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White Elephant

Neumuehlequai 42, Zurich 8006, Switzerland
+41 44 360 73 22
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Overview
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“thai food” (44 reviews)
“coconut soup” (3 reviews)
“curries” (11 reviews)
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CUISINES
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Neumuehlequai 42, Zurich 8006, Switzerland
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1 - 10 of 223 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant was full but the waiters were polite but very quick and did not give us enough time. Not being very experienced in the Thai cusine, we did not realize untill atherwards that the waiter mixed our main courses and my wife got the...More

Thank JonHO49
Gordian W, other at White Elephant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear JonHO49 Thank you very much for leaving your feedback on TripAdvisor. The opinion of our guests is highly appreciated. We are very sorry to hear that we could not fulfill your expectations about your main course. We hope you can understand that it can...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Kevin and the crew are very friendly and made us feel very welcome and almost like a member of the family. The food- and wine selection is excellent and covers any taste. The spicier the dish, the more elephants appear on the side on the...More

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Gordian W, other at White Elephant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear , Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us your kind feedback on Tripadvisor. We are very happy to read that you enjoyed your time at our restaurant and the authentic atmosphere. We are glad to hear that our wine and...More

Reviewed 19 December 2017

The food was pretty good, not overly great or 5 star, but good for what we were looking for that day. In the hotel, but still had a good vibe to it. We were there on a Saturday night and most of the city was...More

Thank debrajkennedy
Gordian W, Food & Beverage Administrative at White Elephant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2017

Dear debrajkennedy Thank you for rating us on Tripadvisor. The White Elephant team was very happy to welcome you. It is nice to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our restaurant. We are looking forward to your next visit in Zurich and hope to...More

Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

We checked out this restaurant for lunch as it was in the same hotel that we are staying in. It was a good choice, with exceptional service and authentic Thai food. We had the starter set, and ordered the Tom Yum Gung, fried chicken with...More

Thank Szewee1968
Gordian W, Food & Beverage Administrative at White Elephant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2017

Dear Szewee1968 Thank you very much for taking the time to rate us on Tripadvisor. The White Elephant team was very happy to be welcoming you and we are glad to hear that you enjoyed especially the Tom Yum Gung and the cashew chicken with...More

Reviewed 22 November 2017

The service is extremely friendly and efficient, the food is good, the restaurant is very clean and has a nice atmosphere!More

Thank simon m
Gordian W, Food & Beverage Administrative at White Elephant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2017

Dear simon m Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us your feedback on Tripadvisor. We are very happy to read that you enjoyed your visit at our restaurant. We are glad that you liked our service and the atmosphere. We hope...More

Reviewed 10 November 2017

Being regular customers from The White Elephant, we used to go there for dinner quite often, as we used to be living very next to it. For some reasons, we never wrote a review on it, so here it is. Our favorite dishes include :...More

Thank Kim_8000
Gordian W, Food & Beverage Administrative at White Elephant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2017

Dear Kim_8000 Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us your feedback on Tripadvisor. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit at our restaurant and the selection of dishes. The authenticity of our dishes and the Thai cuisine...More

Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

The menu was nice. We were staying in this hotel so based on the reviews, planned to have Thai dinner at white elephant. The presentation was good and the food looked tempting however it was too spicy! One of the spiciest meal I have ever...More

Thank anuchawla09
Gordian W, Food & Beverage Administrative at White Elephant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

Dear anuchawla09 Thank you very much for leaving your feedback on TripAdvisor. Your opinion is highly appreciated. We are very sorry to hear that we could not fulfill your expectations with the spiciness of your dish. Our kitchen staff always gives their best to provide...More

Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Fantastic Thai restaurant in Zurich. There are good selection of authentic Thai dishes like Papaya salad, Tom Yum soup, curry and seafood dishes. The staffs were very kind and accommodating.More

Thank Na P
Gordian W, Food & Beverage Administrative at White Elephant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Dear Na P Thank you very much for taking the time to rate us on Tripadvisor. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit at our restaurant. The White Elephant team was happy to welcome you. It is nice to hear that you...More

Reviewed 29 October 2017

The food wasn't the worst I have had, I expected better for these prices. I asked for a scoop of Chocolate Ice Cream and what I got was a Baby's size portion. The pineapple in my dish was going rotten and should've been thrown out....More

Thank twoqnsguys
Gordian W, Food & Beverage Administrative at White Elephant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Dear twoqnsguys We are happy that you also visited us at our authentic Thai restaurant. Thank you very much for your second comment on TripAdvisor. We are glad that you shared your experience with us. It is again very disappointing to hear that we did...More

Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

I'll start by saying that I've eaten a lot of Thai food in my life in a lot of different countries. Usually local Thai places nail the basic Thai menu, i.e., pad Thai, yellow curry, etc... those dishes are kind of a gimmie for any...More

Thank thebear0618
Gordian W, Food & Beverage Administrative at White Elephant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

Dear thebear0618 Thank you very much for taking the time to rate us on Tripadvisor. The feedbacks of our guests are always highly appreciated. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit at our restaurant. The White Elephant team was happy to welcome...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$25 - US$51
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
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Monday
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Thursday
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Friday
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Saturday
6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Neumuehlequai 42, Zurich 8006, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Zurich  >  Zurich
  • Phone Number: +41 44 360 73 22
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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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