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Josef

#47 of 1,532 Restaurants in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Gewerbeschule
European, Swiss, Central European, Gluten Free Options
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Gasometerstrasse 24, Zurich 8005, Switzerland
+41 44 271 65 95
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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Wed 17:00 - 01:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Thu - Sat 17:00 - 02:00
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 4 weeks ago 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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40 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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 25 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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Thank Vasileios S
London, United Kingdom
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152 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

The restaurant is very good. The food is great and the staff are very helpful. But the real reason to go is to see how the inside of the restaurant has been designed and styled. It is interesting and enjoyable to be in with lots of art/design points to consider. If you sit outside it is otherwise a fairly standard... More 

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Thank TerryMinuit
Zurich, Switzerland
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

At Josef's you pay by number of plates. No matter, how you mix it and in which order. The portions are more 1/2 portions so that you can easy order 3-5 plates. Water à discrétion is a great offer (pay only 3.-- CHF - which is cheap for Switzerland - and you get as much water as you like without... More 

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Thank ArvenP
New York, N.Y.
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

I usually find it a little fussy to have course after course of carefully constructed pates but among three of us we got to taste 9 different dishes and really enjoyed them. Great atmosphere of casual sophistication.

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Thank NewYorker300
Lausanne
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100 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Very good food, interesting flavors ( cucumber-passion fruit ice cream for example ) , nice decoration, leaves you wanting to try everything on the menu-:)

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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, Swiss, Central European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, 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?