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“very high class Thai food”
Review of White Elephant

White Elephant
Ranked #123 of 2,089 Restaurants in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $23 - $47
Cuisines: Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
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.
Reviewed October 20, 2012

Expensive, but incredible selection of Thai dishes. Very upscale. It's close to the river Limmat, north east of the train station. We ate there three times and were never disappointed.

Thank Swissyankee
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Reviewed October 4, 2012

This is the most overpriced food of moderate quality that I have ever experienced. They charge $40.00 for a dish that would cost $10.00 any place in North America and then have the audacity to charge 5.00 for rice. I went here with 4 friends for dinner with one moderately priced bottle of wine and the bill was nearly $400.00.

Thank Dan B
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Reviewed September 27, 2012

I love thai food - and I know good thai food!

White Elephant was not far from my hotel - 3-4 min. walking - so why not give it a go.

It is supposed to be an upscaly thai place - which I certainly don't mind. I often pay a lot for best quality thai.

Had 2 courses - first a soup with coconut cream served inside a fresh coconut - nice touch. However the soup was a bit too zingy (sour) for my taste...
Main course was a red curry with beef with steamed rice - it was OK - but nothing out of the ordinary.

I had a Thai beer and a softdrink - 2 courses - and it ended up costing me CHF 85 (appr. €70/USD90!!) which is way too expensive in relation to what I actually got.

Would not go again!

Thank MadsCopenhagenDK
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

This is a Thai restaurant. The food quality was good, but the service and the portions were less than expected. You could find great Thai food at a walking distance.

Thank Mauricio A
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Reviewed May 19, 2012

Expensive Thai food not justified (neither by service nor food quality nor restaurant design).
Limited choice (nothing grilled, everything fried or in curry sauce).

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Thank matoux00
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