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ZEST

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$$$$
European, Asian, Contemporary, Continental
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25 St. George's Road, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 2138 7600
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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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
Didn't disappoint

we are staying at the Hotel Juliani and were offered a "package deal" to include dinner at Zest for sixty euros. For this you can eat anything off the menu except sushi for which you had to pay a little extra. We had the Asian platter for two to start which included satay chicken and lamb... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
stay1or
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South Yorkshire
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Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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486 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
South Yorkshire
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

we are staying at the Hotel Juliani and were offered a "package deal" to include dinner at Zest for sixty euros. For this you can eat anything off the menu except sushi for which you had to pay a little extra. We had the Asian platter for two to start which included satay chicken and lamb skewers, beef spring rolls... More 

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8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

We are fussy customers, we like our food and we like great service. Zest provided us with some of the best fusion food we've ever had and (maybe because it wasn't busy, but I hope not) the service was perfect. The mixed starter platter was absolutely perfect and extremely generous, then we moved onto a Balinese chicken curry and a... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The food was amazing. I went for the all east options of Tom Yung Soup and Sea food teriyaki. Both were delicious. Full of flavour and the textures were spot on. Service in the restaurant was very good and the added bonus was that we were staying in Hotel Juliani meaning we only had to go down a couple of... More 

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Island of Malta, Malta
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Old friends, Friday night, only six of us, had to wait half an hour for drinks, not a good thing. Food was acceptable, in fairness, one of the better Asian places, but still not wow, for the price. Serive lacking. Not my first choice for that type of food.

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Londres
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Although the prices are a little high for the island, the rest is great : the design (contemporary and elegant), the food (a lot of choice but everything is good, from the currys to the rolls) and the service. A classic for everyone who comes to the island : you can't go wrong!

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Naxxar, Malta
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

If you only eat in one restaurant on Malta it has to be Zest. The food is amazing. The service is outstanding. I live on Malta and have been to Zest on many occasions. Will keep going back.

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

although pricey would defo recommend. the food was really good, the service impecable and overall atmosphere seemed like a great place full of tourists and locals alike. next time were back, would definitely return

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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333 reviews 333 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Visited here for dinner with my wife. We'd eaten out every evening for a week and so decided to go for a light option and had the sashimi to start followed by the fish shabu shabu. The sashimi was fine, but the shabu shabu was a bit disappointing, particularly since it was never really possible to get the cooking stock... More 

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Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Food and ambience and service brilliant! We were unsure as there was a wedding party in, but we had first class service.

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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Zest has a pleasant ambience about it and is run by a team of friendly and helpful staff. Their food is generally tasty, well presented and reasonably priced. Bread sticks served with sides of satay and sweet and sour sauce on arrival is a somewhat strange touch, but apart from that, it was an enjoyable dinner overall. I ordered the... More 

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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 38 - 49
  • Cuisine: European, Asian, Contemporary, Continental

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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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