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“Expensive and looong wait” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Vulkan

Vulkan
Ranked #30 of 1,875 Restaurants in Zurich
Cuisines: Indian, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Gewerbeschule
Lugano, Switzerland
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201 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
“Expensive and looong wait”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2013

Ready to wait 90 minutes to get your chicken whatever-spice? Then this is the right place.

Beside the wait there are several other things that can annoy the average Swiss person: ask for Hahnenwasser (tap water) and they simulate not to understand bringing their funny 9.- litre bottled water. The starters are quite expensive too and not very tasty.

The chicken recipes are actually quite good.

Anyway be ready to pay 50.- CHF per person eating just rice and chicken with beer, water and coffee. And wait a lot. Naah there are better places (mainly take away) to eat indian in ZH in less time for less money.

Sorry Vulkan.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Adrian, Michigan
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2,121 reviews
1,296 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 822 helpful votes
“Excellent Indian in Zurich”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2013

This is a great place to get an excellent Indian dinner when you are in Zurich. The location is convenient in the sense that it is within walking distance of the train station. The restaurant exterior was typically European and blended with the neighborhood. The interior was suitably tasteful with a muted, warm décor that provided a relaxing atmosphere. The tables were quite adequately spaced to allow a quiet dining experience. The service was very good on the night I was there as I was attended to quite quickly. The menu was quite typical for an Indian establishment but there were certainly plenty of choices. I chose to start with the Mulligatawny soup as that is a favorite of mine to sample at Indian places. This preparation was a bit creamy making it richer than most. It actually had a very good taste. For my main, I had the chicken curry. The curry was very nicely prepared and adequately spiced. The chicken itself was outstanding, though, as it was beautifully tender and juicy. To finish, I had the masala chai which was the only thing that was a bit of a disappointment as it was simply steeped spiced tea that was not prepared Indian style (no added milk!). It tasted fine but was not what I was hoping to have. The prices at this place were typical of Zurich. Though the bill was very expensive, I thought the value was actually very good considering the location. I would recommend giving this place a try if you fancy Indian.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good Indian food.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2013

Tasty Indian food finallyin Zurich. Service is good. Those who are willing to have Indian food in Zurich , should visit here to get satisfaction.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank SameerDeshpande
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Timbuktu, Mali
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“THE Indian restaurant in Zurich”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2013

When living in Zurich we tried different indian restaurants, but Vulkan was the only one we visited more than once (surely about 8 times). Vulkan is (or maybe was) also the only one with an original tandoor oven in Zurich. The atmosphere is cozy and the toilets are clean =).
The service was always great, although it might be confusing for some people that some of the waiters prefer to speak englisch instead of german/swiss german.
The dishes were very delicious. As a starter I recommend the marinated lamb (although I am ordinary not into lamb!), but recommending a main dish is very difficult.. the ones we had were all very nice (always with Naan and Raita as side dishes). We were only disappointed once.. the food was totally not as it used to be.. something must have been wrong with the chef or he was not there?!
The prices are definetely adjusted to the prices in Zurich, which you get used to when you live in Switzerland.. lets say what you get here are dishes for an "average swiss price".
If we should ever be back in Zurich, we will definetely go back to Vulkan!

Visited October 2012
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Thank Kenegy
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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“High price, tiny portion”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

We ate here rather randomly after looking around josefstrasse for a bite to eat. I ordered the chicken Korma but at 30 Francs, I just had it with rice (an extra 10 francs or so) , with water, you are talking another 10 francs, which to be honest leaves a bad taste in my mouth. The curry arrived in a tiny metal bowl, and to be honest tasted average at best. I will not come here again.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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