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Josef

#37 of 1,552 Restaurants in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Gewerbeschule
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Gasometerstrasse 24, Zurich 8005, Switzerland
+41 44 271 65 95
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Today
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Wed 17:00 - 01:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Thu - Sat 17:00 - 02:00
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the place you want to be on a saturday night. The ambiance is cool and the food is perfect. I would just make a little note on the fact that portions are tiny... but it is one of the trendiest places with anice decor and music on the background ! Must try!

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Thank Salina A
Lausanne, Switzerland
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250 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I shared a nice dinner at Josef, located in a quaint neighborhood in Zurich. It has a bit of a rock n’ roll/hipster vibe. it was a saturday evening and the place was completely packed with people. I have a severe allergy and the staff was very accommodating with the menu. The food is quite tasty but... More 

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Thank GroteAppel
Zurich, Switzerland
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice restaurant, good and innovative food, mixing several cooking cultures (French, Swiss, Italian...) The restaurant is often full, you need to book in advance, especially during summer if you want to eat on the terrasse (which I would not recommend for non-smoker)

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Thank chris3052014
Zurich, Switzerland
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95 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was such a surprise and we all loved it. Great atmosphere and really good food. Two sittings per evening and we were booked for the 9.15pm one. There's a nice bar as you go in then behind that the eating area. It's small plates of food and you can choose how many you want per set price. There is... More 

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Thank mrsp188113
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Truly amazing and delicious food. It was the best octopus I have ever had, plus the tartare is exceptional! It is pricy yes but it is definitely worth it!! A reservation is highly recommended!

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Thank Nina L
Dublin
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72 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

I really like the concept here... you select a few plates and they advise on the order. Feels like a bistro where you get loads of great starters! It is a little tight on space in the dining room, but that probably adds to the atmosphere

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Thank DublinTraveller2008
Ottawa, Canada
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44 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

When travelling solo, I am often looking for a lively atmosphere with a comfortable bar and this was exactly the place!! It was loud and vibrant with great music. The staff were attentive. There were great cocktails and wine. And the food... so amazing. The menu is all small plates. You pick how many you would like to eat, and... More 

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Thank B M
zürich
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I heard a lot of Josef and finally made it to dine there. The service, food and drinks was far over my expactation. We had each a three course dinner plus a deasert. The amount was just right for me, as I like the feeling of not having over eaten after leaving a restaurant. The combination of the ingrediants in... More 

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Thank ntravels
Zurich, Switzerland
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102 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

This place exists since many years and was once an absolute trend location. The concept of several small dishes to build a meal, instead of having the typical swiss starter / maincourse / dessert, was "copied" by many places in the meantime, but the Zurich original is still worth a visit. I everytime find a nice dish to remember. Normally... More 

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Thank ABZH_ontour
Athens, Greece
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298 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Dark wood panelling, glittering tiles and black and white photographs of style icons cover the walls at this amazing restaurant. it offers Swiss cuisine with Mediterranean influences. Its veal tartare with olive paste and fried fish with courgette flowers and mushrooms are both recommended. the wine list is very very well stocked as well

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 01:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 02:00
Saturday
17:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gasometerstrasse 24, Zurich 8005, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Zurich  >  Zurich>  > Gewerbeschule
  • Neighbourhood: Gewerbeschule
  • Phone Number: +41 44 271 65 95

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