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Zen Japanese Sushi Bar & Teppanyaki

Portomaso Yacht Marina | St. Julian's, Malta, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta PTM01, Malta
+356 2138 6500
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tuna belly” (5 reviews)
“futomaki” (4 reviews)
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Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Portomaso Yacht Marina | St. Julian's, Malta, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta PTM01, Malta
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Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

The place is nice, decoration is lovely, service and staff perfect. The sushis were more or less acceptable but my wife had a tempura which was not eatable. The batter, coating was like a wall of bread. The raw material of all plates was fresh,...More

Thank Necmeddin K
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Amazing fresh food every time , new level of sushi, proper exceptional food especially For those who love sushi and quality . No place quite like it

Thank stranacrazyinlove
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Nice location in a rich area called Portomaso. Wanted go to Blue Elephant but then we opted for this restaurant. Food was good also service

Thank Berlintravel75
Reviewed 19 March 2017 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.

Thank HPontravel
Reviewed 15 March 2017

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

Thank Caroline M
Reviewed 15 March 2017 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.

Thank KobeWhisperer
Reviewed 14 March 2017

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...More

Thank AnthonyGPhnomPenh
Reviewed 3 March 2017 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...More

Thank Isabella S
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)...More

5  Thank EdCa44
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.

Thank Glauco P
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1 August 2016|
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Response from Claude F | Reviewed this property |
If I remember correctly there is an entrance from the parking lot. However, I would suggest that you would simply give them a call.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$60 - US$110
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
Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
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
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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!
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