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ZEST

25 St. George's Road, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta STJ 3208, Malta
+356 2138 7600
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (82 reviews)
“beef rendang” (13 reviews)
“shabu shabu” (9 reviews)
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CUISINES
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Thai, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
££££
DETAILS
25 St. George's Road, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta STJ 3208, Malta
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1 - 10 of 706 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

First time at Zest immediately welcomed and seated.The service is excellent and food is amazing.I also like the atmosphere which is very romantic and unique.I recommend you book in advance.The restaurant also has some tables outside.Price is a bit on the high side for what...More

Thank James D
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a re-visit after quite some time. We opted for the Asian Journey which is a set menu which really lives up to its name consisting of a selection of Sushi apetizers, a mixed Asian platter, then the mains; a lovely combination of beef...More

Thank Henry M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went out with friends. 1st time here. Good service. Quality food. I had chicken & beef skewers in satay marinade. My local chinese in England pour on the sauce. But marinading & the juicy meat was so much better! I had Rib of beef for...More

1  Thank looking160
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We tried the degustastion menu and its a great thing we did as every dish just got better and better - from interesting to excellent. All dishes were explained in detail by Chef Noel Azzopardi who must be applauded for his great food with a...More

1  Thank Maria G
Juliani_Team, Owner at ZEST, responded to this review

Dear Maria, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback here on TripAdvisor. I am very pleased to hear our degustation menu exceeded your expectations. I do hope you will visit us again soon for another memorable evening. Best regards, Erika Cassar...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice location, great service and food was really good, would definitely recommend. I took business clients who enjoyed but definitely a great place for families and couplesMore

Thank adamjdoyle
Juliani_Team, Owner at ZEST, responded to this review

Dear AdamjDoyle, Thank your for your positive feedback. I am very pleased to hear you thought of Zest for your recent business dinner, and that our unique combination of service, ambience and cuisine exceeded your expectations. I do hope your next visit is just around...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We come to Malta every year and have been visiting this restaurant all the time. This week it was thoroughly disappointing. The veggie spring rolls had cheese in them, totally not typical, and came with a super sweet lemon vinaigrette - weird choice. The sushi...More

Thank Granduelle
Juliani_Team, Owner at ZEST, responded to this review

Dear Granduelle, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback here on TripAdvisor; it is only through feedback such as yours that we are able to continuously improve the service and product we offer to our valued patrons. Our team goes to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is so good that you will have a party in your mouth. The staff are very nice and friendly as they will assist you in any way they can. The sushi there is the best:))))!

Thank sebastian h
Juliani_Team, Owner at ZEST, responded to this review

Dear Sebhili, I am very pleased to hear you love our sushi, and that our service continuously exceeds your expectations. I do hope your next visit is just around the corner! Best regards, Erika Cassar Rouvelas Director, Zest

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had a tasting menu, many good things, some a bit 'meh', and none were 'wow'. Quality of meat etc seemed good but taste/seasoning was a bit bland. Service was good up until dessert where they seemed to forget about us for ~10 min after...More

Thank Stefan T
Juliani_Team, Owner at ZEST, responded to this review

Dear Stefan, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback here on TripAdvisor. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed our unique combination of food, wine and service. I do hope you will give us another chance to truly exceed your...More

Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

We were staying at the Juliani Hotel and Zest is part of the hotel. We arrived at the hotel late and wanted an "easy room service" option which we discovered was ordering from Zest. As a hotel restaurant you expect something average, but this far...More

1  Thank PeteandNicki
Juliani_Team, Owner at ZEST, responded to this review

Dear PeteandNicki, I am very pleased to hear you were able to visit Zest during your recent stay at Hotel Juliani, and that we exceeded your expectations on this occasion. I agree that Zest is not your average hotel restaurant. We strive to offer a...More

Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Absolutely amazing dining experience at Zest on a busy Saturday evening. Although the restaurant was packed we still received good service and the food was very succulent and tasty.More

Thank Greta B
Juliani_Team, Owner at ZEST, responded to this review

Dear Greta, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback here on TripAdvisor. I am very pleased to hear you enjoyed your recent evening with us, and do hope your next visit is just around the corner! Best regards, Erika Cassar Rouvelas...More

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
LyndonLynch
Can I pre-book Christmas lunch and/or dinner at Zest?
25 November 2016|
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Response from Juliani_Team | Property representative |
We are pleased to assist you :) You may call us on +356 2138 8000 or visit the Zest web site for more information.
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Ma R
Can we book the New years eve dinner at your restaurant and will there be an special menu on December 31st? We will be guests at Hotel Juliani. Thanks in advance.
11 December 2016|
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Response from Juliani_Team | Property representative |
We look forward to welcoming you soon Ma R! You may be interested in the New Year's Eve dinner at our award-winning restaurant, Zest. There shall be a special five-course menu complete with wine pairings and a live violinist... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$39 - US$50
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
19:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
19:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
19:00 - 23:00
Thursday
19:00 - 23:00
Friday
19:00 - 23:00
Saturday
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 St. George's Road, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta STJ 3208, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Saint Julian's
  • Phone Number: +356 2138 7600
  • E-mail
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?