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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” (90 reviews)
“beef rendang” (13 reviews)
“shabu shabu” (9 reviews)
Closed
All hours
CUISINES
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan 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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1 - 10 of 548 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The starters were tasty - the fish at main course was good, the beef unfortunately dry and overcooked. Service was very friendly but not attentive. Atmosphere in general a little cold. The place could do much better - anyhow we had a nice evening!More

Thank Malecka-9
Juliani_Team, Owner at ZEST, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Malecka, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback here on TripAdvisor. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed a nice evening with us, and that you particularly liked our starters and fish. We strive to exceed our patron’s expectations on...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

nice restaurant, table well apart from each other, which guarantee a certain privacy, food excellent, light, tasty, nice portions. Pity that the service was totally non existent, although our food was ready on the sushi counter, we had to wait ages for our dishes! The...More

Thank Luigi M
Juliani_Team, Owner at ZEST, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Luigi, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback here on TripAdvisor. I am very pleased to hear you enjoyed our Asian fusion cuisine and unique ambience. However, I am saddened to hear that our service did not exceed your expectations...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tried it out while staying in the Hotel Juliani (itself brilliant) and were not impressed. It was only 20% full which in this area is unusual perhaps due to the location and having very little outside space which is all on the road. The service...More

Thank Travelling_fool_101
Juliani_Team, Owner at ZEST, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Travelling_food_101, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback here on TripAdvisor, which we use to constantly improve the product we offer to our valued patrons. I am pleased to hear you found our culinary offering to be delicious, but I...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

By far the best dinner experience we have had in St. Julians so far. For sure we have not been in all restaurants, and for sure we have had nice dinners in some of those we have been in, but the Zest was a fantastic...More

Thank Peter S
Juliani_Team, Owner at ZEST, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Peter, Wow—what a wonderful review! I am so pleased to hear you enjoyed your best dinner in St. Julian’s with us at Zest. I do hope you will be able to visit Zest again in the future for another memorable evening! Best regards, Erika...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had the Asian jowdurney set menu which was awesome. Portions were not very big but we were happy at the end. Every course tasted great. We also liked the interior and the style of the place. Definitely worth a try.More

Thank Il J
Juliani_Team, Owner at ZEST, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Il, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback here on TripAdvisor. I am very pleased to hear you enjoyed the authentic flavours of our Asian Journey sharing menu. I am also happy to hear you enjoyed our unique ambience. On...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stoped for a quick and light dinner.. so we choose sushi.. it was very good but we arent experts.. only negative thing is that local beer cost 6 or 7 euros... i forgot to tell that we got Hello from the kitchen when we...More

Thank Luka K
Juliani_Team, Owner at ZEST, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Luka, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback here on TripAdvisor! I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed our sushi and our. Best regards, Erika Cassar Rouvelas Director, Zest

Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

The restaurant offers a bit of everything: sushi, Balinese, Vietnamese, Japanese, ... The food is quite good (our table tried the Balinese chicken, the beef rendang , California rolls) and tasty, but rather smallish portions. Downsides were the cost (6 euros for a local beer,...More

Thank Lennert A
Juliani_Team, Owner at ZEST, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Lennert, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback here on TripAdvisor. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed our culinary offering, particularly our signature beef rendang and Balinese chicken curry. On behalf of our entire team, we do hope to...More

Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

We are staying in the St Juliani hotel and saw the buffet advertised, so we thought we would give it a try. So glad we did...the food was Amazing...the selection of food was amazing as was the quality and service. If you have the chance...More

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

Dear Neil, Thank you for joining us for our special monthly buffet. We love to welcome guests from Hotel Juliani, and are pleased you enjoyed our selection of authentic flavours. On behalf of our entire team, we do hope to welcome you back to Zest...More

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

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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 13 September 2017

We had half-board in the Juliani hotel. We enjoyed excellent dinners and tasted the very fine and fresh sushi's

Thank MyriE50
Juliani_Team, Owner at ZEST, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Dear MyriE50, Thank you for your feedback! I am very pleased to hear you enjoyed dining with us while staying at Hotel Juliani. We do hope to welcome you back again soon! Warm regards, Erika Cassar Rouvelas Director, Zest

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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$41 - US$53
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, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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