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Zen Japanese Sushi Bar & Teppanyaki

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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Diner
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Portomaso Yacht Marina | St. Julian's, Malta, 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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Sun - Sat 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Scenic view
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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  • 154
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 6
    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
Awesome Real Sushi in Malta

I went with my partner on Saturday the 6th February for a dinner. We reserved one day in advance and they sit us in a really nice and charming place. Food was extraordinary and quality of fish is really incredible. Price it can go up to 50EUR per person (drink and food = many varieties of Sushi).

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Pablo A
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I went with my partner on Saturday the 6th February for a dinner. We reserved one day in advance and they sit us in a really nice and charming place. Food was extraordinary and quality of fish is really incredible. Price it can go up to 50EUR per person (drink and food = many varieties of Sushi).

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Thank Pablo A
Arundel, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staff were very attentive and professional Food was excellent and a high standard Good choice, quickly prepared to special order Would definitely go back

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Thank Suzy W
Vienna, Austria
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109 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Discovered a quiet sushi bar tucked away in a quiet street in St. Julian's in Malta. Food was excellent, fresh and tasty. Service was understated and friendly. Highly recommened. For the hungry couple, choose the 'chef's choice' of maki rolls for two. Yummy!

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Thank Ravenna2006
Basel, Switzerland
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65 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

Very exquisite Japanese food... esp. the sushi! Very fresh and well made... good service and staff. Surely worth a visit for sushi lovers!!

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Thank AmritaVk
St Leonards, Australia
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354 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

The definition of fine dining is a ​style of ​eating that usually ​takes ​place in ​expensive ​restaurant, where ​especially good ​food is ​served to ​people, in a ​formal way. Although advertised as such, this certainly is not fine dining. The food is nice and is presented in a formal manner, but it certainly is not exceptional; indeed, it was presented... More 

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Thank Mal B
Malta
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

Tasty food, beautiful waitress look like geisha in japanese cloth. Pleasant chef of restaurant. Friendly atmosphere. Near the sea, that why you can walk after diner. Tea is interesting)

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Thank Ekaterina K
Chepstow
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

Excellent consistant food and service. Been here many times and intend to revisit time and time again.

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Thank 463
Berlin, Germany
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190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Very great sushi quality - Fast - Good selection - Fresh fish - Lovely place to sit - A bit expensive though - Good wine selection

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Thank tmuc
Kent, Ohio, United States
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

I and my wife went there in our honeymoon night November 21, 9:00pm.(please check your camera records and see!) In table there were very drunk people and they were shouting and swearing really bad words!.. Not only, shouting and bad words also they were showing some sexual activities with using their body languages.. I felt so bad, and i were... More 

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2 Thank Recep_Erdogan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

Fantastic atmosphere and friendly staff..the food is amazing , not just the run of the mill sushi but chef thinks outside the box , simply great

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Thank daphne p

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Portomaso Yacht Marina | St. Julian's, Malta, 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 56 - 103
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view

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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