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White Elephant

#77 of 1,494 Restaurants in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence
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Neumuehlequai 42, Zurich 8006, Switzerland
+41 (0)44 360 73 22
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6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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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Princeton, New Jersey
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115 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm giving it 4 stars because it's in a Marriott, and that makes it less special to me. The walk getting here, alongside the river, is gorgeous! The food is very tastey, and the service is very attentive.

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Thank kjtravelingmomof2
Laura S, Food & Beverage Admin at White Elephant, responded to this review

Dear kjtravelinfmomof2 Thank you very much for your rating and the feeback on tripadvisor. We appriciate your visit at our Thai restaurant and are happy that you enjoyed our tasty food. We hope that we will have the pleasure soon again to welcome you at the White Elephant restaurant. Brilliantly Yours Laura S More 

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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wasn’t sure what to expect due the restaurant being connected to the Marriot property. I was very impressed. The servers and managers were wonderful and the food was surprisingly authentic. An excellent meal after a long day hiking in Lucerne and sightseeing in Zurich.

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Thank TRVLIGHT16
Laura S, Food & Beverage Admin at White Elephant, responded to this review

Dear TRVLIGHT16 Many thanks for your visit at our Thai restaurant and that positiv feedback on tripadvisor. We are more then happy to know that you liked and enjoyed your meal after a long day hiking. It would be great if we have the chance to welcome you soon again. Brilliantly Yours Laura S More 

Dallas, Texas
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70 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ate at the White Elephant while staying at the Marriott. Had an excellent meal. Wonderfully presented Padthai Je, Satay and Curry dishes. Staff was very friendly and attentive. Some of the menu items we saw were expensive, but not all. Would recommend this establishment , especially to travelers weary of the typically heavy Swiss, German and Austrian fare.

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

Dear DallasDoc Thank you very much for your feedback on tirpadvisor. We highly appriciate your visit at our Thai restaurant. It is very satisfying to know that you enjoyed your meal at the White Elephant and it makes us happy to receive your complimant about our friendly and attentive White Elephant team. It would be a great pleasure to welcome... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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189 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There is a warm welcome at this restaurant in the Marriott Zürich. There is an extensive cocktail menu; I can't comment on this as I opted for the beer. This came with some complementary rice cakes and dips - if you like "spicy hot" you need to try the hot dip! - but otherwise there are other tasty bowls. The... More 

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Thank yhi904
ThidapornKraprayoon, Manager at White Elephant, responded to this review

Dear yhi904 Your positiv feedback on tripadvisor is highly appriciated and we thank you for taking your time to write it. We are delighted that you visited us at our Thai restaurant. It is a pleasure to read that you enjoyed our amuse bouche the rice cake and dips. Our White Elephant restaurant is an authantic Thai restaurant and we... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Good Thai food, staff friendliness/pleasantness requires improvement. On a side note, do not order cocktails. The prices are high for what you get in your glass. I ordered a prosecco/lychee cocktail as an aperitif. There was no lychee liquor in it, just lychee fruit, when you removed the fruit there was no more than 50ml of prosecco and they charged... More 

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Thank Tayllit A
ThidapornKraprayoon, Manager at White Elephant, responded to this review

Dear Tayllit A Thank you a lot for your helpful feedback on tripadvisor. We are delighted that you visited us at our Thai restaurant. As you mentioned, our prices are very average for Zurich. Furthermore, as an authentic Thai restaurant we import most of our products from Thailand. We would be very happy to welcome you soon again. Brilliantly Yours,... More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

One of the best Thai places in Zurich! The food does really taste like in Thailand. Delicious vegetarian options! A bit too expensive, but hey it's located in Marriott hotel!

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Thank Yulia S
ThidapornKraprayoon, Manager at White Elephant, responded to this review

Dear Yulia S We are happy to receive your positive feedback on tripadvisor. Many thanks for visiting us at our Thai restaurant. We are delighted that you rate us as one of the best in Zurich. We would be more that glad to welcome you soon again. Brilliantly Yours, Thidaporn Kraprayoon More 

London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Absolutely delicious and authentic Thai food. Price is reasonable, and if you get the curries, they top it up for free.

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Thank Shreebo
ThidapornKraprayoon, Manager at White Elephant, responded to this review

Dear Shreebo Thank you very much for your lovely feedback. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed our authentic Thai restaurant. We are glad that you liked our curries. Hopefully we have the chance to welcome you soon again. Brilliantly Yours, Thidaporn Kraprayoon More 

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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

The flavors are nice, many different spices. The service is very friendly. However the prices are ridiculous..one of the most expensive Thai restaurants ..

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Thank Mhaagmans
ThidapornKraprayoon, Manager at White Elephant, responded to this review

Dear Mhaagmans Many thanks for your visit at our Thai restaurant the White Elephant. We are happy that you enjoyed our friendly service and the many different spices. Brilliantly Yours, Thidaporn Kraprayoon More 

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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

We stopped over in Zurich for one night, staying at the Marriott before an early flight home to Australia. Had great expectations given all the glowing reviews. We were seated immediately on arrival, the restaurant was reasonably busy on a Saturday night. There appeared to be enough staff and our order was taken quickly however when we tried to find... More 

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Thank theOtherSmithy
ThidapornKraprayoon, Manager at White Elephant, responded to this review

Dear theOtherSmithy Thank you for your visit at our Thai restaurant. We are glad for your feedback and are happy that you enjoyed the hot sour soup as a starter.It is sad to know that we could not meet your expectations with the main dishes and that you had to wait for some minutes to receive your bill. The White... More 

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204 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

We had little time between our hotel check-in and a scheduled walking tour of old town Zurich. It was pouring, so we opted to eat in this Thai restaurant in the Zurich Marriott. Both our mild and spicy hot choices were very good.

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Thank William N
ThidapornKraprayoon, Manager at White Elephant, responded to this review

Dear William N We want to thank you for your visit at our Thai restaurant. It has been a pleasure to host you at the White Elephant and we are happy that you enjoyed your meals. Hopefully you will have the time to visit us again on your next travel to Zurich. Brilliantly Yours, Thidaporn Kraprayoon More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$23 - $47
Cuisine
Asian, Thai
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic
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: +41 (0)44 360 73 22
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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