Suan Long Niederdorfstrasse (Zurich, Switzerland)

Suan Long Restaurant is a popular dining destination found on Niederdorfstrasse in the Niederdorf neighbourhood of Zurich, Switzerland. It is known for its delicious Chinese and Thai cuisine, which is made using fresh, high-quality ingredients and cooked to perfection.

One of the standout dishes at Suan Long Restaurant is its savory stir-fries, which are made with a variety of meats, vegetables, and flavourful sauces. The restaurant also offers a wide selection of soups, salads, and rice dishes, as well as an array of appetizers and desserts. We were fortunate enough to have tried this place numerous times as this was our go to Asian restaurant when I visit my mom in Zurich, during our recent travel we came back here and tried a new item on the menu which we haven’t ordered before and one of our usual favourites.

The first dish was our favourite, the Udon Noodle Stir Fry, similar in taste to the Noodle Canteen in Auckland. The Udon noodles had a nice texture and although the prawns were large, there were not many of them. It was a simple but well-made stir-fried noodle dish.

The second dish was the Duck Noodle Soup, with a generous serving size. The duck slices were so delicious that the noodles were almost hidden. The soup was rich in umami flavour and the noodles were perfectly cooked.

Both dishes were great, especially compared to the taste standards in Switzerland where most Asian restaurants tend to be less flavourful. They cater more to local palates and not to Asian tourists.

In addition to its tasty food, Suan Long Restaurant is also known for its warm and welcoming atmosphere. The restaurant is decorated in a traditional Chinese style, with red lanterns, wooden furniture, and beautiful artwork on the walls. The friendly staff adds to the relaxed and inviting vibe, making Suan Long Restaurant a great place to enjoy a leisurely meal with friends or family.

Overall, Suan Long Restaurant is a must-visit destination for anyone looking to try some delicious Chinese and Thai food while in Zurich. Its tasty dishes and warm atmosphere make it a beloved dining spot among locals and visitors alike.

Suan Long Niederdorfstrasse
Address: Niederdorfstrasse 45, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland
Phone: +41 44 261 05 39


2 Responses

  1. Eha Carr says:

    Thank you for a very interesting critique! Having lived most of my life in Australia and having had the opportunity to travel to and eat in most of the SE Asian countries I learned a very long time ago not to visit Asian restaurants in Europe . . . I have as yet to find one wherever serving food as it really is – all the fare tastes of local likes and dislikes! Have had some reasonable Indonesian food in the Netherlands! I dislike the long, long menu here to begin with – do a dozen dishes but do them accurately and well – I guess not very good business wise :) !

    • Raymund says:

      I appreciate your perspective on visiting Asian restaurants in Europe and your experience with Southeast Asian cuisine. It’s understandable to have doubts about the authenticity of Asian food outside of Asia, but I do believe that there are some places that do an excellent job of capturing the true flavors and tastes of the region (not all )

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