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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
US$57 - US$104
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Drinks
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Waterfront, Non-smoking restaurants, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 17 November 2021 via mobile

Called us one hour before the dinner and announced that they were full all tough we booked the dinner one day in advance. Not acceptable.

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 2 October 2021

Enjoyed dinner here twice during our stay in St Julians. On both occasions the food was very good and authentic japanese. The chefs in particular are very good and prepare everything freshly to order. Sashimi quality was very good, rolls were excellent and the tempura...very good. We sat at the sushi bar and social distancing was maintained. The one area in which this restaurant is let down is the drinks selection and in particular the Sake selection which was very limited and even so most sakes were not in stock. The same applied for the Japanese beer selection.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 29 September 2021

Had a fabulous time at the sushi bar We watched the all Japanese chef team using thier skills in sashimi and sushi making. Tempura 🍤 miso salmon, teriyaki beef and a selection of sashimi including tuna Toro (belly) A gastro journey of tastes If you...like Japanese this is a must to visit 👍 calm atmosphere in the kitchen with the chef's is as the name of the restaurant suggests Z EN Loved everythingMore

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 25 September 2021

Please don’t hesitate to never come here. Food is frozen and people lying about it. It is very very low quality street food. Please do not get fooled by the scenery it is not worth it.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 4 September 2021

The music was too loud that it gave me a headache and the food was too expensive for what it was. Will not return.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 4 September 2021

5 STAR experience! I had accidentally booked a dinner for two - regular menu; but wanted the Teppanyaki. The staff - the lead waitress particularly - accommodated for this, was so very kind from start to finish! The teppanyaki was perfect, a professional and delicious...experience! The sushi was faultless. All the food tasted fresh, and handled expertly. Fantastic experience all round, from great attentive staff, lovely ambience and top quality food. Would highly recommend!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 25 August 2021 via mobile

We booked a teppanyaki table, waited an hour and had some soup, no ambience or entertainment from the chef….more attention to the a la carte diners…:owner was disappointing with her reaction

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 21 April 2021

Food cooked to perfection. Wish the chef was more open to speaking with his customers. But he otherwise succeeds where it counts. It's great that we have teppanyaki in Malta and that the chef is Japanese.

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 3 March 2021

We went for dinner and chose Tepenyaki Menu, service was great and friendly thanks to Aline, thanks to chef Junji for delicious food, it wasamazing to watch him while he was cooking. We ordered beef fillet and rib eye with vegetables and soup. as a...dessert Chocolate mousse and Japanese mille. everything is delicious.More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 28 September 2020 via mobile

Zen was already on the list before we arrived in Malta and it was well worth it. We booked to eat at the Teppanyaki bar but of course had to start with some sushi. We also ordered some Gyoza and Japanese spring rolls all of...which were delicious! The main event of the Teppanyaki show cooking was incredible. I ordered scallops, my husband had the pork fillet and both were cooked to perfection. Really enjoyed the warm Sake to compliment our food. We were far too full afterwards to order dessert but the ones we saw looked very impressive. All the team were very helpful and attentive. Really enjoyed the whole experience 😊 Definitely worth a visit!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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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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Frequently Asked Questions about Zen Japanese Sushi Bar & Teppanyaki

Yes, Zen Japanese Sushi Bar & Teppanyaki offers takeaway services.

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