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Serving food since 2005

Our story


As a family of Chinese refugees from the Cambodian civil war, the family members started working labour-intensive jobs to provide for their new lives in Switzerland. To make ends meet, the family started selling homemade spring rolls at fun fairs, discovering their passion for hospitality. In 1987, they realised their dream of opening the first Suan Long in Zurich. In the coming years, additional locations and brands, such as Scent of Bamboo, quickly followed suit.
Since then, we have strived to redefine the standard for Asian food in Zurich.

Scent of Bamboo today


In our hectic world, we pride ourselves in delivering freshly cooked meals for our guests and helping them to slow down and giving them a break in an inviting setting. Our restaurants are located in bustling traffic spots and therefore right on your way, letting your mind wander off whilst enjoying amazing Asian food.

Our mission about food

To connect customers with friends to share the food and drinks they love

Our passion is reflected in our food: we offer high-quality, freshly made and authentic traditional as well as contemporary dishes from China, Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand.

Scent of Bamboo is for everyone

Family Friendly

We want to delight every guest no matter how young or old they are with an exceptional Asian dining experience. We welcome families in all our restaurants.

Scent of Bamboo Altstetten

Opening of the first Scent of Bamboo in Altstetten Zurich. Which we just renovated in 2020.

Scent of Bamboo Rapperswil

Opening of Scent of Bamboo Rapperswil

Scent of Bamboo Aarau

Opening of Scent of Bamboo Aarau

Scent of Bamboo Main Station Zurich

Opening of Scent of Bamboo Main Station Zurich

Scent of Bamboo Lucerne

Opening of Scent of Bamboo Lucerne

Scent of Bamboo’s Diversity and Inclusion Mission Statement

Every guest and employee is part of the Scent of Bamboo family

Everybody should feel free to be themselves. We like it that way and are commitment to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion and identity for everyone involved with Scent of Bamboo. We believe that food brings everyone together and should be enjoyed by everyone.

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