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Review of ZEST

ZEST
Ranked #39 of 338 Restaurants in Saint Julian's
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $44 - $56
Cuisines: Asian, European, Contemporary
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
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?
Reviewed September 4, 2013

I kid you not; excellent service ans hospitality, great dishes from all over Asia (japan and indonesia to china and thailand). good wine list as well. I book a table there every month with some friends and always have a great time.

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Reviewed September 3, 2013

I've had the pleasure of dining at this restaurant many times over the years, and it has never, ever disappointed. The management running this place know exactly what kind of direction they want to take Zest in.

The restaurant itself oozes elegance and straight away you can tell that you're in for a good evening. The staff are very well trained and know everything in the menu. The food, is in a league of its own - outstanding! Presentation is flawless and tastes sensational.

Yes, Zest is slightly more pricey than surrounding establishments, but its worth every single penny! I have to say, its very difficult to find fault at Zest.

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2  Thank Chris E
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Highly recommended restaurant. its a five star service, delicious food and atmosphere and the food is prepared by Asians and is very authentic. If you want to go to dine fine - thats the address in malta!

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Thank Natalie M
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

Didn't pre-book as this was a spur-of-the-moment decision to eat here. Were seated outside on the balcony, giving us a spectacular view over Spinola Bay which really added to the atmosphere. After we had ordered we were given a pre-starter of chili beef salad and politely informed that our meals may take longer than usual to be served as there were several large parties dining at the same time as us. Although this turned out to be the case, we waited no longer than 15mins for our starter and 30mins for the main course but they were more than worth the wait. We both decide to have beef for our main and the meat was cooked to perfection with very generous portion sizes. After we asked for the bill we were given a delicious selection of mini-desserts which gave a perfect end to the meal.
Our only complaint was when the bill arrived and we realised we'd been charged almost €10 for two bottles of still water and probably would've been cheaper ordering alcoholic beverages. Not a massive complaint so don't let that put you off eating in one of the best restaurants on the island.

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Thank MAGS0303
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Reviewed August 28, 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Hotel Juliani so we decided to eat in Zest on our last night. We requested a table on the balcony which we had, beautiful ambience and the staff were excellent. The lady that served us had excellent knowledge of the food and drinks, the cocktails were excellent and the food was outstanding!

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1  Thank Twinkle40
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