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Put Put Japanese Takeaway


My personal highlight: Understanding that Japanese Curry is a real traditional food cooked at home, it brings the family together at one table

I am glad I found this cute little Japanese Takeaway in Zurich. It is located at Stauffacherstrasse 101 very close to Langstrasse. The place is a real Japanese bijou. Stepping inside the typical fancy Japanese Design stands out. Their charactere named “putput” is a cute chick in the manga style. You can admire it all around the shop. There are fancy putput objects as home made mugs or bags to purchase, too.

The owner Nao Shirato explains to me, that the food they serve is inspired by the recipes of her grandmother. That’s Japanese cuisine her family used to eat at home.

The curry base is a home made paste. Its taste is not comparable to a spicy Indian curry with coconut milk. I found this curry mild, thicker in the consistency.  The Potato inside where fingerlicking, a real value to my curry experience.

The choice of menu is simple. Different menus are available for vegetarians and non.

Try the super tasty home made Japanese Curry (veggie or chicken), the Gyudon bowl with beef, the Onigri (rice sandwich with meat, fish or veggie) or different buns filled with veggies, meat or azuki (sweet beans).  The home made ice tea is recommendable, too.
The miso soup tastes very authentic and comes with the main dish if you like. Choose the salad instead if this doesn’t match your choice.

Menu are available for 11.5o – 15.50 CHF. Get a bun for 6 CHF,  Gyudon 13.50-15.50 CHF, Onigiri 5.50 CHF

Opening hours

Monday 11:30 — 14:00
Tuesday — Friday 11:30 — 21:00
Saturday 14:00 — 21:00

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Top 5 Zurich Ice Cream Shops

Zurich Blogging for the most creamy, tasty and yummy Gelato! Get inspired by my top 5 list – Have you tried them all?

What happened in Zurich the last year makes every gelato fan thrilled. Zurich has a fantastic selection of artisan gelato! For your convenience, I’ve compiled a list of the top five gelato stores in Zurich. If I’ve missed one, please feel free to add it!

Criteria that make the gelato land on my top 5 list

  • fresh ingredients
  • homemade, not artificial in the taste
  • no food additives, no concentrates, no syrups or food colourings
  • low sugar content/cream taste
  • light in the belly
  • creative flavours

Here are my favourite gelati shops in town

  • Gelateria di Berna, at 3 locations in Zurich: Weststrasse 196, Frau Geroldsgarten, Zollstrasse 117, Zürich
  • Hasta Ice Cream Zurich, Zwingliplatz 3, Zürich
  • Rosso Arancio, Stauffacherstrasse 37, Zürich
  • Eisladen (new since April 2022) at Birmensdorferstrasse 101
  • Tellhof  (Their ice cream mobile at the lake is a must-stop on your Zurich bucket list!) the shop is located at Tellstrasse 20!

Gelateria di Berna

Gelateria di Berna is a term for everybody that has A. been in Berne already and B. loves homemade organic ice cream that is not too creamy but genuine and pure in the taste. Get Gelati di Berna now in Zürich at Weststrasse 196, Brupbacherplatz close to Lochergut.

Between Livorno and Follonica, where all began

The history of Michael, David and Hansmartin is lovely. They used to eat Gelati as they were kids during their camping holidays somewhere between Livorno and Follonica in Italy. The desire of having this summer moment back home motivated them to create their own artisan Gelati in Switzerland. That’s how Gelati di Berna was founded in Berne 2010. That’s where I had my first best “Berna” Gelato back in time!

Their recipes follow ancient Italian Gelato traditions. They trained gelato-making in Verona from artisan Gelato makers. This is to create their ice cream as authentic and tasty as possible. Find 30 creative flavours to choose from. Vegan and lactose-free.
Creative gelato combinations such as strawberry sorbet with Aceto Balsamico, seasonal rhubarb ice cream or a scoop of Fior di Latte Lavender, wait for you.

More than fair is the price. 3.50 CHF for 2 scoops.

Hasta Icecream Shop

This company produces ice cream out of a family passion, too. Paulo’s father Rolf is a passionate food lover since ever. That is how he started producing ice cream 20 years ago in Argentina. Back in Switzerland, he wanted to make this delicacy available to the Swiss folk. The first shop opened in Sion/Wallis 15 years ago, now they are in Zurich at Zwingliplatz 3 in the Niederdorf.

