We are open ALL days from 12:00 noon to 12:00 midnight with last kitchen orders at 11.00pm. Full menu throughout the day.
- Disabled Access
- Free WiFi
- Outside Seating Area
- Weddings and Other Private Parties Catered for
- Minimum age restriction
- Gluten Free Available
- Free Parking
- Easy Access
- Dietary Needs Catered For
- Business Lunch
- Buffets, Business Meetings, Functions catered for
- Awesome View
About Sharma Ethnic Cuisines
Sharma Indian Restaurant St. Julian's
The Indian term Sharma means ‘happiness’ or ‘joy’, so we felt it was a great fit for our Indian & Ethnic Restaurant. We aim to please all our customers and we do so by creating an enjoyable and delicious dining experience.
We are delighted to have reviews stating we are one of the best Indian restaurants in Malta! We feel that our authentic Indian ingredients, vast menu of typical Indian dishes and our passion for good food and great service really set us among the best.
The best Indian restaurant in Malta – TripAdvisor Reviewer
“For me this is the best value Indian restaurant in Malta. We have visited several times during the last couple of years and every time the food was very good and the service fast.”
A taste of India – TripAdvisor Reviewer
“Well, one thing can be said for this place, which is Fantastic. This was my first time trying an Indian cuisine, and certainly it did not disappoint….
Obviously it is the one place to go either if you’re an Indian fanatic who loves that bit of spicy food or just a normal person who is looking for a relaxing venue where you can enjoy a super delicious meal, surely made with absolute passion.”
In addition to providing an excellent experience dining-in, we are also pleased to offer an Indian take-away or Indian food delivery service around all Malta, to allow you to enjoy our authentic Indian dishes at home.
Sharma Ethnic Cuisines St. Julian's
Besides being an Indian Restaurant, Sharma St. Julian's serves a good selection of authentic Arabian dishes as well, making it an Ethnic Cuisine. Hence aside from our popular curry & Indian-spiced dishes, one can also enjoy a selection of Arabian appetizers such as Dolmah & Falafel, Arabian main dishes from our grill including koftah & kebabs, and other traditional stew dishes seasoned with Arabian spices!
Ethnic Cuisine at its best – TripAdvisor Reviewer
“Sharma offers Indian and Arabic cuisine at its best. The 1001 night atmosphere and the variety of oriental spices take you in another world immediately. We love to order different starters and share them between all, main dishes may be creamy curries, tagines or grilled meat, so everyone will find his favourite.”
Guests enjoy choosing from our varied menu of Indian, Arabian & Mediterranean dishes, because no matter who you visit Sharma with, there is something to please everyone. We proudly serve traditional Maltese dishes such as rabbit stew too! Of course other Mediterranean dishes including several pasta options and a variety of salads are also available on our menu. Our dessert menu offers a range of sweets from around the world – Maltese Imqaret, Indian Ice Cream and platters of Arabian sweets – letting you try something new each time you visit.
Sharma St. Julian's - A Halal Restaurant In Malta
Moreover at Sharma St. Julian's we observe halal practice! Sharma is the ideal place for Muslims to enjoy a meal as we have done everything possible to create a wonderful atmosphere and a varied menu of classic Indian, Arabian and Mediterranean halal dishes. Our entire restaurant is pork free, our chefs are halal trained and our kitchen is run in a halal way. We work carefully with our suppliers to ensure that all of our food products are halal too.
Our beautiful location at Portomaso lets you sit inside or outside, depending on your preference, and enjoy views of the marina. Our St. Julians location is ideal for tourists staying in Paceville area, and any part of St. Julians and Sliema, all of which are within walking distance to enjoy a leisurely stroll home after your meal. If you prefer to drive or are visiting from further afield, we are pleased to confirm that parking at Portomaso car park is free for 2 hours.
We look forward to having you join us very soon!
Beautiful location and excellent food.
The meat was very bad quality.
We were disgusted at being asked to free the table by a waiter whilst still having our dessert, because "we need the table". Our second dish, Lamb tagine, had to take 40mins to be served - as per the menu. It was brought to us within 20mins whilst we were still eating the starter!! We don't think it was cooked properly. A group of 8-10 people waiting to be seated were left standing next to dining tables rather than in the corridor. These were eagerly checking our plates to see how long they had to wait. A €75 dinner for two lasted less than 2 hours!!!
Excellent value , great food, really good choices
Our second vist and we choose again Arabic food it is simply to die for. As before we used a Deal. I think that the food is a bit overpriced but having said that everything else is perfect.
I am sorry to be writing this review but last time we came to Sharma (Saturday 6th October) we were quite disappointed from the service provided. We had to get the attention of waiters to order after a while of wait with no one even looking at our direction, and had to ask when was the main course was going to come since we were left with empty plates from our starter in front of us for an hour. We were also disappointed when we got only one piece of naan bread for two when we came on other occasions the portions were always perfect. Even to pay we had to wait for a waiter's attention and after giving up hope we went near the cash register in hope we ll get served by actually standing near the door by the register and yet waiters kept passing by without asking if we needed anything! We had to stop a waiter to pay! We felt like we were not noticed and could leave the place without paying without anyone noticing (which we would have never done but just an idea of how small all this made us feel) I hope this was a one off experience and we ll get a better dinning experience next time we come even though after last night it will take some time for us to make another visit. Thanks.
Was great and delicious, we will come again.
We enjoyed all the dishes both indian and arabic. Lovely atmosphere and excellet service.
The most disgusting thing about the parking area offered for Sharma, is it is located in the garbage area where the black sacks of rubbish were spilling out and stinking of the area. We were worried about cockroaches and rats it was so filthy. Not a good reception prior to going to eat!! Please clean this area up . We waited a very long time for service. Then the order was wrong. We asked for mango chutney with the poppadoms and were served strawberry jam ?!! we asked for mango chutney told ran out. Waited a long time for the wine and was told that too had ran out! we were offered mint sauce for the poppadoms ugh! When we left the restaurant we had our parking ticket stamped, which we assumed would be free on leaving the car park, but we were charged €6.00 because the service at Sharma was terminally slow we had to pay extra parking. It was not a good experience.
Great food and atmosphere
The food is very good and the Chicken Tikka Masala is to die for! As the place is big and busy, the service is a bit shaky sometimes, with some items we ordered have been forgotten and had to order again. Apart from that, I would recommend 100%
All in all the experience was very nice but the service could have been better.
We ate here one evening and were seated outside with a wonderful view of the marina. The menu had good variety. We had the Dolmah and Paneer Pakora to start which were very tasty and nice big portions. We had the Prawn Curry and Seekh Kebab as mains which were also very nice. I would definitely recommend the restaurant as the food, setting and value for money are great. My only issue was despite the service starting off really well (our waiter was friendly and efficient), once the restaurant had filled up, we found it extremely difficult to get our bill at the end of our meal. We were left waiting a long time and actually had to leave our table to pay it which was a bit frustrating. But otherwise, we had a very pleasant evening here and would certainly return.
The atmosphare is great. The food is delicious. The service is friendly and helpful. The next visit will be soon
I simply love it! Will be returning in a weeks time 😀
Excellent food and service, very friendly staff and a warm comfortable indoor environment. Will be visiting again.
Thank you for the great food.
For informing the restaurant it was my anniversary I expected more from the service. The staff and management need to work on their hospitality. I'm afraid I will not be visiting again. The food for the price was not up to standard.
Excellent food and service
The only thing i don’t like is the child policy. Otherwise everything was stellar.
Will visit again soon
Excellent meal, very good menu choices, fabulous location, staff very helpful,