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ZEST

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International, Sushi, European, Asian, Contemporary
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25 St. George's Road, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 2138 7600
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Description: Zest, where East meets West in both dining and decor. The chic restaurant...
Zest, where East meets West in both dining and decor. The chic restaurant is a point of encounter between Continental and Asian cuisine in a contemporary ambience, oozing RELAXED ELEGANCEThe menu boats a selection of dishes from Thai Curries, Indonesia Noodles, Singaporean seafood Laksas, Continental pan fried Lamb to Japanese Teppanyaki. Attractive features include an open wine cellar and a sushi bar on the restaurant floor, where patrons can sit around the chef and enjoy the art of preparing Japanese sushi. Located on the first floor of the hotel Juliani, using the transformed town house's original entrance and external staircase, the restaurant enjoys the added bonus of an open-air terrace bar overlooking romantic Spinola Bay and ideal for pre-dinner drinks. Its split-leveled area also incorporates a bar and lounge.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great surprise in Malta

Zest had a nice variety of food. The Asian fusion was a surprise in Malta, but they delivered exceptionally well.The sushi was fresh and tasty and the rest of the meal was also very good. We did the degustation menu and it was quite alot of food. It was all very good, but I left feeling full and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
Barry H
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  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Zest had a nice variety of food. The Asian fusion was a surprise in Malta, but they delivered exceptionally well.The sushi was fresh and tasty and the rest of the meal was also very good. We did the degustation menu and it was quite alot of food. It was all very good, but I left feeling full and a little... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I chose Zest as a celebratory dinner location as a treat from my husband for my birthday. We adore Asian food and flavours and travel around Asia annually for the whole foodie experience, so we were both looking forward to what Zest had to offer us. The bad omens started on the staircase leading up to the restaurant. We had... More 

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HotelJulianiManager, Manager at ZEST, responded to this review

Dear LTM18, We appreciate that you took the time to provide feedback about your recent visit to Zest. However, we are surprised to hear your comments about your experience. We take the upkeep and maintenance of our premises very seriously and constantly work to maintain our restaurant to the highest standards. We fully protect our interior against insects and pests,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Great upscale experience at good value. Definitely recommend going here! Excellent service and high quality Asian cuisine.

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Second visit! Absolutely spot on, definitely recommend to anyone visiting Malta. If you love again fusion this is your place!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We stopped here for a drink after dinner one evening whilst waiting to meet friends that were arriving from the airport that night. They were closing in half an hour but insisted that it wasn't a problem and brought out the drinks menu and water for the table. The waiter was amazing, competent, very friendly and helpful. As our friends... More 

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Maidstone, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The meal we had at Zest could not be faulted. The first class service from manager Lito, the decor, the extensive menu and of course the food were simply magnificent. I have eaten in a lot of places in the St Julians area and this is the best place by far. I cannot recommend this place highly enough.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

every year we go to the ZEST since 7 years but this year we finally decided to not got back anymore. It is overpriced for the quality and the selection you get. There is no change in the menu since 7 years only the quality and the service went down. We got the mannish and we had to wait for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We went here more on a whim as i had noted this down from a list of restaurants in St Julians and we were so glad that we went. The staff is lovely, the deco is really nice too - the pink and black really works. We had the Asian set menu and it was so so delicious!!! The only... More 

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Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The Zest offers a vast Asian menu as well as a continental one which is just superb. The restaurant looks lovely as well as well organised and set up. The management pays a lot of attention to detail and it shows making this restaurant truly one of the best on the island. The staff are also very helpful, outgoing and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Try the asian part of the menu. All food was excellent and the service was also great. Try it and you wont be dissapointed.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 25 St. George's Road, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Saint Julian's
  • Phone Number: +356 2138 7600

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40 - 52
  • Cuisine: International, Sushi, European, Asian, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic, Large groups

Description

Zest, where East meets West in both dining and decor. The chic restaurant is a point of encounter between Continental and Asian cuisine in a contemporary ambience, oozing RELAXED ELEGANCEThe menu boats a selection of dishes from Thai Curries, Indonesia Noodles, Singaporean seafood Laksas, Continental pan fried Lamb to Japanese Teppanyaki. Attractive features include an open wine cellar and a sushi bar on the restaurant floor, where patrons can sit around the chef and enjoy the art of preparing Japanese sushi. Located on the first floor of the hotel Juliani, using the transformed town house's original entrance and external staircase, the restaurant enjoys the added bonus of an open-air terrace bar overlooking romantic Spinola Bay and ideal for pre-dinner drinks. Its split-leveled area also incorporates a bar and lounge.

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