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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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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sashimi” (20 reviews)
“tuna belly” (6 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 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my friend had dinner in this restaurant, the food was really delicious, staff very helpful, they advised options for my friend who is vegetarian. Really nice place, atmosphere here is great.

Thank Jolanta T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We planned to have a dinner with two families. The children are 17, 14, 10 and 8. We have enjoyed teppanyaki all over the world as it is one of our favorites. The children has joined us since they were 5 and 8. We recommend...More

1  Thank carolinelundberg71
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very good sushi, nice atmosphere, everything! Located close to marina, Hilton hotel. Book your table in advance, often all tables booked. Take a sushi bar seats to enjoy the chefs art of cooking. Rolls with a tuna belly is a star! Recommend to try!

Thank Pavel A
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Friendly service, good sushi... we missed out on the teppanyaki (that was our goal) because the chef was on holiday, but we had a good time anyway.

Thank Greg T
Reviewed 12 January 2018

Service a little on the slow side. Ambience is very pleasant and good both for dinner and/or a romantic evening and a friends outing. The food is of good quality, but somewhere in the upper mid-range of what one would expect from pretty much any...More

Thank LH_SEN_2011
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Sat at the sushi bar as we like to interact with the chefs. Ordered Tempura and then a boat of Sushi and Sashimi. The Tempura was well cooked and we were enjoying talking to one of the team and missed the main Chef preparing the...More

1  Thank mats01
Reviewed 7 January 2018

Quite nice plate to eat with very good service. Huge selection of excellent quality products made just in front of you and especially for you. Nothing is prepared before you order. Once your selection is made the presentation is done according to ordered quantity. Our...More

Thank Serge T
Reviewed 7 January 2018

Went to Zen for a company event - the place itself is modern and has a great design, staff was friendly, service was good but I did not like the food. I ordered chicken and it was supposed to be breast but got meat from...More

Thank an_v_sz
Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

By far the best sushi in Malta. Also have hardly found sushi abroad that matches the sushi there. Love the sushi bar and open kitchen. The service is amongst the best in Malta and everyone is just so happy and express a nice good and...More

Thank dani3388
Reviewed 8 December 2017

Amazing overall experience, booked a table for two for the Teppanyaki experience, even though they were nearly fully booked they managed to fit us in. The chef's performance was superb and enthralling, he was very funny and undeniably skilled at the same time. All Teppanyaki...More

Thank Critiquetink
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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$ 62 - US$ 114
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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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