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“Pleasant evening with Bulgarian and Czech service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Zen Japanese Sushi Bar & Teppanyaki

Zen Japanese Sushi Bar & Teppanyaki
Portomaso Yacht Marina | St. Julian's, Malta, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta PTM01, Malta
+356 2138 6500
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Ranked #33 of 227 Restaurants in Saint Julian's
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $56 - $103
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Diner
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Good for: Scenic view
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
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!
Frydek-Mistek, Czech Republic
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123 reviews 123 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
“Pleasant evening with Bulgarian and Czech service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

Again what a great experience with restaurant in Malta! We came on wednesday the day before our departure from Malta and we were satisfied. I like sushi but I´ve never been in restaurant where service was dressed in Japanese...We ordered amazing soups"Ebitama no supu and Tempura Soba" and then we had "Chef Omakase Sushi, Sashimi, Rolls". Everything was fantastic tasty and fresh. And I have to appreciate perfect service of two young women! If you are in St. Julian´s don´t hesitate to visit this restaurant.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tromsø - Rovaniemi
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Good first time at sushi place.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

It was our first visit to a sushi place - so I dont have too much to compare with. But it was interesting, we didnt try any fish sushi - but we had other Japanese food. Sat by the "kitchen" where they made all the food, interesting to look - time goes very quickly. Not easy for an inexperienced sushi visitor to understand the menus, what to eat and how it works. Not sure if we had main for startes or other way around. For those who knows its probably easy to tell.
But the food we had was good, not the cheapest place to go - but oh well. The tempura ice cream and japanese cheese cake for dessert was yummy.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Best sushi in Malta”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

The sushi in this place was unreal, probably the best sushi I've ever had. Good wine list, the waitresses are great, very attentive, friendly and courteous. My husband is not a Sushi fan but he was very impressed with the food. The restaurant has fantastic views of the Marina. I would definitely recommend it to friends, I can't wait to go back!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Malta
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Zen never disappoints. Consistently great food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

We've been going to Zen for many years and I don't remember ever being disappointed. The service is always great and the sushi is the most authentic on the island. The Tempura is not to be missed.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Saint Julian's, Malta
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“Beautiful Food & very friendly staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

We ate dishes recommended by the very friendly and helpful staff and they were really delicious - so much so we visited the restaurant several times during our stay. Definitely worth a visit.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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