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Zimbali's Mountain Cooking Studio

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Canaan Mountain | Canaan Mountain, Little London, Negril, Jamaica
+1 876-485-2789
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want to enjoy a Great Moment you must go to Zimbali's. Service is awesome, the owners fantastics BUT THE FOOD , whouahhhhh, mixed of flavours in your mouth, all naturals, all made home, what a great experience. A place to dicover New Experiences, Aromas, Flavours... Cannot missed if you go to Jamaica...

1 Thank Fortodo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour beforehand, the delicious, interactive meal... it was unforgettable. My happy place. I'd love to go back someday.

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Milford, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

OK, I love fresh farmed foods, chefs that take pride in their creations, staff that understand service and, who deliver it without fuss; making for a relaxing vacation - Zimbali has it all! I will return and, stay at the tranquil resort for more than a day! The property was well maintained by staff who were friendly and proud of... More 

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Bradley Beach, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't miss this gem in Jamaica!! Fabulous food ,beautiful location and great people. Go on wed if you can for the drummers,out of this world. Great experience,can't wait to go back.

Thank travlinteach
Watford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I visited Zimbali's Mountain Cooking Studio during our honeymoon in Negril. We originally came across it because it's top rated in Jamaica and now we know why! We booked collection and drop off as well as the live cooking experience and we paid $150 altogether for the two of us. The drive cost less than a taxi... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We booked at Zimbali after seeing it rated as the number one restaurant on Jamaica. It was about a 40min drive from Negril, we booked the transportation with the restaurant when we booked. The location would not have been found easily, it was deep in the jungle, we drove through the sugar cane fields to get there. When we arrived... More 

Thank Emily_dxo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

My wife and I stayed at Zimbali Retreats for two nights Tuesday 6/21/2016 & Wednesday 6/22/2016. Our adventure began with the driver Zimbali set up for us “Mr. Michael” picking us up in a timely fashion from the airport in Montego Bay. We, or I should say I contemplated renting a car and simply driving ourselves during our stay in... More 

Thank David G
Clifford, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Zimbali is the #1 restaurant in Negril for a reason. The experience begins with the ride to Zimbali. Our driver, Randy, picked us up and we started a memorable night. Once at Zimbali, we were welcomed and then shown the grounds and the crops that are used to prepare the dinner. After the tour, we were seated at the cooking... More 

Thank Nelson G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

We had a fantastic time at Zimbali. We felt like we were a million miles from no where. The food is fantastic and Mark and company is fantastic. We are going to stay next time for a few days along with our normal trip to Jamaica. If you are thinking about taking a trip off the resort, this is it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

As you have heard from others, this is the most incredible excursion EVER! If you want to experience Jamaica, this is a MUST! The farm is breath taking, the food is fabulous, and the staff is amazing! Take your bug spray, tennis shoes, and cool clothing because you'll be hiking around the farm. The trip from Negril took almost an... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$50 - $60
Caribbean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Jamaican, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Canaan Mountain | Canaan Mountain, Little London, Negril, Jamaica
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Jamaica  >  Westmoreland Parish  >  Negril  >  Little London
  • Phone Number: +1 876-485-2789
FOODIES- Rise Up -This Tour is for you! Zimbali's "Farm to Table" Cooking Tour is more than just a Meal- it's an Experience! Only 20 minute from Negril, this 5 Star* Mountain Retreat + 7 acre Organic Farm is one of the most unique places in Jamaica. Come Tour the Farm, Tasting and Picking the Foods & Fruits of the Season. Then Return to the specially design Mountain Cooking Studio for an Authentic Demonstration that is Unrivaled in Jamaica. We offer either lunch or dinner tours Monday- Saturday (Groups of 6 or more can book Sunday as well). The 4 course lunch is $50/person and the 5 course dinner is $60/person. We also offer round trip transport from anywhere in Negril for an extra $15/person- which makes the totals $65 and $75/person respectively :) Wednesday dinners are special as we have our African drummers perform. The cost is an extra 10$/person and the show is amazing ;) The tour begins with a Zimbali greeting & introduction while sipping a freshly made fruit juice. Then Uncle "Fudd", our farm manager, leads a tour of the farm after which its back to the cooking studio for a fun filled cooking demonstration. Both lunch and dinner consist of: 2 appetizers, main course and dessert and come with a bottle of wine/couple- dinner adds a soup course as well. There is a choice in main course dishes between: fish, shrimp, chicken or vegan/vegetarian- Gluten free is a welcome option as well. The pickup times are 10:30am for the lunch tour and 4:00pm for the dinner tour. A reservation is mandatory as we do limit our tours to 20 people. All we need to know for a reservation is: day, time, # of people + name and what hotel you are staying. Zimbali Requires a 50% deposit for reservations more than 2 weeks out and we accept Visa/Mastercard or Paypal. Don't be afraid to dress casual and wear or bring tennis shoes for the farm tour ;)

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