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“We keep going back!”
Review of Samses

Samses
Ranked #157 of 2,073 Restaurants in Zurich
Price range: US$15 - US$26
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Buffet, Reservations, Takeout
Neighbourhood: Gewerbeschule
Description: The vegetarian and vegan buffet from 11.00am to 21.30pm Let your eyes wander over our delicious tidbit and send your taste buds on a culinary journey. à la Carte; every day starting from 6pm to 10pm. We are committed to a healthy and balanced diet, which can also smack the non-vegetarians with her tongue. Our vegetarian and vegan dishes are prepare each day fresh for you, of course, only with selectet ingredients.
Reviewed 28 August 2013

Let's start with dessert...Order the gluten free chocolate cake. Everything else looks great and probably is. Trust me on this one. And don't share it! This is your chocolate cake.

The buffet is lovely. We haven't been able to get past it to order from the menu. Everything we have tried is very, very good, and some things are simply terrific. It changes often. Have fun. You can eat gluten free or vegan easily. Don't feel guilty about eating too much.

Can't speak for the wine, but the beers we've tried are all high quality.

Service is super. Friendly, professional and someone speaks most languages. Ask for a guided tour of the buffet table. You'll enjoy that too.

We didn't find it expensive. Not for the quality or the fact that it is in Zurich.

The atmosphere is calm and relatively quiet, which we like. The location is easily reached and it's an interesting neighborhood to walk around after dinner.

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Thank Bill S
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Reviewed 25 August 2013

Another great vegetarian restaurant in Zurich. This menu is much more limited than Hiltl. The seating here is also much more limited so make reservations, because it is a small restaurant. The food quality is very good & there is a good selection of food nonetheless. There are some very creative items here. This is another definite restaurant to go to.

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1  Thank MihirMeghani
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Reviewed 6 August 2013

The waitress tried really hard, so I cannot fault the service, but the food is really only ok and is very expensive for what it is (yes, I know everything is in Switzerland!).

It's pretty small so when busy you feel like you are all sat on top of each other but I do get the sense the food is of a consistent standard. We were a large group with children, and nowhere seems to particularly cater for them - Samses was no better or worse than anywhere else for this.

The selection of food was ok, but Hiltl has more variety.

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1  Thank paula24jen
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Reviewed 3 August 2013

If I to compare Samses to Hiltl the only drawback would be the selection of food. Here in Samses you get European vegetarian buffet where in Hiltl you get a multinational buffet. I also liked the food here and the service was great. We went there at 30 mins before buffet closed (at 10pm) The food was cold so they heated it and brought it to our table. The price per gram here is 3.90 euros, slightly cheaper than the 4.50 euros charged at Hiltl

We sat outside facing the street and the traffic, and we had a great 'candlelight' dinner

The place is so easy to find, from our hotel in Ibis Budget West-City we took the tram line 4 and got down at Limmatplatz then walked literary 5 mins down the road to the restaurant. Its a corner lot with red neon light, you won't miss it. Its visible from the train station itself.

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Thank SaltyBodiceRipper
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Reviewed 28 June 2013

we usually don't come here for the buffet (if you want a massive veggie buffet, go to the hiltl), but for their wonderful and very tasty veggie burgers, for their great satay noodles, for their fresh salads (excellent dressing), for the laid back atmosphere, the quirky but extremely lovely staff, for people watching and falling out of the restaurant and straight into the next bar. there is no way you cannot love this place (unless of course you are an incurable meat lover).

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Thank cannylassZH
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