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10 k west of Plettenberg Bay | Plettenberg Bay, Harkerville, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
+27 44 532 8226
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A group of 12 of us booked for a meal, which didn't disappoint! We started with drinks by the open fire on the deck, then moved into the restaurant for entree, mains and dessert! I can personally rave about the lamb shanks! They were the best I've ever had! We had 5 vegetarians at the table who were also very... More 

Thank Kristy F
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were staying at the Tsala hotel and had to eat in Zinzi as they were doing some refurb work to the main restaurant. The setting it outstanding and there is a great outdoor terrace/open fire, that in July was particularly atmospheric. The menu is good, not that extensive or adventurous. No complaints about the food, but I would put... More 

Thank glen g
Cape Town, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went up with friends for the Knysna Oyster Festival. One of my friends was told by an American friend about this wonderful restaurant so we booked a table for 13 for lunch as the scenery is spectacular with beautiful water features and large lily ponds. As it was winter it was very cold and wet so we were unable to... More 

Thank jajasa
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great ambiance, we had a lovely evening at Zinzi. The salmon was devine, the pork belly was lovely and crisp and the deserts were pretty cool too. Will definitely be back

Thank DrLivingston1813
Dublin, Ireland
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful atmosphere coupled with fantastic service. The menu is delightful, with lots of familiar options but also some interesting African dishes. 👌🏾

Thank RubioAlvarez
Miami, Florida
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116 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Zinzi is a beautifully designed restaurant with excellent food and service. We weren't that hungry but would have loved to try to appetizer sampler. Our waiter let us know that the main courses were large, so we took his advice and passed on appetizers. The lamb shank with cous cous and vegetables was exquisite!! The oxtail special was also wonderful,... More 

Thank jelyapt
Cape Town, South Africa
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As part of our visit to Tsala Treetop Lodge we booked one evening at Zinzi and had great food. I had the lamb shank and my wife oxtail on small dumplings. The food was great and the service fast

Thank rhwtgk
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21 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We try to have dinner at Zinzi every time we visit Plettenberg Bay. It is always a highlight and we only expect the best service and food. The service on this occasion was as good as always but the main meals were lacking in creativity and presentation. We had the risotto for starters which was really good and decided on... More 

Thank DeBruynJoubert
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great lunch. Food was delicious and great service made for a very enjoyable family meal. If you are heading through here, make sure to book yourself a table! You will not be disappointed.

Thank Gareth A
Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

We had a great lunch. Service was good. Restaurant was warm. Food was good. Company was impressed. Highly recommend a visits?

Thank GeoffwAbb0tt

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
African, European, Fusion, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 k west of Plettenberg Bay | Plettenberg Bay, Harkerville, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Plettenberg Bay  >  Harkerville
  • Phone Number: +27 44 532 8226
Vibrant and casual with distinctive international flavours, Zinzi Restaurant offers an abundant & tasty menu.
Ideal for sun-downers on the deck, or for a relaxed dining experience, Zinzi embraces the spirit of hearty cuisine and zesty ingredients with a choice selection of a la carte menu items. A meal at Zinzi is truly an abundant experience of honest food, warm service and superb ambience, at an affordable price.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?