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25 St. George's Road, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta STJ 3208, Malta
+356 2138 7600
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dublin
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90 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed a lovely meal here while holidaying in st julians in malta. A modern vibrant restaurant with a decent varied menu. We came without reservation on a busy thursday night to a nearly full restaurant but they kindly fitted us in. We opted for a shared platter as a starter and followed with a balinese chicken curry and a... More 

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Thank breakluvvers
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good food, tasty, some "from the house" items, nice ambiance, good service. Sushi is really outstanding. It's a good choice for Asian meal.

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Thank TibiSam
Juliani_Team, Owner at ZEST, responded to this review

Dear TibiSam, Thank you for your feedback on your recent visit to Zest. I am very pleased to hear your enjoyed our sushi and our signature dishes. On behalf of our entire team, we do hope to welcome you back again soon. Best Regards, Erika Cassar Rouvelas Director, Zest More 

Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great atmosphere, service and lots of interesting choices on the menu. Well priced for the quality of the venue and the food.

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Thank Andrew_VK_Sydney
Juliani_Team, Owner at ZEST, responded to this review

Dear Andrew, I am very pleased to hear you enjoyed our unique combination of cuisine, ambience and service. I do hope you will be able to visit Zest again for another memorable culinary journey. Best regards, Erika Cassar Rouvelas Director, Zest More 

malta
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I ve been to Zest twice, last valentines and yesterday! On both times we were more than satisfied and amazed by the details in everything. Yesterday we tried the new menu, my friends had something with prawns, the beef zest and i had the 48hr beef rib as main course! Everyone was very satisfied and i can never forget the... More 

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Thank melanieMalta
Juliani_Team, Owner at ZEST, responded to this review

Dear Melanie, I am very happy to hear you recently returned to Zest, and that we have continued to exceed your expectations. I am particularly pleased to hear you enjoyed our new 48-hour short rib of beef and our milk chocolate panna cotta. We do hope to welcome you back to Zest again soon for another memorable evening. Best Regards,... More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Ate at this hotel when staying at hotel Juliani in December of 2015. Tried many different menu items and absolutely loved them all. The service was excellent and the freshness and quality were impressive. Would definitely go back and eat at Zest again next time I'm in Malta!

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Thank AmandaPersi
Juliani_Team, Owner at ZEST, responded to this review

Dear Amanda, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback here on TripAdvisor! I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your evening with us last year! I do hope you will be able to visit us during your next visit to Malta—we have just launched an exciting new menu and I would love to have your... More 

Southampton
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We booked this restaurant for our wedding anniversary. It's situated on the second floor of the Juliani Hotel where we were staying. We ate the Asian Journey Sharing menu with starters of sushi followed by the asian platter. Mains were the Balinese chicken curry and the Indonesian beef rendang followed by a dark chocolate lime fondant with chocolate and caramel... More 

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Thank Lester W
Juliani_Team, Owner at ZEST, responded to this review

Dear Lester, I am very pleased to hear you chose Zest to celebrate this special occasion, and that our unique combination of food, service and ambience made your evening a very special one. On behalf of our entire team, we look forward to welcoming you back to Zest during your next trip to Malta! Best regards, Erika Cassar Rouvelas Director,... More 

Il Gzira, Malta
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28 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Opted for the set menu when I went here to be able to try out as much as possible from their menu and it was amazing from beginning to end. Got to try out their sushi, some dim sum, two different curries and much more! Would definately go back here, perfect for a special occasion!

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Thank mtabone89
Juliani_Team, Owner at ZEST, responded to this review

Dear mtabone89, Thank you for visiting Zest and for your positive feedback! I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your set menu, which offers a taste of the best of Zest as you say. On behalf of our entire team, we do hope to welcome you back again soon! Best regards, Erika Cassar Rouvelas Director, Zest More 

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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Went to celebrate my daughter's birthday and it was fantastic.The food is a mix of western and eastern with a nice menu to choose from. Great selection of wine. Sushi was so very good. The restaurant compare so well with other places i've been in London. The service was perfect and above all the staff is so friendly , polite... More 

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Thank Mar B
Juliani_Team, Owner at ZEST, responded to this review

Dear Mar, Thank you for your kind words. I am happy to hear we helped to make your daughter’s birthday a special one, and that you particularly enjoyed our selection of wine and sushi. I shall also pass on your positive feedback to Lester in particular. I do hope your next visit to Zest is just around the corner! Best... More 

Paphos, Cyprus
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

This is billed as an Asian Fusion restaurant but the menu has something for all tastes. I was given my first taste of sushi by our attentive waiter and my main course of Lamb Rack Sous Vide was absolutely delicious, only sorry we only got to eat there the one time.

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Thank Angela L
Juliani_Team, Owner at ZEST, responded to this review

Dear Angela, Thank you for your kind words and positive review. I am very pleased to hear you enjoyed your first visit to Zest, and your first taste of sushi! We have recently launched a new menu and I do hope you will be able to visit us again during your next trip to Malta. In the meantime, I wish... More 

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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Is the second time I went zest restaurant :) and always enjoyable meal:) service good :)) food good :) I like the new menu as cover and items in it :) for sure I pop in again :))

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Thank Mark G
Juliani_Team, Owner at ZEST, responded to this review

Dear Mark, I am very pleased to hear you were able to visit us Zest and that you enjoyed every aspect of your meal, and particularly our new menu. I hope your next visit is just around the corner! Best regards, Erika Cassar Rouvelas Director, Zest More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$37 - US$48
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, International, Thai, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
19:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
19:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
19:00 - 23:00
Thursday
19:00 - 23:00
Friday
19:00 - 23:00
Saturday
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 St. George's Road, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta STJ 3208, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Saint Julian's
  • Phone Number: +356 2138 7600
Description
For over a decade, Zest has pioneered the Asian fusion culinary concept in Malta. Boasting some of the best Asian and Continental cuisine on our islands, including exquisite sushi made with fresh, local seafood, Zest's menu will take you on an exciting culinary journey. Every plate perfectly balances Eastern and Western influences-even dessert! Get swept off your feet with delectable dishes from Balinese curries, Indonesian noodles, Japanese teppanyaki and Cantonese dim sums to French lamb sous vide with mango salsa and crème brulées of mandarin and fresh chili. At Zest, no attention to detail is spared including the décor and design that elevates one's dining experience from ordinary to extraordinary. Original architectural details and attractive features, including an open wine cellar and a live-cooking sushi bar, are sure to leave a lasting impression. Zest also enjoys the added bonus of an open-air terrace overlooking romantic Spinola Bay, for which reservations are highly advised-only 14 seats are available in this exclusive location. Year after year, Zest has been voted one of the most popular "best ambience" and "best service" restaurants in Malta by its discerning guests. On these award-winning foundations, Zest has also built a reputation for professional, creative and impeccable outside catering. Whether you are throwing a dinner party for friends at home, a lavish wedding reception for hundreds of guests or an inspiring corporate event, our blend of experience, planning and bespoke attention to detail ensures a successful occasion every time. All this begs the question... Whether for an elegant evening out in the heart of Spinola, or a memorable private event, why not add a little Zest?

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