Zurich Restaurants

Zurich's multicultural identity is reflected in the city's numerous dining options. From rösti to fondue, kebabs to curries, hot chocolate to cold beer, there are restaurants catering to all palates, all cuisines and all budgets.

When it comes to Swiss food, most visitors think of fondue and its melted cheese cousin raclette. Both fondue and raclette come packed with rich flavor, but there are other Swiss dishes worth trying like Züri Geschnetzeltes (a veal dish served with a wine and cream sauce), Aelplermaccaroni (a pasta dish made with cream, cheese, potatoes and onions) and rösti, the Swiss take on potato pancakes. Raclette Stube, Oepfelchammer and Zeughauskeller are excellent restaurants for sampling any of the above.

In addition to the traditional cuisine, seasonal eating is very popular in Zurich. With its focus on local, organic ingredients, Didi's Frieden caters to this philosophy with monthly changing menus of fine-dining delicacies, while Café Zähringer makes seasonal dishes targeting those on a student budget. Zurich is also big on grilling. Summer beer garden Bauschänzli's outdoor kitchen is great for sausages that go nicely with cold beer. You can get the flavors of summer all year long at Greek restaurant Griechische Taverne Le Beaujolais and Moroccan restaurant Maison Blunt, which are among the best ethnic eateries in Zurich.

Zurich is also home to some original eating opportunities. Vegetarian Hiltl has become a city landmark with its meatless takes on Swiss food and spicy curries, while Blindekuh simulates the blind experience, serving first-rate meals in total darkness.





Hiltl

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Sihlstrasse 28

Great vegetarian food, meat-free versions of classic Swiss dishes...
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Restaurant Didi's Frieden

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Stampfenbachstrasse 32

Creative cuisine in a cozy atmosphere...
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Restaurant Oepfelchammer

Rindermarkt 12

Good Swiss food at Zurich's oldest wine tavern, excellent selection of Swiss wine...
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Raclette Stube

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Zähringerstrasse 16

Traditional Swiss Fondue and Raclette in a cozy atmosphere...
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Blindekuh

Muehlebachstrasse 148

Fine dining served in total darkness...
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Griechische Taverne Le Beaujolais

Seefeldstrasse 167

Excellent traditional Greek cooking, cozy atmosphere...
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Bauschänzli

Stadthausquai 2

A beer garden in the middle of the Limmat River...
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Maison Blunt

Gasometerstrasse 5

Great Moroccan food and authentic Moroccan mint tea...
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Cafe Zähringer

Zähringerplatz 11

Hippie-style cafe, good for the student crowd...
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Zeughauskeller

Bahnhofstrasse 28a
Near Paradeplatz

Selection of more than a dozen Swiss sausages right on the famous Bahnhofstrasse...
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Widder Restaurant

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Rennweg 7
Widder Hotel

Five-Star Elegance...
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Don Leone

Waffenplatzstrasse 15

Pizza, pasta and other Italian dishes in Enge, charming atmosphere...
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Restaurant Beyond

Zollstrasse 20

Excellent Chinese food near the main train station...
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Primitivo at the Oberer Letten

Lettensteg 10

Hip outdoor cafe at the Oberer Letten swimming area on the Limmat River, Summer only...
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Tibits

Seefeldstrasse 2

Vegetarian buffet near Bellevue and the Zurich Opera, kid friendly...
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Pizzeria Scala

Rotbuchstrasse 1

Excellent pizza off the beaten path...
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Lily's

Langstrasse 197

Pan-Asian cuisine at reasonable prices...
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Ristorante Cinque

Langstrasse 215

Fine Italian dining near trendy Limmatplatz...
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Sternen Grill

Theaterstrasse 22

Bratwursts, cervelats, and other grilled food at budget prices...
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Restaurant les halles

Pfingstweidstrasse 6

Eclectic restaurant, bar, and delicatessen in trendy Zurich West...
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