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White Elephant

#83 of 1,605 Restaurants in Zurich
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Neumuehlequai 42, Zurich 8006, Switzerland
41443607322
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12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 18:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The starter platter wasn't good value for money and the rest of the food was good but not amazing. What we did love was the atmosphere and the really friendly server.

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Thank Jennifer M
Céline V, Food & Beverages Administrative at White Elephant, responded to this review

Dear Jennifer M Thank you for taking the time to rate us on Tripadvisor. The White Elephant team was very happy about your visit at our restaurant. We are sorry to hear that our food wasn't able to fully convince you. On the other hand we are glad to hear that you enjoyed the atmosphere and our service. We hope... More 

London, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On our last day in Zurich, we returned to the Marriott just in time for lunch before departing for the airport. There is a fixed lunch time so be sure to check before making plans for the restaurant. It's also not open for lunch on the weekend so plan accordingly. The set menu is a series of small ceramic dishes... More 

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Thank ARTJPL
Céline V, Food & Beverages Administrative at White Elephant, responded to this review

Dear ARTJPL Thank you for taking the time to rate us on Tripadvisor. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit at our restaurant. Your feedback is highly appreciated and we are glad that the lunch menu was to your tasting. We are hoping to be welcoming you soon again and looking forward to your next visit.... More 

Milan, Italy
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57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came last year and were not really impressed. Gave the place a second option .... no way. Even if staff is Thai-classic kind, the food is not. Red curry tasteless, chicken satay with peanut butter, no classic flavour. Sadly, no more opportunities for this place

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Thank AbelardoC
Céline V, Food & Beverages Administrative at White Elephant, responded to this review

Dear AbelardoC First we would like to thank you for taking the time to rate us on Tripadvisor. We are very sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your visit at our restaurant. The experience you are describing is in no way meeting our standards. This is why we will be getting in touch with you directly. We are... More 

London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We first came here in September 2016 while on holiday and tried the crispy duck on Thai broccoli. Yummy! So when we came back again this week, we knew we had to order it again and it definitely was as good as we remember. Maybe even better! We also had the prawn tom yum and chicken tom ka gai soups.... More 

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Thank sassybowwow
Céline V, Food & Beverages Administrative at White Elephant, responded to this review

Dear sassybowwow Thank you for leaving us a feedback on Tripadvisor. The White Elephant team enjoyed having you here. We are glad to hear that you liked our crispy duck with Thai broccoli and were content with our service staff. We are looking forward to your next visit in Zurich and to welcoming you again. Brilliantly Yours, Céline V. More 

Kopavogur, Iceland
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

It was a very nice evening spent. Excellent Thai food. The staff was very friendly. Nice atmosphere.

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Thank gunrag
Céline V, Food & Beverages Administrative at White Elephant, responded to this review

Dear gunrag Thank you for leaving us a feedback on Tripadvisor. Your thoughts are highly appreciated. We were very happy about your visit at our restaurant and glad to hear that you enjoyed your evening, the food and our service. We would are looking forward to welcoming you again soon. Brilliantly Yours, Céline V. More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The restaurant is located at Marriott Zurich and was a great place to go for a first meal in Zurich. The staff is very friendly and the ambience is great! You can make the event semi formal or formal - suitable for all. As vegetarians we were very surprised by the flexibility of the kitchen. They made vegetarian fried rice... More 

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Thank riddhi2017
Céline V, Food & Beverages Administrative at White Elephant, responded to this review

Dear riddhi2017 Thank you for taking the time to rate us on Tripadvisor. The team at our Restaurant White Elephant was very happy about your visit. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal. Thank you for your kind feedback on our kitchen and service staff. We hope to be welcoming you again soon and are looking forward... More 

Miami, Florida
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39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Located in the Marriott on the river, this is a good Thai restaurant with moderate pricing (for Zürich). I had an excellent spicy tuna mix that you spoon into little pastry shells, very good indeed. Then the red curry duck. This was a disappointment. It was spicy enough but the flavor was absolutely flat, barely there, not at all what... More 

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Thank mbV8342CW
Céline V, Food & Beverages Administrative at White Elephant, responded to this review

Dear Marshall B Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback on Tripadvisor. The White elephant team was very happy about your visit a couple of days ago. Thank you very much for complementing our staff. We are very sorry to hear, that our red curry was not to your liking. Our kitchen staff always gives their best... More 

1 review
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

I came with my mother for dinner as we are Hong Kongers and Thai food lovers. Food was spicy enough! Great food and great service. Recommended :)

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Thank ka wai Y
Céline V, Food & Beverages Administrative at White Elephant, responded to this review

Dear Ka Wai Y Your feedback is highly appreciated. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit at our restaurant. Thank you for your kind comments. We hope to be welcoming you soon again. Brilliantly Yours, Céline V. More 

1 review
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I don't write a lot of reviews, but I was there twice already and I love this place! It's not only food - which is amazing, but also people there - you can feel like you are not in restaurant, but like you would visit your friends. Professional and friendly service, always near to help or answer or help you.... More 

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Thank Konrad K
Céline V, Food and Beverages Administrative at White Elephant, responded to this review

Dear Konrad K Your kind feedback is highly appreciated. Thank you very much for taking the time to rate us. We are very happy to hear, that your visit at our restaurant was to your liking. We are grateful for the nice comments about our service staff and our kitchen crew. We are looking forward to be welcoming you soon... More 

Staines, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Lovely restaurant, service and food. Checking the ingredients to eliminate fish oil was no problem and the ambiance and decor was lovely. Was dining alone and felt very comfortable and welcomed. Would go back for sure.

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Thank SunshineRocksEngland
Céline V, Food & Beverages Administrative at White Elephant, responded to this review

Dear SunshineRocksEngland We are very grateful for your nice feedback. Thank you for taking the time to rate us. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the ambiance, service and food at our restaurant. It is our pleasure to make you feel comfortable. We are looking forward to welcoming you soon again. Brilliantly Yours, Céline V. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$23 - US$47
Cuisine
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 22:00
Monday
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
Thursday
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Neumuehlequai 42, Zurich 8006, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Zurich  >  Zurich
  • Phone Number: 41443607322
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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?