Chinese Restaurants in Zürich: Our ultimate foodie guide

Chinese Restaurants in Zurich, Switzerland

When you gotta have it, you just gotta have it, no matter where you are. Only Chinese food lovers will understand...

From high-end Beijing duck to killer noodles or dim sum on wheels, you will never be short of choice for Chinese restaurants in Zürich. Most eateries are run by members of the Chinese community, so you will find authentic delicacies from all parts of China.

Try Chinese dishes like crispy spare ribs, juicy dumplings, Szechuan style lobster or stir fried tofu with rice. When it comes to visiting Chinese restaurants in Zürich, you will note their clean interior and the fresh ingredients that go into the dishes. So, whether you have a craving for sweet and sour chicken or need a local for a multi-course Chinese dinner, Zürich has you sorted!

Here is our ultimate foodie guide to Chinese restaurants in Zürich:


 

Ach'i

Ach'i is a very affordable Chinese restaurant in Zürich. They have various meat dishes and great soups. Our Haewon recommends trying their handmade dumplings. Just like the portions at Ach'i are generous, the restaurant is roomy. It is a great place to bring a group of friends for a meal.

Ach'i
Brauerstrasse 4
8004 Zürich
+41 44 542 88 85

Mo to Fr 11 AM - 2:30 PM and 6: - 10 PM, Sa noon - 10 PM, Su 5 - 10 PM.

 

Beyond Chinese Restaurant

This Mandarin Chinese restaurant is located just footsteps from the Sihlquai exit of the main train station. One of the highlights at the Beyond Chinese Restaurant is "shuizhuyu", a dish of spicy fish. It could be too spicy for some, but for everyone else, it tastes great in summer and winter alike...

Beyond Chinese Restaurant
Claridenstrasse 36
8002 Zürich
+41 43 366 83 45

Mo to Fr 11:30 AM - 2 PM and 6 - 10 PM, Sa and Su 6 - 10 PM.

 

Bund 39

Unlike most other Chinese restaurants, Bund 39 specializes in typical Shanghai "hu cai" cuisine. Think sweet braised pork belly ("hong shao rou"), soy scallion noodles ("cong you ban mian") and a range of vegetarian options. Dishes are fresh and easy to order as pictures of each are posted in the restaurant.

Bund 39 Chinese Restaurant in Zürich

Apart from the food, we also like the fancy interior design which contributes to the cozy atmosphere of this fine restaurant. Bund 39 is located between Helvetiaplatz and Stauffacher.

Bund 39 Chinese Restaurant in Zürich(Photographs courtesy Bund 39)

Bund 39
Bäckerstrasse 39
8004 Zürich
+41 78 732 26 60

Mo 6 - 10:30 PM, Tu to Sa 11:45 AM to 2 PM and 6 to 10:30 PM; Su closed.

 

Hotpot Restaurant Chopstick

Just across the alley from the original Chopstick Restaurant opened another restaurant. Both offer lunch menus, but reservations are only taken for the new restaurant.

Restaurant Chopstick Zürich

The dishes at Hotpot Restaurant Chopstick are quite generous and close to the Chinese standard of tenderness. The Beijing Duck is crispy on the outside yet tender and moist on the inside. The hotpots come in three variations starting at 38 francs per person. The soup can either be clear, spicy or tomato based. (We particularly like the fish dish which is part of all menus.)

Restaurant Chopstick Zürich

Hotpot Restaurant Chopstick
Limmatquai 138
8001 Zürich
+41 44 262 58 88

Mo to Su 10 AM to midnight (warm dishes Mo to Fr 11 AM to 2 PM and 5 PM to midnight, all day on Sa and Su)

 

Hongxi Chinese Restaurant

The kitchen at Hongxi offers contemporary Chinese cuisine and can be considered to be among Zürich’s top five. For one, the Hong Kong chefs can whisk up a delicious stir-fry dish.

But when it comes to the (freshly prepared) dim sum, they are not quite up to the standard of a Cantonese foodie. On top, portion sizes of the steamed buns and dumplings are small and it is not uncommon to walk out with a large tab and a hungry stomach...

Hongxi Chinese Restaurant in Zürich

Hongxi Chinese Restaurant
Zwinglistrasse 3
8004 Zürich
+41 43 549 20 20

Tu to Sa 11:30 AM - 2 PM, 5:30 PM - 10 PM, Su closed.

 

Khujug Restaurant

Here is a fairly new Chinese restaurant in Zürich with affordable lunch menus: Khujug. It is Sichuan style, so the dishes are naturally very spicy with some brave ingredients. (For this reviewer, they are super delicious!) The interior design is rather post-modern with most-see decor.

Khujug
Schöneggstrasse 5
8004 Zürich
+41 41 888 05 58

Mo to Fr 11 AM - 3 PM and 6 - 11 PM, Sa noon - 11 PM, Su 5 - 10:30 PM.

 

Lotus Garden Asian Kitchen

From the Enge station, just walk up one block to find this Taiwanese/Chinese cuisine delight. Lotus Garden Asian Kitchen serves a buffet style lunch which is very reasonably priced. Plus, if you bring your own box, you get a discount.

For dinner, it is always a good idea to reserve as you will find a lot of groups having family style dinner. From duck dishes to fish dishes, the menu is diverse and homey. (Thanks for sharing this tip, Haewon!)

Lotus Garden
Waffenplazstrasse 1
8002 Zürich
+41 43 243 07 25

Mo to Sat 11 AM - 2 PM and 6 to 10 PM, Su closed.

 

Peking

The aptly named Peking Restaurant is a go-to restaurant for Beijing duck. And given that this is Zürich, the waiters are exceptionally nice and prices are very modest.

Peking
Verena-Conzett-Strasse 21
8004 Zürich
+41 44 542 88 85

Mo to Fr 11:30 AM - 2 PM and 6 - 10 PM, Sa 6 - 10 PM, Su closed.

 

Uncle 7

Located just a short walk from the Sihlquai exit of the main station, Uncle 7 is the perfect place for any dim sum lovers out there. Uncle 7 offers an affordable lunch buffet with freshly cooked selections, but you may also request to eat off the menu.

7 Uncle Chinese Restaurant, Zürich
7 Uncle Chinese Restaurant, Zürich

Among their specialties are "cheungfan" rice noodle rolls with chicken feet, something not available at any other Chinese restaurants in Zürich. When chewing those delicious dumplings, you can tell that the dough was home made... What sets this place apart from many other Chinese restaurants in Zürich is the exceptionally friendly service and the authentic Hong Kong style menu.

Uncle 7 Restaurant
Klingenstrasse 34
8005 Zürich
+41 44 271 33 88

Mo to Su 11 AM - 2:30 PM and 5:30 to 11 PM.

 

Wesley's Kitchen

Wesley's Kitchen serves juicy Bao's served with pork or veggies. The chefs at Wesley’s Kitchen present modern Shanghai cuisine, with the pan-fried bun, "xiaolongbao", being a must-try.

The menu also includes fresh tuna and salmon dishes, as well as crispy shrimp or (very recommendable) fatty pork belly. Check out the lunch options as we find this restaurant not a very good value for the money during dinner.

Wesley's Kitchen
Josefstrasse 48
8005 Zürich
+41 44 542 88 91

Mo to Fr 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM and 5 to 10:30 PM, Sa 11 AM to 10:30 PM, Su 11 AM to 9 PM.

Listen up, foodies: check out our guides for Japanese restaurants in Zürich, Vietnamese restaurants in Zürich and Korean restaurants in Zürich!

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