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Zen Japanese Sushi Bar & Teppanyaki

Portomaso Yacht Marina | St. Julian's, Malta, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta PTM01, Malta
+356 2138 6500
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Portomaso Yacht Marina | St. Julian's, Malta, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta PTM01, Malta
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The place is very noisy and the menu is not as diversified as we expected. May be we expected too much as we are used to Zuma, Nobu in London, New York etc..The service is friendly and efficient. The food is average I would say....More

Thank jmLondon845
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The most delicious sushi ever, really clean, warm surroundings and exceptional staff. A visit to Malta wouldn't be complete without dining here. Food expertly prepared and tastes even more delicious than it looks, staff wonderful at explaining the various dishes and offering recommendations.

Thank Elaine S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to many sushi restaurants and it is always nice to go to one that looks, feels and tastes authentic. The staff there is wonderful and it appears that the sushi chef is a classically trained one, three of us had sushi and...More

Thank Jim M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was great and expertly prepared. The atmosphere was good as the restaurant was full. The staff were very attentive and helpful. Only complaint was that the wine served was not the wine listed on their wine list.

Thank Marco A
Reviewed 15 October 2017

We thought that we'd try this restaurant, just the once, as we were staying just around the corner at the Hilton. Service is very good and the food first class. The bill for the two of us was not cheap, but this is a Japanese...More

Thank terryrothery
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

This restaurant with sushi bar is located under the Hilton hotel in St. Julians. It's my fourth visit here and I've never been disappointed. The atmosphere is really sophisticated with real Japanese touches and the whole furnishing seems devoted to "Memoirs of a Gheisha". We...More

Thank lucoh99
Reviewed 30 August 2017

We went there because we heard a lot about it. Tempura is great. Soup Ebitama is very delicious. Big choice of sushi, various sorts of fish sashimi. Very good quality. Ice-cream Tempura was special and it was good. But Green tea pannacotta was bit too...More

Thank John-HelenW
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Unusually for us we went to this restaurant twice. Reason being they offer a different menu. One sushi bar area and also a teppanyaki bar area. Our first visit we had no booking which was not an issue and they sat us down at a...More

Thank GELLY46
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Beautiful location, nice clean interior, fresh ingredients, and friendly staff. I would highly recommend if you visiting Malta. The food came out in a timely and the flavors and quality and care in preparing the food went way above our expectations.

Thank Kira S
Reviewed 26 July 2017

The food is just fantastic, brilliant service, and the staff are very knowledgeable, and the chefs have some fantastic skills and cannot fault this place If you want a special meal this definately one to visit

Thank Sean C
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1 August 2016|
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Response from Claude F | Reviewed this property |
If I remember correctly there is an entrance from the parking lot. However, I would suggest that you would simply give them a call.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 59 - USD 108
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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
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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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