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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
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been here over 10 times, always for sushi (I have never tried Teppanyaki). And it is always a good experience. For bigger groups we sit in the dinning room, whenever we are two people I prefer sitting by the sushi bar. Fish is always fresh and it is always worth to try any of the suggestion of the chef.... More 

Thank Irene G
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great restaurant, the food is great and you need to try the teppaniaky. Expect a bill of 60€ upwards per person, but it's well spent money!

Thank matteoquattro
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We chose to eat here to try something a bit different to the standard steak houses and Mediterranean restaurants that can be found in every street. The food and ambience were great and things started off very well. Unfortunately it ended up being an evening of two halves. The service was very attentive and accommodating to begin with but by... More 

Thank Lindsey Y
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Prepare yourself for a gourmet experience par excellence when you go to Zen. The food is totally delicious... amazingly presented & the attention to detail has no equal. If you love Sushi or any type of Japanese food a visit to Zen is an absolute must. It does however require a deep pocket but it is well worth it.

Thank Conchybella
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016 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!

Thank jessicacJ2984GH
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016 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 

Thank Jack S
Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016

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 :)

Thank Claudia F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016 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 ;)

Thank ian_mcloughlin
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

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 

Thank Sofia M
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$56 - $103
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, 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
Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?