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blindekuh

#129 of 1,626 Restaurants in Zurich
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Muehlebachstrasse 148, Zurich 8008, Switzerland
+41 44 421 50 50
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17:30 - 23:00
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Sun 17:30 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 18:30 - 23:00
Thu - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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Zurich, Switzerland
Level Contributor
42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My husband and I went on a date night to "The Blind Cow" and it was a unique dining experience. I really enjoyed it, mostly because it allowed me to relate better to a blind friend of mine. My husband, on the other hand, didn't feel as comfortable in the room. We chose the "Surprise 3 course menu," and the... More 

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Thank Hailey D
Lugano, Switzerland
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

the experience to eat in complete darkness and choosing "surprise" is really special ! the service was very friendly and we had a funny evening. if you are looking for an inusual dinner-experience it is ok. ad the food with beverage is ti expensive for the quality of the taste you get - going once is enough. quantity is ok... More 

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Thank Trippi65
bk_Adrian_Schaffner, Geschäftsführer at blindekuh, responded to this review

Dear Trippi65 We thank you for your review and are happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience at the blindekuh. Your motivating words will be gladly forwarded to the service staff. Since taste is different we hope to convince you from our dishes another time. Our regular menu changes weekly, the surprise menu every two months. Nevertheless, your honest... More 

Lugano, Switzerland
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49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We look to book a table for ages, as we were coming from lugano and having only weekends available. Finally we did it. I think we book in January to get a table in April for 4 people ( ok, I'm a date that for us all). The experience is amazing, but the service extremely slow. We order the drinks... More 

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Thank alix550
bk_Adrian_Schaffner, Geschäftsführer at blindekuh, responded to this review

Dear alix550 Thank you very much for the ​review and for coming all the way from Lugano to experience an evening at the blindekuh. Since we are not a regular restaurant, and neither is our service team, the entire experience needs a little bit more time and patience. As you mentioned it yourself, the waiting time is usually at the... More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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113 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

My daughter asked me to go blind cow for more then two years. Had been before and did not found it suitable for little children. Blind cow recommends to be at least 7 years old before going. Anyway, my daughter was older then that and could choose the place because it's was her birthday. Arrival is difficult, tram is possibly... More 

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Thank Oliver S
Adrian_Schaffner_bk, Geschäftsführer at blindekuh, responded to this review

Dear Oliver Thank you very much for your visit and your positive feedback. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with your daughter at blindekuh. Regarding the age of children visiting our restaurant: We do recommend the age of seven years, since experience has shown that being in the dark can be too challenging for children below... More 

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Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Dined here during a short stay in Zürich and was not disappointed by the experience. The premise of the restaurant is that you are to dine as if you were blind. When you walk into the restaurant the staff has you lock up all your belongings (no cheating with a cell phone light during your meal!) in a locker, which... More 

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Adrian_Schaffner_bk, Geschäftsführer at blindekuh, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you very much for your visit and your positive feedback. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time and the entire experience at blindekuh. Your motivating words will be gladly forwarded to the kitchen and service staff. We highly appreciate your recommendation to other travelers hope to welcome you again during your next visit... More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

As soon as we heard about this restaurant, it was a must visit. We had never experienced anything like this before and it was brilliant, if uneasy at times. First of all, you must book - it seems to be fully booked all of the time so try to reserve a table in advance. You then need to put all... More 

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Thank Nacca91
Zurich, Switzerland
Level Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed 14 October 2016

I went along with my colleagues, we were around 10 people and we had reserved a table. The reception is bright and they briefly explain you about how things work and tell you about the menu. Then the waitress (who was blind) asked us to make a chain and lead us through 3 thick curtains and the place was pitch... More 

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Thank Gitika S
2 reviews
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

I went to Blinde Kuh on a Saturday night with my boyfriend, we had booked a table for two at eight and everything was in order. When we got there the receptionist explained to us where we were gonna leave our stuff, and asked us to leave anything that produces light such as phones or watches in the lockers at... More 

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Thank Frida M
North Palm Beach, Florida
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128 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

We wanted to eat dinner here for the experience of understanding a little about the difficulties faced by blind people. We certainly found the experience to be eye-opening. The restaurant is pitch black dark. You can't see anything at all, not even your own hand. The only time I've been in a place as dark as Blinde Kuh was when... More 

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Airlie Beach, Australia
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

Me, my sister and our father went here to eat just for fun, really. How often do you get to eat in pitch black room?? The food is rather average, I would never pay that much if it wasn't for the whole experience the visit gave us. The first minutes is a bit intense since you can't see ANYTHING, but... More 

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Thank May-Linda S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 72 - US$ 154
Cuisine
European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 23:00
Monday
18:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
18:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
18:30 - 23:00
Thursday
18:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Muehlebachstrasse 148, Zurich 8008, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Zurich  >  Zurich
  • Phone Number: +41 44 421 50 50
Description
blindekuh – the name means "Blind Man's Buff" in German – was founded in 1999 and was the first establishment of its kind in the world. Our businesses are sponsored by the blindekuh Foundation.

blindekuh is one of the largest private-sector employers for people with impaired vision. In our restaurants and through our cultural activities, we create valuable jobs, foster dialogue between sighted people and those with visual impairments, and open up new perspectives for young and old alike.

Dining at blindekuh is a treat for all your senses, even though your eyes won't take part in the feast. Our creative kitchen team will conjure up delicacies on your plate that don't need to be seen to be believed – fresh, seasonal and always a surprise.

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