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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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The setting and decor is beautiful, with stunning attention to detail. The staff were so attentive and excellent service during the meal. The salmon miso broth as a main meal is phenomenal, with such fresh tasting flavours. The thai green curry was also delicious and a very sumptuous helping. All in all an excellent choice for a smart dining experience.

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Thank 721shannond
Zinzi_Rest, Manager at Zinzi, responded to this review

Dear 721shannond Thank you so much for this amazing review. It is such a pleasure to read all of your wonderful comments and we are absolutely delighted that you had such a wonderful Zinzi experience. We are so looking forward to welcoming you back on your next travels to Plettenberg Bay. Best regards The Zinzi Team More 

Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My misogyny salmon was devine but my husbands lamb shank was far to over cooked and could have been season better. The creme brulee was very nice. Service is always good.

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Thank Desre R
Zinzi_Rest, Manager at Zinzi, responded to this review

Dear Desre R Thank you for your kind review of Zinzi. It was truly wonderful having you and your husband dine with us and we are so pleased to read that you enjoyed your meal as well as the service. Thank you for your constructive feedback, we appreciate it greatly and we certainly look forward to having you dine with... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I tried the chicken schnitzel which was delicious. Loved the atmosphere and service was top notch. Worth the visit.

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Thank Strosieberry
Zinzi_Rest, Manager at Zinzi, responded to this review

Dear Strosieberry Thank you for taking the time to post such a wonderful review and for commending our service team and chefs on their efforts. We do hope to have you join us again soon! Kindest regards The Zinzi Team More 

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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We came for a family dinner when staying at the Knysna elephant park. The restaurant is located on the grounds of a hotel complex. The interior is very tastefully decorated. The staff was very attentive and friendly. Last but not least the food was splendid, nicely presented and tasteful. It was an experience not to be missed.

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Thank Mike S
Zinzi_Rest, Manager at Zinzi, responded to this review

Dear Mike S Thank you so much for your wonderful review of Zinzi. It was an absolute delight having you and your family dine with us and we are so pleased to read that you enjoyed your experience. We certainly look forward to welcoming you back on your next travels to Plettenberg Bay. Warmest regards The Zinzi Team More 

Cape Town
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306 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first meal at Zinzi's last year, was magnificent - everything was extra special. While I would still rate this as the top restaurant in Plett, our visit this year just seemed lacking. The service wasn't up to par and the food, while good, lacked that edge that took it to heights. It was a good lunch, and we'll probably... More 

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Thank kalgran
Zinzi_Rest, Manager at Zinzi, responded to this review

Dear kalgran Thank you for taking the time to post a review following your recent dining experience with us at Zinzi. We are sadden to read that you found it to be lacking, however, we do thank you for your constructive feed back and we will certainly strive to improve. Best regards The Zinzi Team More 

Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having booked into Tsala Treetop Lodge for a few days, we decided to dine at Zinzi on an evening. The menu was varied and interesting and the food, presentation and service was absolutely excellent. The staff were very attentive and friendly, without loosing their professional touch. We can highly recommend dining at this restaurant and will definitely be back.

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Thank Peta J
Zinzi_Rest, Manager at Zinzi, responded to this review

Dear Peta J Thank you so much for your lovely review following your recent dinner at Zinzi during your stay at Tsala Treetop Lodge. We are delighted to read that you had an "absolutely excellent" experience and the team thanks you for so highly recommending us. We certainly look forward to your return during your next travels to the Hunters... More 

Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful and romantic ambiance, delicious and fresh food, very tastefully furnished. I would totally go there again!

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Thank Stefanie H
Zinzi_Rest, Manager at Zinzi, responded to this review

Dear Stefanie H Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are thrilled to read that you had wonderful Zinzi experience and we look forward to welcoming you back soon! Best regards The Zinzi Team More 

Kingston, Surrey
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65 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A bit of a drive out of Plett to this well reviewed restaurant. We arrived in the evening and after a long drive down a dark, rough road, you arrive at the security gate. The style of the restaurant is Asian and the food also. The service was very good and we all enjoyed our meal. If I went again,... More 

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Thank KHA1
Zinzi_Rest, Manager at Zinzi, responded to this review

Dear KHA1 Thank you kindly for commending our service team and chefs on their efforts, it is greatly appreciated. We are so pleased that you took the drive out to us and we certainly look forward to having you join us again, hopefully in the not too distant future. Warmest regards The Zinzi Team More 

Level Contributor
17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I had high hopes for this restaurant based on reviews here. The restaurant decor is upscale and comfortable. The tomato soup was okay and the pork and chicken tapas dishes we ordered were tasty. The creme brûlée dessert was decent. However, the main course we shared, Asian pulled pork, was just plain bad. The flavors were all... More 

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Thank Merrell F
Zinzi_Rest, General Manager at Zinzi, responded to this review

Dear Merrell F Thank you for your review following your latest dining experience with us. The team is saddened to hear that you felt that the Asian pulled pork was not to your taste. We value your feedback, and thank you for it, as we can only endevour to correct and exceed in excellence. Our hope is that you will... More 

Welwyn, United Kingdom
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429 reviews
274 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 494 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is another South African restaurant that just seems to get better year on year. It is located several 10 km out of Plett, which makes it a little inconvenient to visit, but believe me, the food is worth it. We were a (noisy) table of 6, seated indoors on a “fresh” SA summer evening. There are space heaters on... More 

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Thank grahamee
Zinzi_Rest, Manager at Zinzi, responded to this review

Dear grahamee Thank you so much for your outstanding review and for taking the drive to join us for dinner!!! We are so pleased to read that you had such a delightful Zinzi experience and we can’t wait to welcome you back. Best regards The Zinzi Team More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
African, European, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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
Description
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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