Must-see restaurants in Male

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    Top Choice

    This cool spot on Male's busy seafront road is a godsend to anyone travelling through Male. Sleek and minimalist, Newport feels very different to Male's…

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    Top Choice
    Sala Thai

    This smart and beautifully designed restaurant is generally held to be the best on the island, and it's busy most nights of the week. The Thai menu is…

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    Seagull Café House

    The Seagull boasts an impressively designed space complete with a charming downstairs garden and a first-floor terrace with a tree growing through it. The…

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    Royal Garden Café

    This great little place, with a charming garden and an air-conditioned, stylish dark-wood interior, is housed in a rare surviving example of a ganduvaru,…

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    Family Room Cafe

    This rather cool place on the seafront is a bit of a change of pace for Hulhumale, which doesn't really do much in the way of hipster spots. The main…

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    Dawn Café

    This is one of the best teashops in the area, and due to its fish-market location it’s popular with fishermen and open around the clock. You can get a…

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    Bombay Darbar

    On the ground floor of the Newtown Inn, this multi-coloured Indian restaurant is one of the best on the island, with a large menu of cooking from all over…

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    STO People's Choice Supermarket

    Male's best-stocked supermarket, People's Choice has possibly the best selection of imported food and drinks for sale in the entire country.

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    Sea House

    This breezy (and sometimes downright windy) place above the Hulhumale ferry terminal has expansive harbour views and a large menu that runs from pizza and…

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    Thai Wok

    The Thai food here is good value and authentic, though the best reason to visit is for the thrice-weekly buffet (R140 per person), where you can take your…

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    Shell Beans

    This useful spot on the seafront serves up tasty sandwiches, full breakfasts, burgers, good coffee and pastries. It’s a great spot for lunch on the run,…

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    Cafe Hive

    This popular, clean and friendly 'short eats' place has both indoor and outdoor tables on one of the Hulhumale's busiest commercial streets. There's a…

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    Ravin's is a popular lifeline for foreigners living on Hulhumale and also with a younger, local crowd who appreciate the international cuisine. As well as…

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    Irudhashu Hotaa

    Our favourite ‘short eats’ place in town is this perennially busy meeting place by the Henveiru football field. After prayers at the next-door mosque, it…

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    Good Life Enterprises

    A popular place right in the centre of things, this friendly and somewhat upmarket teashop serves up a delicious selection of ‘short eats’.