We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Zen Japanese Sushi Bar & Teppanyaki

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Portomaso Yacht Marina | St. Julian's, Malta, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta PTM01, Malta
+356 2138 6500
Website
Today
19:00 - 23:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 19:00 - 23:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

312 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 199: English reviews
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is by far the best Japanese and not only on this island. Amazing scallops, sushi, best tempura ever... and erik the maitre... what a host.

Helpful?
Thank HPontravel
Malta
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We just love this restaurant. Service and food is exceptional. Varied menu and specials are explained in detail. Highly recommended.

Helpful?
Thank Caroline M
Level Contributor
34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been here for dinner at the sushi bar. The restaurant itself is very nice, a bit on the costly side. All the food we have ordered was very good. Overall nice experience. I recommend.

Helpful?
Thank KobeWhisperer
Phnom Penh
Level Contributor
102 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As a lover of Japanese food, it is always wonderful to discover a restaurant that has its own interpretation of taste and preparation on the cuisine, if done correctly. Zen offers some unique dishes that are absolutely delicious. This place is worth a visit. Only turnoff was the Filipino stand-in trying to be Benihana.

Helpful?
Thank AnthonyGPhnomPenh
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were lots of people dining and everyone else was very happy with their dish but us a few people who had the rib eye which tasted a bit off and was very well done wvwn though ordered it medium-rare. Also got diarrhea right after eating so assuming it had to do with the food. Took quite long to get... More 

Helpful?
Thank Isabella S
Malta
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

Very positive reviews here on TripAdvisor and thought it would be worth a visit. However, can you please judge yourself and tell me whether 30 pieces of sushi (15 pieces per person) could amount to over €100.00? (Including a half bottle of wine and water) A starter, consisting of 6 thin rectangular-sliced tuna pieces costed €22.00. Including this for accuracy... More 

Helpful?
4 Thank EdCa44
milano
Level Contributor
44 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

Amazing service and quality for a traditional Teppanyaki in Malta. Both menu, the one for the teppan and the one for the other dishes, are plenty of good suggestion. The master cook will leave you without words.

Helpful?
Thank Glauco P
Level Contributor
9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Great location, overviewing the upscale marina in front of the Hilton hotel, and refined service for a brilliant night out. Food, in perfect Japanese style, was amazing both in presentation and taste. Prices are quite high but absolutely in line with the noteworthy experience.

Helpful?
Thank Luce90
Island of Malta, Malta
Level Contributor
48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Business meeting are always moments when you have to put some effort, to try to convince your clients or partners that you are good for them and that the deal will go as smooth as possible... What I can say is that fortunately, this restaurant helped me a lot! Great tempura, sushi, and Japanese cuisine was the perfect combination for... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank marbellu1
Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

I am Japanese. All of Sushi and Sashimi is prfect! Chef are all Japanese and their technic are so good!You must eat TUNA. I think quality of Tuna is same level as Japan or perhaps more better.

Helpful?
Thank CH201505

Travellers who viewed Zen Japanese Sushi Bar & Teppanyaki also viewed

Saint Julian's, Island of Malta
Saint Julian's, Island of Malta
 
Saint Julian's, Island of Malta
Saint Julian's, Island of Malta
 
Saint Julian's, Island of Malta
 

Been to Zen Japanese Sushi Bar & Teppanyaki? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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$54 - US$99
Cuisine
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
19:00 - 23:00
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: 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
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!

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Zen Japanese Sushi Bar & Teppanyaki and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Glasgow, United Kingdom
7 months ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Zen Japanese Sushi Bar & Teppanyaki staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?