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Helvti Diner

#177 of 1,596 Restaurants in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Kasernenstrasse 2 | 8004 Zurich, Zurich 8004, Switzerland
+41 43 322 04 24
10:00 - 01:00
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Adliswil, Switzerland
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

Went with a couple of friends and we had a great meal. The burgers are all freshly cooked and the chips were proper chips. None of these skinny American french fries, with no potato inside. The brownie was also lovely. The restaurant is easy to get to and although it looks small, I didn't feel cramped when seated. The only... More 

Thank RachelinAdliswil
Zurich, Switzerland
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Very good value for money! Very quick, nice Swiss food. Very good place for having a lunch with a colleague

Thank Natalia V
Zurich, Switzerland
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

We visited here by chance one weekend and were greeted at the door with a friendly smile. We hadn't pre-booked (which is advisable) and were therefore offered one of the high tables and stools to the right hand side. As soon as a table became available in the main area we were offered that but decided to stay where we... More 

Thank Hippypop
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

This place remains the best burger specialist in Zurich Delicious burger, with various options available to customize (cheeses, fried egg, bacon etc). Don't bother with the more expensive beef options (angus and wagyu), you can barely notice the difference and the premium swiss beef burger is already delicious. It's very busy so you have to reserve a table or hope... More 

Thank Rano1985
Aarau, Aargau, Switzerland
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

loved the diner ambiance. the burgers were extremely good and the staff was attentive and friendly. will definitely go back. prices are high but not over priced.

Thank Marina S
Springboro, Ohio
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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Ate here once in the evening and it was good, fun and comfortable. Returned for lunch and found them overwhelmed, rude, confrontational, disorganized. There are so many friendly, hospitable places in Zurich. Don't waste time On this one.

Thank Elizabeth R
Zurich, Switzerland
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240 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Helvti is small restaurant modelled in the style of an American diner. The burgers are the main staple on the menu, and they serve them well. Located directly on the Sihl river, the view and location are very cozy indeed. In the summer, they put out sidewalk cafe tables to enjoy a beer as well watching pedestrians pass by. The... More 

Thank stephenjason
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324 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

I am a fan of good burgers, I won't have then often but when I decide to go for one then I try to make sure it's a premium one. And that was a premium experience. Side dishes were not optimal, fries were too dry for instance, and guacamole didn't feel fresh somehow, but the burger was tremendous. Loved also... More 

Thank kizkouz
Zurich, Switzerland
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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Went to this place with high hopes. Everyone talks about the burgers. But what about the pastrami offering? Heveti "diner" right. Well, prepare yourself for less than a centimetre of *fried*, don't ask me why!, Pastrami. Wrapped in burger bun. Do not expect what you would get in America, i.e. A thick 3cm or more of delicious pastrami. The Swiss... More 

Thank davidO8013CE
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

A bit on the pricy side, but excellent food and service. The place is small, so try to avoid peak hours for an optimal experience.

Thank Luis N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner, International
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kasernenstrasse 2 | 8004 Zurich, Zurich 8004, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Zurich  >  Zurich>  > Langstrasse
  • Neighbourhood: Langstrasse
  • Phone Number: +41 43 322 04 24
What started out as a running gag has now taken on a life of its own: We've begun rating food on a scale of how 'dirty' it is. The 'dirtier' the meal, the greater the taste and the more daring the combination of ingredients. On that scale, we seek to serve the 'dirtiest' burger in town - the ultimate burger in terms of quality of meat and taste, in other words.

Inspired by Edward Hopper's 'Nighthawks', our aim was to create a Swiss take on the classic American Diner. A place offering a fresh design, comfortable seating areas, with a friendly and attentive staff, fabulous food, great music and a funky bar with extended opening hours for the city's nighthawks.

We believe we have created the ideal locality for everyone: the businesswoman or businessman with little time on their hands, a group of friends looking for somewhere to hang-out, families, late-dinner lovers and clubbers with style.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?