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The wonderland of pan-Asian cuisine Immerse yourself in an enchanting world of luxury, intensive aromas and sensory perceptions of alluring surprises behind each curtain and of artfully presented culinary creations. Everything is possible in Zurich’s restaurant, bar and club Alice Choo – so come in and find out what is hidden behind the next corner. TEXT: NANE STEINHOFF I PHOTOS: ALICE CHOO SA

When one steps into Alice Choo, one enters an incredible wonderland. Greeted by a dancing octopus and acrobatic artists who hang under the ceiling, it is quickly understood that Alice Choo is not your ordinary restaurant. Exceptionally beguiling scents soar through the room with its dark, luxurious and slightly sinful interior design. Large, dangling chandeliers, subtle Asian details, mysterious curtains, padded furniture and elegant earth tones create an exclusive ambience. When one sits down on one of the beautifully decorated tables, the traditional is combined with the contemporary and East with the West directly on one’s plate. Exceptionally artful panAsian creations are sure to make everyone’s mouth water. Whether it is the

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crispy aromatic duck salad, mackerel sashimi with coriander leaves which melts in one’s mouth, cucumberavocado-maki with sesame, very delicate salmon and shrimps or tasty lobster marinated with tosazu, Alice Choo impresses with an exceptional cuisine that cannot be found anywhere else in Switzerland. After dinner, a variety of sweet desserts promise a true taste sensation. While indulging in delicacies, one can listen to the sounds of sizzling meat from the open kitchen or gaze at a juggler on stilts who strolls through the room. When night falls, guests can head to the bar and sip eccentric cocktails, a rare wine from Alice Choo’s own wine cellar or a glass of champagne. On Friday and Saturday nights, the whole of Alice Choo

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transforms into a breathless and intoxicating club. Head to the secretive ‘Rabbit Hole‘ to indulge in an exclusive whisky and cognac collection or the‘Private Hole‘ smokers lounge with its gorgeous ambience, which is sure to not only attract smokers. International acts, exceptional shows and rhythmic beats promise excellent entertainment on two dancefloors. For those who seek an unforgettable evening with the best Asian fine dining and surprises behind each corner, Alice Choo is definitely the right address. www.alice-choo.ch