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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
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (83 reviews)
“beef rendang” (14 reviews)
“shabu shabu” (9 reviews)
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CUISINES
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Thai, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, 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 532 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The staff were very friendly (even with my 7 month daughter making a noise) and the food was just amazing! Even after a mix up with my wife's order, they quickly brought out the correct dish without too much of a delay.More

Thank Sean T
Juliani_Team, Owner at ZEST, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Sean, Thank you for your positive feedback. I am delighted to hear that you and your family enjoyed your evening with us. On behalf of our entire team, we do hope to welcome you back to Zest again soon. Best regards, Erika Cassar Rouvelas...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staying at hotel juliani where Zest is the restaurant on the first floor. We'd had a massive day in and out of planes and airports so decided to eat in-house. Scored a table on the balcony and took in the lovely view of Spinola bay...More

Thank jackandmolly
Juliani_Team, Owner at ZEST, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Jack and Molly, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback here on TripAdvisor. I am pleased to hear that you were able to enjoy a memorable evening with us after your day of long travel, and that you were able...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Had some absolutely fantastic food here this evening, balcony table overlooking the bay, great service from staff and the food was delicious. Finished the night off on the roof at the rooftop bar overlooking Saint Julian's and watching the fireworks in VallettaMore

Thank stuart w
Juliani_Team, Owner at ZEST, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Stuart, I am very pleased to hear you enjoyed our unique combination of ambience, attentive service and authentic flavours. I am also happy to hear you enjoyed the special views at our rooftop Yakitori & Gin bar after dinner—it sounds like you had a...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We got lucky and had a small table on the balcony. The interior was a bit dark / strong colours on the walls etc. The food was very nice with a mix of asian styles available. The starters were just right, tasty and a hint...More

Thank Ian L
Juliani_Team, Owner at ZEST, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Ian, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with others here on TripAdvisor. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your evening with us on our seaview terrace, and that you enjoyed our unique flavours! On behalf of our entire team,...More

Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Spent a fantastic evening at zest restaurant in Malta. John was our waiter on one of the balcony tables looking out onto Spinola Bay. The food, wine and atmosphere made it a special 30th anniversary dinner. They completed with the surprise dessert at the end....More

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

Dear Nick, Thank you for choosing Zest to celebrate this special occasion. I am delighted to hear our unique combination of food, wine, service and ambience made your 30th wedding anniversary a memorable one. On behalf of our entire team, we extend to you our...More

Reviewed 8 June 2017

The restaurant service is excellent and the choice wide without being overwhelming. Everything is well presented and delightful. An excellent meal.

Thank Philip L
Juliani_Team, Owner at ZEST, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2017

Dear Philip, I am very pleased to hear you enjoyed your recent visit to Zest, in particular our menu selection and presentation. I do hope your next visit is just around the corner! Best regards, Erika Cassar Rouvelas Director, Zest

Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

I went twice to this restaurant. Both times it was when they organise a buffet. The food is good and the selection is vast enough. The decor of the place is lovely and the tables and chairs are comfortable. The price is a bit on...More

1  Thank Antonella02311
Juliani_Team, Owner at ZEST, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2017

Dear Antonella, Thank you for returning to Zest for our monthly East Meets West buffet. I am very pleased to hear you enjoyed our unique combination of authentic flavours, relaxing ambience and attentive service. On behalf of our entire team, we look forward to welcoming...More

Reviewed 31 May 2017

very modern and attentive, very good service and the food is loverly. very clean and would go again to this one.More

Thank susie573
Juliani_Team, Owner at ZEST, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2017

Dear Susie, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback here on TripAdvisor. I am very pleased to hear you enjoyed both our food and service, and I do hope your next visit is just around the corner. Best regards, Erika Cassar...More

Reviewed 29 May 2017

First time at Zest immediately welcomed and seated.The service is excellent and food is amazing.I also like the atmosphere which is very romantic and unique.I recommend you book in advance.The restaurant also has some tables outside.Price is a bit on the high side for what...More

Thank James D
Juliani_Team, Owner at ZEST, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2017

Dear James, Thank you for your positive review and for visiting Zest. I am very pleased to hear you enjoyed your first visit to our restaurant, particularly our unique combination of authentic flavours, romantic ambience and attentive service. I am excited to inform you that...More

Reviewed 28 May 2017

This was a re-visit after quite some time. We opted for the Asian Journey which is a set menu which really lives up to its name consisting of a selection of Sushi apetizers, a mixed Asian platter, then the mains; a lovely combination of beef...More

Thank Henry M
Juliani_Team, Owner at ZEST, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2017

Dear Henry, Thank you for returning to Zest to try our Asian Journey menu. I am very pleased to hear you enjoyed this authentic culinary experience, perfectly complimented by the Vernaccia di San Gimignano. I am also happy to hear Lito took good care of...More

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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$52
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
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
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: 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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