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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 good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“sushi” (104 reviews)
“tempura” (17 reviews)
“panna cotta” (4 reviews)
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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 3 days ago via mobile

the food was fresh and really good, nice place, you see the preparation in front of you, very reccomended

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank MetkaJ4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant saves St. Julian. All of the dishes were excellent. Must try the tuna tartar and the special maki. Also giving the black sesame ice cream a try will finish up your dinner surprisingly well. 100€ for two people with 300ml sake is fair...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank elisabethk899
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not worth visiting if you have kids due to policies, extremely disappointing especially since we were a part of a large group and had to leave.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Samantha M
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

The service is impeccable and so is the food, espesially the sushi. You must eat here if you are in Malta!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Samuline H
Reviewed 2 October 2018

lovely night, the girls wear kimonos very authentic. I love this place you are felt welcome straight away. and they remember you if you had been there last year. foods glorious, and they work hard.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank susie573
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

Agressive staffs! Terrible service, it’s not matching status of this place, be careful. This restaurant has a rude staff and hostess, poor service.More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Alexandra_vimbuza
Alexander E, Owner at Zen Japanese Sushi Bar & Teppanyaki, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2018

To those who are and will one day be reading this review. Here we are again, as if the right left and centre writing of both yesterday and today would not be enough for someone expecting to be seated in a very busy restaurant on...More

Reviewed 3 September 2018

Great Japanese restaurant - good for both small and large groups. Authentic food and staff. It is fine dining at fine dining prices.

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank MTFoodie123
Reviewed 3 September 2018

I really enjoyed my visit here. Once you enter the restaurant it feels like being in a different world. The ambience is unique. We spontaneously decided to have teppanyaki which was made possible by the very attentive staff. The food was absolutely delicious and I...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Jessica G
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Zen has been one of my favourite restaurants for the past few years as each time I paid a visit, the dining experience was incredible and beyond my expectations. The sushi although expensive was the best on the island, not to mention the presentation. However...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank RCusto
Alexander E, Owner at Zen Japanese Sushi Bar & Teppanyaki, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Dear Ms Ruth Custo. It is with great surprise that we are now reading your review on TA after your last visit dated 10th August 2018. Indeed you have been a loyal customer for several years and as such you have always been treated by...More

Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Really Nice dîner! Everything’s good and cooker are nice and really Nice to see them cooking! You to try!!!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Winelover3838
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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
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$57 - US$105
Lunch, Dinner
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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
  • E-mail
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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