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Zimbali's Mountain Cooking Studio

| Canaan Mountain, Little London, Negril 00000, Jamaica
+1 876-252-3232
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  • Excellent88%
  • Very good9%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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10:30 AM - 8:30 PM Hours
Caribbean, Jamaican, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
| Canaan Mountain, Little London, Negril 00000, Jamaica
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Zimbali's Mountain Cooking Studio
1. Fresh from our Organic farm!
"I highly recommend this magical place."
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2. Cooked right in front of you!
"The dinner itself was prepared right in front of us "
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3. African Drumming on Wed Night!
" back to the studio we were able to chill and watch the drummers."
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Wow, what an amazing experience! Unbelievably beautiful location with a first class approach to farm to table dining.... real food from the same farm you tour and prepped and cooked right in front of you. Mark and his wife have truly created something special here....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank teamon3y
Zimbaliretreats, Owner at Zimbali's Mountain Cooking Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you and it was a pleasure having you :) If and 18 year old OK's our wifi...I am proud :) Blessings- mark

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is after or review of the retreat. Amazing food, outstanding atmosphere, incredible staff! You have to do it... will always be top of our list for feeling of belonging and family. Zimbali is zen and unforgettable ❤️

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank beachgyrl
Zimbaliretreats, Manager at Zimbali's Mountain Cooking Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

What a Blessings to have you Beachgyrl- your Vibes inspired us all :) Blessings- mark

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So sorry I believed 5-star reviews. Long drive over broken roads, not a very clean place, dogs and cats running through the restaurant. Cooks work with bare hands arranging food on plates, shaking wet hands with customers. Food OK but overpriced, wine from the bottom...More

Date of visit: November 2018
4  Thank Alex_Tallinn
Zimbaliretreats, Owner at Zimbali's Mountain Cooking Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I pondered to not even respond to this review- But this is more than a food review- There is a rudeness here I have never seen. Wrting reviews is a process I welcome & I can see you have written many. Your comment on "Bottom...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have no complaints about zimbali culinary retreat. I was very impressed. The food was exquisite, you can savor all flavors as you see firsthand how is being cooked and ingredients us right of their land.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Animallover45
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Notwithstanding the 5 course meal-which was outstanding in every way-you must go for the experience. The owner Mark is a gem of a human being. His vision of a farm to table restaurant is genius. His staff are equally involved in his vision. The farm...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Marc B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

There was 13 of us that went for lunch. The food was delicious, the service was excellent and the grounds were like being in Eden. I honestly feel this was the highlight of our stay in Negril. The next time I go back it will...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Donna W
Zimbaliretreats, Owner at Zimbali's Mountain Cooking Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Donna- See you for dinner next time & you will love the drumming in the mountains ) Blessings- mark

Reviewed November 10, 2018

Zimbali the name the place authentic natural a must do been there twice didn’t make a reservation the first time so didn’t go on the food experience but they prepared a meal for us and it was good it was Jamaican it was natural and...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank catchacabntours
Reviewed November 9, 2018 via mobile

A hidden gem. A delightful place, farming organic products in the mountain combined with a cooking studio where your healthy organic lunch is prepared before your eyes, by charming, friendly and helpful staff. An excursion you should not miss if you are near... in fact...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank chrisfF6773SQ
Reviewed November 8, 2018 via mobile

This place is just AMAZING. We have been here before and each time it’s with open arms. The part of the country is just beautiful. Then when you Liz it with a culinary experience and amazing host; there is. I way it can go wrong....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank likens2travel
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

I love this spot off the beat and just amazing. Zimbali's cooking is just out of this world one of a kind can't be compared 100% original!! Zimbali's YOU are going to see me again!!!!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank davidrR1539WL
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December 2, 2018|
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Response from CK_Ontario | Reviewed this property |
We had a driver arranged by Zimbali. It was such an interesting drive I barely noticed the time. I think it took us about 30-40 minutes. The road up the mountain is rough, but the driver was awesome. He took the time to give... More
Carrie T
July 21, 2018|
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Response from TERISXM | Reviewed this property |
We spent close to $200 for 2 people with the tip.
February 23, 2018|
Response from Zimbaliretreats | Property representative |
Hello- Glad your coming to Jamaica & know you are going to LOVE Negril :) The cost for the 4 course lunch is $60/person and the 5 course dinner is $75/person. We offer transport from anywhere in Negril for $15/person and we... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$60 - $75
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups
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, Little London, Negril 00000, Jamaica
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Jamaica  >  Westmoreland Parish  >  Negril  >  Little London
  • Phone Number: +1 876-252-3232
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FOODIES- Rise Up -This Tour is for you! Zimbali's "Farm to Table" Cooking Show is more than just a Meal- it's an Experience! Only 20 minutes from Negril, this 5 Star Retreat + Organic Farm is one of the most unique places in Jamaica. Tour the Farm, then Return to the specially designed Cooking Studio for an Authentic Demonstration using the Foods & Fruits of the Season. We offer Lunch or Dinner Shows Monday- Saturday. The 4ccourse lunch is $60/prsn and the 5 course dinner is $75/prsn. We also offer roundtrip transport from Negril for an extra $15/prsn. Wednesday & Friday dinners we have our African drummers perform- the show is amazing ;) Enjoy dishes such as: fish, shrimp, chicken; Vegan/vegetarian, Gluten free are welcome. Pickup times are 10am for the lunch tour and 4pm for the dinner tour. Mandatory Reservations are Mandatory as space is limited. Zimbali Requires a 50% deposit for reservations more than 2 weeks out and we accept Visa/Mastercard, Bitcoin or Paypal. Dress casual and wear or bring tennis shoes for the farm tour ;)
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