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Zen Japanese Sushi Bar & Teppanyaki

Portomaso Yacht Marina | Portomaso, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta, Malta
00356 21386500
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Ranked #30 of 212 Restaurants in Saint Julian's
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $53 - $92
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Private Dining
Restaurant details
Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Private Dining

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Saint Julian's, Malta
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I highly recommend Zen Japanese Sushi Bar & Teppanyaki for its delicacies and a very professional customer service! The food is also extremely delicious and mouth watering!

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Sliema, Malta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The service was amazing. I visited with a close friend and had a great time enjoying sushi. The dessert was not my favourite, and the price is a bit exaggerated (for sushi), but apart from that I will definitely go again!

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Island of Gozo, Malta
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11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

My seared RARE tuna slices with spring onions and Jalapeños, were overcooked and had Japanese pickle instead of the spring onion which I thought did not complement the dish well. Mains and dessert were fine, although I would have loved to have the Doragon Rōru, instead of the Sake Kawa no Futomaki, but the restaurant was out of eel, and... More 

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aellul, Owner at Zen Japanese Sushi Bar & Teppanyaki, responded to this review

Dear reviewer. Primarily may I apologize on the service issue. I assure you that we are taking the necessary steps to avoid such mishaps repeating themselves. Vis a vis the Tuna Tataki we would have appreciated if this was sent back there and then to be redone straight away. Both Unagi and Anago are items directly imported from Japan therefore... More 

Ljubljana
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138 reviews 138 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

According to my island connections the best Japanese restaurant in Malta. Fine location amidst a host of fancy hangouts above the small Saint Julian's marina. Tables (European style) discretely separated from a sushi and a tempura bar. Just one restroom per gender, but sizeable and well kept. A rather short wine list with slightly higher markups then in most places... More 

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aellul, Owner at Zen Japanese Sushi Bar & Teppanyaki, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting our restaurant. We endeavour to maintain the highest of standards therefore we take complaints very seriously. Your review sounds more of a "mission report" rather than a "genuine constructive comment" consequently we have felt the need to correct where we deemed fit. Judging the whole dining experience from the perspective of he who seems to have... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014 via mobile

Looking at all the good reviews I had high hopes but the service really let the place down. I honestly felt treated like we were an inconvenience to staff working there. The waitress even seemed annoyed when we had to grab her attention to order . Main course was fine but I feel overpriced for what you get - sushi... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

My absolutely favourite sushi restaurant in Malta. The service is always welcoming and quick and the food has so far never let me down. I highly recommend the Sake no Tataki or Maguro no Tataki for starters and their rolls and sashimi for main. The always have some great warm mains, I especially like Sake no Teriyaki. I would recommend... More 

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Spa, Belgium
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18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

If it was not for this place I might go crazy for craving excellent sushi and fine Japanese cuisine. I hope they always maintain good quality and standards. I love Japanese food and lived for 12 years in Asia and I am going here again tonight. More authentic the Thai food at Blue Elephant next door and I know becuase... More 

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Kappara
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

A Japanese gem overlooking a stunning marina. Welcomed by the patron and very friendly staff all dressed up to the occasion we were hit by a great varied menu. Worth a specific mention was the exceptional special of the day ... the black cod !!!. All washed down with some cold sake and the final pleasant surprise .... Nikka ....a... More 

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Dinslaken, Germany
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47 reviews 47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I walked in at 22:30h, and although the kitchen was about to close, service was great. THe sushi plate I ordered was worth the price. One thing did not make me happy: the tuna temaki was the smallest one I've ever had ( and most expensive one btw....6,95€!!!!!!!). Otherwise, it is worth a visit! The atmosphere of the place is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Recently i re visited this restaurant and i have to say the food is always fresh and mouth watering i will revisit again hopefully soon

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Additional Information about Zen Japanese Sushi Bar & Teppanyaki

Address: Portomaso Yacht Marina | Portomaso, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta, Malta
Phone Number: 00356 21386500
Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Saint Julian's
Average Prices: USD 53 - 92
Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese

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