Good first experience. Very good for a hotel restaurant. Service (aside from the hostess) was excellent. Very attentive waitstaff with spot-on recommendations. Drinks were very good. Salads/starters were excellent. Main dishes were Jekyll and Hyde though. The proteins - wife had the ribeye and I the pork chop - were exceptional. The sides on the plate were a big question mark however. Probably not their best effort. It's nice to have an upscale dinner & drinks alternative in downtown HB. Bar looks like it could be very fun with the right crowd. Look forward to coming back.
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything was wonderful.
Everything was wonderful. The lobster Benedict was to die for.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
I have been going to Zimzalla
I have been going to Zimzalla since it opened.. It is my partner and I favorite restaurant to eat at.. we have had parties, just went to brunch or had a beautiful sunset dinner... The place has everything and we love it... Never have had a bad experience... Thank you for making my partners birthday a extra special one!!!
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Stuffed in Huntington
Had a great time, great food & definitely will be back.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
We enjoyed the food. The restaurant
We enjoyed the food. The restaurant was quiet and most enjoyable. We will be back.
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
A place to be discovered & enjoyed
Chef Roy and the staff do an amazing job. Their creativeness and attention to detail provide for great dining. All the food is fresh and chef Roy uses only the freshest and best ingredients. Every time we are in the Huntington Beach area we find an excuse to eat here and to see what the staff has come up with that's new like homemade cereral ice cream or the tiramisu, not to mention the AMAZING. Mac & Cheese or for dinner, the apple pork chop. Simply the best!
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Brunch with the pups!
This is our new favorite place for fabulous food with my family, friends and our four footed family/friends. They have a fabulous brunch menu and our pups enjoy the choices on their doggie menu.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Enjoyed the experience,food was great,but service was slow;no valet validation :(
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Great Place in Huntington Beach
Such a cool Vibe...Just to hang out with family and friends.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best experience dining!
We loved the food! It was my boyfriends birthday and the 4th of July and they were sooooo great about it all! The waitress and General Manager made sure we were happy the whole time and we were! The view was amazi g and so was the music. We would recommend this place and definitely go back! It was a great mix of new posh bar/ restaurant and great beach bar/restaurant.
7/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Tell all your friends!
This place was recommended to me by a good friend who said the food and ambience was great. I whole heartedly agree!!! I can't wait to go back! We had a little hiccup after they sat us, no one came to greet us for a long time but once they did they did an awesome job!! Offered a free desert for the inconvenience and we will most DEFINATELY be back soon!! Our server's name was Reece and he was the best!! Thanks ZIMZALA!!!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time here and very pleased.
First time here and very pleased. The surroundings are comfortable and open. The service started out a little slow but improved greatly when I told our server we were kinda in a hurry (which we were). The food was served hot as it should be and everything tasted good. My guest and I are were quite happy with the whole experience. We would definitely recommend and would go back.
9/7/2013 5:00:00 PM
we have dined at Zimzala several times and have enjoyed our experience each time. The food has always been excellent, with several unique choices for entree. On this occasion we took advantage of the great happy hour prices, drinks, and dishes before our entree. We always look forward to the chocolate ganache with sourdough toast - terrific, unusual! combination. The service was also very good with an attentive server who was helpful with our 18 mos. granddaughter. The manager visited our table several times during our meal to be sure all was well; we appreciated this extra attention. We were pleasantly surprised with a complimentary dessert for my husband's birthday. All in all a very nice celebration of his birthday.
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Experience at Zimzala
We previously went to Zimzala for happy hour and had a good experience-- friendly service and good appetizers. So for my wife's birthday we decided to go there for dinner and again were pleased with the experience. For dinner we had Mushroom Frito (tasty thin batter), wedge salad (loved the smoked bacon), wild sea bass (cooked just right), and German chocolate waffle for dessert (great with ice cream). The manager came by several times to make sure all was going well with the food and service. We appreciate the individual attention. Bottomline- Excellent dinner and will go again for the quality and preparation of the food and there are more items on the menu that look unusually interesting. There is a very creative chef in the kitchen.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Never heard of Zimzala. A friend recommended it. The food was phenomenal! Asked the servers for recommendations and they were "right on"! The porkchop was absolutely memorable. Just be sure you are hungry if you order this. I've never seen such a big porkchop. Simply great was the excellent preparation and superb sauce and side dish that came with it. You won't be sorry if you order this, even if you take half of it home! Service was beyond excellent, as well. Only downside is cost of valet parking with no validation. Rather over the top, pricewise.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Their pretzels are Amazing! We have to get them every time we are there for dinner. Their flat bread pizza is great, so is their sweet potato tator tots. We will be back again & again because it's a great place to enjoy great food with our dog.
9/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had setup a surprise birthday dinner for a friend. The waiter was in on it and graciously walked the birthday girl around the restaurant so she wouldn't see the surprise guests. He was excellent to provide good recommendations for food, a knife for our cake, multiple pictures upon request and an overall great demeanor. Thanks for making the surprise a success!
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
A true neighborhood gem
Who would expect living in downtown Huntington Beach to find such a fine restaurant, especially one in a hotel? Most of the many restaurants in town offer ordinary fare, but Zimzala seems to have perfected fine cuisine, great service, reasonable prices and a delightful atmosphere to make a memorable dining experience.
10/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Enjoy the evening
Service was efficient, friendly & timely, just enough to anticipate& meet our every need without being the least bit hovering. Very nice. The place is comfortable & welcoming. Food was very good, just not stunning but prices were reasonable. Service & atmosphere did it for us. We'll be back.
10/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
good food, easy to find and
good food, easy to find and park. loved the torquise wall.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dined here for thanksgiving dinner. The fixed menu was a little limited but offered enough choices. The food was tasty and well presented. It's very convenient located inside the Shorebreak Hotel. Next time we will try the appetizers which looked great.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food, but slose the doors!
My wife and I were staying at the Shorebreak Hotel and did not feel like venturing out for dinner. We had heard that Zimzala was good, so made reservations through OpenTable. We were shown a few tables, all by open doors to the cold and windy outdoors. The doors were open to make it easier for the servers to get to the people dining al fresco, under heaters. We weren't under heaters though, as we were indoors. They finally put us by a weak fireplace. Luckily, we had our coats.
The food was good. I had a wedge salad, my wife a pear salad. Then we had flatbreads and a sandwich. Very low key, but very good.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM