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Top Restaurants in the Maldives - Food, flavour and good times ahead!

The Maldives is a haven of beautiful scenery and breathtaking delights. Let's take a look at some of the best restaurants to get your taste buds going on!


The Sea House

The Sea house can be found on the first floor of the ferry terminal and boasts one of the most scenic views across all of the Maldives. The restaurant contains an open-air deck that gives you a beautiful look at the Male harbour. This panoramic view of the gorgeous Indian Ocean and its lagoons truly is a sight to behold. You'll witness planes as they land and take off at the neighboring airport on the Hulhule Island. All this scenery makes this a perfect spot to enjoy your meal with a drink in hand, especially during sunset. You'll find a delightful array of dishes that are very well priced, stemming from South Asian cuisine, such as Thai green curry and the papaya based salad som tam. Another great feature at the restaurant is its special sushi brunch where you'll find the mashuni roshi which is a Maldivian breakfast meal comprised of coconut, tuna, chilli, lime and onion.



Comprised of Symphony Garden and Symphony Solo, Symphony is the longest standing restaurant group in all of the Maldives. It can be found right in the heart of Male serving delicious cuisines like western, Indonesian, Indian and Chinese, all in a petite and serene dining area. It is a particular favourite amongst the locals who thoroughly enjoy and recommend dishes such as the hot tuna macaroni, made especially to entice the Maldivian palate, the Lebanese chicken served alongside vegetable rice and salad. Other highlight dishes include the mixed seafood and vegetable pie along with the grilled lobster served with a delicious lemon butter sauce. If you're on the lookout for Maldives holidays, all inclusive options are plentiful, like the Maldives Resorts Club for instance.


Jazz Café

Jazz Café is gorgeous European styled café that offers an entirely diverse range of meals, form exotic dishes like Thai chilli beef to everyday comfort foods like juicy beef burgers, the latter of which is known to be amongst the best in all of Male. One of the biggest features here is the regular musical performances evident by the locations name. You'll witness some of the most talented local musicians who come here to showcase their musical prowess in jazz, rock and soul.


Palace Sichuan

Palace Sichuan is an authentic Chinese restaurant that offers fine Cantonese dishes served delightfully by their ever friendly staff. Evident by the name of this restaurant, it places a prime focus on the cuisine from the Sichuan Province of China. Out of all the exotic Chinese dishes served here, the two that come highly recommended by its visitors are the steamed gourd with shrimp as well as the sweet fungus served with pawpaw sauce.


Seagull Cafe House

Seagull Café House is an exciting and captivating bistro that features two separate levels for its diners. Below you will find a tranquil courtyard with lush greenery to help soothe you while you enjoy your meal. The upper level of the establishment features a wonderful view of the busy streets of Male. You'll find Western, Maldivian as well as Indian cuisines served here. Noteworthy dishes include the glazed roasted turkey breast and all of its delicious seafood offerings. One other item on their menu highly recommended by the locals is its array of ice cream, reputed to be the best the city has to offer.

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