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“So good”

Zen Japanese Sushi Bar & Teppanyaki
Ranked #32 of 334 Restaurants in Saint Julian's
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$61 - US$112
Cuisines: Sushi, Diner, Japanese
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Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Description: 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!
Reviewed 5 May 2014 via mobile

Still sitting here after-enjoying this meal.

Somewhat pricy but you get excellent quality and service.

The fried rice with tuna belly starter might be the highlight of the evening.

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1  Thank 11ftpole
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Reviewed 3 May 2014

Zen offers the best Japanese food in Malta. Service is professional and the quality of food and presentation are first class. Highly recommended.

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1  Thank Richard727
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Reviewed 19 April 2014

The best Sushi restaurant in Malta. The owner and staff are passionate about their
business and it shows.Quality, taste and preparation are second to none. A real treat and we go there regularly. Service is excellent and they also have a good selection of Sake. Not expensive but not cheap either in my humble opinion.

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2  Thank Ann A
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Reviewed 19 April 2014

Excellent food, great ambiance, friendly and professional service. The charming hostess made us feel right at home. Given the quality of food, the prices were actually quite moderate. This was our first but certainly not our last visit.

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3  Thank Roli0510
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

There are not many Japanese restaurants in Malta although the availability of fresh fish obviously helps. Hence the attraction to go to Zen maybe somewhat explained by the novelty of having such a restaurant in a beautiful location. But it is more than that. From the minute you walk through the door to be greeted by the boss with a welcoming smile, the Japanese chef(s) just beyond reception in an open kitchen and the meticulously prepared tables for the clients and excellent service you will find they aim to compete with the best Japanese restaurants in Europe. We enjoyed our evening and will certainly come again. Don't expect this to be done on a budget but frankly the prices are fair for the course.

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4  Thank jeanpierrea567
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