They look cute AF and they taste delicious. It may be transient, but wonderful things can happen in a mouthful of sushi.
The practice of sushi-making has been well-respected in Japan for hundreds of years; from healthy and flavour-packed maki, a perfect piece of sushi packs a punch for any non-believer. And the rest of the world has finally caught up.
From traditional sushi to quirky fusion offerings, here are some of the best places in Malta to snap those chopsticks and get chomping down on some delicious sushi.
1. Amami, Mellieħa
With an amazing view of Għadira Bay while you enjoy this beaut of sushi, Amami offers a sophisticated combination of authentic food bringing together the best of Asian cuisine.
2. Zen Sushi Bar & Teppanyaki, St. Julian’s
The maiden Japanese restaurant in the Maltese archipelago, Zen is still widely regarded as one of the best.
Though a little expensive when compared to other peers, Zen has deliciously unmatched sushi flavour on the menu.
3. Wagamama, St. Julian’s
The eternally popular Wagamama has served every sushi lover on the island.
If you’ve never tried this before and want to get out of your comfort zone, their sushi train with a twist will surely lock you up for a revisit. Head on down to Spinola ASAP.
4. SushiBa Restaurant, St. Julian’s
The sushi here is worth holding your breath for.
A short way from the hustle and bustle of St. Julian’s, SushiBa is a reprieve for all the tourists as well for locals.
The sushi platter comes highly recommended.
5. Okurama, St. Julian’s
Apart from their amazing food reviews, Okurama has a special sushi buffet and it’s all you can eat. Make sure to check your appetite before you start having those overeating panic attacks.
6. TemptAsian Restaurant & Lounge, Sliema
Situated on the 9th floor of The Palace Malta, TemptAsian offers magnificent panoramic views of Sliema, Valletta and Marsamxett with a fusion of Asian and western cuisines in a tropical and relaxing Asian themed settings.
7. Club Sushi, St. Julian’s
Tucked away on Ball Street, Club Sushi has a relaxed and friendly vibe, and the menu at the dining takes inspiration from the traditional cuisines.
It’s best to reserve a table as it can get very crowded during peak hours.
8. ZEST, St. Julian’s
Fish and a romantic dinner might not be the first pair you think about, but ZEST offers a solution by offering some of the best Asian cuisines including exquisite sushi made with fresh and local seafood that’ll have you impressing your date.
From Indonesian, Japanese, Cantonese cuisine to French lamb sous, ZEST leaves no detailing while serving some luscious dishes.
9. Ocean Basket, Qawra
This South African marvel has established a name for itself in Malta’s seafood scene.
Apart from the exceptional rating in customer satisfaction and food quality, the seaview is also to die for. Make it a point to check this one out.
10. Yoshi Sushi, Gżira
Small but big should be the tagline for this establishment. Regarded as one of the best takeaways in Malta, Yoshi Sushi’s is well known for its awesome value for money.
11. Wasabi, Buġibba
I challenge you to find one negative review on this place on the net.
Often referred to as one of Malta’s favourite “great little sushi restaurants”, Wasabi is the best affordable takeaway option and really is all about sushi.