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“Impeccable”
Review of ZEST

ZEST
Ranked #43 of 312 Restaurants in Saint Julian's
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $39 - $50
Cuisines: Asian, European, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
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?
Attard, Malta
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Impeccable”
Reviewed July 13, 2013

Great romantic dinner with my wife.

Food was excellent, staff very friendly and helpful but not intrusive.

Had a small issue which was resolved without question (i may even have been wrong).

So highly recommended

  • Visited July 2013
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Paris
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Was expecting a bit more”
Reviewed July 12, 2013

On our first evening in Malta, we decided to visit ZEST, especially following the incredible reviews on TA.

The staff is incredibly professional and accomodating (they had no trouble with fixing a vegetarian meal for me), the place is decorated with taste and the ambient is very relaxing, with dim lights and no noise.

As for the food..the presentation is fantastic (picture of one of our desserts is attached), but the taste was a bit underwhelming as it was quite bland (not bad..just not as flavourful as I was expecting). On the other end, the dessert was the highlight of the dinner, it tasted great!

It's a shame as everything else was perfect, but we were there for the food experience.

  • Visited July 2013
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“Absolutely faboulus!”
Reviewed July 9, 2013

Great food and great service. Delicious dim sum and super sashimi. This was a wonderful experience and tok Malta to new hights. The people here are service minded and warm and they provide excellent croosover food. This is definetely worth a vist! We went there two nights in a row and enjoyed a pre-set menu the først night and a la carte the other. Excellent delivery both times.

Visited July 2013
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Thank Tron D
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Sydney, Australia
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“Wonderful experience”
Reviewed July 9, 2013

We have eaten here two out of three nights. One out on the verandah and one inside. Both great. The staff were excellent and the food fantastic. We were treated extra special on our second return and received lots of individual treats. Booking is recommended. Well worth a visit.

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Thank Denise B
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“Excellent”
Reviewed July 9, 2013

For a very special dinner you have no choose but to choose this restaurant. Food, service, location and atmosphere are amazing. They consider everybody as a VIP, and offer you all that you should desire for a very emotional night.

  • Visited July 2013
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