Having now been several times, we can confidently say that Uncle 7 is one of our go-to restaurants in Zurich. It’s not fancy, but they have excellent Chinese food, which can be hard to find in Europe.
We originally heard about Uncle 7 from our friends at Harry’s Ding, who say that the dim sum is some of the best in Zurich, approaching Hong Kong in quality and authenticity. Every time we’re in Zurich (or passing through via train), we make sure to stop for lunch or pick up a to-go order. We always order a little too much so we can bring the leftovers home.
The restaurant is very simple inside and has some outdoor seating with an awning in case it rains. A few of our favorite dishes to order include the wonton soup, pork bao buns, siu long bao (soup dumpling), shumai, spicy green beans with pork (they’re actually spicy), and the chicken Szechuan. You can also find traditional dim sum dishes like chicken feet, mapo on the menu.
Uncle 7 is closed on Mondays, so be sure to plan to go on another day. It’s only a 5-minute walk from the Zurich HB station, so you don’t need to spend the night in the city to go!
Uncle 7, Klingenstrasse 34, 8005 Zurich