

In the morning local workers stop by for their coffee break, at noon the traditional cuisine attracts businessmen, families and passers-by, and in the evening the cozy restaurant serves gourmet food based in traditional cuisine.

New menus are created daily with love and passion. From the salad bar to beef tenderloin and lamb specialties to the hearty cheese fondue and dessert buffet on Thursdays, the a la carte menu has something for all tastes. Enjoy our carefully selected assortment of international wines.
Make sure to reserve a table early!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?