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#81 of 1,606 Restaurants in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Gasometerstrasse 24, Zurich 8005, Switzerland
+41 44 271 65 95
17:00 - 01:00
11:30 - 14:00
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Mon - Wed 17:00 - 01:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Thu - Sat 17:00 - 02:00
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Zurich, Switzerland
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food, ambiance and friendly service. What else can you ask for? Price is reasonable for Zürich standard. Reserve if you want to ensure you have a table.

Thank IPPom
Bombarral, Portugal
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116 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very good restaurant with a great chef! Cuisine super elaborated! Nice environment and a very nice modern ambiance!

Thank Jose P
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited Josef with friends again and confirm that the restaurant has a nice atmosphere and friendly and easy going personnel. The quality and the taste of the various servings (Tapas) is good, however the price is very steep…. I had 4 plates, and even though the food is good - CHF 65 leaves an unpleasant taste, as each plate is... More 

Thank SGV_2015
Recife, PE
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

It is better to book in advance before going there, it is a busy restaurant. Nice atmosphere, the waiter and waitress were friendly and helpful. We chose the JOSEF Menu for dinner (five different plates for 67CHF). The food was delicious, a mix of flavors and textures. Do not expect large portions, the portions are very tiny, but in the... More 

Thank RitaAAlmeida
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101 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

If you care for excellent food presented well at a fair price within Zurich, then this is a place not to be missed. Years ago they "abandoned" the main course, their concept is a large number of dishes to choose from, quantities are same, smaller than a normal main dish. So you can compose your own menu and savor different... More 

Thank Elafonisi2000
Zurich, Switzerland
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2017

The staff is friendly and the service is excellent. The food is quite good and the bread basket is fresh and tasty. As some already mentioned, the portions are absolutely tiny. The menu recommends 3 plates for normal hunger but in reality that is much too small. After having 3 plates and lots of bread we were just barely full.

Thank DGlobeTrotterI
Adliswil, Switzerland
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

There are few vegetarian options, but they are all great and the staff will meet you half way to try and make some of the dishes suitable. Make sure to book well in advance as it gets really busy and be prepared for a quirky and quite unique atmosphere.

Thank L1nd3n
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

This is a nice place. We came on a Saturday night and the atmosphere was good - lights down low, lots of people and background music (I hate quiet restaurants with bright lights where you feel everyone can hear your conversations). We did the 5 course set menu which was good for getting to try a lot of different dishes... More 

Thank hannahcdean
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

My fiancé and I went today at Josef for a dinner. It used to be our favorite place in Zurich, but not anymore. The venue is very nice, we like the music and the staff was friendly enough. The food was not as tasty as it used to be and the portions were rediculously small..

Thank Xenia K
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

This is the place you want to be on a saturday night. The ambiance is cool and the food is perfect. I would just make a little note on the fact that portions are tiny... but it is one of the trendiest places with anice decor and music on the background ! Must try!

Thank Salina A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Swiss, 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
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 01:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 01:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 01:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 02:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?