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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 #18 of 191 restaurants in Saint Julian's
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $48 - $62
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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Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

Nice atmosphere, great (!!) sushi, lovely dessert and friendly staff. Would go there directly when visiting Malta / St. Julians.

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Portland, Oregon
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

This place has such good reviews. Back home there is very large Thai communities and I've been to Thailand several times. A benchmark dish that is always slightly different everywhere is Pad Thai. It is a foundational requirement for any place claiming to serve Thai. The presentation was beautiful. The noodles tasted like wet, unseasoned newspaper. Complete mush - overcooked... More

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

My Wife an I have the conversation "what do you fancy to eat this evening?". I fancied Asian she fancied a more straight forward meal. Luck would have it she found this restaurant on Trip Advisor. We had a little trouble finding the place as its not clear that the restaurant is part of the hotel. Apart from that -... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

What used to be an excellent restaurant has steadily decined in quality and value although it does retain its service level. Very sad, new chef?

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We had an amazing evening in Zest. We went on International Womens Day and were greeted with complimentary pink bubbles. And for the rest of the evening we were very well looked after. Everyone enjoyed their food, which was delicious and beautifully presented. A good selection on the menu, plenty of wines to choose from. Definitely recommended

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Saint Julian's, Malta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I lived in Malta for 2 years and frequented this restaurant often. Its on the pricey side but worth it because its one of the few places in Malta to get reliably great food and the service is always top notch, which is hard to say of most restaurants in Malta. Check ahead though because they are occasionally booked out... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Lovely restaurant and beautifully decorated. I had the Pad Thai. This is one of my favourite ever dishes so I have it in a lot of places but I can honestly say that this was the BEST I have ever had. Pad Thai is supposed to have nuts and I always ask for extra as they always lack and taste... More

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Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

What an amazing and imaginative menu. 'East Meets West' is the claim and it certainly lives up to it. An oasis of quality dining and imaginative food amongst a plethora of Fast Food and the 'Maltese Standard Menu'. But you need to book, it's very popular.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We have eaten here a few times. Can't fault the food. Japanese counter is top class. Ambience and location couldn't be better for us. Just try it.

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Il mellieha
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

It was simply awesome the best choice for sushi and duck !!!! We really enjoyed thanks and we come back for sure !!! One of the best

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