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Zen Japanese Sushi Bar & Teppanyaki

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Portomaso Yacht Marina | St. Julian's, Malta, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta PTM01, Malta
+356 2138 6500
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7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service was fantastic... The Sushi was the freshest and best I have ever tasted, I wished I could of eaten here more than once on our trip. If I am ever in Malta again I definitely would be back... If you love sushi this is something not to miss! 5 stars to the chef!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best Sushi restaurants I've been to. The fresh fish from the surrounding sea can be found here and made to perfection. A huge range or Sushi and other Japanese dishes. All very high standard and great taste. It's incredibly expensive! You can taste the quality and it's worth it. But if you're doing Malta on a budget,... More 

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Thank Jack S
Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a really nice resturant, had such a good dinner! The sushi is good and the waiters are very nice, especially the tall guy who waited us! We will be back :)

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Rovijn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been going to Zen on and off for five years - the quality of the food and service has been consistently the best on the island. The food rivals the best Japanese restaurants outside of Japan. For some fun for the kids try the tepanyaki ;)

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our initial welcome was a little cold and the drinks waiter tried to rip us off by filling the glass with ice and then the rest with Sprite. When challenged he said that is all that was in the can. Second round of drinks my husband asked for the can and no ice, he filled the same glass twice?? Drinks... More 

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with my husband and 10-year-old sashimi loving SD and we weren't disappointed. The staff were great and didn't seem fazed by having a child in, what is, a fairly formal restaurant. We shared the vegetable tempura (14 pieces) and salmon gyozas for staters and for mains I opted for the Nobu style black cod, my hubby chose the chicken... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

I was fortunate enough to eat at Zen three times during my month in Malta. I recommend sitting at the sushi bar and watching the sushi and sashimi masters preparing the delicious food. My favorite dishes where the selection of great maki, the fresh choice cut tuna and the scallop nigiri. I was fortunate to be able to sit in... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

This was a really lovely restaurant and really busy too.... The staff were so friendly and welcoming. The menu was huge, you could order individual pieces of sushi which we found to be a bit pricey, we went for a starter and the chef special sushi which had about 16 pieces and worked out at €35.00, and also a seaweed... More 

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Island of Malta, Malta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

Best sushi in Malta. Love the chef, and the staff is great too. Fantastic menu, presentation and even the deserts like the milk ice cream tempura & black sesame ice cream

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Birstall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

If you can afford it come. Amazing food and wine. My pictures say it all. Beautiful restaurant with great views and excellent service.

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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
$57 - $104
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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: Portomaso Yacht Marina | St. Julian's, Malta, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta PTM01, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Saint Julian's
  • Phone Number: +356 2138 6500
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!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?