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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
19:00 - 23:00
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very positive reviews here on TripAdvisor and thought it would be worth a visit. However, can you please judge yourself and tell me whether 30 pieces of sushi (15 pieces per person) could amount to over €100.00? (Including a half bottle of wine and water) A starter, consisting of 6 thin rectangular-sliced tuna pieces costed €22.00. Including this for accuracy... More 

3 Thank EdCa44
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42 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing service and quality for a traditional Teppanyaki in Malta. Both menu, the one for the teppan and the one for the other dishes, are plenty of good suggestion. The master cook will leave you without words.

Thank Glauco P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Great location, overviewing the upscale marina in front of the Hilton hotel, and refined service for a brilliant night out. Food, in perfect Japanese style, was amazing both in presentation and taste. Prices are quite high but absolutely in line with the noteworthy experience.

Thank Luce90
Island of Malta, Malta
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Business meeting are always moments when you have to put some effort, to try to convince your clients or partners that you are good for them and that the deal will go as smooth as possible... What I can say is that fortunately, this restaurant helped me a lot! Great tempura, sushi, and Japanese cuisine was the perfect combination for... More 

1 Thank marbellu1
Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

I am Japanese. All of Sushi and Sashimi is prfect! Chef are all Japanese and their technic are so good!You must eat TUNA. I think quality of Tuna is same level as Japan or perhaps more better.

Thank CH201505
Stockholm, Sweden
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76 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

I have been to this restaurant over 20 times and I always love going back! It can become a bit pricey and the service can be sometimes super nice and other times a bit rude, but the food is just amazing. I recommend the following dishes: - Sake no tataki - Maguro no Tarutaru - Maguro no Tataki - Sake... More 

Thank Irene G
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

The food although very good was degraded by the terrible service. We waited 2 hours for our main course. We had to get up from the table and track the waitress down to ask for another bottle of wine. We were ignored basically until the bill when three waitresses asked if we wanted to have desert. It's a shame as... More 

3 Thank ThomasOCON
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Sushi was very very good. The service however had some room for improvement. E.g. the check took 15 minutes to arrive at our Table. I'd suggest that you sit at the bar instead of a regular Table for better service

Thank Thomas r
Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

The sashimi was sooooo good, location is perfect in Portomaso - an area I love, great service, good wine list, I would go back anytime

Thank AnnCederhall
Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely made sushi with good taste. This place is worth goinf if ylu like sushi. Main course list could have a bit more variety though.

Thank Miikka M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 53 - USD 98
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
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?