Yardbird Zurich

Image by Emma O'Connell

Yardbird – Epic fried chicken

Yardbird is the crispy chicken fanatacist’s valhalla. This place is really only suitable for poultry enthusiasts, because the entire menu revolves around fried chicken.

I love visiting in the afternoon, when the whole dining area is flooded with daylight. The decor is gorgeous with wooden tables, white tiles on the walls (covered with interesting artwork) and hanging plants everywhere. This is far from the dingy diner some people might associate with fried chicken. All of the main courses are served with a side of fries or salad. I tend to go for the salad option in the afternoons (double fried is just too much if I still need to function), and here they serve a lovely, fresh salad with a light dressing and refreshing fennel through it.

But let’s be honest… The showstopper here is the fried chicken. It’s perfectly seasoned, crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. They use very high quality chicken and brine it for 24 hours and you can taste the difference. Although everything I’ve had here has been good, I find it very hard to resist the Chicken Parm (which is in the photo). The fried chicken is added to a tomatoey, basilly sauce and topped off with mozzarella and parmesan. It’s just soooo good.


Open for takeaway under Covid restrictions.

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Details about this spot



Weststrasse 146, Zurich

Opening Times

Tue - Thu 11:30 - 13:30 & 18:00 - 22:00, Fri 11:30 - 13:30 & 18:00 - 22:30, Sat 18:00 - 22:30


Parm for lunch: CHF 24.90


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