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Helvti Diner

#161 of 1,532 Restaurants in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Langstrasse
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Kasernenstrasse 2 | 8004 Zurich, Zurich 8004, Switzerland
+41 43 322 04 24
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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 01:00
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Aarau, Aargau, Switzerland
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

loved the diner ambiance. the burgers were extremely good and the staff was attentive and friendly. will definitely go back. prices are high but not over priced.

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Thank Marina S
Springboro, Ohio
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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here once in the evening and it was good, fun and comfortable. Returned for lunch and found them overwhelmed, rude, confrontational, disorganized. There are so many friendly, hospitable places in Zurich. Don't waste time On this one.

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Thank Elizabeth R
Zurich, Switzerland
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190 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Helvti is small restaurant modelled in the style of an American diner. The burgers are the main staple on the menu, and they serve them well. Located directly on the Sihl river, the view and location are very cozy indeed. In the summer, they put out sidewalk cafe tables to enjoy a beer as well watching pedestrians pass by. The... More 

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Thank stephenjason
Zurich
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319 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

I am a fan of good burgers, I won't have then often but when I decide to go for one then I try to make sure it's a premium one. And that was a premium experience. Side dishes were not optimal, fries were too dry for instance, and guacamole didn't feel fresh somehow, but the burger was tremendous. Loved also... More 

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Thank kizkouz
Zurich, Switzerland
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Went to this place with high hopes. Everyone talks about the burgers. But what about the pastrami offering? Heveti "diner" right. Well, prepare yourself for less than a centimetre of *fried*, don't ask me why!, Pastrami. Wrapped in burger bun. Do not expect what you would get in America, i.e. A thick 3cm or more of delicious pastrami. The Swiss... More 

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Thank davidO8013CE
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

A bit on the pricy side, but excellent food and service. The place is small, so try to avoid peak hours for an optimal experience.

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Thank Luis N
Baar, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

they serve good burger and have a good range of different burger, and the location is very nice and the staff super friendly - but its a bit overpriced.

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Thank theflyindutch
Switzerland
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210 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

If you like burgers and you are in Zurich; then you might have had the discussion about the best burger in town. Most people will agree that Helvti is at least in the top 5. In my opinion Helvti is actually on top. 3 different meat choices & multiple toppings choices. A homemade sauce and a bit of green comes... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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148 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

No doubt in my mind. After trying many burgers, and listening to my teenage son, Helvti makes the best burgers in town. Three kinds of beef on offer, Wagyu is soft, Angus is the real taste and consistency, premium is probably good too. Chips are perfect. Choice of dessert uninspiring though. It's out of the centre but not far from... More 

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Thank John R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

The menu is split into 4 sections. First you can select what burger you want, there is a choice of three meats, Swiss Beef, Angus Beef or Wagu Beef. Then you can choose any extras including cheese, bacon, egg etc. You can then add sides, and finally you get to choose a sauce. (Honey Mustard very good) It cost approximately... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Diner, International
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 00:00
Thursday
10:00 - 00:00
Friday
10:00 - 01:00
Saturday
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kasernenstrasse 2 | 8004 Zurich, Zurich 8004, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Zurich  >  Zurich>  > Langstrasse
  • Neighbourhood: Langstrasse
  • Phone Number: +41 43 322 04 24
Description
What started out as a running gag has now taken on a life of its own: We've begun rating food on a scale of how 'dirty' it is. The 'dirtier' the meal, the greater the taste and the more daring the combination of ingredients. On that scale, we seek to serve the 'dirtiest' burger in town - the ultimate burger in terms of quality of meat and taste, in other words.

Inspired by Edward Hopper's 'Nighthawks', our aim was to create a Swiss take on the classic American Diner. A place offering a fresh design, comfortable seating areas, with a friendly and attentive staff, fabulous food, great music and a funky bar with extended opening hours for the city's nighthawks.

We believe we have created the ideal locality for everyone: the businesswoman or businessman with little time on their hands, a group of friends looking for somewhere to hang-out, families, late-dinner lovers and clubbers with style.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?