In the last couple of months several new innovative and interesting restaurants opened up in Zürich. Are you interested in diving into new worlds of taste and aromas and want to go on some culinary adventures? CROWD checked out the new places for you.
Asian dining at it’s finest – that’s what Hato specialized on. They got together an international team to make your Asian food dream come true. Starting with Japanese dishes like Sushi to Chinese Dim-Sums and Korean BBQ – Hato will fulfill all of those dreams of yours. At the restaurant’s own fish market you can pick the fresh fish you want for dinner. In the open show kitchen the master chefs prepares it right in front of your eyes in the special grill oven.
At the Sushi-Station Sushi Master Michael Adams from the famous “Zuma” in London prepares exclusive Nigiri and Sashimi. They also serve exquisite wok dishes in the elegantly designed Hato.
Only superb and fresh ingredients are used at Hato’s. They maybe have to be shipped in from far-away countries to ensure your authentic exotic taste explosion. It is all about getting the authentic taste of exotic lands. For sure, the Hato is rather on the pricey side, but the real food gourmets don’t mind to spend some money on Fine Dining. Hato is definitively the five-star version of Asian Dining in Zürich.
Brisket is the first restaurant in Zürich that will take us into the culinary land of the Southern States. The heart of the kitchen is an original smoker from Texas. Thematically this place is all about the Southern BBQ.
At the traditional Southern BBQ the meat will be slowly cooked over low and indirect heat. This makes it so tender that it nearly melts in your mouth. To enhance the exclusive taste they use different types of wood to create the typical smoky flavors like Hickory, Cherry or Mesquite. Additionally, the meat is marinated in intense flavorful BBQ sauces. A delectation, that is accompanied by the typical Southern States side dishes like baked beans, coleslaw, sweet potato gratin or Mac’n Cheese.
We love Brisket, because it allows people in Zürich to have a completely different taste experience that was unknown here before. And that even though the trendy Pulled Pork Sandwich – the highlight of the Southern BBQ – was spotted in one or the other hipster restaurant in Zürich.
Herr Jakob collected during his travels the recipes of the best street food from all over the world and brought it back to Zürich. Vietnamese spring rolls with Kimchi from North Korea, Italian ravioli, Southern BBQ and several burgers, suiting all different tastes from vegan all the way to the Pulled Pork Sandwich – Herr Jakob presents you the whole culinary spectrum.
The dishes are based on fresh ingredients and hand-made preparation but don’t rely on complicated and fancy recipes. That means that the Pulled Pork is smoked for 7 hours and then cooked with the sous-vide technique for 72 hours. The bread is hand-made and baked right at the restaurant itself. Herr Jakob knows, that good things take time.That’s why he presents street food – but made out of slow food-products and with a healthy spin!
We love that Herr Jakob has such a big variety. No matter if you are a meat lover or a vegan – you find a huge selection of dishes that you can order.
Only two weeks ago the restaurant Gamper opened its doors. The owner Marius Frehner cooked before for several gourmet restaurants. At Greulich he learned his skills from the well-known celebrity chef David Martinez Salvany. Before opening Gamper Marius Frehner served us exquisite tapas in the restaurant Tinto. But with his concept of Gamper he focuses very consciously on a simple, very seasonal and rustic-style cuisine. The restaurant is designed in a plain way and the inventory is made of the most important necessities.
“It is about what we serve on the plate and how it is cooked and not about fancy decorations or unique plating,” explains the owner.
The center of the kitchen is a huge charcoal grill on which most of the dishes are prepared. On the menu are 3-4 appetizers, 2 main courses and one dessert. Straightforward. But the menu changes weekly or even more often.
The team is uncomplicated and doesn’t take any reservations. They want guests to just pop in spontaneously. The products are chosen depending on the season and delivered by local producers that can guarantee sustainable farming. Some extra sympathy points for that!
After just a few months the new urban restaurant “The Artisan” became the favorite local hot spot of the neighborhood Wipkingen. Simple dishes but with an unusual twist like a carrot-ginger-beer-soup or Mistkratzerli – a typical German dish – served with an Asian touch, sparked the culinary interest not only from locals but from everyone in the city.
The restaurant team uses local products from the region. Everything is prepared freshly and home-made. No premade or convenience products make it into the kitchen. The spot surprises with a big selection of wines from small vineyards and craft beers from small breweries.
Even with the dessert “The Artisan” manages to surprise us with an unusual food pairing – chocolate cake with kumquat preserves and thyme ice cream. Bravo!