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Zest


Where East Meets West

Award-Winning Asian & Continental cuisine
Reservations

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Zest


Where East Meets West

Award-Winning Asian & Continental cuisine
Reservations

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Our Story

Zest Restaurant is where East meets West in both dining and décor. Opened in 2002 as the first Asian fusion restaurant in Malta, Zest remains an award-winning pillar in Malta's contemporary culinary scene.

Located on the first floor of Hotel Juliani, within a lovingly restored St Julian's townhouse, Zest enjoys the added bonus of an open-air terrace overlooking romantic Spinola Bay. Attractive features include an open wine cellar and a sushi bar on the restaurant floor, where patrons witness the art of preparing Japanese sushi.

Year after year, Zest has been voted one of the most popular "best ambience" and "best service" restaurants in Malta by its discerning guests. For the past ten years Zest has also been awarded by The Definitive(ly) Good Guide to Restaurants survey, sponsored by the Malta Tourism Authority (MTA) and supported by HSBC and Marsovin.

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The Location


In the historic heart of Spinola Bay

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The Location


In the historic heart of Spinola Bay

The Location

We are proud to be located in a lovingly converted townhouse on the first floor of Malta's top boutique Hotel Juliani.

Our neighbourhood of Spinola Bay is the cosmopolitan centre of Malta's entertainment district, effortlessly blending city style and seaside charm. From our small terrace you can still see colourful fishing boats bobbing on the sparkling waters of the bay, unloading their daily catch.

How to find us

We are located at 25 St. George's Road, on the first floor of Hotel Juliani. 

By car take Triq Mikiel Anton Vassalli to Triq Mikiel Ang Borg.

By bus take routes  12, 13, 120, 202, 203, 222 233 or X2 and alight at the "Spinola" stop, located just across the street from our premises.

 
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Innovative Dishes


Each dish balances Eastern and Western influences.

Even dessert.

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Innovative Dishes


Each dish balances Eastern and Western influences.

Even dessert.

Our menu will take you on a culinary journey from Singapore to Indonesia, Thailand, Japan, Malaysia and the Mediterranean. In our Continental dishes you will experience a nod to Eastern influences, and in our Asian dishes you will find a hint of Continental flair. 

From sushi to seafood teppanyaki and French lamb sous vide, our menu truly offers something for everyone.  And take our word for it—you'll want to save room for dessert. 

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The Approach


A unique gastronomic experience

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The Approach


A unique gastronomic experience

We believe great dining experiences leave lasting impressions, and we strive to deliver exactly that every night.

We host an intimate and elegant dining atmosphere that offers something truly memorable to local and visiting patrons.

Celebrating a birthday or special occasion? Looking for a taste of contemporary Maltese cuisine? Craving the best sushi Malta has to offer?

YOU'VE COME TO THE RIGHT PLACE.

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A culinary journey


Around the world with Zest

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A culinary journey


Around the world with Zest

INDONESIA

Indonesian dishes are known for their colourful presentation and delicate spices. For a taste of Indonesia try our Bami Goreng noodles or Beef Rendang.

JAPAN

The Japanese approach to food is precise, focusing on the beauty of fresh, seasonal ingredients and intricate presentation. Each Japanese dish is the result of millennia of tradition and training. For a taste of Japan, try our exquisite sushi, teppanyaki or Shabu Shabu.

SINGAPORE

Singaporean cuisine is a blend of East and West—like the country itself—with bold spices and unexpected flavour combinations. For a taste of Singapore try our prawn and chicken Laksa soup.

GUANGDONG PROVINCE

China's Guangdong province produces one of the best-loved culinary styles in the world: Cantonese. Cantonese food is well balanced, modestly spiced, and fresh in flavour. For a taste of Cantonese food, try our dimsums.

THAILAND

Thai food is famous for its bold spices and beautiful combinations of sweet, sour, bitter and savoury—often all in one dish. For a taste of Thailand try our Thai steamed seabass or our Yam Vun Sen Talay glass noodle salad with prawns, calamari and cashews.

BALI

Balinese dishes are some of the most complex in the world, accented by the distinct flavours of nutmeg, turmeric, cumin, galangal and shrimp paste. For a taste of Bali, try our Balinese curry chicken.

FRANCE

French cuisine is elegant in presentation with classic, rich flavours. For a taste of France, try our herb crusted lamb sous vide or pan-fried duck with potato dauphinoise.

MEDITERRANEAN

Mediterranean cuisine is beautiful in its simplicity, and lends itself well to outside influences. For a taste of the Mediterranean, try our local red prawn risotto scented with kaffir lime and lemongrass.

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Reservations


Book your table in advance to avoid disappointment.

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Reservations


Book your table in advance to avoid disappointment.

Request a Reservation

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East Meets West Buffets


Next Buffet: Wednesday, September 30th

Book Early to Avoid Disappointment

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East Meets West Buffets


Next Buffet: Wednesday, September 30th

Book Early to Avoid Disappointment