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“not as veg-friendly as advertised”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Bimi

Bimi
Ranked #298 of 1,891 Restaurants in Zurich
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“not as veg-friendly as advertised”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2014

a friend took me to bimi because she had seen all the advertisements they make about serving a good choice for vegetarian. and as i happen to be a big fan of fish-free sushi, it seemed just right. the poor service was our first disappointment. it took them 20 minutes to serve us a glass of wine, and though my friend asked them to not include any white fish in her sushi, they completely forgot about it. our waiter was very unfriendly to start from, and he didn't get any friendlier when we asked him about our wine. the vegetarian sushi lunch was good, and good quality, but definitely not exceptional. six pumpkin maki, six cucumber maki and five other vegetable/rice bites - not very creative to be honest. the atmosphere is not great either, but it was okay for lunch. i would definitely not go again if it was for myself, because i know a lot of other places in town that have more options for vegetarians - and they don't even feel the need to advertise them!

  • Visited January 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Good simple japanese food.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2014

Haven't been here in a while and to be honest restaurant standard's can change real quick in Zurich.
But i went back on Saturday night after about 2years away and i'll be honest it was to die for.
What can i say service,food everything was impecable down to the wire.If you take 3 coures and a bottle of shochu like we do you can expect a high bill but it's worth every penny.It definetly won't be another 2 yearsbefore we go back again.

  • Visited January 2014
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Zurich, Switzerland
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44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“our favorite japanese restaurant in zurich”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2014

the high quality of bimis food is constant since years. fast and competent service, a great selection of sake. the simple dekor of the restaurant helps you focus on the main thing - excellent food. We love the plates and presentation. all this has its price - but hey - this is a speciality restaurant with products from the other side of the planet. we will come back again

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Maghreb_0710
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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Delicious Japanese...both lunch and dinner”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2013

Went to bimi several time for business and have to say never was disappointed by the food quality. Their lobster tempura was amazing and also offer several authentic Japanese dishes. Service wide depending on your luck- if you get a non-Japanese waiter it is normal you can not expect he knows the menu by heart. I personally prefer their lunch menu - great way to enjoy a bit of authentic Japanese on a daily basis.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Jessie G
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Zurich, Switzerland
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“Very good Japanese”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2013

Nice Restaurant in a good neighbourhood close to the City centre.

Modern atmosphere with some Japanese Twist.

Food is very good, excellent Chawanmushi and Sushi / Sashimi are very good as well. The variety of seaweed is a bit tasteless, but all other dishes I had were very good.

Food is not cheap but also not too expensive, good value for Money.

Staff is very friendly and helpful. No attitude (which is not always the case in Zurich...).
The Manager is also very friendly and hard working.

Definitely a nice Japanese place.

  • Visited September 2013
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