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ZEST

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Sushi, 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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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
Definitely the best Japanese Cuisine Restaurant in Malta

On my wife's birthday, off we went to one of my old time favourite restaurants for a culinary delight (or not). My conclusion is this...it is truly amazing...a culinary jewel. As good as any 1 or 2 Michelin star restaurants on the European mainland. We asked Allan (the F&B Manager) to choose a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Alfred C
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Valletta, Malta
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
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Valletta, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

On my wife's birthday, off we went to one of my old time favourite restaurants for a culinary delight (or not). My conclusion is this...it is truly amazing...a culinary jewel. As good as any 1 or 2 Michelin star restaurants on the European mainland. We asked Allan (the F&B Manager) to choose a Japanese Cuisine meze for us. He brought... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

After a two year absence from Malta. I decided my first nights dining would be at Zest. My decision was based on a previous visit. Well, I was not disappointed. The food was simply amazing. I could not have been more pleased. It was probably a more enjoyable experience than the first time I visited. Service could not have been... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

By far the best sushi on the island. The staff are helpful and professional. A bit pricey but definitely worth it !!

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Bury, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Situated on first floor of Hotel Juliani, this modern Japanese/Asian fusion food restaurant was superb. Dine in air conditioned modern surroundings or outside on a balcony overlooking Spinola Bay. Service excellent. Would recommend it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

If you ever want some asian style food in Malta that's the best place to go. Their noodles is recommended to try

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

We came here looking for a change from the usual Italian and pizzeria restaurants that dominate here in Malta. The menu offers east-meets-west style food, with options of traditional Asian food too. The food was outstanding - starters were light and fresh, main meals freshly prepared and tasty. The dessert too was different to anything we'd seen and tasted excellent.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

Situated on the first floor of Hotel Juliani, and opened only for dinerthis fusion restaurant exudes a cool and chic vibe which makes a nice change from the usual trattoria Italian themed restaurants encountered in Malta. We opted for the East meets West dinner set. There was a most interesting amuse bouche and the starter sas a large dim sum... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Apsolutly amazing place. Delicious food, friendly staff, makes you feel special. Many thanks to everyone in the restaurant specially to manager Alan. He is amazing and so helpful person. Highly recommend!

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Meppershall, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

The food here is excellent although on the expensive side for Malta but certainly not by UK prices! Service was very good although we did have to wait a little while for the bill at the end which seems to be a recurring theme in Malta!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I was very excited about this restaurant, after reading reviews and looking at the menu, so I booked it for our first dinner in Malta. My enthusiasm soon waned. The starters, a steamed dumpling assortment and a noodle salad were attractive but practically tasteless. As mains we had the bass, which was decent, but expensive for what it was and... More 

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Additional Information about ZEST

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: Sushi, European, Asian, Contemporary, Continental

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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: Sushi, European, Asian, Contemporary, Continental

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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