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7 The Esplanade, Cronulla, New South Wales 2230, Australia
06:00 - 22:30
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Mon 06:00 - 16:30
Tue - Sun 06:00 - 22:30
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We dined there during February 2017 with their 2 course special. The food was great and the price very reasonable. service was a little slow but acceptable with the number of patrons. Well worth going there.

Thank garyf705
Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went for a birthday lunch with the girls and the waitress was rude and told us when we sat down that they needed the table back in 2 hours!! they never told us that when we booked. She rudely told us it was in the confirmation text we finally found the text and it did not! it was suppose to... More 

Thank Sam M
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44 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Having become an iconic Cronulla eatery Zimzala doesnt sit back and allow itself to bathe in its own glow. Rather it works hard to create new ways to refresh itself. From music nights to degustations Zimzala tempts the locals to regularly partake of its offerings. Situated mere metres from the ocean with stunning northerly views along Cronulla beaches it corners... More 

Thank Obwan8
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined on a Saturday night and booked 2 weeks ahead. To have table by the water we were told my a waitress they we should have booked 3 months ahead, she was not very friendly at all. Our waitress Tara for the night was fabulous and made up for the abrupt manner of the other waitress and the table.... More 

1 Thank anne J
Bundeena, Australia
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152 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

At sea level and a great place to watch the passing/playing Cronulla beach crowd. The share plates are well presented as are individual dishes and everyone in our group enjoyed the experience. Attentive staff and open windows on good days allow for low noise and pleasant breezes. Smallish so booking advised.

Thank Graham B
Wollongong, Australia
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I booked a Thursday evening dinner. Service and view was unbeatable. Unfortunately the food did no justice for the beautiful surroundings. The menu selection was wonderful however the main and desserts were not fresh and left us unwell. It seems the food quality is inconsistent.

Thank cassiemr
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117 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great meal here for a special occasion. The location is great. The food was very appetising and tasty. The service was very good and we all enjoyed the atmosphere.

Thank patsylandin
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location. Food a little pricey but tasty. Totally let down by the service. We have been here before and have usually enjoyed the experience but not recently. The food and the views were not enough to make up for the grumpy surly staff.

Thank LeighRayMay
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The view and service from our waitress was fantastic. We ordered two seafood platters. There lobster was tiny and the mornay sauce was so peppery that we couldn't eat it. Apart from that the platter was great. At 755pm we were told we would need to leave the table for the next booking and that I would have been sent... More 

Thank Sue A
Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well priced menu ,good selection of fresh seafood and a great location . The staff are helpful and polite would seem a good place to have a small function.

Thank powderpig16

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$27
Australian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 22:30
06:00 - 16:30
06:00 - 22:30
06:00 - 22:30
06:00 - 22:30
06:00 - 22:30
06:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 The Esplanade, Cronulla, New South Wales 2230, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Sutherland Shire  >  Cronulla
  • Phone Number: 6195272011

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?