Hasta stands for Heladeria Argentina-Suiza Totalmente Artesanal

The whole family loved this ice cream and motivated Rolf to start running an ice cream shop back in time. Paulo is running the shop in Zurich. His brother contributed to the company, too by drawing the logo at the age of 6! I love the drawing!

Their Gelato is 100 % natural, fresh and mostly seasonal ingredients are used. The selection of fruity flavours is creative and variegated. My favourite is the bergamot flavour which is a crossing between an orange and a lemon. For the chocolate flavour, you get the best Swiss chocolate from Felchlin.

Price per scoop: 4 CHF.

Gelateria Rosso Arancio

This ice cream shop is offering traditional homemade Italian ice cream since 2017.

Close to Stauffacher here you can choose from their traditional and seasonal flavours made of 100% natural ingredients.

Pistacchio, hazelnut or Fior di latte? Watch at their ShowLab how the artisan gelato is prepared!

Price per scoop: 3.50 CHF.



You probably have seen that long queue when walking down to the China Garden at the lake? That’s the most famous gelato stop we have at the Zurich lake, I bet! And for the little kids: there is a little cute plastic animal on top of the ice cream as a little gift. The flavours are fresh and the selection is classic. I love their berries & yoghurt and cinnamon flavour a lot!

They also have a shot in Kreis 4 at Tellstrasse 20.

Price per scoop: 3.50 CHF.


Eisladen Wiedikon

This gelato shop just joined our hood! Their ingredients are all local they told me and several vegan options are available. The brownies used for the cookies & cream flavour are home-baked and a true highlight is their chimney brad stuffed with gelato you need to give a try, too.

Do you remember having spaghetti ice cream as a kid when visiting German cities? You have to know, a lot of Italian when immigrating to Germany started their own business with a gelato shop and so they invented this delicious way of eating gelato. That’s a must-try, too.

Price per scoop: 3.50, Spaghetti ice cream: 11 CHF.

Want to have a look at my Zurich Coffee Guide, too? Get inspiration on Specialty Coffee here!

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Grain Craft food & Beer

grain Zurich

My personal highlight: The seasonal craft beer selection and the bieramisu that gives a special note to the dessert

Craft food and craft beer experience in Zurich

Every course is paired expertly with a selected craft beer. That is why it is called the “Grain craft experience”.

At Grain’s you find a great selection of craft beers. Choose the local brewer Bachweg from Zug or an international brand as the Grimbergen Blanche from Belgium. Try some clear fruity craft beers, dark aromatized ones with vanilla or special saisonal ones where you taste roasted pumpkin.

The food is super tasty, Chef Patrick Leuenberger brings you to an other level of food experience. He uses different techniques as sous vides for example to prepare an tender chicken breast. Craft beer is used for food preparation, too, this to give a special note to every course. The team is happy to spoil you with a real craft experience.

Check it out, it’s at Zürichbergstrasse 71, just behind the tram stop Kirche Fluntern. Explore the very cozy and warm ambience in a bar setup. For a more romantic ambience choose the elegant dining area and try a complete menu.

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Sala of Tokyo


My personal highlights: Authentic Japanese cuisine prepared from Japanese Chefs. A 4 course dinner with Wagyu-Beef or a sushi variation for lunch

Japanese delicacies since 1981

Sala of Tokyo exists since 1981 and is one of the most authentic and traditional Japanese restaurants in Switzerland. It’s located at Limmatstrasse 29. It’s famous for offering quality and fresh dishes created by only Japanese Chefs.
Getting these Chefs to Switzerland is a big administrative challenge says Manager Lorenz Muster, but considering the aim of offering a memorable Japanese food experience, having such a setup is essential. Once at the restaurant you immediately feel the authenticity of sala of tokyo.

What to choose

Start with an appetizer as the Tempura. Experience an artful plate of sushi or the excellent Japanese Kobe Wagyu Beef prepared on charcoal grill. The Tokubatsu-Kaiseki Dinner or the classical shabu shabu dinner invite to be explored, too.

Lunch-Bento boxes to go or special Sushi-Lunch offers

The ambiance at Sala of Tokyo is ideal to spend a tranquil dinner. Watch the Chef preparing the sushi and get fascinated by their knife skills!
A sake after dinner will round your meal off, they have a great selection!

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