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Updated by Gabriel Anthony on Dec 01, 2015
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5 Top Restaurants in Maldives - Explore Maldives' Best Five Dining Hubs

Frequented by countless holidaymakers, Maldives is home to some of the finest restaurants in Asia. From underwater restaurants to seasoned favourites here are the top highlights for dinning fanatics.


The Lighthouse Restaurant

Often regarded as one of the country's premier dining spaces The Lighthouse Restaurant is no ordinary international cuisine hub in the Maldives. Known for its breathtaking beachside location with sweeping views over the Indian Ocean and located in the North Ari Atoll, The Lighthouse Restaurant is as well known for its delightful culinary creations as it is for its extensive wine list. Having garnered accolade after accolade for its delectable menu and excellent service, no trip to Maldives would be complete without a meal at The Lighthouse Restaurant.


Fine Dining Restaurant at Adaaran Prestige Water Villas

Part of the culinary adventures in the Maldives is to enjoy a fine dining experience and Adaaran Prestige Water Villas lets you experience just that. This elegant dining venue serves up an eclectic array of cuisine from exotic local fare to international favourites in a charming setting that makes your meal all the more memorable.



Regarded as one of the most popular luxury restaurants in Maldives, Symphony was the premier restaurant of the highly successful group of restaurateurs behind Symphony Garden and Symphony Solo. Tipped to be one of the Maldivian capital's favorite eateries, the venue serves an eclectic menu of Chinese, Western, Indian and Indonesia favorites in its charmingly cozy dining rooms. Must-try menu items include its vegetarian pies and lobster dishes while the tuna macaroni is another staple for seasoned diners. Known for its diligent staff and service the venue is one of the more affordable fine dining establishments in Male.


Palace Sichuan

Chinese food fanatics exploring the culinary landscapes of the island nation will not find a finer Chinese dining hotspot than the Palace Sichuan in Male. As the locale's name indicates, the menu items in this stylishly decorated restaurants hails from the Sichuan Province in Western China which is known for its spicy but delicate balance of flavours. Run under the management of Terence Tsui, the Cantonese restaurant is one of the more expansive eateries in the capital with the space to accommodate more than 80 patrons. Hot pick menu items include shrimp dishes with wax gourd while the desserts on offer are nothing to scoff at either.


The Sea House

Occupying pride of place in the first level of the Hulhumale Ferry Terminal in Male, The Sea House is perhaps the most breathtakingly situated restaurant in the capital. With an open deck with stunning views across Male's scenic port, the restaurant is the ideal venue to enjoy a mocktail in the evening or a scrumptious meal with family and friends. South Asian fare is the order of the day at this reasonably priced eatery where Thai favourites such as papaya salad and Thai green curry reign supreme. Sushi brunch days are also a special occasion at The Sea House which also serves conventional Maldivian meals such as Mashuni Roshi.