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“A rare vegetarian/vegan gem in Zürich”
Review of Samses

Samses
Ranked #253 of 1,957 Restaurants in Zurich
Price range: USD 16 - USD 26
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Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, 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.
Las Vegas, NV
Level 6 Contributor
197 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
“A rare vegetarian/vegan gem in Zürich”
Reviewed 28 February 2012

Located in a trendy alternative area of Zürich, the Samses restaurant is an imaginative, thriving restaurant with excellent vegetarian food plus several vegan options. Unusually for Zürich, it is quite reasonably priced, too. They have a buffet from which you can help yourself to a wide variety of food, priced per 100 g (slightly higher for eat-in than take-out). The a la carte dishes are most interesting, including a Malaysian Mah-Meh curry and an Indonesian Gado-Gado peanut dish (both impeccably prepared and highly recommended). Wine and beer are available at reasonable prices.

For a little more of the offbeat Zürich flavor, before or after eating at Samses, be sure to drop in at the Mata Hari bar across the street (like many such establishments, alas not listed on TripAdvisor); the red decor, offbeat posters, and wildly tattooed bartender are great fun.

  • Visited February 2012
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Iwakuni, Japan
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Yummy food and totally inexpensive!!”
Reviewed 11 January 2012

The restaurant is not big and often crowded, so I absolutely recommend reservation!
Unpretentious and easygoing compared to Hiltl, the atmosphere is cozy, and though the service was a bit slow, I got a yummi vegi burger, sided by salad and roasted potatoes! The waitresses were very busy but really kind, and I was satiated and satisfied for only 17 chf! Unbelievable for a city like Zurich! I will go back for sure!! :)

  • Visited January 2012
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1 Thank Byneppi
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Jena, Germany
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Excellent food, cozy and quiet”
Reviewed 10 December 2011

We picked up this place for a group lunch because few people were vegetarians. I am not vegetarian myself, so I was a bit skeptical, but... The food was just amazing! Tasty and intriguing. The owners were always kind - even with such a big group, more than 20 people- and the service was excellent. Highly recommended!!

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1 Thank madpal
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Level 2 Contributor
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“If you are vegetarian, this is must go place”
Reviewed 21 October 2011

We are on our one month Europe tour and we thought being vegetarian it will be difficult for us to find good food at all. But to our surprise so far we haven't been disappointed.

Same with this place, found on trip advicer and went to try food there. had buffet and food was delicious. It is not that expensive as per Swiss standards. Very nice place to sit and very nice service we went for dinner there. Zeno is very helpful.

Give it a try if you are in Zurich.

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1 Thank SS-ji
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zurich
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“cruelty free delicious food at longstreet”
Reviewed 23 June 2011

this is the best and cruelty free food u can get in zurich, very nice atmosphere and a good watching place for the famous longstreet of zurich. try the veganisu- heaven!
brother and sister are running that place with love and creating a good atmosphere.u can sit outside as well for the smokers.great buffet daily and not expensive. go for it!

  • Visited June 2011
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1 Thank Akasha B
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