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Restaurant Eichhornli

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Swiss, European, Central European
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Nietengasse 16, Zurich 8004, Switzerland
+41 44 241 11 28
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Tue - Sat 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed September 13, 2016

The Zürigschnätzlets was soooo good! I really can recommend that dish if you like to taste a little Zurich old cuisine :). And the staff was - like the wine - just awesome! I have now a new place for my so beloved dish!

Thank Bebe B
London, UK
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59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed June 26, 2016

I came on the recommendation of my hostess at the Dakini B&B and was not disappointed; the friendly waitress was clear about the restaurant essentially specialising in local Swiss food and I tried Zürcher Geschnetzelte with rosti for the first time and was not disappointed - it was absolutely delicious and perfectly done. I also had the restaurant's special chocolate... More 

Thank suecamer
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106 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed October 10, 2015

The "Eichhörnli" is a local restaurant in down town Zurich - District Nr. 4. - with a traditional and classy menu, kind of home cooking style but also very seasonal. The price vs value is great, as Zurich is known for its high prices. I really can recommend this restaurant with its cosy atmosphere - always great food and friendly... More 

Thank Franz R
Munich, Germany
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 27, 2014

A very good place to try the Züri Geschnelztes with Rösti, or other typical Swiss dishes. Do not expect gourmet dishes, but the taste of the dishes is good, and authentique (at least Swiss friends told me it is :-) Anyhow, the food was delicious, the prices are with Swiss (ZH) standards give a fair value for money. 2 things... More 

Thank Jamie T
Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
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75 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed August 14, 2014

This is not prime location but prime food. Their card is not extensive, yet you get season specials which are great. the owner is great as he does not hesitate to recommend you cheaper wine/food when he thinks it's the best thing to do. Once told me to take tomato salad (CHF9) instead of another CHF20 started, often recommends modest... More 

Thank JeffZurich33
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed January 23, 2014 via mobile

We didn't book a table in advance and we were treated really good by the staff. Very tasteful dishes, accurate service and very nice staff. The atmosphere was very relaxed, cozy place to share a nice evening among some friends. I was very happy! (not ideal for large groups though)

Thank Ivan R
Boulder, Colorado
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed September 11, 2013

After a long flight, I was looking to fortify myself having missed several meals. The restaurant was recommended to me by the owner of the Dakini's Bed and Breakfast. After getting the menu translated, I was not disappointed the menu offerings (although they had no chicken or fish on the menu), and chose to have tartare gross (raw meat) for... More 

Thank Michael C
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed June 24, 2013 via mobile

A hidden gem but only in terms of location since you will have to reserve well in advance to get a table at this unpretentious, top quality food restaurant. The menu is kept small so that you will always get fresh dishes which taste delicious. They change the specials according to the season which lets you want to go again... More 

Thank Shermann1977
Zurich, Switzerland
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59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed December 24, 2012

contrary to some reviews I've heard from restaurant Eichhörnli (="squirrel" in Swiss German), the food is not only limited to "typical Swiss plates", but offers dishes with a nice Mediterranean touch, too. I had a mixed salad as a starter and a simply unbeatable black risotto with cuttlefish and tigerprawns as the main course. The waiters are relaxed and for... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed September 28, 2010

It is located in a quiet street the trend area of Zürich close to a lot of bars and other restaurant. The interior is nothing fancy but in its simplicity very trendy. There are not a lot of choices in the menu but what they cook is good. The price/quality is very good. The service is also very friendly. Reserve... More 

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Restaurant Details

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Swiss, European, Central European
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nietengasse 16, Zurich 8004, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Zurich  >  Zurich>  > Langstrasse
  • Neighborhood: Langstrasse
  • Phone Number: +41 44 241 11 28

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