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Zimbali's Mountain Cooking Studio

Canaan Mountain | Canaan Mountain, Little London, Negril, Jamaica
+1 876-485-2789
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Caribbean, Jamaican, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Canaan Mountain | Canaan Mountain, Little London, Negril, Jamaica
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Zimbali restaurant is fantastic. Mark the owner and his wife and staff are the nicest peoples you can meet. After a small tour of the 5 acre farm they cook everything and I mean everything fresh and made to order right in front of you....More

1  Thank tross103
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Reviewed September 21, 2016

Came as a stranger, left as friends. Mark and Alecia have put together an amazing experience. The good vibes started with the ride up into the hills. Very lively driver and guide, they kept us entertained. Once we arrived it was raining and we were...More

6  Thank sammyb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When researching things to do in Jamaica I stumbled across the Zimbali farm tour & dinner. I e-mailed Mark, the owner, and asked if it would be appropriate for myself and my 10 year old daughter to which he said yes! She'll love it! And...More

4  Thank jayare1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great healthy food, a good way to experience Jamaica and visit the natual farm. Have some natural juice, a great place for non meat lovers.

Thank Marlene J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bring mosquito spray! WOW! Zimbali was by far our favorite part of the trip. We booked & pre-paid online through pay pal, they were very great at emailing and answering your emails super fast. We were picked up from our hotel in Negril at 4:00pm,...More

2  Thank tara p
Reviewed June 16, 2017

Made the excursion to Zimbali for the cooking show while staying in Negril. It was a splurge but it was beautiful, we met some great folks, had a wonderful and entertaining meal and left talking about the next time we could visit.

Thank Stephanie K
Reviewed June 11, 2017 via mobile

This was a great evening. We are two foodies and the passion that they have for their farm is evident. You go on a personal tour of the farm, learning about all the fruits and foods growing as being served in their dishes. We went...More

Thank megan40h
Reviewed May 30, 2017 via mobile

I've researched this place enough before my trip to want to try it out. Being foodies and eating at the most exciting spots during our traveling, had to give this a shot. Booked a couple dinner via Open Table, called to confirm. According to Mark,...More

1  Thank Orinta J
Reviewed May 29, 2017

Be prepared! Zimbali is a seven course amazement with the added benefit of learning about new ingredients and techniques as the meal is prepared in front of one's eyes. One of the memorable meals we've had in our three years living in Jamaica. We always...More

Thank John_M_in_JA
Reviewed May 27, 2017

You can't come to Jamaica and not experience Zimbali! The owners...amazing! The food...exceptional! Entertainment...outstanding! Whether you are a seafood lover, meat lover or vegetarian, you will find something tantalizing that will fill your appetite. Our kids experienced the Rastafarian Tour which they said was totally...More

Thank Pgouveia
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June 26, 2017|
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Response from Budzie | Reviewed this property |
Yes. when we were there the dress was casual to formal but everybody looked nice.
Karen T
June 19, 2017|
Response from Zimbaliretreats | Property representative |
Hi Karen- Happy Birthday and no problem :) Just go to the concierge of your hotel or call us at 876-252-3232 and we'll get you all set :) Blessings- mark
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
$50 - $60
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions
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
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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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