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White Elephant, District 6
Famous for its Thai food since 1991, White Elephant is a well-visited restaurant with delicious authentic cuisine. The restaurant is popular for its Lazy Susan lunch menu, from which guests can enjoy three three different types of dishes with a soup and rice.
Whitewaller recommends: Ordering the Lazy Susan.
Cabaret Voltaire, District 1
Cabaret Voltaire is a café and bar that shines as the birthplace of the Dada movement. With a rich cultural history, a wide selection of absinthe, and tasty snacks from the grill, guests are welcomed to an inviting space, which also holds a shop full of fun gifts like pencils, soaps, the housemade Dada Absinthe, and other accessories.
Whitewaller recommends: The Brutzelbrot.
LaSalle, District 5
Located in The Schiffbau—an old industrial building where ships were built—is LaSalle, in a glass-enclosed room. The majority of the restaurant’s dishes are either French or Italian, with a strong emphasis on seafood, meat, and seasonal products.
Whitewaller recommends: Considering the lunch or dinner specials.
Josef, District 5
Just a 10-minute walk away from the central train station is Josef—a tapas-style restaurant that carefully selects its ingredients. With dark walls and a tile mosaic ceiling, the restaurant provides an intimate and fun setting for a dining experience you won’t forget.
Whitewaller recommends: Choosing three different dishes.
Run by ambitious Chef Rico Zandonella, Rico’s is wildly deserving of its 18 Gault Millau points. Excellent wine, esteemed service, and culinary delights with striking presentation make up this unforgettable restaurant.
Whitewaller recommends: Ordering the seven-course tasting menu.
Loft Five, District 4
Frequented for its urban mix in style and decor, spirits, and all-around relaxed atmosphere, Loft Five is a gorgeous space made of a loft and five distinct rooms.
Whitewaller recommends: Going on a Saturday for the Swiss brunch menu.