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Zum Isaak

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Swiss, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
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Muensterplatz 16, Basel 4051, Switzerland
+41 61 261 47 12
11:00 - 23:30
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303 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After photographing the Munster, we spotted an adorable little restaurant with an outdoor courtyard. Unfortunately, the courtyard was full, so we elected to sit at a picnic table outside the restaurant. It was a lovely experience. The service was attentive and not at all rushed. I had the lamb and my partner had the beef fillet. Both were great. Dessert... More 

Thank happyrelaxeddudes
Ontario, Canada
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93 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I did not eat any food here so I cannot really comment on that, but the lunch menu did look fairly limited. I overhead other guests saying that their lunch was good. We sat here 2 different times while visiting Basel to have a leisurely drink. Beer was good. Service was good. And the courtyard location was wonderful on 2... More 

Thank 2013Wren
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Nice place, food and reasonable price. It would be advisable to book in advance. And a good point is that it is open for dinner on Sundays when most of the restaurants of the area are closed.

Thank gustavorepe
Sydney, Australia
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84 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Went for a dinner with a group of colleagues and had a very good night. Good range of food choices and good service and we very much enjoyed it.

Thank Keith2014
Basel, Switzerland
2 reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017

As a local guest, this is one of my favorite Restaurants in Basel, wonderfully situated at one of the most beautiful places in the oldtown of Basel. Very friendly service people, who have been serving here for years, which shows the good spirit among the staff of the restaurant.

Thank Enjoyingtraveler42
Stirling, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 December 2016

We arrived at the restaurant just prior to their having a large party, but we were able to be seated in a back room. Our waitress was extremely pleasant, helpful, and efficient, also spoke excellent English. She helped us with our order, and the food was delivered quickly and HOT. The meal was excellent - good food for the right... More 

Thank paisleybuddy_10
Surrey, UK
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85 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016

We needed somewhere to eat lunch on a visit to the Christmas Market and weren't disappointed by 'Zum Isaak'; opposite the market in Munsterplatz. Unlike other reviewers, it was too cold to sit outside and although the place was very busy, lunch was excellent - a fairly limited choice but tasty and reasonable priced. Afterwards walk to the back of... More 

Thank BisleyBullet
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We had lunch at Zum Izaak in their courtyard as there was an event at the "gymnasium" next door where an orchestra was practising which we wanted to listen to. Lunch was just right, light ,tasty and interesting- we had a light bite and a dessert- the waiter was exceptionally helpful at explaining the menu to us. We enjoyed it... More 

Thank beachbray
2 reviews
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We visited Zum Isaak for a coffee, and ordered with a female staff member who spoke English. She was fairly quick with us and quite rude, this made us feel uncomfortable when we asked if they had ice coffee. She offered a dessert drink which we ended up having. The drink was nice, but very pricey at 9CHF for a... More 

Thank Abigail Scarlet... J
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

I had a really nice diner People are very welcoming and charming The atmosphere is really nice and the food was great Location is perfect

Thank jeremylt17

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Swiss, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Muensterplatz 16, Basel 4051, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Basel  >  Basel>  > Altstadt
  • Neighbourhood: Altstadt
  • Phone Number: +41 61 261 47 12

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