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ZEST

25 St. George's Road, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 2138 7600
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Ranked #24 of 204 restaurants in Saint Julian's
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $47 - $60
Cuisines: Asian, European, Continental, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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 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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  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Pembroke, Malta
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I have been going to Zest for about a decade now and, over all these years, it has maintained all its qualities, from beautiful environment to delicious food and great service. I consider it to be one of the best restaurants in Malta. The food is fantastic and, in my opinion, it has the best sushi on the island. Very... More

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Kristiansand, Norway
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Zest is the one of the best restaurants I ever tryed and me and my family definetely coming back to Zest. Service, menu, food taste and enviroment - everything is perfect!! Love this restaurant!

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Hamburg, Germany
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We lived two weeks in Hotel Juliani. Zest is the first restaurant inside. They make an excellent menu from sushi to different east-meets-west dishes, we have not seen somewhere else. A place to visit, if you are in St. Julians or nearby...

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London
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The clientele is the one of the best ways to judge a restaurant without eating. We entered Zest to find a bustling restaurant inhabited by a combination of locals, business travellers, hotel travellers and people looking for authentic dishes from their home countries. So it has to rely upon the quality of its food. The mix seemed peculiar at first,... More

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Inverurie, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

It's fine dining Asian food, restaurant is beautiful inside, staff were attentive but then there wasn't many people in when we were in, only reason I can think is cause it was a Monday night because the food was excellent. Not a massive menu but a good selection of your standard Chinese / Thai type dishes with a few not... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Used the voucher we received on checking in at the hotel to eat in after a busy day. The menu was full of choices to suit any taste and the dishes we had were really excellent plus some unexpected courses in between the courses we had ordered. Turned out to be a good value night.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at Hotel Juliani, and since we arrived late in the day we decided to use the 10€ voucher they gave us for Zest. The food was brilliant and the service was impeccable. We were so happy with our experience that we decided to go back the evening after and was just as happy then. The menu is a... More

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Pamakkale
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We arrived on a Saturday night with no reservation so couldn't get seating on the balcony which was disappointing but soon got over that once the food was served. The prawn curry was to die for. All four of us had different choices and all equally happy with our meals. Wine choices good and desserts lovely. Would eat here again... More

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Malta
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Made a reservation a day before for a table outside.. We came at Zest and there was no table outside. They made it our problem... The should handle such a situation differently!!! Wrong wine. And the waitresses don't smile at any time. There are really much better places to find in Malta!!! Don't go there...

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This restaurant is on the first floor of the Juliani Hotel and as we were staying there, we thought it rude not to try it. We went on one of their buffet nights, so can't really speak about their a la carte. We booked with the concierge that morning - it does seem to get quite busy so booking is... More

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