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White Elephant

#73 of 1,623 Restaurants in Zurich
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Neumuehlequai 42, Zurich 8006, Switzerland
+41 44 360 73 22
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18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
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Sun - Thu 18:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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Dallas, United States
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92 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent variety of Thai food with all the dishes you would expect. Half a dozen meat and fish selections prepared in a choice of about a dozen different ways. Beware however that their scale of spicy is conservative. I chose the regular and wished that I had gone up a notch. That is not a problem if you ask.

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Thank John H
Céline V, Food & Beverages Administrative at White Elephant, responded to this review

Dear John H Thank you so much for taking the time to rate us on Tripadvisor. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit at our restaurant and the selection of dishes. We always try to spice the dishes according to the guest's liking so we are glad that you informed us to make it a little... More 

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner at this restaurant. Service and food were just great. Very nice experience, will definitely return!

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Thank Tese R
Céline V, Food & Beverages Administrative at White Elephant, responded to this review

Dear Tese R Thank you very much for taking the time to rate us on Tripadvisor. Your feed back is highly appreciated. The White Elephant team was very happy to welcome you and is glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit and the food at our restaurant. We are very much looking forward to your next visit. Brilliantly Yours,... More 

Level Contributor
13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The white elephant is a nice thai place located near EMA house hotel. It is quiet, fun and colorful. A nice place to go for some high quality thai food.

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Thank Sofia F
Céline V, Food & Beverages Administrative at White Elephant, responded to this review

Dear Sofia F Thank you for taking the time to rate us on Tripadvisor. Your positive feedback is highly appreciated. We are happy to hear that our restaurant and the food was to your liking. The White Elephant team was very happy about your visit and ist looking forward to be welcoming you again soon. Brilliantly Yours, Céline V. More 

Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The starter platter wasn't good value for money and the rest of the food was good but not amazing. What we did love was the atmosphere and the really friendly server.

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Thank Jennifer M
Céline V, Food & Beverages Administrative at White Elephant, responded to this review

Dear Jennifer M Thank you for taking the time to rate us on Tripadvisor. The White Elephant team was very happy about your visit at our restaurant. We are sorry to hear that our food wasn't able to fully convince you. On the other hand we are glad to hear that you enjoyed the atmosphere and our service. We hope... More 

London, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

On our last day in Zurich, we returned to the Marriott just in time for lunch before departing for the airport. There is a fixed lunch time so be sure to check before making plans for the restaurant. It's also not open for lunch on the weekend so plan accordingly. The set menu is a series of small ceramic dishes... More 

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Thank ARTJPL
Céline V, Food & Beverages Administrative at White Elephant, responded to this review

Dear ARTJPL Thank you for taking the time to rate us on Tripadvisor. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit at our restaurant. Your feedback is highly appreciated and we are glad that the lunch menu was to your tasting. We are hoping to be welcoming you soon again and looking forward to your next visit.... More 

Milan, Italy
Level Contributor
57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We came last year and were not really impressed. Gave the place a second option .... no way. Even if staff is Thai-classic kind, the food is not. Red curry tasteless, chicken satay with peanut butter, no classic flavour. Sadly, no more opportunities for this place

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Thank AbelardoC
Céline V, Food & Beverages Administrative at White Elephant, responded to this review

Dear AbelardoC First we would like to thank you for taking the time to rate us on Tripadvisor. We are very sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your visit at our restaurant. The experience you are describing is in no way meeting our standards. This is why we will be getting in touch with you directly. We are... More 

London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

We first came here in September 2016 while on holiday and tried the crispy duck on Thai broccoli. Yummy! So when we came back again this week, we knew we had to order it again and it definitely was as good as we remember. Maybe even better! We also had the prawn tom yum and chicken tom ka gai soups.... More 

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Thank sassybowwow
Céline V, Food & Beverages Administrative at White Elephant, responded to this review

Dear sassybowwow Thank you for leaving us a feedback on Tripadvisor. The White Elephant team enjoyed having you here. We are glad to hear that you liked our crispy duck with Thai broccoli and were content with our service staff. We are looking forward to your next visit in Zurich and to welcoming you again. Brilliantly Yours, Céline V. More 

Kopavogur, Iceland
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

It was a very nice evening spent. Excellent Thai food. The staff was very friendly. Nice atmosphere.

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Thank gunrag
Céline V, Food & Beverages Administrative at White Elephant, responded to this review

Dear gunrag Thank you for leaving us a feedback on Tripadvisor. Your thoughts are highly appreciated. We were very happy about your visit at our restaurant and glad to hear that you enjoyed your evening, the food and our service. We would are looking forward to welcoming you again soon. Brilliantly Yours, Céline V. More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The restaurant is located at Marriott Zurich and was a great place to go for a first meal in Zurich. The staff is very friendly and the ambience is great! You can make the event semi formal or formal - suitable for all. As vegetarians we were very surprised by the flexibility of the kitchen. They made vegetarian fried rice... More 

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Thank riddhi2017
Céline V, Food & Beverages Administrative at White Elephant, responded to this review

Dear riddhi2017 Thank you for taking the time to rate us on Tripadvisor. The team at our Restaurant White Elephant was very happy about your visit. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal. Thank you for your kind feedback on our kitchen and service staff. We hope to be welcoming you again soon and are looking forward... More 

Miami, Florida
Level Contributor
39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Located in the Marriott on the river, this is a good Thai restaurant with moderate pricing (for Zürich). I had an excellent spicy tuna mix that you spoon into little pastry shells, very good indeed. Then the red curry duck. This was a disappointment. It was spicy enough but the flavor was absolutely flat, barely there, not at all what... More 

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Thank mbV8342CW
Céline V, Food & Beverages Administrative at White Elephant, responded to this review

Dear Marshall B Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback on Tripadvisor. The White elephant team was very happy about your visit a couple of days ago. Thank you very much for complementing our staff. We are very sorry to hear, that our red curry was not to your liking. Our kitchen staff always gives their best... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$24 - US$48
Cuisine
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 22:00
Monday
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
Thursday
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Neumuehlequai 42, Zurich 8006, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Zurich  >  Zurich
  • Phone Number: +41 44 360 73 22
Description
The restaurant White Elephant has the reputation to be one of Zurich's best and oldest Thai restaurants. The fine Thai cuisine combines lightness with the full scope of spices. Be prepared for a genuine culinary experience with a real authentic touch.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?