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#135 of 1,676 Restaurants in Zurich
$$ - $$$, European,
Gasometerstrasse 24, Zurich 8005, Switzerland
+41 44 271 65 95
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“scallops” (5 reviews)
“tapas” (3 reviews)
“beef” (4 reviews)
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Swiss, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Gasometerstrasse 24, Zurich 8005, Switzerland
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a cool restaurant in trendy Zürich west which actually has awesome food. Keep in mind awesome food in Zurich is very hard to find since most of the well-known restaurants cater to the bougie gentry. All tapas-style small plates, ranging from duck confit...More

Thank Katymill2014
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

100chf per person for 3 small dishes plus some beers. Quality ok but price out of line especially as you have limited time to eat given their system with shifts. Best shift for Josef would be to change their prices.

Thank kingtuut
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful place, each dish shows the talent and rich fantasy of the cook. Small plates, so you can taste many wonderful dishes without getting too full. Fun atmosphere and cool staff.

Thank beachlover484
Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

We went there today for a business lunch. The service was rather quick and efficient. The menu had limited options. The quinoa salad was nice BUT the dressing was too acidic!

Thank The_Egyptian_Couple
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

we were 8 people. most had same 3 mini-courses. Truffle potato mash, beef Tatar Loup De Mer Tatar and a dessert.service was quick and efficient. excllent and creative food. Restaurant was quite loud though. But like someone else commented it is a hidden food gem....More

Thank MikionVacation
Reviewed 28 November 2017

If you are looking for exquisite food in a nice atmosphere with good service, then Josef is the place for you. The plates are shared and you can choose between 3, 4, 5, or 6 plates per person for a reasonable price. We were 2...More

Thank SebTheres
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Since I moved to Zurich in 2000, I go eat at Josef. Quality of food is consistently high, and the wine menu is expansive. Very nice place to discover new wines! Josef also has a bar with good cocktails. Daily menu over lunch and ver...More

Thank Jerome B
Reviewed 2 October 2017

This is the best food I have eaten in Zurich in all price ranges. Each plate has beautifully combined flavors in small portions so you eat 3 or 4 plates. The fish and beef tartars were lovely, the pulpo was my least favorite but still...More

Thank Gina C
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Really good food, lots of noise, great service. Small plates, reservation recommended. Really delicious food. I had the Josef menu which changes but I think it was 6 small plates. Great wine list also. Definitely worth it.

Thank carolkSanFrancisco
Reviewed 11 September 2017

this very nicely decorated restaurant serves excellent food, mostly special recipes from your mother or grandmother; but you also just can drink a glas of wine at the bar. the tables are very close together, and sometimes it's getting quite loud. the service was not...More

Thank Raeber-Mendez
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Swiss, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gasometerstrasse 24, Zurich 8005, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Zurich  >  Zurich>  > Gewerbeschule
  • Neighbourhood: Gewerbeschule
  • Phone Number: +41 44 271 65 95
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