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US$38 - US$92
CUISINES
European, Central European, Mediterranean, Grill, Fusion
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed 17 October 2019 via mobile

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Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 13 April 2019 via mobile

Good food good wine, loud and fun The card is varied and the staff is cool. I appreciate the deco and the atmosphere. The prices are very reasonable

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

Not much more to say than the title. The atmosphere is trying to achieve some sort of lounge bar type thing with rather intrusive music piped in. The food is decent but the place obviously feels it is of a higher class than it really...is with inflated prices to boot. Okay for dinner if you don't mind paying over the odds but you'd be missing out on some so much better places.More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

Very good restaurant. We were a group and there was enough space for everybody. The food was delicious and tasty. The service was very good. We will show up again ....

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

Having read the reviews ( only 7 of them are visible - why?) , I felt it would be a great place to take friends. The venue is undoubtedly nice with modern fresh decor. We were promptly met by a very pleasant young lady to...show us our table. Thereafter the waiting began. Staff was looking and behaving rather amateurish for such a pricey and classy place, young girls sneering and having a laugh in the back, being inefficient and at times almost impertinent. You got the uncomfortable feeling that the guest was there for them, not vice versa. I guess the owner or a floor manager would have quickly solved the problem. Food was good, wine grotesquely overpriced. Our evening didn't exactly turn sour, still could have been better.More

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

Whereas the food was good (and high priced) I got charged 4CHF for a glass of tap water. This an unacceptable usury price. Never again.

Date of visit: April 2017
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Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

It's the second time that we went to the Terminus in Olten and I can only recommend this great restaurant. The products are fresh, of high quality and cooked perfectly. The staff, as well as the owner, are very friendly. In the summertime, the restaurant...has its location in a beautiful garden nearby, perfect for enjoying long summer evenings. The pork belly and the lime cheesecake were my favorites!More

Date of visit: August 2016
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Reviewed 24 March 2016

Terminus is at the moment my favorite restaurant in town. Several times a year I go there and I am always thrilled of the food they serve in the trendiest restaurant in town. For me it always is a great pleasure to have lunch or...dinner there. As stated on the restaurant’s homepage, cross-over cuisine for cosmopolitan gourmets is offered there. The chef combines Asian ingredients with Mediterranean elements. There is “only” an a la carte menu available (no fixed menus). On the one hand, you find Terminus classics on it like Angus beef entrecote Robespierre “Ojo de Agua”, my husband’s favorite dish. This is thinly sliced entrecote with pink pepper and olive oil. On the other hand, there are more creative dishes on the menu such as a shortly cooked king fish with venere rice and chutney with pumpkin and mango; this dish I had when I was last time there in February 2016. It really was delicious as well as the inventive starter I had, boiled veal with herb vinaigrette and potatoes in two versions. At first sight, this starter does not sound very spectacular, but it was one of the best starters I ever had. It is a variety of tastes merging into each other, sublime! The desserts are very tasty as well, although there is not exactly a broad selection available. I am fond of the “Ladies Dream”, home made macadamia ice cream with marinated blueberries and chocolate crunch. As to the chef, you have to note something special. There is a head coach named Pascal Schwarz whose first job is it to cook at the “Patoro Cocina”. This is a private cigar club with an adjoining (likewise private) restaurant where really inventive multi-course surprise menus are served. In November 2015, I had the chance to eat there at the kitchen table. It was truly a memorable experience, but more to this place maybe on another occasion. Back to Pascal Schwarz, who also is the former chef of another restaurant of my review of best restaurants in Olten, namely “Schlosserei Genussfabrik”, he seems to be some kind of a consultant for the “Terminus” as of rather recently. There is another chef, the so-called sous chef, Manuel Steigmeier, who is the actual cook of the restaurant. You have to know as well that this second man has not been in charge for a very long time. This due to the fact that the former chef of “Terminus”, Fabian Strutz, gave up his job a the restaurant some time ago in order to open his own restaurant, the “National”, another restaurant of my review of best restaurants in Olten. To cut a long story short, there are two persons in charge of the cuisine at “Terminus”, one more as an adviser, the other more as a performer. There was some staff turnover in the cuisine not a long a time ago. But the most important thing is, there was no negative impact of this change on the quality of the food. On the contrary, in my view the cuisine is even more refined and you find terrific flavor compositions with the newly offered dishes. As far as the quantity of the food is concerned, I noticed some change. In the past, some dishes were served in huge portions. Now, the size of the portions can best be described as adequate (suitable for the average diner). If you are on a budget, “Terminus” may not be the restaurant of your choice. Prices are at a rather high level, but there also are affordable dishes on the menu. For lunch there are three quite reasonably priced daily specials available. I have the impression that prices have been increased lately, but I still feel that the price level is adequate in relation to the offered. Staff is friendly and efficient. Kayhan Sabo, the owner, is often around and always has a kind word for everybody. Staff suits the trendy character of the place meaning it is not overly formal but rather easy-going. I – as a middle-aged woman – always feel comfortable at this restaurant although sometimes – when something is going on in the adjoining club – the clientele is young and in rather sexy outfits. The restaurant is indeed a gain for the restaurant scene in Olten and this has been the case not only since yesterday, but for many years.More

Date of visit: February 2016
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Reviewed 29 April 2014

Tasty, carefully cooked, artfully presented, fusion food served by competent, obliging staff in this welcoming, stylish restaurant a short walk across the Aar river from the Olten railway station. The delicious food is well worth the extra cost. Leave room for dessert. The main challenge...is deciding what to order from the interesting menu.Our lunch here was certainly one of my best dining experiences in the German-speaking part of Switzerland.More

Date of visit: April 2014
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Reviewed 28 April 2014

We have been there twice and we were never disappointed. The food is excellent. We had the salmon sashimi as a starter. The best sashimi I've ever had in Switzerland. I then had the fish monk, in a wonderful sauce. The waiters are really nice...and professional, and the place is well decorated, there was a nice atmosphere. It might be a bit expensive but it is really worth it. The quality of the food and service is excellent.More

Date of visit: March 2014
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Terminus is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5