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Helvti Diner

Kasernenstrasse 2 | 8004 Zurich, Zurich 8004, Switzerland
+41 43 322 04 24
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good35%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“burger” (57 reviews)
“onion rings” (6 reviews)
“wagyu” (3 reviews)
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American, Diner, International
$$ - $$$
Kasernenstrasse 2 | 8004 Zurich, Zurich 8004, Switzerland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Cosy diner, with quite good burgers, but insanly expensive. The cheapest cheeseburger-combo available (Single Patty Cheeseburger, Fries, 3 dl Water) is priced at CHF 29.50.

Thank El K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We only came for a few drinks but the food looked quite good. The atmosphere is very nice and they serve Boston Lager from tap. I will definitely return to check their burgers and other drinks. Good place to be !

Thank Stefan G
Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

Nice place where to have of course hamburger and fries! Make your own burger and share it for a nice and pleasant dinner with friends. Really nice waiters, happy to help you with anything needed (like my allergy to onions and garlic!)... Try that!

Thank fiorenico
Reviewed 7 January 2018

Nice American dinner atmosphere and the burgers are nice. you can basically compile your own burger for a proper (Swiss) price. For the not burger lovers there are also options on the card

Thank Mr_C_travel
Reviewed 29 December 2017

The location is very nice, close to the lake, the atmosphere inside is good as well. We've got a table with no reservation. The food was fresh :) BUT no-one gave us cutlery, paper napkins were missing too. We had to reach it ourselves from...More

Thank _X8039TV
Reviewed 8 December 2017

Unfortunately no one points out the fact that your burger will be served semi-medium done and since I already had to reject my glass of coca cola because it was served STILL, i didn't feel like also having to tell them how to grill the...More

Thank Issam K
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

We always like going back to Helvti for a delicious burger. Service is fast and friendly. Make sure to make reservations. It’s usually pretty busy.

Thank Britta S
Reviewed 20 November 2017

Interesting American themed diner. Not cheap by any means but the burgers are a good size, tasty and the service is spot on. Good range of beers too. I had the same waitress on both occassions, a dry sense of humour and a burlesque look...interesting...More

Thank etiennewehrli
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

Spent a very enjoyable evening midweek. Friendly and funny staff. Good and tasty food with limited menu. The restaurant was busy but the service was quick.

Thank David N
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

What a nice out of the way but well worth the journey. This American themed bar has nice lounge seats, a great view of the bridge and lake. The food is tremendous and the wait team is happy to speak English should the need arise.

Thank Keilisi F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
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
  • E-mail
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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