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“Not the best, but good enough”

Nooch Asian Kitchen
Ranked #82 of 1,892 Restaurants in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Thai
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Neighborhood: Escher Wyss
Geneva, Switzerland
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30 reviews
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“Not the best, but good enough”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2011

As others have stated, Nooch is close to the cinema so perfect for a quick meal before or after the movies.

I like the casual setting, and the staff seems competent and alert (at least for Zurich standards). It is ok for a quick snack, but don't expect top-quality. It's more like a McDonalds for Japanese food - some people just love it, others prefer something more classy.

Sushi quality differs, sometimes it is surprisingly good but usually its average. The other dishes (noodles, rice) come in huge portions and are tasty.

I have been to Nooch on several occasions and as my experiences have been good, and prices are reasonable, I am giving 4*. It is definately not the best restaurant in town, but in this market segment they are doing a good job.

  • Visited October 2011
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Zurich, Switzerland
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“Westernized Asian Food - Average”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2011

The restaurant is in a Cinema complex, so it's a decent placce to get a meal before you catch a flick. As is with most cinema restaurants all over Europe, the food is average.

The place is nicely decorated, modern and bright. The 2 waitresses were very capable and professional as was the 1 chef who cooked everything alone.

I could not order any sushi as they apparently don't serve any during lunch. So I had the 'Duffy's favorite' noodle bowl with udon noodles and duck breast. The duck was nice and crispy and the udon noodles were well cooked with a perfect texture. Unfortunately, I found the broth very average and flavourless, and therefore had to add lots of condiments (chilli & soy sauce) to kick it up a notch. My wife had the Chicken Satay and it was also only average. It lacked that special something.

Please do not take my review to mean that the restaurant is not good enough because it is. Unfortunately it is catering to Swiss tastes so the food lacks flavor. Simple.

If you're going to the cinema, then yes definitely have a meal but do not go there especially for the food as there are FAR better places in Zürich to enjoy authentic Asian foods.

  • Visited June 2011
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15 reviews
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“Favorite Asian Flavors in Zurich”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2011

One of our teams favorites when we have our meetings in Zurich is to stop by at the Nooch. Whether we are in the mood for Thai curry, asian-fusion noodles, Japanese, sushi and sashimi we can usually find something for everyone.

The restaurant layout is very communal with large tables that can either fit a large group, or will be set for multiple parties. It is very much like dropping in at a Japanese Noodle bar in that respect.

The menu offers a range of Curries, noodle-stir-fries, noodle soups, and a full range of sushi. My crutch dish there is the "Duffy's Favorite" a noodle soup with your choice of noodles with broth, topped with Roast Duck and veggies. (Dashi with udon is my pick).

Another favorite is to stop in on Monday for ALL you CAN EAT Sushi. At 60 francs is a relative bargain compared to other sushi in Town.

  • Visited March 2011
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Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
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“lovely asian food / sushi”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2011

really tasty asian food and good for sushi lovers , I recommend it!

  • Visited March 2011
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Lutry, Switzerland
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“Great sushis”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2011

I mainly go there for their sushis, as their other meals are too big portions for me ;) (noodles, rice etc.) The staff is fast and friendly, the food is really good although a bit pricey!

  • Visited October 2010
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