top sushi restaurants in malta

7 Top Sushi Restaurants in Malta

  • Aug 13, 2022

sushi, prawn tempura & miso soup!

It took a while for sushi to get to Malta, but once it did, it took Malta by storm. Nowadays, you can find anything ranging from small sushi joints to Michelin-recommended restaurants. To help you in your journey to tasting the island’s best sushi, here’s a quick rundown of Malta’s top sushi restaurants. 

AKI – Valletta

This contemporary Japanese restaurant and lounge bar serves classic dishes with a twist. AKI exudes sophistication and makes every meal in the restaurant a truly memorable experience. In addition to its high-quality sushi, AKI has also become popular due to its signature cocktails, wines and Japanese sake. 

AMAMI – Mellieha

Inspired by the islands southwest of Kyushu, AMAMI brings Japanese cuisine to another archipelago – the Maltese islands. If your date isn’t a big sushi fan, don’t worry! AMAMI’s signature dishes include chicken katsu curry, duck breast and black cod, catering for different tastes. 

ZEST – St Julian’s

Situated in the heart of St Julian’s Spinola Bay, ZEST is a high-end eatery with restaurant and street food joint branches. With a pan-Asian menu offering everything from sushi to curry and bao buns, ZEST is the perfect place for a night out with friends. According to the Michelin Guide, “whatever you pick, freshness and quality are assured.” And we second that!

KOI – St Julian’s

KOI prides itself on offering all its customers 

high-quality sushi, whether they eat in or order it as a take-out.  KOI’s “all you can eat” offer is highly popular. Therefore, it is advised to reserve a table in advance to avoid disappointments!

Club Sushi from Tokyo to Seoul – Attard

Spearheaded by Master Chef Patron Hyun Chol Kim, Club Sushi offers only the best Japanese and Korean culinary experience. This restaurant is even more special because it’s the first restaurant in Malta to specialise in both Korean and Japanese cuisines. Best of all, its unique atmosphere will immediately make you feel like you’re on holiday in Tokyo or Seoul. 

Zen Japanese Sushi Bar & Teppanyaki – St Julian’s

Since it is located in the luxurious area of Portomaso Yacht Marina, visiting Zen Japanese Sushi Bar & Teppanyaki is an experience in itself. The restaurant offers a wide selection of authentic Japanese delicacies, including sushi, vegetable and prawn tempura, miso soup, and other dishes cooked on the restaurant’s Teppanyaki table. 

Okurama Japanese Cuisine & Lounge – Paceville (St Julian’s)

In total, there are three Okurama restaurants in Malta. In this article, however, we’re talking about Paceville’s Okurama Japanese Cuisine & Lounge, as it’s the one specialising in Japanese cuisine. Okurama Paceville’s restaurant-lounge concept and its wide selection of sushi make the restaurant a highly sought after place. Bookings are therefore highly recommended to avoid disappointments.