Maldives is a gorgeous destination, known for its endless sun, skies, sands and seas, vibrant culture and multi-dimensional Dhivehi cuisine along with international menus. But, as they say; you can take an Indian out of India, but you can never take India out of an Indian.
Especially when it comes to food!
Indians and their love for food is an ever-lasting craving that would never satiate, no matter where we go. And, while being in a foreign land, we always love exploring the unique touch a chef induces in an ideal Indian dish creating a contemporary palatte.
So for all those foodies who just cannot let their love for Indian food get away, we have put together a list of Indian restaurants in the Maldives that serves you such enjoyable and mouth-watering Indian food - you might not crave home so much after all.
Set in the ground floor of Newtown Inn, Bombay Darbar is one of the best Indian restaurants in the Maldives. Its spicy Indian food, prepared by well-renowned Indian chefs, takes your taste buds for a ride. While all their food is incredibly delicious, we highly recommend the traditional Tangdi Kebab from the typical tandoori oven and their delightful prawn masala.
Relive the glorious Kerala backwaters in a gorgeous, delectable setting at Baraabaru offering Indian food in the Maldives, served traditionally. Baraabaru literally translates to ‘excellent’has more than a hundred, vegetarian dishes on their menu, making it a haven for vegetarians and vegans. In addition to this, it also offers half-day cooking classes by well-renowned chefs to learn the basics of Indian cuisine.
The hallmark of Indian food is flavour and variety. It is because of the unique blend of spices that Indian cuisine has gained popularity in the Maldives. At Acha’s Poppadums, you get flavours from both the north and the south. It is one of the most popular Indian restaurants in the Maldives and is located in Male, the capital city of Maldives. By offering a range of dishes, Acha’s Poppadums caters perfectly to all kinds of palates looking for a light and quick bite. You can have some really good food in the Maldiveswhile acquiring memorable moments with your companion.
One of Maldives longest standing restaurant groups, Symphony Restaurant includes the two famous Symphony Solo and Symphony Garden. Located in the bustling capital city, Male; Symphony reached popularity by serving a wide range of cuisines, including Indian, Indonesian, Chinese and Continental cuisines. In addition to this, the interior décor is very cosy and cute, perfect for a nice meal with family and friends. Symphony’s popularity points also increase because they prepare meals, especially Indian food in a variety of styles, specifically for the Maldivian palate.
You know how you just crave a good biryani sometimes! Novina Cafe is your one-stop restaurant for all these cravings. It is budget-friendly and serves deliciously good food in the Maldives, bringing you the authentic taste of Hyderabadi biryani. The soothing and calm ambience also greatly enhances the dining experience. All these factors along with their helpful staff make Novina Cafe a must-visit.
Tandoori Flames is known for being North America’s best and largest Indian buffet. With delectable choices of vegetarian and non-vegetarian food, this is one of the best Indian restaurants in the Maldives. Their food is perfectly spiced with a nice ambience, allowing for a nice meal of aloo tikki, palak paneer and garlic naan with friends and family. You can conclude a beautiful evening full of Indian culinary experiencewith some delicious Gulab Jamun to sweeten the end.
Indian food is such a large part of Indian culture that it needs to be on every single travel itinerary. If you feel like you are going to crave Indian food in the Maldives, 360 Degree World has you covered! With our Maldivian Specialists sharing your passion to travel and unravel Maldivian culture, cuisine, islands, activities and people – be ensured you will have nothing less than a perfect vacation in the Maldives.