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Helvti Diner

#160 of 1,552 Restaurants in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Langstrasse
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Kasernenstrasse 2 | 8004 Zurich, Zurich 8004, Switzerland
+41 43 322 04 24
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10:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Thu 10:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 01:00
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Zurich, Switzerland
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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

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Thank Natalia V
Zurich, Switzerland
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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Thank Hippypop
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 

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Thank Rano1985
Aarau, Aargau, Switzerland
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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.

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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.

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Thank Elizabeth R
Zurich, Switzerland
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213 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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 

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Thank stephenjason
Zurich
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323 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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 

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Thank kizkouz
Zurich, Switzerland
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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 

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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.

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Thank Luis N
Baar, Switzerland
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39 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

they serve good burger and have a good range of different burger, and the location is very nice and the staff super friendly - but its a bit overpriced.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Diner, International
Meals
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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 00:00
Thursday
10:00 - 00:00
Friday
10:00 - 01:00
Saturday
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
Description
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?