The Tastiest Restaurants in Malta

Travels — 14.6.2016

Even Malta is a small island there are a plenty of good restaurants. I’m still amazed how happy I have been here food vice – and I’m sure there are so much more great restaurants that I don’t even have a clue about! At the same time, you have to know though where to go because otherwise you might end up to a bad restaurant. And that’s something we don’t want right! I am a lazy cook myself, so I really enjoy to go and have a delicious experience with a table service. Here are my restaurant suggestions in Malta:

Club Sushi – mouth watering sushi

Club Sushi will never let you down. The quality always stays the same. It’s fresh, simply great Japanese and Korean food. “From Tokyo to Seoul” – goes the slogan! The master chef Mr. Hyun Chol Kim is amazing – I admire him working strictly behind the desk but always waving! He’s a real kitchen artist. Other staff doesn’t make it worse. Everything works out fine, and the prices are very reasonable. I’m the only that sucks here: I’m always ordering the same dishes: Seaweed Salad, Shake Ikura Don Large, Flame Seared Salmon + Asahi beer – but they’re so good!



Kebab Ji – great street kebab/falafel

To get some relaxed fast food, Kebab Ji is the place to try out. Or else it’s good on a day after (it is possible to mask the taste of hangover with the best ever garlic sauce that you get as a started dip here when ordering a plate). Many don’t go to other kebab places in Malta after they have tried Kebab Ji. Nothing compares. One of my friends is dreaming about Ji all the way in Finland. During the summer, it’s a bit heated up situation to stand inside waiting for the portion – and I give all my respect to the passionate workers who spend in the heat the whole day! But once you get your food you probably think it was worth a couple of drops.


Tartarun – fish in a fishing village

I have got an allergic reaction twice in this fine restaurant because I didn’t believe until the second time that I was allergic to the delicious prawn carpaccio. Damn I shouldn’t eat that anymore, but luckily there is delicious else! I find it hard to find good basic fish dish (not sushi) in Malta, but here they are at least. It’s possible to choose the very fresh fish from the cold, and they prepare it for you. Marsaxlokk is a nice place to go on Sunday when there is the marketplace and you can get some souvenirs. Book the table at Tartarun in advance.



Emperor of India – Indian food accompanied by jokes

On this side street, there is a regular customer base called Butter Chicken boys (or girls). So many people praise the same dish. In fact, the silly waiters didn’t give my friend another dish once because they thought he was joking. The Indian waiters are joking themselves, at the same time being serious – Indian style!? Poppadoms, Raita, Naan, are delicious to take aside. Everything is accompanied by cold Kobra. This is filling food, go to Emperor when you’re real hungry! Prices are a bit above the standard, but not bad at all.



La Cucina del Sole – stone oven pizza with Valletta skyline

La Cucina del Sole is the place where I bring my guests to eat good pizza. It is enjoyable to sit outside in the warm summer night and watch Valletta – the capital – in the background (book your table with the view). Italia is close, and there can be delicious Italian type of pizza in Malta.




Ali Baba – fly to flavors on a magic carpet

Ali Baba is a small, alternative, lovely Lebanese restaurant – and the tastes are like miracles. I have always hated liver, but here it’s larger than life! Melts in the mouth! There are a lot of different kinds of lamb, the best hummus I have ever tasted and much more. If you get confused with the extensive menu ask them to combine a bit of this and that – they know their thing! Lebanese wine is excellent, so don’t forget that. Ali Baba is a fine dining restaurant, so the price level is a bit higher, but when getting this tasting trip to East, it’s nothing.




KuYa & co. – relaxed Asian

KuYa is new in town! You wouldn’t imagine what a modern Asian food heaven finds there downstairs the hidden stairs. When I first got there, I was just mumbling how cool the place with its servings was. It’s a small rough place, stripped down, trendy. It’s nothing like those traditional red and gold decorated Asian restaurants. The changing starters and main foods are on the blackboard, and there are some great special beers to taste. Prices are great too! I like to go spending my Saturday evenings there. Fish cakes steal my tongue.





Remember to book your table everywhere (except Kebab Ji)

Have delicious dinners!

PS. Read also about the Maltese traditional food Fenek (rabbit) experience.

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