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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 good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sashimi” (20 reviews)
“tuna belly” (6 reviews)
“edamame” (3 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 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice and professional waiters. Asked the chef to surprise me, he did, the food was amazing. My girlfriend ordered beef, so we shared her beef and my chicken. Everything was well balanced. We highly recommend this restaurant if you’re in st. Julian’s if you want...More

Thank Jorn C
Reviewed 15 June 2018

Walked in with no reservation they quickly found us a table and order a few different plates. Overall food was very tasty, and the service very good. Only issue due to open kitchen our clothes smelled for the rest of the night. Overall very good...More

Thank Geo-Cyp1978
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

We went there to celebrate our daughters birthday and had an amazing celebration. The food, ambience & service was excellent. Glad to have discovered the restaurant.

Thank Vijay1T
Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

We came in a busy night with no reservations. They welcomed us and they were very polite. The food was great!!!!! We enjoyed it very much.

Thank Hila M
Reviewed 29 May 2018

Turned up with no booking on a busy night but were welcomed. Food was fresh and very tasty with a number of more unusual dishes and portions were very generous. Atmosphere and surrounds pleasant and sophisticated.

Thank sandra S
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Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

Most of the time I eat Asian food, I leave the restaurant hungry. We ordered a nice selection of hand rolls, 4 gyozas, an eggplant dish (best dish we had in Malta) and a pork entree. We left very satisfied. Service was excellent. Food drags...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

I had a great time at Zen sushi. We decided to sit at the bar where you can watch the friendly chefs prepare the food. The sushi and other dishes we had were delicious and presented really well. The service staff were all lovely and...More

Thank GeorgieyWill
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Me and my friend had dinner in this restaurant, the food was really delicious, staff very helpful, they advised options for my friend who is vegetarian. Really nice place, atmosphere here is great.

Thank Jolanta T
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

We planned to have a dinner with two families. The children are 17, 14, 10 and 8. We have enjoyed teppanyaki all over the world as it is one of our favorites. The children has joined us since they were 5 and 8. We recommend...More

4  Thank carolinelundberg71
Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

Very good sushi, nice atmosphere, everything! Located close to marina, Hilton hotel. Book your table in advance, often all tables booked. Take a sushi bar seats to enjoy the chefs art of cooking. Rolls with a tuna belly is a star! Recommend to try!

Thank Pavel A
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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

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Average prices
US$58 - US$107
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
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, 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
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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 of many!
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