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“Japanese food on tap!!!”

Okurama Japanese Cuisine & Lounge
Ranked #49 of 332 Restaurants in Saint Julian's
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

This is a modern Japanese restaurant close to Portomaso. You can leave your car in the Hilton carpark and get free parking.

We ordered from the buffet menu. This means that you can have whatever you want for 23eur with certain restrictions. This means sashimi can be ordered just once. Sushi twice. There's also a menu of hot dishes including sound, noodles and rice.

My husband and I were with another couple who hadn't eaten Japanese before so we ordered quite a lot of sushi. Everything we ordered came at the same time in a large dish to share. The sashimi was fabulous. We ordered a few other sushi such as dragon rolls. We had no idea what was in them until they arrived which was a great surprise!!


When it came to the hot menu, we'd eaten so much sushi we didn't have much room left. We ordered soups. These came in quite small bowls do we were able to manage this. The seafood soup with noodles was very nice.

Dessert was also included in the buffet. This is mainly ice cream and sorbets.

The waiting staff were nice. The ambience great apart from a distracting TV screen showing women posing in underwear!

Would go here again but need to be prepared for the amount of food!!!

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Thank DaveMay09
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Reviewed June 17, 2014

I visited this restaurant 2 weeks ago, we were welcomed well, we had booked and it was full but they still found us a slot so that was appreciated. the waiters all had name tags and a clean uniform which showed the professionalism of the restaurant, very clean and the atmosphere was very nice, the sushi was i think the best I've tasted in Malta, the buffet was what we ordered and it definitely gives you the value for money, what disappointed me was that the food took about an hour to come to the table which was for me i think too much of a long wait, otherwise it was a great dinner experience.

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Thank Ali M
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Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

This has been our fifth time at okura. We always go for the buffet menu since we can customize our order as much as we fancy.
Service is always fine, maybe the only thing I will mention is that there might be a slight language barrier with some of the Asian waitresses.
Food is simply fantastic and genuine and greatly varied. Prices are reasonable.
I really like the set up of the place. Stylish and modern.
the only issue I encountered was the air was a bit stuffy on the ground floor.
Looking forward to visit again very soon

Thank maltiman
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Reviewed April 11, 2014 via mobile

Went to okura with a korean friend. Now that is good sushi. Not just the usual rice rolls and sashimi. There is all kind of japanese cuisine. Ranging from soups to beef and batter fried vegetables. The location is a 4/5 but once inside its just like you are in a proper japanese restaurant. Upstairs is even nicer than downstairs. . With waterfall and stuff. They serve brilliant sake and the prices are moderate.

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Thank angelo140884
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Reviewed March 13, 2014

We went to the restaurant on a early Tuesday evening, it has been a while since we had sushi. We had two kids with us and the experience was really nice. The restaurant has a really nice feel inside and the aquarium kept our older kid entertained. The food was really good, the fish seemed really fresh a well as all the other ingredients. The waitress helped us out by bringing plain rice noodles for the kids. We left very satisfied and happy about the price.

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Thank Lukasz M
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