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Blinde Kuh – This is where it all started

There are a few imitations of this concept in major cities around the world, but what makes this one special is that it was the first of its kind – this is where people first flocked to with the desire to attempt to not-so-dexterously lift their forks to their mouths in pitch darkness. It is also where I first succumbed to poking a finger in my glass as I poured my water to ensure I didn’t spill it everywhere and where I hope eating with my fingers will be confined to unless I travel to a country in which it is considered standard.

I don’t want to spoil the experience for anyone by outlining it all here seeing as the mystery of it all was what made it so fun, but there are some highlights I have to share to entice you into going. The image you see above shows how your evening will start. Once you’ve taken a look at the menu you’ll be escorted to your table conga style by the blind waiter or waitress who will be actively involved in your dining experience.

If you’re lucky, you’ll end up next to some people who haven’t realised that just because they can’t see, it doesn’t mean people around them can’t hear them. The couple next to us were on a first date and it’s thanks to the setting of this particular restaurant that we got to observe a hilariously cringeworthy exchange of sweet nothings.

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Details about this spot



Mühlebachstrasse 148, Zurich

Telephone number


Opening Times

Lunch Wed - Fri 11:30 - 14:00 | Dinner Mon - Thu 18:30 - 23:00 Fri - Sun 18:00 - 23:00


Whole thing: CHF 80


Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)