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All 204 Saint Julian's Restaurants

ZEST

25 St. George's Road, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 2138 7600
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Ranked #28 of 204 Restaurants in Saint Julian's
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $45 - $58
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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English first
London, United Kingdom
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116 reviews 116 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We had a meal as part of our package. The service was good, great selection of food and the wine was reasonable. Drinks can be expensive here and I recommend you eat inside.

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Dublin
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59 reviews 59 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Fantastic restaurant with brilliant service. My husband who is a pretty picky eater had the Sea-bass and said it was the most fabulous meal he ever had, also I had the rice with the prawns and lobster in it - amazing. It is a beautiful modern restaurant, in a great location and is very good value for the food and... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful location and got seated on the balcony, great for watching life at Spinola Bay. Superb service from young waitress, very helpful with sushi selection. Wine very reasonably priced, pad Thai noodles very tasty and huge, had to leave most of it but found all the prawns, perhaps add a couple more? Maze sushi selection gave great variety and more... More

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Malta
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Following many recommendations, we came for dinner with high expectations. We had an asian banquet menu with a large variety of different dishes and starters, and we were not too impressed by any of them. Way too expensive for average food.

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Gdansk, Poland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We have visited Zest following some recommendations and we were really disappointed. In my opinion, the place is overrated and overpriced - a typical must-to-be for posers... I would not recommend to a friend.

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Dublin
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This place is mega expensive especially for drinks, be careful as the drinks price list is not in easy view! Food was good, staff were nice, I think it very overpriced, considering the restaurants within 2 minutes away which are just as good if not better, and far cheeper.

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7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

After reading the comments below it seems a lot of people are happy with what zest provides. I am very fortunate to travel the world and get paid for it. The problem with zest is that it is in Malta. Like most things on the island it takes time to catch up with the rest of the world. I guess... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The Asian food is ok, don't have the Maki Sushi rolls as they are just subpar at best. The bread they put out pre meal is stale and tasteless. The Pad Thai noodles were very good and definitely recommended.

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Great fusion food. Restaurant overlooking Spinola Bay. Have been there several times. Customer service is amazing and very professional which in Malta... well, it is pretty hard to find!

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Pembroke, Malta
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12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

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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