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White Elephant

#81 of 1,552 Restaurants in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Neumuehlequai 42, Zurich 8006, Switzerland
41443607322
Today
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Bengaluru, India
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very bice business dinner - authentic thai food - interieur could be nicer. Service - especially Sunny - was great.

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Thank Michael F
Vancouver, Canada
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363 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't let the photo fool you, this is an elegant and inviting space in the evening with the lights low. Thai food is outstanding; carefully prepared with the complexity of seasoning that makes Thai cuisine so appealing. All the dishes we tried were good but I can highly recommend the curries. The Penang curry was very tasty. Lots for vegetarians... More 

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Thank sola123
Laura S, Food & Beverage Admin at White Elephant, responded to this review

Dear sola123 The White Elephant team highly appreciates your visit at the restaurant. Thank you very much for taking your time to write this lovely feedback on TripAdvisor. It would be a pleasure to welcome you soon again at our restaurant. Brilliantly Yours, Laura S. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I dont have to say much! Ped pad graprau, satay gai and thai iced tea had always satisfied my cravings. Waiter yut was also very lovely :) Will definitely go back here one day, craving for more...

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Thank Degung S
Laura S, Food & Beverage Admin at White Elephant, responded to this review

Dear Degung S It is a pleasure to read your lovely and satisfying feedback on tripadvisor. Thank you very much for visiting us and for taking the time to write this comment. We wish that we will have the chance soon to welcome you again at the White Elephant restaurant. Brilliantly Yours, Laura S. More 

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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The tom yam soup is tasty and not too hot. Dishes are ok. The curries tend to be a bit too much creamy (coconut milk). Spice levels are adjusted to cater to Swiss standards. Service is competent and friendly. After the meal I felt rather thirsty which could be due to the use of MSG which is not that great.... More 

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Thank Daniel O
Laura S, Food & Beverage Admin at White Elephant, responded to this review

Dear Daniel O Thank you very much for your feedback on TripAdvisor and your visit at our Thai restaurant. We are happy to inform you that we do not use any MSG for any of our dishes as mentioned in the menu card. We hope that we will have the chance soon to welcome you again at the White Elephant... More 

Kuwait, Al Kuwayt, Kuwait
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

Well, we are extremely hungry! My wife and I. We happened to live next to Marriott hotel in Zurich. After arriving our hotel we decided to eat Thai! Thanks to TripAdvisor it led us to white elephant, which is 8-10 minutes from central plaza hotel. The food is great, my wife's soup was spectacular. She loved it so much, it's... More 

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Thank abadyq8
Laura S, Food & Beverage Admin at White Elephant, responded to this review

Dear abadyq8 We appreciate your visit at our Thai restaurant and thank you very much for taking your time to write this feedback on TripAdvisor. The White Elephant is absolutely happy that you enjoyed your appetizers and hopefully also your main courses. We hope that we will have the chance to welcome you soon again. Brilliantly Yours, Laura S. More 

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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016 via mobile

Keep going back to white elephant, and every time I go back the food is simply AMAZING! Thank you Thai cooks and thank you Kevin, Yut, Bright and The beautiful Sunny for the experience 😍❤️️

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Thank Nina L
Laura S, Food & Beverage Admin at White Elephant, responded to this review

Dear Nina L Thank you very much for your lovely feedback on TripAdvisor. We appreciate your honest opinion on our food and service quality. It would be a pleasure to host you very soon again. We look forward to your visit. Brilliantly Yours, Laura S. More 

v1grad
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184 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

The Tom Yam Goong was outstanding, and they also serve fresh Thai coconuts, which were so very tasty and refreshing. The atmosphere was romantic, low lit, with wood and red accents. Service was just right- very friendly without being slavishly imposing. It was so busy I ordered pick up the second visit.

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Thank habitact
Laura S, Food & Beverage Admin at White Elephant, responded to this review

Dear habitact Many many thanks for taking your time to write your feedback on TripAdvisor. The White Elephant team was happy about your visit and highly appreciate your honest opinion. We hope that we have the chance soon to welcome you again. Brilliantly Yours, Laura S. More 

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69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016 via mobile

We were desperate for some good Thai before we left Zurich and found reviews for the White Elephant. We trudged through a full on rain storm to get there, and after finding a back door into the restaurant (as we had buggy and 2 kids), we were thrilled with our experience. The wait staff was phenomenal with our children, getting... More 

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Thank ClarissaS247
Laura S, Food & Beverage Admin at White Elephant, responded to this review

Dear ClarissaS247 Thank you very much for taking your time to write this feedback on TripAdvisor. We highly appreciate your honest opinion about our Thai restaurant. The White Elephant was happy to host you and your family and we hope that we will have the chance to welcome you again. We wish you a good journey and are looking forward... More 

Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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94 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016 via mobile

This place serves the best Thai curry in town. The service is friendly and authentic and the food is fanatics. The depth of flavour proves that no corners are cut here, be it on ingredients or cooking method. Our go to for a solid Thai meal.

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Thank 967AJacobs
Laura S, Food & Beverage Admin at White Elephant, responded to this review

Dear 967AJacobs Thank you very much for your feedback on TripAdvisor and for visiting us at our Thai restaurant. We are glad that you enjoyed your curry and would rate it as the best in town. As an authentic Thai restaurant we appreciate your honest opinion about the flavor, ingredients, and cooking methods. We hope that we will have the... More 

Vermont
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84 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

Dinner weekend. Located in the Marriott Hotel with outside entrance from street. Busy, service exceptionally welcoming and nice ambience, food somewhat standardized fare for Thai restaurant. While everything in Zurich is expensive with the Swiss franc exchange rate, based on their raw food cost of what was ordered, this seemed to be on the pricey side.

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Thank deut2
Laura S, Food & Beverage Admin at White Elephant, responded to this review

Dear deut2 Thank you very much for your visit at the White Elephant restaurant and for taking your time to write this feedback on TripAdvisor. We highly appreciated your opinion and are happy to have the chance to respond to it. The White Elephant restaurant is an authentic Thai restaurant and therefore we import the products directly from Thailand. Our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$23 - $46
Cuisine
Asian, Thai
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Neumuehlequai 42, Zurich 8006, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Zurich  >  Zurich
  • Phone Number: 41443607322
Description
The restaurant White Elephant has the reputation to be one of Zurich's best and oldest Thai restaurants. The fine Thai cuisine combines lightness with the full scope of spices. Be prepared for a genuine culinary experience with a real authentic touch.

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