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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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Vienna, Austria
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

no doubt, this is the best sushi you can get in Malta. Also excellent warm dishes and tepanjaky,soup and all the works. Located near the water with nice views as well as exceptional service ! this is the place to go if you like Sushi/Japanese food

Thank 320williamtrip
Ta' Xbiex, Malta
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

Have been to Zen many times and it has never failed to impress. Dishes to look out for seared scallops with lime, different types of sashimi, soft shell crab tempura and black cod. Also of note are the deserts made with green tea and sesame. A must visit if you are in Malta

Thank intertax
Balzan, Malta
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

Amazing the host was incredibly professional she managed to turn our night into an amazing one food is excellent and service second to none keep up this amazing service

Thank Olvin Noel G
Colchester, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed September 30, 2016

We popped in for dinner one evening and loved it so much we came back for a further 2 more visits! The Tenpanyaki Bar was amazing the whole experience well worth the visit, but booking is advised. Food is of such a high standard, exquisite! Staff are very friendly and the service superb. A great place to relax and enjoy... More 

1 Thank Jeff W
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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94 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed September 29, 2016

We eat sushi often and the sushi at Zen are now in our top 3. We had a table with views over the little harbour near the Hilton Hotel. The atmosphere is nice, service is quick and attentive. Very recommended when you want to enjoy good, genuine Japanese food.

Thank Marian_10
Stockholm, Sweden
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86 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed September 15, 2016

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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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed September 4, 2016 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
2 reviews
Reviewed August 25, 2016 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
Valletta, Malta
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 24, 2016 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
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$56 - $103
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian
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, Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic
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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