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Zimzala - Shorebreak Hotel

500 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, CA 92648-5032
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
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Good for: Romance, Doing business
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 5th Street
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92 reviews from our community

78% Recommend
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English first
Dublin, California
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

About a week ago it was my husband and mine 25th Wedding Anniversary, and we were in Southern California for a wedding with a lot of family. Zimzala opened up their outside patio for us and about 30 people for a last minute celebration. there was a miscommunication, and they thought we were coming at 6, but we thought our... More

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Hacienda Heights, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The service was very good, I was able to take my dog to the patio, the food was good and the guests were fun to talk to. Nice environment.

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Morgan, Utah
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49 reviews 49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

When I checked into the Shorebreak, the front desk clerk did nothing but rave about the quality of the food at their in-house restaurant. What a over statement on her part; this restaurant served food that was pretty bland, but for twice the price you would pay at a chain restaurant. The meat was overcooked, dry and just above room... More

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Woodinville, Washington
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Celebrating Father's Day on the patio, gazing out at the beautiful shore break, while enjoying a delicious meal, could not have been better. The service was friendly, helpful and laid back. The menu was surprisingly imaginative, while the food was tasty and visually exciting. ? our favorite four-legged friends were happily accommodated and even had their own menu choices. Definitely... More

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We enjoyed our glasses of sauvignon blanc here. But the food was average, the music was loud and not to our taste, the service was lackadaisical. Just average, nothing more.

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Salem, Oregon
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Ordered the Scottish salmon. It was an amazing medley of flavors! I don't know what some of it was-but it doesn't matter....whoever cooked it knew what they were doing. Hubby had Mac n cheese and Manila clams off the appetizer menu. Both were fantastic! Large portions and great flavors. Only reason I didn't give 5 stars was it was a... More

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Salt Lake City
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Why limit happy to one hour when you cane be a Zimzala??? Loved the entertainment and the appetizers. It made the trip to Huntington Beach perfect!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Last weekend, I had the opportunity to have cocktails and appetizers at Zimzala, then breakfast the next morning (hooray for staying upstairs!). First and foremost, you simply can't beat the location. Zimzala is in the Shorebreak Hotel, which is right across from the pier and right along a road with tons of great shops and bars. For somebody who isn't... More

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Orange County CA.
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Too hot at our non-airconditioned house so we came here. Got great last minute deal. Parking very expensive.

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Huntington Beach, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

So again, I'm a local and our friends love hanging out here. It's a different kind of vibe than what you would find on Main Street, very chill - very similar to San Francisco, if that makes any sense to you. We've been coming here since it first opened. And there's been a few changes (positive ones). First and foremost,... More

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