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ZEST

25 St. George's Road, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta STJ 3208, Malta
+356 2138 7600
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Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (88 reviews)
“beef rendang” (16 reviews)
“dim sum” (11 reviews)
Closed
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CUISINES
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
25 St. George's Road, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta STJ 3208, Malta
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: ZEST
1. Elegant Ambience
"the atmosphere of the restaurant is tastefully modern"
PeanutButters
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2. Authentic Flavours
"The food is simply exquisite .. simple, wonderful flavours"
Stephanie W
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3. Top in St Julians
"By far the best dinner experience we have had in St. Julians so far. "
Peter S
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1 - 10 of 562 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

High quality, authentic and above all delicious food with service to match (Lito in particular). We had the sea bass and the rib eye - which we devoured with delight.

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Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 25 September 2017

First, the service - because it was so good: Lito and Lester took such wonderful care of us! They're friendly, welcoming and attentive to our needs. The food was great too. After several days in Malta, we were looking for a culinary break from the...More

Thank PeanutButters
Juliani_Team, Owner at ZEST, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Dear PeanutButters, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback here on TripAdvisor. I am so pleased to hear you enjoyed your evening with us, particularly our unique combination of authentic flavours, attentive service and unique ambience. I shall surely pass on...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate in the Valletta branch. We suggest to buy plenty of water also to quench your thirst for the notably salty experience, but still a very good restaurantMore

Thank Benjamin B
Juliani_Team, Owner at ZEST, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Benjamin, Thank you for taking the time to visit our new Asian Street Food outlet in Valletta and to share your feedback with us here on TripAdvisor. Since this new outlet offers a different (fast-casual) culinary concept than our restaurant, we are pleased to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great customer service, pleasant atmosphere .Delicious food.will. definitely return very soon and will recommend .More

Thank Comino C
Juliani_Team, Owner at ZEST, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Comino, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback here on TripAdvisor. I am delighted to see that every aspect of your recent visit to Zest exceeded your expectations, from our unique ambience to our attentive service and authentic flavours. On...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The waiting staff didn't greet us, no one came to serve our table in 15 minutes and the restaurant was half empty and had a good amount of staff. We had to leave because of this. A thing I didn't like was the music in...More

Thank dproton
Juliani_Team, Owner at ZEST, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear dproton, I am surprised and saddened to hear of your recent experience at Zest. As you can see from the overwhelming majority of TripAdvisor reviews, we aim to provide service of the highest standards to each and every guest, and we are known for...More

Reviewed 14 March 2018

This place offers Thai food. It is ideal for a romantic evening, or groups. Staff is very polite, service is good and food is excellent. Prices are reasonable too. Would definitely go there again.More

Thank Mariella H
Juliani_Team, Owner at ZEST, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Mariella, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback here on TripAdvisor. I am very pleased to note that you found our service to be attentive and our ambience both memorable and relaxing. Thank you for your recommendation—we hope to welcome...More

Reviewed 11 March 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed an evening meal here. Really didn't know what to order so ordered a set taster meal for two. Do it, you really should. Botth the food and the service was, how can I say, out of this world. All in a setting...More

Thank tjfclily
Juliani_Team, Owner at ZEST, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear tjfclily, Wow—what a lovely review! Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. On behalf of our entire team, we are delighted to hear you thoroughly enjoyed your evening with us, and that our suggested menus exceeded your expectations. I...More

Reviewed 20 February 2018

The atmosphere of the restaurant is typically asian. The asian music in the background really complemented the atmosphere. I had the house speciality platter for 2 and I just had enough space to eat it all by myself. Really very good sushi. Heavenly :) The...More

1  Thank MMAlta125
Juliani_Team, Owner at ZEST, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2018

Dear MMAlta125 Thank you for taking the time to review Zest here on TripAdvisor. I’m delighted to hear that your latest visit was such an enjoyable one and that you found our carefully designed atmosphere relaxing. I am also pleased to read that both you...More

Reviewed 18 February 2018

Last night me and my girlfriend booked a table at this place to treat ourselves, and what a treat it was! We knew the food was pricier than usual but we still decided to give it a go! Selection of wine was great even by...More

Thank Francesco S
Juliani_Team, Owner at ZEST, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2018

Dear Francesco, Thank you for giving Zest such great feedback here on TripAdvisor! I’m very happy to hear that you and your girlfriend felt your expectations were exceeded while dining with us. We hope to see you back at Zest soon—with some extra room for...More

Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Nicel set restaurant in St Georges bay. Nice decor inside. Food excellent. Staff very curtious. Prices on the high sideMore

Thank Tonio C
Juliani_Team, Owner at ZEST, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2018

Dear Tonio C, Thank you for taking the time to review Zest! I’m delighted to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us, in particular our authentic flavours and attentive service. We do hope to see you back at Zest soon. Best regards, Erika...More

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LyndonLynch
25 November 2016|
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We are pleased to assist you :) You may call us on +356 2138 8000 or visit the Zest web site for more information.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$43 - US$56
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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