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“Very Poor Quality Ingredients”
Review of HAN

HAN
Ranked #25 of 47 Restaurants in Uster
Cuisines: Mongolian
Dining options: Buffet, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Buffet, Reservations
Zurich, Switzerland
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336 reviews
268 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 345 helpful votes
“Very Poor Quality Ingredients”
Reviewed 9 September 2011

This is a Mongolian style restaurant. There is a buffet layed out with raw ingredients. You pick the ingredients you wish along with a variety of oils and sauces, take them to the chef and he/she will stir fry them for you while you wait. Add the rice from the rice cooker and go and sit down and eat.

The décor is nothing to write home about and does not even feel Asian, but at least it is clean and the service is prompt.

The problem with this place is that the ingredients are of a very very poor quality. To the person who commented previously saying the ingredients were of good quality does not know what he is talking about. The beef and the turkey is RECONSTITUTED. So how can it be good quality? This is similar to how low quality ham, bolony and frankfurters are made for supermarkets. It is not real meat. It is made by animal bones being blasted with air to extract every piece of meat and cartilage, then it is pureed and shaped to look like meat. Do not be fooled into thinking it is real meat because it is not.

The prawns/shrimps were tiny, still frozen and a tasteless already cooked farmed variety.

The vegetables were totally uninviting and the sauces were watered down.

The quality seems to be fine for the local Swiss Germans but for people like me who have had excellent Mongolian experiences, this place is not good at all.

  • Visited July 2011
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English first
Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Ok for lunch, dinner overpriced”
Reviewed 13 September 2010

This is a buffet-style restaurant, you can not just sit down and wait to be served. At HAN's you have to fill your plate with raw vegetables, meat/fish and marinade, which will then be grilled for you by a cook. After that you can add (fried) rice and sauces. Make sure you put a big pile of food on your plate, because it will shrink a lot ;-) At lunch, one plate + a drink will cost you about 20 chf, at dinner there is only one option: 40chf as much as you can eat. This makes it really expensive if you just want to have one plate.

The quality of the ingredients is very good, there is a large selection and the vegetables are always fresh. Most of the fish/meat is frozen though, which means it is sort of fresh when it lands on your plate. The quality of the grilling depends a bit on the cook.

I like HAN's because I can choose my own ingredients, and the large choice of vegetables make it a healthy option, and different from other restaurants. Of course there are also people who prefer to fill their plate with meat... you can take whatever you like, and they also do take-away.

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Reviewed 14 December 2008

It's was better than the one in Zurich, which I believe shut down. Easy going atmosphere

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Reviewed 14 July 2008

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