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Zen Japanese Sushi Bar & Teppanyaki

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Japanese, Sushi, Diner
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Portomaso Yacht Marina | St. Julian's, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta PTM01, Malta
+356 2138 6500
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7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Private Dining
Description: Zen was Malta's first Japanese restaurant and it is still widely regarded...
Zen was Malta's first Japanese restaurant and it is still widely regarded to be the best, with a wide selection of specialities and delicacies including miso soup, sushi, sashimi, vegetable & prawn tempura, as well as fish, meat and vegetarian dishes traditionally cooked and served in our Teppanyaki private room. The contemporary style of the restaurant blends effortlessly with the chic menu, providing an all-round, Japanese-style dining experience. Japanese cuisine is a ritual in itself - a celebration of time-honoured traditions, fresh ingredients and charming hospitality. Our knowledgeable staff will be happy to guide you - whether this is your first taste of Japanese cuisine or the latest of many!
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Good for:
Romance

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  • 100
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  • 36
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
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
Consistent quality - best on the island

Been coming here for years and not once have we been disappointed. The food and service are top quality. Genuine Japanese food prepared and presented with flare. Very tasty - a joy to eat. We keep trying new places but whenever I want to be sure that I won't be disappointed Zen is the place

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
bon800
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Malta
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Private Dining
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154 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Malta
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Been coming here for years and not once have we been disappointed. The food and service are top quality. Genuine Japanese food prepared and presented with flare. Very tasty - a joy to eat. We keep trying new places but whenever I want to be sure that I won't be disappointed Zen is the place

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50 reviews 50 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Visited here about a week ago and was happy I went. I sat up at the sushi bar and the sushi chefs made my meal fresh in-front of me and I was very satisfied with the quality and the service. The sushi chefs were very friendly and it's always nice to see them proud of their work/curious how their customers... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The food is superb and you're guaranteed a night of entertainment. The chef is excellent and quite the joker but I assure you that he puts on a great performance when cooking your food. Seeing it cooked shows you that they use minimal and mostly natural ingredients leading to tasty results. We opted for the tempura prawns which are divine... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

we have been to Japanese restaurants in many countries and this was right up there with the best. We ate at the Teppanyaki bar, but tried the sushi first. The variety of sushi was excellent, using a good range of fish. The Teppanyaki "performance" by the chef was expert and very funny, but more importantly the food he cooked was... More 

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Saint Julian's, Malta
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

i go to this restaurant very often because it offers great service, amazing food and relaxing atmosphere. Highly recommended!

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Santa Lucija, Malta
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35 reviews 35 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We Visited this amazing restaurant on valentines day, the meal was perfect from in every single expect the food was cooked to perfection and delicious i strongly recommend the seared salmon starter and the Japanese cheese cake was also amazing for a desert. highly recommended for special occasions since the great and service comes with a high price tag that... More 

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Saint Julian's, Malta
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17 reviews 17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This restaurant is an example to its standards! The quality of food and the presentation is amazing . My opinion it's the best restaurant if you like that type of food . Keep it up :) .

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84 reviews 84 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

we go here every year on our trip to Malta and this year the Tepanyaki sitting area was closed and not available so we chose seats at the Sushi bar which is great as you get to see the chefs prep and cook the meals. Service was fine but the portions for our main courses were smaller than we'd expect... More 

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Malta
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Was my first time here for a typical Japanese dinner , in splendid surroundings , served by geisha hostess. The menu has a vast setup of extraordinary food - all kinds of sushi - temakizushi , uramaki , futomaki , sashimi, tempura & nigiuzushi among others. The food is simply mouth-watering & the service is 5-star....prices are a bit on... More 

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Saint Julian's, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Excellent service and food. Great atmosphere! Thanks for being the best restaurant in Malta! It's quite pricey but worth it!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Portomaso Yacht Marina | St. Julian's, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta PTM01, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Saint Julian's
  • Phone Number: +356 2138 6500

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 58 - 100
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance

Description

Zen was Malta's first Japanese restaurant and it is still widely regarded to be the best, with a wide selection of specialities and delicacies including miso soup, sushi, sashimi, vegetable & prawn tempura, as well as fish, meat and vegetarian dishes traditionally cooked and served in our Teppanyaki private room. The contemporary style of the restaurant blends effortlessly with the chic menu, providing an all-round, Japanese-style dining experience. Japanese cuisine is a ritual in itself - a celebration of time-honoured traditions, fresh ingredients and charming hospitality. Our knowledgeable staff will be happy to guide you - whether this is your first taste of Japanese cuisine or the latest of many!
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?