Best Indian Restaurants in Maldives are located at the capital city Male’. Indian food are popular around the world and the Indian food are searched in every country. Indian food is again of wide variety like south Indian food, north Indian food, Kerala food, Kodava food and so on. The diversified culture, food and tradition in India is very popular among Indians living around the world as well as people around the world.
In Maldives, Indian food is very popular and there are few good Indian restaurants serving traditional Indian food as well as other restaurants having Indian dishes.
Indian vegetarian restaurants in Maldives
There are a big population in India, who are purely vegetarian due to caste / religion / culture and some for personal and health reasons. If you are in Maldives, please be aware that there are no pure dedicated vegetarian restaurants, but you can get vegetarian food. I am listing here with the best Indian restaurants in Maldives. I have personally visited most of these places. In Maldives, the hygiene standards are high and very strictly implemented. Every food handler has to undergo prescribed heath check up every 4-6 months to continue working. If found to be unfit, proper treatment are given before the person can resume working. This is a law which is applicable for every restaurant, hotel, resort or any business serving food.
Indian Restaurants in Male’ Maldives
All the below restaurants are located in Male’ , the capital of Maldives.
1. Acha’s Poppadoms – Indian Restaurant in Male’
I had written about Acha’s Poppadoms earlier. This is a good place to have Indian food. You can have north Indian, south Indian food here.
2. Evening Cafe Male’ – One of the oldest and most popular Indian Restaurants in Maldives
Wide range of Indian food including south Indian, north Indian and other varieties of Indian food. I would say that this is the most popular and oldest Indian restaurant in Maldives. It is located in the capital of Maldives, Male’. Evening Cafe is located on Orchid Magu.
You can get good Kerala Lunch, Kerala Paratha, Chapati, Indian Style Chicken curry, etc. Also they serve some Chinese food too. You can categorise this in south Indian restaurants in Maldives. They mostly cater to the expatriates working in Maldives as well as locals. You will also find tourists visiting this place.
3. Athama Palace – Indian restaurant in Male’, Maldives
Athama Place is another Indian restaurant in Male’. This is located at Majeedhee Magu. You can get all kinds of Indian food, but this also not a pure Vegetarian restaurant, but you can surely get Vegetarian dishes. They have facility for lodging too.
4. Novina Cafe’ – Male’ Maldives
They serve Kerala Thali everyday except Friday. On Friday they service Biriyani or you can order Indian food there. Other than Indian they serve a wide variety of International food.
Novina Cafe has a good ambience, good food and service too
Hyderabadi Biryani – Was good, but did not have the same one which I had at Hyderabad Golconda Hotel
5. Bombay Darbar in Maldives
This is another popular place in Maldives for Indian food. You get all kind of vegetarian and non-vegetarian Indian food here. Mostly the menu shows north Indian food like Indian tandoor breads like different types of Naan, Biryani, Nawabi food. Bombay darbar is located not in the capital city Male’, but a nearby island called Hulhumale’.
Check out this Video on Bombay Darbar Restaurant at Hulhumale’
6. Curry Pot
Another popular Indian Restaurant serving all varieties of Indian food. They serve South Indian and North Indian Thali at a very economical rate. I have been there couple of times, food is good. Place is small but well maintained.
There are many other restaurants serving Indian food like Fish Meal, Peetez, Banana Chips, Santhoor restaurant , etc. Indian food in maldives restaurants are very common and many taste authentic.
7. Kings Corner
Kings Corner is one of the oldest Indian restaurants in Maldives. Earlier it was know as Maadhuni Inn. I have not visited this place for long time. You get some authentic South Indian dishes like the beef fry from Kerala
Most of the restaurants in Male’, you can order food online
Shout Out if you know any other place where we can get really good Indian food in Male’, Maldives
Further Reading – Local Market – Male’ in Maldives