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White Elephant

#87 of 1,533 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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Kuwait, Al Kuwayt, Kuwait
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Well, we are extremely hungry! My wife and I. We happened to live next to Marriott hotel in Zurich. After arriving our hotel we decided to eat Thai! Thanks to TripAdvisor it led us to white elephant, which is 8-10 minutes from central plaza hotel. The food is great, my wife's soup was spectacular. She loved it so much, it's... More 

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Thank abadyq8
Laura S, Food & Beverage Admin at White Elephant, responded to this review

Dear abadyq8 We appreciate your visit at our Thai restaurant and thank you very much for taking your time to write this feedback on TripAdvisor. The White Elephant is absolutely happy that you enjoyed your appetizers and hopefully also your main courses. We hope that we will have the chance to welcome you soon again. Brilliantly Yours, Laura S. More 

Level Contributor
11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Keep going back to white elephant, and every time I go back the food is simply AMAZING! Thank you Thai cooks and thank you Kevin, Yut, Bright and The beautiful Sunny for the experience 😍❤️️

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Thank Nina L
Laura S, Food & Beverage Admin at White Elephant, responded to this review

Dear Nina L Thank you very much for your lovely feedback on TripAdvisor. We appreciate your honest opinion on our food and service quality. It would be a pleasure to host you very soon again. We look forward to your visit. Brilliantly Yours, Laura S. More 

v1grad
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184 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Tom Yam Goong was outstanding, and they also serve fresh Thai coconuts, which were so very tasty and refreshing. The atmosphere was romantic, low lit, with wood and red accents. Service was just right- very friendly without being slavishly imposing. It was so busy I ordered pick up the second visit.

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Thank habitact
Laura S, Food & Beverage Admin at White Elephant, responded to this review

Dear habitact Many many thanks for taking your time to write your feedback on TripAdvisor. The White Elephant team was happy about your visit and highly appreciate your honest opinion. We hope that we have the chance soon to welcome you again. Brilliantly Yours, Laura S. More 

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68 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were desperate for some good Thai before we left Zurich and found reviews for the White Elephant. We trudged through a full on rain storm to get there, and after finding a back door into the restaurant (as we had buggy and 2 kids), we were thrilled with our experience. The wait staff was phenomenal with our children, getting... More 

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Thank ClarissaS247
Laura S, Food & Beverage Admin at White Elephant, responded to this review

Dear ClarissaS247 Thank you very much for taking your time to write this feedback on TripAdvisor. We highly appreciate your honest opinion about our Thai restaurant. The White Elephant was happy to host you and your family and we hope that we will have the chance to welcome you again. We wish you a good journey and are looking forward... More 

Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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91 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place serves the best Thai curry in town. The service is friendly and authentic and the food is fanatics. The depth of flavour proves that no corners are cut here, be it on ingredients or cooking method. Our go to for a solid Thai meal.

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Thank 967AJacobs
Laura S, Food & Beverage Admin at White Elephant, responded to this review

Dear 967AJacobs Thank you very much for your feedback on TripAdvisor and for visiting us at our Thai restaurant. We are glad that you enjoyed your curry and would rate it as the best in town. As an authentic Thai restaurant we appreciate your honest opinion about the flavor, ingredients, and cooking methods. We hope that we will have the... More 

Vermont
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84 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dinner weekend. Located in the Marriott Hotel with outside entrance from street. Busy, service exceptionally welcoming and nice ambience, food somewhat standardized fare for Thai restaurant. While everything in Zurich is expensive with the Swiss franc exchange rate, based on their raw food cost of what was ordered, this seemed to be on the pricey side.

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Thank deut2
Laura S, Food & Beverage Admin at White Elephant, responded to this review

Dear deut2 Thank you very much for your visit at the White Elephant restaurant and for taking your time to write this feedback on TripAdvisor. We highly appreciated your opinion and are happy to have the chance to respond to it. The White Elephant restaurant is an authentic Thai restaurant and therefore we import the products directly from Thailand. Our... More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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191 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are several Thai restaurants in Zürich. When it comes to ambience, I put White Elephant at the top of the list. Perhaps because the restaurant is located at the Mariott Hotel, the price niveau is higher than the average. Nonetheless, the excellent service and friendly staff make it worth a visit. I can recommend any of them from personal... More 

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Thank stephenjason
Laura S, Food & Beverage Admin at White Elephant, responded to this review

Dear stephenjason Many thanks for your feedback on TripAdvisor. The White Elephant Team was happy to host you and we are glad that you enjoyed your dinner at our Thai restaurant. We are proud that we can offer our guests an authentic Thai restaurant with imported products from Thailand. Hopefully we will have the chance soon to welcome you again.... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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332 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

The restaurant is located on ground floor Marriott Hotel. Lovely design. Good service. And quite good food. Very decent wine list. In Zurich, this is probably the best Thai restaurant.

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Thank Vladimir M
Laura S, Food & Beverage Admin at White Elephant, responded to this review

Dear Vladimir M It was a pleasure to host you at our Thai restaurant and we are extremely happy to know that you enjoyed your visit at the White Elephant. Your feedback is highly appreciated and we hope that you will have the chance to visit us soon again. Brilliantly Yours, Laura S. More 

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

One does not expect to walk into a Thai restaurant in the middle of Zurich and expect to be blwon away. Thats precisely what happened. My colleagues had been there before and always spoke highly of the place. Now I can see why. We went there for dinner and it was one of the best meals in Zurich. Everything was... More 

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Thank Shankar V
Laura S, Food & Beverage Admin at White Elephant, responded to this review

Dear Shankar V Thank you very much for your visit at our White Elephant and your lovely feedback on TripAdvisor. We highly appreciate your opinion about our Thai restaurant and hope to host you soon again. Brilliantly Yours, Laura S. More 

CT
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27 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

attention to detail, service, flavor and clean. nicely done. plus extra points (ask in advance). Really enjoyed the corner table/.

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Thank realguest
Laura S, Food & Beverage Admin at White Elephant, responded to this review

Dear realguest We appreciate your visit and the very positive feedback on TripAdvisor. It was a pleasure to host you at our White Elephant restaurant and are happy that you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to welcoming you soon again. Brilliantly Yours, Laura S. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 23 - US$ 46
Cuisine
Asian, Thai
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?