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Top 7 Restaurants in the Maldives - Grab your forks and knives!

The Maldives is home to amazing beaches, culture and most of all food, let's look at some of the best restaurants to check out while you're in the Maldives.


Seagull Cafe House

The Seagull Café House located in the Maldivian Capital of Male is a beautiful and serene bistro which hosts two levels for diners; one is a peaceful courtyard on the lower level and the other is on the upper floor which offers a beautiful view of the city. The bistro is home to Indian, Western and Maldivian delicacies with highlights like roasted turkey breast and the majority of its seafood dishes. One dish that is always recommended by many is its ice cream which is known to be the finest in the city.


Aioli Restaurant

If you're on the lookout for a little fusion with your food, the Aioli restaurant is a perfect choice. This restaurant is well known for its offering of South Asian dishes with a hint of Mediterranean influence. You'll be able to try its famous dishes like its authentic Maldivian curried chicken as well as their seasoned cuttlefish matched very well with their spicy rice dishes.


Jazz Café

The Jazz Café is a stylish and modern European themed café that caters a wide variety of dishes from exotic delicacies like Thai Chili beef to western style beef burgers that are known to be the best in the city. The biggest highlight of the café is its live performances from talented local musicians who belt out some beautiful jazz, soul and rock music. While you're checking out the many different Maldives restaurants on this list, you can find accommodation in any one of the nearby resorts such as the Kurumba Maldives for example.



Symphony offers an impressive range of dishes from many different cuisines like Western, Indian, Chinese and Indonesian. Highlights here include the spicy fish macaroni made especially for Maldivian tastes, Lebanese style chicken along with their lobster paired with a deliciously tangy lemon sauce.



Venturing off the capital you'll find Muraka, located at the South Ari Atoll, this restaurant features a rustic ambience that exudes a distinctive appearance featuring many wooden elements in its beautiful design. The restaurant focuses on seafood with a range of international selections. Highlights include its bisque of lobster accompanied with a special papaya salad and its delicious peppercorn coated loin of tuna with potato wonton.


Sala Thai

Given away by its name, this restaurant features authentic Thai food with ingredients imported each week. Sala Thai showcases a range of fresh and healthy meal options offered in a cosy setting that exudes comfort and relaxation all in the Maldivian capital of Male. Highlights here include their marinated shrimps and their deliciously zesty Penang curry.