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ZEST

Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, International, Contemporary
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25 St. George's Road, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta STJ 3208, Malta
+356 2138 7600
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7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Shepparton, Victoria
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81 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A dinner at Zest was included with our booking and we saved it for our last night. The food was beautifully presented and tasty. The service was excellent and because we had requested a balcony table we had a view over pretty Spinola Bay.

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Thank katorcaz
Juliani_Team, Owner at ZEST, responded to this review

Dear katorcaz, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback here on TripAdvisor. I am very pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit to Zest in September, in particular our authentic flavours and attentive service. We launched a new menu in October and I do hope you will be able to return to Zest to try it... More 

Bruges, Belgium
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158 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate at Zest a couple of days before X-mas 2016. We mentioned immediately that the waiters act very busy and chaotic. We were just seated for about 15 seconds when the first one comes to ask what to drink. We asked the card to choose an aperitif. While we were still choosing the aperitif another waiter came to give... More 

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Thank Ann-Lie
Juliani_Team, Owner at ZEST, responded to this review

Dear Ann-Lie, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback on your recent visit to Zest. I very am pleased to hear that you enjoyed our unique cuisine. I am sorry to hear our service did not meet your expectations on this particular occasion. We endeavour to offer our guests an attentive and well-timed service even during... More 

Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We expected a lot from this restaurant. We waited way too long to get our meal and when deliver the quality wasn't great. Also restaurant is too dark for my taste. Definitely not a good value for the money.

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Thank Samuel B
Juliani_Team, Owner at ZEST, responded to this review

Dear Samuel B, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your recent visit to Zest. As you can see from the majority of our TripAdvisor reviews, Zest is normally known for our exemplary cuisine and service. I am disappointed to hear that we did not meet your expectations on this occasion, and do hope you will give... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good quality of food and good value. The bread was nice and warm and salmon sashimi was very fresh. The restaurant has outside table which I could enjoyed the view. Kind staff, delicious Japanese fusion dishes and nice location . Would love to be visit again.

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Thank R G
Juliani_Team, Owner at ZEST, responded to this review

Dear R G, I am very pleased to read that you enjoyed our unique combination of Asian fusion cuisine, ambience and service. I do hope we are able to welcome you back again soon! Best regards, Erika Cassar Rouvelas Director, Zest More 

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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My first time on Christmas Day to Zest, though been there before on other different occasions. The Xmas buffet lunch was amazing.All type of food, from sushi to pasta , fish , meat, soup, different type of salads, plus a wide selection of deserts! Prices very worthit , large selection of wine and the staff is very friendly.

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1 Thank Mar B
Juliani_Team, Owner at ZEST, responded to this review

Dear Mar, Thank you for celebrating Christmas with us. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed our special Christmas Day Buffet, and I do hope you will be able to join us in the New Year to try our new a la carte menu! Best Regards, Erika Cassar Rouvelas Director, Zest More 

dublin
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90 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a lovely meal here while holidaying in st julians in malta. A modern vibrant restaurant with a decent varied menu. We came without reservation on a busy thursday night to a nearly full restaurant but they kindly fitted us in. We opted for a shared platter as a starter and followed with a balinese chicken curry and a... More 

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Thank breakluvvers
Juliani_Team, Owner at ZEST, responded to this review

Dear Breakluvvers, Thank you for visiting Zest during your recent trip to Malta, and for leaving such comprehensive feedback on your meal. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us, particularly the authentic flavours and presentation of our Balinese Chicken Curry and signature Beef Rendang. I am also happy to hear that our Manager, Lito, took... More 

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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016 via mobile

Very good food, tasty, some "from the house" items, nice ambiance, good service. Sushi is really outstanding. It's a good choice for Asian meal.

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Thank TibiSam
Juliani_Team, Owner at ZEST, responded to this review

Dear TibiSam, Thank you for your feedback on your recent visit to Zest. I am very pleased to hear your enjoyed our sushi and our signature dishes. On behalf of our entire team, we do hope to welcome you back again soon. Best Regards, Erika Cassar Rouvelas Director, Zest More 

Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

Great atmosphere, service and lots of interesting choices on the menu. Well priced for the quality of the venue and the food.

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Thank Andrew_VK_Sydney
Juliani_Team, Owner at ZEST, responded to this review

Dear Andrew, I am very pleased to hear you enjoyed our unique combination of cuisine, ambience and service. I do hope you will be able to visit Zest again for another memorable culinary journey. Best regards, Erika Cassar Rouvelas Director, Zest More 

malta
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

I ve been to Zest twice, last valentines and yesterday! On both times we were more than satisfied and amazed by the details in everything. Yesterday we tried the new menu, my friends had something with prawns, the beef zest and i had the 48hr beef rib as main course! Everyone was very satisfied and i can never forget the... More 

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Thank melanieMalta
Juliani_Team, Owner at ZEST, responded to this review

Dear Melanie, I am very happy to hear you recently returned to Zest, and that we have continued to exceed your expectations. I am particularly pleased to hear you enjoyed our new 48-hour short rib of beef and our milk chocolate panna cotta. We do hope to welcome you back to Zest again soon for another memorable evening. Best Regards,... More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Ate at this hotel when staying at hotel Juliani in December of 2015. Tried many different menu items and absolutely loved them all. The service was excellent and the freshness and quality were impressive. Would definitely go back and eat at Zest again next time I'm in Malta!

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Thank AmandaPersi
Juliani_Team, Owner at ZEST, responded to this review

Dear Amanda, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback here on TripAdvisor! I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your evening with us last year! I do hope you will be able to visit us during your next visit to Malta—we have just launched an exciting new menu and I would love to have your... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$37 - $48
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, International, Contemporary
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 St. George's Road, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta STJ 3208, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Saint Julian's
  • Phone Number: +356 2138 7600
Description
For over a decade, Zest has pioneered the Asian fusion culinary concept in Malta. Boasting some of the best Asian and Continental cuisine on our islands, including exquisite sushi made with fresh, local seafood, Zest's menu will take you on an exciting culinary journey. Every plate perfectly balances Eastern and Western influences-even dessert! Get swept off your feet with delectable dishes from Balinese curries, Indonesian noodles, Japanese teppanyaki and Cantonese dim sums to French lamb sous vide with mango salsa and crème brulées of mandarin and fresh chili. At Zest, no attention to detail is spared including the décor and design that elevates one's dining experience from ordinary to extraordinary. Original architectural details and attractive features, including an open wine cellar and a live-cooking sushi bar, are sure to leave a lasting impression. Zest also enjoys the added bonus of an open-air terrace overlooking romantic Spinola Bay, for which reservations are highly advised-only 14 seats are available in this exclusive location. Year after year, Zest has been voted one of the most popular "best ambience" and "best service" restaurants in Malta by its discerning guests. On these award-winning foundations, Zest has also built a reputation for professional, creative and impeccable outside catering. Whether you are throwing a dinner party for friends at home, a lavish wedding reception for hundreds of guests or an inspiring corporate event, our blend of experience, planning and bespoke attention to detail ensures a successful occasion every time. All this begs the question... Whether for an elegant evening out in the heart of Spinola, or a memorable private event, why not add a little Zest?

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