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ZEST

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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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Northern Ireland
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140 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a quality restaurant, the service is very good and the food is superb. I could not fault anything about this wonderful restaurant.

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1 Thank PJKNorthernIreland
Juliani_Team, Owner at ZEST, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review! I am very pleased to hear that Zest has exceeded your expectations. On behalf of our entire team, we hope to welcome you back again soon. Best regards, Erika Cassar Rouvelas Director, Zest More 

West Flanders Province, Belgium
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were there in 21st of December 2016 as a couple. We have read many positive reviews and wanted to have a romantic evening with good food. The good news is that the food is actually good. But the service was very hastily and when we were still having aperitif & apetizers, they already came to bring our wine (which... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback on your visit to Zest last year. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed our culinary offering and authentic flavours. We are known for our relaxed and attentive service, and I am sorry to hear you felt differently on this occasion. I do hope you will return to Malta... More 

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59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just perfect from A to Z very friendly people great service great food nice place with nice decorations and relax atmosphere, Very good menu from Asian to sushi and good main menu to choose from , We took the ads in platter by 2 Then I took the grilled groper with vegetables and jasmine rice , my partner took beef... More 

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Thank Stephania F
Juliani_Team, Owner at ZEST, responded to this review

Dear Stephania, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback here on TripAdvisor. I am so pleased to read you enjoyed every aspect of your recent visit to Zest, from our attentive service to our unique ambience and authentic flavours. I completely agree—our milk chocolate panna cotta is not to be missed :) On behalf of our... More 

Dingli, null, Malta
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant itself is like a work of art and I especially felt posh being there on my birthday! I really liked the food as it is not the usual Asian cuisine but had a unique and interesting choice. However, some of the main course dishes are quite expensive so come prepared. The waiters were nice especially a nice young... More 

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Thank Jessica A
Juliani_Team, Owner at ZEST, responded to this review

Dear Jessica, I am very pleased to hear you enjoyed your recent visit with us, particularly our unique combination of ambience, service and authentic flavours. On behalf of our entire team, please accept our best wishes for your birthday. We do hope to welcome you back again soon! Best regards, Erika Cassar Rouvelas Director, Zest More 

Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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202 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Staying at the hotel where Zest is located we had to try it. Went on the East meets West night. A very satisfying buffet. Lots of choice although not a sushi fan I tried it and was pleasantly surprised it was very good. A great selection of other well presented dishes. Enjoyed the experience. Staff were pleasant and attentive. Had... More 

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

Dear jonnyrocks, Thank you for your recent visit to Zest, and for taking the time to leave us your feedback here on TripAdvisor. I am very pleased to hear you enjoyed our East meets West buffet, particularly our selection of dishes and attentive service. On behalf of our entire team, we look forward to welcoming you back to Zest during... More 

netherlands
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177 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went there for the xmas buffet. A catastrophic experience, especially the requested unjustified high-price. It was really disappointing especially that we trusted good notes given here in TripAdvisor, and hence our booking. It was no more than standard basic Asian fast food. Not many choices at all, and industrialized pastries for desserts.  Only the room itself is nice, but... More 

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

Dear camok, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback here on TripAdvisor. I was surprised and saddened to hear that we were not able to meet your expectations on this occasion. The overwhelming majority of feedback we received on our Christmas buffets was very positive, both regarding value for money and high-quality selection. All of our... More 

Shepparton, Victoria
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82 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

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 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

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 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016

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 December 28, 2016 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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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, Thai, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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, Special occasions, Large groups, 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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