Award-Winning Asian Flavours

Michelin Plate Dining Done Right

For a dining experience designed to elevate the senses, step into the stylish and atmospheric Zest Restaurant located within Hotel Juliani, right in the heart of Spinola Bay. Inspired by flavours from Asian and Japanese-Peruvian Nikkei cuisine, Zest Restaurant’s menu features fresh sushi rolls, ceviche, fluffy bao buns, tangy curries, spicy noodle dishes and more.

Our Restaurant

Invigorate the Senses

Once a traditional Maltese townhouse, Zest Restaurant forms part of the charming Boutique Hotel Juliani in the core of Spinola Bay, St Julian’s. The building’s facade maintains its unique Mediterranean flair. Yet, upon entering, Zest Restaurant offers an idyllic escape from the outside world – awakening the senses with its eye-catching interiors, sleek design and mouthwatering menu.  

Our Restaurant

Invigorate the Senses

Once a traditional Maltese townhouse, Zest Restaurant forms part of the charming Boutique Hotel Juliani in the core of Spinola Bay, St Julian’s. The building’s facade maintains its unique Mediterranean flair. Yet, upon entering, Zest Restaurant offers an idyllic escape from the outside world – awakening the senses with its eye-catching interiors, sleek design and mouthwatering menu.  

Our History

A Tale of Taste

Once a traditional Maltese townhouse, Zest Restaurant forms part of the charming Boutique Hotel Juliani in the core of Spinola Bay, St Julian’s. The building’s facade maintains its unique Mediterranean flair. Yet, upon entering, Zest Restaurant offers an idyllic escape from the outside world – awakening the senses with its eye-catching interiors, sleek design and mouthwatering menu.

Our Food

A Story of Flavour

Zest Restaurant and Zest Street Food’s menus also incorporate Nikkei Cuisine – a distinct cultural gastronomy developed over multiple generations that blends Japanese cooking styles with Peruvian flavours. Nowadays, the ‘East Meets West’ concept still forms part of Zest Flavours, specifically through Zest Occasions’ bespoke menus for any event.

Our Food

A Story of Flavour

Zest Restaurant and Zest Street Food’s menus also incorporate Nikkei Cuisine – a distinct cultural gastronomy developed over multiple generations that blends Japanese cooking styles with Peruvian flavours. Nowadays, the ‘East Meets West’ concept still forms part of Zest Flavours, specifically through Zest Occasions’ bespoke menus for any event.

Our Location

Where You’ll Find Us

Zest Restaurant is situated in one of Malta’s main entertainment districts, St Julian’s. Centrally located, patrons can find a seaside promenade outside the restaurant, as well as numerous bars and nightclubs just a few minutes’ walk away. Whether you’re the dance-the-night-away type or looking to enjoy a peaceful stroll by the sea, every evening is complete with Zest Flavours. 

Award-Winning Asian Flavours

Michelin Plate Dining Done Right

 

For a dining experience designed to elevate the senses, step into the stylish and atmospheric Zest Restaurant located within Hotel Juliani, right in the heart of Spinola Bay. Inspired by flavours from Asian and Japanese-Peruvian Nikkei cuisine, Zest Restaurant’s menu features fresh sushi rolls, ceviche, fluffy bao buns, tangy curries, spicy noodle dishes and more.

Our Restaurant

Invigorate the Senses

Once a traditional Maltese townhouse, Zest Restaurant forms part of the charming Boutique Hotel Juliani in the core of Spinola Bay, St Julian’s. The building’s facade maintains its unique Mediterranean flair. Yet, upon entering, Zest Restaurant offers an idyllic escape from the outside world – awakening the senses with its eye-catching interiors, sleek design and mouthwatering menu.  

Our Food

A Story of Flavour

Since 2003, Zest Flavours has been a leader in innovation within the local restaurant scene. Inspired by international flavours experienced through working in hospitality overseas and travelling across continents, Zest Restaurant was among the first to introduce Asian cuisine to the Maltese Islands. As the restaurant came into its own, it evolved into an award-winning establishment, earning the Michelin Plate stamp-of-approval in 2021. 

Zest Restaurant and Zest Street Food’s menus also incorporate Nikkei Cuisine – a distinct cultural cuisine developed over multiple generations that blends Japanese cooking styles and Peruvian flavours. Nowadays, the ‘East Meets West’ concept still forms part of Zest Flavours, specifically through Zest Occasion’s bespoke menus for any event. 

Our Location

Where You’ll Find Us

Zest Restaurant is situated in one of Malta’s main entertainment districts, St Julian’s. Centrally located, patrons can find a seaside promenade outside the restaurant, as well as numerous bars and nightclubs just a few minutes’ walk away. Whether you’re the dance-the-night-away type or looking to enjoy a peaceful stroll by the sea, every evening is complete with Zest Flavours. 

The Menu

Appetisers
  • Appetisers
  • Bao Buns
  • Soups
  • Sushi
  • Noodles
  • Curries
  • Mains
  • Sides
  • Desserts
  • Six Pack Revolution

Homemade Guacamole

10.50
Served with cassava root chips

Prawn & Shiitake Thai Style Dim Sums

10
  • 4 pieces

Sea Bass Ceviche

13
with quinoa, fresh lime and charred white corn

Nikkei Tiraditos

Salmon 12 Tuna 14
with sesame & soy dressing and chipotle

Crispy Tofu & Kimchi Japanese Gyoza

9
  • 4 pieces

Duck & Coriander Japanese Gyoza

9
  • 4 pieces

Crispy Octopus Taco

10.50
  • 2 pieces
with homemade guacamole, pickled red onion, chipotle pepper, greek yogurt and coriander

Tempura of Local Prawn

14
  • 4 pieces

Seasonal Vegetable Tempura

10
  • 6 pieces

Black Venus Risotto

12.50
with porcini mushrooms, parmesan cheese, pea shoots and crispy sweet potato

Indonesian Satay

Chicken 10.50 Rabbit 12.50
  • 4 pieces
with homemade peanut sauce

Fried Chilli Calamari Salad

12
with iceberg lettuce, carrots, fresh ginger, spring onions, red chilli, fresh coriander and nam jim dressing

Pork Soup Dumplings

10.50
  • 4 pieces
with shoyu ginger vinegar

Duck Spring Rolls

9.50
  • 4 pieces
with sweet chilli sauce

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