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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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  • Excellent88%
  • Very good9%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
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10:30 AM - 8:30 PM Hours
Caribbean, Jamaican, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Canaan Mountain | Canaan Mountain, Little London, Negril, 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 yesterday

Truly enjoyed this experience - the ride up was a bit scary on the dirt road, however the dinner and ambience were amazing. There is a great deal of pride in the farm and respect for the food they grow, which is evident in all...More

Thank hannao714
Zimbaliretreats, Owner at Zimbali's Mountain Cooking Studio, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you Hanna- I appreci-love that you felt the pride and the friendliness that is Zimbali. It really is a family- farming and sharing- and we invite you in to share it with us :) Road is scheduled to be fixed (finally) but the journey...More

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Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

Yep... BEST EVER. This was my 24th trip to Jamaica & my BFF & I decided to have Friday night dinner here. SOOOOOO stunning! From the moment you arrive, you can feel the aura of peace, love, & relaxation!! The owners Mark & Alicia are...More

4  Thank marknjules1997
Zimbaliretreats, Owner at Zimbali's Mountain Cooking Studio, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2018

What a Blessings to have you both and bring back memories I had forgotten :) Thank you for such a lovly review- we strive to SHARE with everyone who comes, beyond a business this is a real family/farming life in the hills and we are...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The farm to table cooking show was definitely a highlight for me. I had been wanting to do it for sooooo long! No regrets!! I can’t even find the words to sum it up well enough. The way it’s organised, the open show, being able...More

1  Thank Tessmrhj
Zimbaliretreats, Owner at Zimbali's Mountain Cooking Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Blessings Tess...I love when people come open to a new experience- without judgement of what they "think it should be" or if it matches a 'previous experience at a different place'. This allows room for the magic to happen. Why would you and a next...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Zimbali Mountain Cooking Studio is a MUST if you are a foodie and want to explore the tastes and smells of the island. The chefs explain how they have prepared the meals and you can watch every step from your seat. I didn't have the...More

Thank Larry55074
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really a 3.5 but I think they are on the right track for what they are doing. Beautiful place, great layout and nice staff. Great vibes. Arrived to a great welcome, chilled for about 30 minutes then headed down to the abbreviated farm tour (if...More

1  Thank 99jbb
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Set in the mountain area of Negril! Rustic accommodations for a stay, but beautiful! Food was the best I’ve had while in Jamaica! Make reservations ahead, and a shuttle will meet you at your hotel. Believe it was $90 per person, 5 course meal with...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our visit to Zimbali's was a wonderful experience. The drive up into the mountains was exhilarating and educational . It is an organic farm where they cultivate their own produce. It was very educational and informative. We loved the experience and their terrific cooking ....More

Thank Brenda L
Reviewed July 7, 2018

Wow ! What a great time . Cant believe we have never been here after 12 years visiting Jamaica . Mark and everyone made you feel so welcome . The place is so interesting , like a museum in the hills . The ride up...More

Thank Cardoor080
Zimbaliretreats, Owner at Zimbali's Mountain Cooking Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

It wasd an amazing an Amazing Night and love when people who have come for a long time bring there Jamaican families :) Papa is a Gem and the gifts you gave him put a tear in a Senoir mans eyes :) Blessings and see...More

Reviewed July 5, 2018 via mobile

Our experience at Zimbabwe was an absolute treat. The driver picked us up on time; The drive was about 45 minutes from 7 Mile beach. Upon arrival you are greeted with the staff and a cup of fresh juice. he property, which is also a...More

Thank munzer q
Reviewed June 29, 2018 via mobile

Great unique experience with delicious fresh food!!! My family and I enjoyed this very much. A nice break from the beach activities.

Thank nlezama
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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
ABby L
February 21, 2018|
Response from DelpC3 | Reviewed this property |
Its about the same distance. I dont feel comfortable posting my email here since it's a public forum. Feel free to ask more questions here! :)
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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, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids
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 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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