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#737 of 1,664 Restaurants in Zurich
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$4 - $111
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Chinese, Asian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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0.6 miles from Bahnhofstrasse
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All reviews tofu authentic chinese food prices are very reasonable zurich standards business lunch szechuan spicy dishes fiery switzerland chf station vegetarian
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Reviewed August 24, 2020

I have been here countless times with my girlfriend. Some favorite dishes are the water braised fish, kung pow chicken, scallion bread and dry pot chicken. I have had many other dishes on the menu. The prices are fair and the food is amazing in...my opinion but mostly for people who love very, very spicy food. I agree with other reviewers that the staff can be unfriendly, cold, don‘t speak German or English all that well and generally seem uninterested. For example me and my girlfriend have easily visited this place 30 times during the last couple of years yet we are always greeted as strangers while the staff treats us as if they have never seen us before. Nevertheless, the food is truly great and the prices are fair. Even though the new location is decorated more expensively I actually preferred the old location because it suited the food and style of the restaurant more. The location now is slightly more fancy.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed July 28, 2020

Recommended by a friend, first time there for lunch. It was very disappointing. Food was overpriced, the portions were extremely small. A few tiny pieces of crispy duck was charged about 30 CHF, a rip-off price. Sauce was heavy, not fine at all. Wont go...there any more.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed July 17, 2020 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our first dinner at Beyond in their new location, which is a great improvement on the old one before the move. As somebody who lived in Sichuan for some time, the dishes seemed really authentic to me, and we thought they were...extremely delicious. Prices are very reasonable for the offer. Going back there soon!More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed March 4, 2020

I came for the vegetarian Mittagsmenu here. Firstly, it came with soup and spring rolls, a nice change from most Swiss Chinese place where those are very expensive add-ons. Jasmine tea was made of fresh flowers and plentiful. However the star was a big bowl...of tofu (and cabbage) in hot oily sauce. My word, that was good, even if it did make my eyes run and I was glad they brought me some water. I last had anything so nice and fiery and numbing in China. Will have to go back for more of that.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed October 25, 2019 via mobile

The food is actually only average even though the restaurant itself is very nice and has a nice ambience. We had to wait nearly 45 minutes for the food to arrive (4 people) and it was tepid. My beef was quite dry so overall we...were disappointed.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 16, 2019

We went with friends for dinner. All of us have been regular visitors to China and enjoy all sorts of Chinese cuisine. We loved the food at Beyond. It's for sure the most authentic Szechuan food in Zurich, if not Switzerland. This however means that...you need to watch your Chillies. Each dish has a "Chili" rating. The three chili dishes are as hot as you would get in Szechuan itself, so make sure this is what you want The dish of the evening was their stir fried chicken with dried Chillies. A classic Szechuan dish, so good that we ordered a second one ! The restaurant is usually very well patronized, with many Chinese customers, which we took as a good sign. It's therefore advisable to book. They recently moved from their old location in Zollstrasse to their new, much more fancy one in Claridenstrasse. The only downside is that it's all a bit disorganized. The (very friendly and polite) waitresses seem fairly rushed, and mistakes in orders are not uncommon. Hopefully this is only due to the new location and once the staff get used to the place, service will improve. Nevertheless, Beyond is well worth the trip and a bit of confusion. Go there if you want truly authentic food. By the way, some other reviews on this site complain about the prices, but by Zurich standards, and considering the quality of the food, we felt the bill was very fairMore

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 3, 2019 via mobile

Worst choice ever ! Never go there The personal is completely unfriendly and speak very bad German or English. I wanted to have lunch today and I went to this restaurant at 13:00 according to the website closes at 14:00 Restaurant was almost empty. It...looked a bit dark and dirty. But I was in a hurry so I decide to stay. I was not allowed to take a table and they made me wait standing next to the cashier And provided me with a 4 poor choices midday menu. When they finally came back to take my order (me still standing in front of the cashier ) they offered me only 2 out of the daily menu. Then I agreed to take one of the choices but they insisted I could not sit My office is around the corner then I told I would take the food “to go.” Then the rude guy ignored me and started to make a phone call and receiving the payment of the few guest that were leaving. At the end when he decided to take time 25 minutes after I’m still standing there, he said He can give me the poor Daily menu offered but I need to wait 45 minutes !cause they closes at 14;00 I asked to speak with the manager as they fooled me and disrespected me and the guy simply play the uneducated foreigner card “can’t speak any language” and just ignored me. ( as by this time no guests were standing and couldn’t see him ) I decided to stop loosing my lunch break time and went somewhere else ! Worst place in Zurich. Is a pity this disgusting places and people give such a bad image of eating in Zurich and specially take the place away from a better restaurant with good quality and proper respect to the customersMore

Date of visit: October 2019
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Simon-Chang-zh, 經理 at Beyond, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2019

Dear Maureen, Thank you for the feedback. Upon reading this review I watched the camera footage to understand what happened. Please allow me to offer what I saw. When you arrived at 13:20 our restaurant was full downstairs and upstairs. The kitchen does close at...More

Reviewed September 6, 2019

waiting time for lunch is to long, and the food is very greasy. if you order noodles with vegetables you wont find much vegetables. tried a few time and it was always like this.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 27, 2019 via mobile

We went to the Beyond for a business lunch. Reservations for lunch (11:30 to13:00) are advisable. Besides some hickups in bringing the ordered food, my experience was very good. The food is authentic and for Zurich Standards not expensive. The new address is within 15...minutes walking distance from the main station.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Simon-Chang-zh, 經理 at Beyond, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2019

Dear Holgers880, Thanks very much for the feedback. Best regards, Management Simon

Reviewed August 14, 2019 via mobile

Perhaps the most authentic chinese restaurant with a good variety of food! Definitely try out. Go for the salt and pepper shrimp, the chili fish soup and the chili chicken. You won't regret it!

Date of visit: August 2019
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Simon-Chang-zh, 經理 at Beyond, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2019

Dear Tripgeron, Thank you so much for this outstanding review . Your feedback is absolutely great and we will forward it to the whole team. We would love to welcome you again soon! Best regards, Management Simon

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