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Zum Isaak

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Swiss, European, Central European
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Muensterplatz 16, Basel 4051, Switzerland
+41 61 261 47 12
11:00 - 23:30
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Basel, Switzerland
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a local guest, this is one of my favorite Restaurants in Basel, wonderfully situated at one of the most beautiful places in the oldtown of Basel. Very friendly service people, who have been serving here for years, which shows the good spirit among the staff of the restaurant.

Thank Enjoyingtraveler42
Stirling, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

We arrived at the restaurant just prior to their having a large party, but we were able to be seated in a back room. Our waitress was extremely pleasant, helpful, and efficient, also spoke excellent English. She helped us with our order, and the food was delivered quickly and HOT. The meal was excellent - good food for the right... More 

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Surrey, UK
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82 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

We needed somewhere to eat lunch on a visit to the Christmas Market and weren't disappointed by 'Zum Isaak'; opposite the market in Munsterplatz. Unlike other reviewers, it was too cold to sit outside and although the place was very busy, lunch was excellent - a fairly limited choice but tasty and reasonable priced. Afterwards walk to the back of... More 

Thank BisleyBullet
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We had lunch at Zum Izaak in their courtyard as there was an event at the "gymnasium" next door where an orchestra was practising which we wanted to listen to. Lunch was just right, light ,tasty and interesting- we had a light bite and a dessert- the waiter was exceptionally helpful at explaining the menu to us. We enjoyed it... More 

Thank beachbray
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We visited Zum Isaak for a coffee, and ordered with a female staff member who spoke English. She was fairly quick with us and quite rude, this made us feel uncomfortable when we asked if they had ice coffee. She offered a dessert drink which we ended up having. The drink was nice, but very pricey at 9CHF for a... More 

Thank Abigail Scarlet... J
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

I had a really nice diner People are very welcoming and charming The atmosphere is really nice and the food was great Location is perfect

Thank jeremylt17
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

We had lunch here on a hot day in July. Eating can be difficult in Basle in the summer. Lots of restaurants are closed (including two we looked for). Everything is very expensive. And word is they don't much like tourists ! They probably prefere local business-man who don't cmplain about the prices ! So we were delighted to come... More 

Thank Chris M
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

We went here on Saturday night and had a nice evening. The weather was very warm so everyone sat outside. The staff were warm and welcoming, and very attentive. I seldom eat a starter , but my husband had the prawns which he enjoyed. Our son and his girlfriend shared the flatbreads. The mains were all lovely. My spit chicken... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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75 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Nice selection of standard and seasonal dishes Good wines by the glass 🍷, price is mid range This is a very traditional location in an old building around 1450, good restored with a modern bistro style

Thank Reto A
Canton of Basel, Switzerland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is situated at one of the loveliest places in Basel's old town. When you go there have a seat in the lovely courtyard under the trees. The dishes are obviously prepared by inspired people that love cooking. Just great and always special! My favourite is "Monsieur Iselin" a dish that changes regularly and is always composed with a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 35
Swiss, European, Central European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Muensterplatz 16, Basel 4051, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Basel  >  Basel>  > Altstadt
  • Neighbourhood: Altstadt
  • Phone Number: +41 61 261 47 12

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?