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US$55 - US$101
CUISINES
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Chef Ike was hilarious and made the experience memorable. The food was excellent. We had such a good time!

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 11 September 2023 via mobile

This restaurant offered a fantastic experience. Beautiful fresh food, wonderful service and wine. Thoroughly enjoyed our evening here in the beautiful harbour of St Julian’s Bay. Cannot recommend highly enough!

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 27 August 2023 via mobile

Another great meal to celebrate Scarlett’s 18th birthday while in Malta again, we’ve been dining at Zen for nearly 20 years it’s a must go to when we are in Malta 🇲🇹

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 21 August 2023

This restaurant is in a great location but our experience was just ok. We booked Teppanyaki for 5. One person in our party wanted to only order Chicken Fried Rice but we were not allowed (not in the nicest way) because there is a minimum...of $35 per person charge. Although with beverages and extras we would have spent $35pp anyway. The chef cooked in front of us with great talent and precision but zero interaction and friendliness as is custom in other such places. The food was fine - about average.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 3 August 2023 via mobile

Always on top, Zen is a restaurant I can’t miss whenever I visit Malta. Fresh and made in front of you, this is the perfect Japanese food for whoever loves it… And the attentive staff is as good as the food.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 27 July 2023 via mobile

0 rate. This restaurant is not mean for family size. My family literally waited 2 hours just to dine in and when finally time we would told to wait again. The resort need to be more organized and set rules clearly.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 1 June 2023

Whilst the food was not bad the service was terrible. We had a group booking for 14 and a few of us waited almost 2 hours for mains. Service here totally seems to depend on what you order. Food is not worth the wait here…

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 8 March 2023 via mobile

Went on a Wednesday night for my fiancée's birthday. The staff were very attentive, our meal was amazing and the atmosphere was very relaxing. The Teppanyaki showed alot of care and passion goes into their meals. They also did a good job with catering towards...a gluten free meal (even providing gluten free soy sauce).More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 3 January 2023 via mobile

5 stars are not enough! The best Japanese food you can imagine! The owner and the staff are very kind and they help to find the right selection of food. We started with raw fish, followed by tempura and sushi: everything gorgeous! A scoop of...a good green tea ice cream to complete an excellent dinner. Price in line with the quality of the food and the class of the restaurant. It was my second time at this restaurant and I’m ready for the next!More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 6 December 2022 via mobile

What an amazing food experience!! We visited Zen Japanese Sushi Bar & Teppanyaki last Friday and booked the Teppanyaki Room. The whole experience was AMAZING: - Waitresses were all dressed in Kimonos and super friendly and helpful, - Our Host was super and explained each...step of the way, - Our Teppanyaki chef was brilliant! - The food … MOUTHWATERING! We had sushi for starters and Miso soup, Rib-eye/ Fillet for main course served with steamed rice and veggies and dessert! Environment 10/10 Hospitality 10/10 Food 10/10 Highly recommend!More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 6 October 2022 via mobile

To my opinion one of my favorites Japanese restaurants I know. Always a pleasure to dine here. The chef is a master and you can see him mastering when eating at the bar….

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 28 September 2022

Honestly was expecting higher quality of food from this restaurant. While the sushi was good it wasn't the best we have had for that price. We also had some specials which were obviously more expensive however, ~16 e for one small patty which is supposedly...filled Wagu beef (which was questionable upon eating it) is a bit of an exaggeration. The mains lacked flavour and although filling, the pork was dry and rice flavourless. Also while parking is discounted it is not free and is included in the bill. On a positive note servers were really nice and it is a nicely decorated restaurant.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 15 August 2022

Very good and tasty!five stars very nice for families and friends good meat and deserts!It is very very good

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 30 July 2022

Outstanding restaurant and outstanding service when the owner is on site. When the owner is not present the food is no doubt of continuing high quality but the service dips alarmingly. Last night we were speedily shown to our table and then left unattended for...ages whilst other guests arriving subsequently were catered for. Even after bringing this to the attention of staff we were still left entirely alone with the idea of actually speaking to a member of staff to order our dinner fast receding over the horizon. We left without having eaten and with apologies from the staff that they were very busy (the restaurant was by no means full) and with a feeling that what should have been a very special occasion had become a dismal display of poor service.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 25 May 2022 via mobile

Super disrespectful staff, very slow. Almost 2 hours waiting for the main course. the hostess adds unordered dishes to the check. dirty and shabby place. Very boorish manager. Eat grade is 3 from 10

Date of visit: May 2022
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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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ZEN JAPANESE SUSHI BAR & TEPPANYAKI, Saint Julian's - Updated 2023 Restaurant Reviews, Menu & Prices - Tripadvisor

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Zen Japanese Sushi Bar & Teppanyaki is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5