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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 #25 of 218 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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Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW 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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15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

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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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

There are some sushi restaurants and then there are others that stand out of the rest. This is one of them. Waitresses wearing kimono gives the experience a final touch. No need to say anything more if you know your sushi.

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Saint Julian's, Malta
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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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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 

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140 reviews 140 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 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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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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