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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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Mon - Sat 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Leicester
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56 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is quite expensive but for an occasion worth it, if you can book a terrace table the view is superb.

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Thank TezFoster
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went there after reading the quite good reviews from TripAdvisor. The restaurant itself looks very nice, modern place with good mood. It's an asian fusion restaurant and there's dishes from all over asia + some safe dishes from europe as well like the sous vide lamb rack. As a starter I ordered sashimi plate with salmon and tuna. The fish... More 

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Milan, Italy
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57 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Second time for us at Zest, and again we've been treated like VIPs and "cuddled" with top quality food and service. We had a delicious duck breast and beef fillet in teriaki sauce, as a dessert the pear and nuts crumble with pear sorbet, and two herbal teas. Everything was simply great! Prices are a bit high, but worth it... More 

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Victoria, Australia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely loved the service. The complementary appetiser was delicious and authentic. I ordered the steamed duck rolls an was not disappointed, my partner ordered the satay sticks and they were delicious too. I have the Malaysian Chicken Curry and was warned that it was spicy, it was the best Malaysian dish I have ever had. My husband had the Lamb... More 

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Thank Michelle S
Juliani_Team, Owner at ZEST, responded to this review

Dear Michelle, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to Zest. I am so pleased to hear you enjoyed every aspect of your meal—particularly your chicken curry and lamb rack! I do hope you will be able to visit us again during your next visit to Malta. Best regards, Erika Cassar Rouvelas Director, Zest More 

Geneva, Switzerland
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49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very impressed with the Degustation Menu, the flavours were unbelievable. The wine was also very reasonably priced. The food is beautifully presented, I will return.

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1 Thank Stephen W W
Preston, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

We were aware of this little restaurant from visiting ten years ago and staying in hotel Jualiani - it is just as good as we remembered it! The restaurant wasn't busy at 8:30 when we arrived so we were seated immediately in the atmospherically lit dining room. We must have timed it just right as it soon started to fill... More 

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

Dear tobydavies, I am so pleased to hear you returned to Zest after all this time, and that we once again exceeded your expectations. I would like to take the opportunity to apologise that the availability of desserts on this particular occasion was not well communicated to you. Your feedback will be used in our staff training to continuously improve... More 

Rovijn
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

Food is innovative (thai / japanese / Eu fusion), consistent and well thought through - Wine list is very good especially if you like high end wines - The service is very attentive but not intrusive - Great place

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

Dear ian_mcloughlin, I am so pleased that you enjoyed your recent visit to Zest, particularly our culinary concept and our wine list. I do hope your next visit is just around the corner! Best Regards, Erika Cassar Rouvelas Director, Zest More 

Reigate, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

The east meets west themed menu provided an interesting combination of tasty dishes. Lots of options for my pescatarian family. Good service with well presented dishes. Comfortable up market ambience with out being too formal or pretentious. Slightly more expensive than some of the other more touristy restaurants around locally but worth it.

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Thank Jon P
Juliani_Team, Owner at ZEST, responded to this review

Dear Jon, Thank you for the great review of our restaurant. We work hard to serve the best food in a unique environment, and I’m glad to see those efforts pay off. We look forward to welcoming your family back to Zest again in the future! Best Regards, Erika Cassar Rouvelas Director, Zest More 

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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

After reading the reviews and booking a table, it was very disappointing to find that Zest only have two vegetarian dishes on thier entire menu! As my wife is vegetarian, we had no choice but to leave.

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Thank Rohit S
Juliani_Team, Owner at ZEST, responded to this review

Dear Rohit, I was disappointed to read of your recent experience at Zest. Our current menu does offer two vegetarian entrees, as well as several vegan and vegetarian sushi options. Our chefs are also prepared to create special vegetarian dishes on request. I do apologise that this was not correctly communicated to you. This critical feedback will be used in... More 

Sliema, Malta
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85 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

I used to love this place when it first opened. I'll admit that I haven't been to Zest in around a year or so, so I was really looking forward to visiting this fine home of culinary wonder. When we arrived for a 7pm booking, we weren't actually early for a change, but were asked to wait in the lounge... More 

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Thank fallofelegeisha
Juliani_Team, General Manager at ZEST, responded to this review

Dear fallofelegeisha, I am glad to hear your positive feedback about our waiting staff, but I am disappointed to hear that several aspects of your visit did not meet your expectations. While an apology will regrettably not alter the outcome of your experience on this occasion, I do extend it with all sincerity. I completely agree that fresh, fine quality... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$39 - $50
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, International, European, Thai, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
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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