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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
Gorgeous food and good vibe

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
Raychel16
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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Brussels, Belgium
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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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London, United Kingdom
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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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Stockholm
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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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Thane, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

A good spread for breakfast which had both hot and cold dishes. Also the outdoor seating was comfortable considering the weather.

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surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Make sure you are hungry before arriving. We went for the Asian menu. Lots of wonderful dishes, but next time I think we will order individual dishes as we did not like to leave any food as it was so good.All our staff were very welcoming and helpful.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Our fifth visit to Malta and we were happy to revisit Zest once again. Even happier to see that it's as good as ever. Some people prefer the outside balcony which you do need a reservation for. But as seasoned visitors we elected to go inside, in the coolness and this time the room seemed busier than in the past... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Zest is a consistent restaurant when it comes to the quality of food they serve. The menu is extremely vast so there is definitely something everyone will want to order. Recommended for big groups, business or couples

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This is a great restaurant that delivers every time when it comes to food and service.. if your in Saint Julians be sure to give it a go - trust me you wont be disappointed.. you can spend an hour going thru the menu on your first visit so much to chose from so i always tend to try and... More 

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Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Staying at Hotel Juliani we opted to eat in Zest our first night. The first thing that impressed us was the beautiful setting and decor. Secondly, the extensive menu gave such a fantastic choice it was a pleasure to pour over the pages deciding! Once we ordered it was a short wait for our meals which were delicious and very... More 

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Address: 25 St. George's Road, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta, Malta
Phone Number: +356 2138 7600
Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Saint Julian's
Average Prices: USD 39 - 50
Cuisine: International, Sushi, European, Asian, Contemporary

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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 39 - 50
  • Cuisine: International, Sushi, European, Asian, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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