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Zinzi Restaurant

10 k west of Plettenberg Bay | Plettenberg Bay, Harkerville, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
+27 44 532 8226
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pulled pork” (9 reviews)
“lamb shank” (22 reviews)
“panna cotta” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
African, European, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
10 k west of Plettenberg Bay | Plettenberg Bay, Harkerville, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 703 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Driving through the forest, I started to wonder if we had missed a turn off. Cold and a tad annoyed we arrived at this breathtaking venue only to be welcomed by friendly professional staff, who really round off the warm yet classy ambiance. The food...More

Thank Simone S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Lovely atmosphere after a day of hiking or whale watching. Great diverse menu, delicious food, reasonable pricing. We actually went 2 nights in a row we loved it so much! Hallumi (fried cheese), miso salmon, burger, caprese salad were all hits!

Thank Jade618
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I live across the valley from this beautiful restaurant. Plett and knysna is limited to the amount of restaurants which results in fewer choices. The dishes are beautiful. They are Explosive, leaving your taste buds addicted for more. One cannot simply go there once in...More

Thank Neena d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whether it's raining or sunshine this is a favorite for me in this area. Set in beautifully maintained gardens and with a North African decor element it's the perfect place for a long and very enjoyable meal. The menu is filled with mouth watering treats...More

Thank Back_Road_Tours
Zinzi_Rest, Manager at Zinzi, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good Day Back_Road_Tours, Thank you for your wonderful review, Our chefs thank you for your raves of the Patagonian calamari and the "outrageously good seared salmon". We look forward to having you come back to enjoy yet another "long and enjoyable meal" at Zinzi Restaurant...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have eaten here many times over the past 6 years. The consistency has been astounding. Service, speed and quality every time without fail. This is a short 10 minute journey from either Knysna or Plettenberg Bay. Highly recommended.

Thank RubinVanNiekerk
Zinzi_Rest, Front Office Manager at Zinzi, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear RubinVanNiekerk, I am so pleased to hear you had yet another "consistent and quality" filled evening with us at Zinzi restaurant. We do hope to see you again in the near future. Kindest Regards, The Zinzi Team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is in a lovely garden setting. It is graded as a 6 star but actually is much less formal both in style and menu. For example, we both had their burgers which were lovely. It's a short walk from Tsala Treetops in the...More

Thank elsieCork
Zinzi_Rest, Manager at Zinzi, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear elsieCork, Thank you for your kind review, We are pleased to hear you enjoyed our burgers and the meal away from the hotel. We hope to see you back when you are next in Plettenberg Bay. Kindest Regards The Zinzi Team.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service we received was exceptional, from the booking process, which we did in person, earlier in the day, where we could choose the table we wanted, based on the manager's recommendations and knowledge, to the actual dining experience that evening. The various dishes we...More

Thank Hands161
Zinzi_Rest, Manager at Zinzi, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Hands161, We are thrilled to hear you had exceptional service from our team from the start to finish, We are pleased to read that the meals and dishes you had with us were of "Very high standard" and that you felt our wine list...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited Zinzi after recommendations from 2 different friends. We were not disappointed. Our meals were delicious and we received great service. Can't wait to visit again.More

Thank jannions
Zinzi_Rest, Front Office Manager at Zinzi, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Jannions, We are delighted to read that you had "delicious meals and great service" during your evening with us after the recommendations you received. Thank you for your lovely review. We certainly look forward to having you dine with us again. Warmest regards The...More

Reviewed 5 June 2017

What a terrible experience we had here. We were booked on a fully inclusive package via a competition won through Firestone SA, which included the Zinzi Restaurant, but somehow the Restaurant messed up. After sorting out the problem from their side, the Manager on duty...More

Thank Asjas1001
Reviewed 3 June 2017

The restaurant is beautifully appointed. The food tasteless. I ordered the Kingklip - a moist, firm white fish which needs to be served moist and tasty. The piece I received was dry and tasteless. The topping did not help - it was dried out. Second...More

Thank Jocelin K
Zinzi_Rest, General Manager at Zinzi, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017

Dear Jocelin K Thank you for taking the time to write your review of our restaurant, your comments are very much valued. We are extremely saddened that you felt the Zinzi flare was not displayed in our menu selection. Our chefs endeavor to ensure flavor...More

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Sylvia B
3 March 2017|
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Response from Zinzi_Rest | Property representative |
Dear Sylvia B We would suggest smart casual for evening, day time is very casual though. But we fully understand that most guests during holiday period would not necessarily have smart pants available. You are welcome to... More
8 January 2017|
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Response from Zinzi_Rest | Property representative |
Good evening Maylanes We are situated about 4km from the Knysna Elephant park, once you get to the N2 just drive directly opposite and follow the dirt road for 1km until you reach the Entrance gate to Hunter's & Tsala... More
23 December 2016|
Response from Rolgand | Reviewed this property |
I think its worth it! But forget about prawns! I had the mussels as a starter today, very, very nice! And the kinglip sounded heavenly! You should better have a reservation though! Its quite busy!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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
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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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