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Ilaafathi Restaurant

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Banyan Tree Maldives
960 664 3147
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Hong Kong, null, Hong Kong
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87 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this is the only restaurant in this hotel/island. menu is quite limited. we went there for breakfast everyday. it is a buffet style. the service provided is quite different in depends of each person. we always facing problem when we order the cooking of our eggs there cause they never use paper to record your order. the lamb chop for... More 

Thank Maggie C
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Nice 👍 High Quality Food. Nice environment with good music. Great selections of wine and off course professional staffs with kind hospitality. Suitable for couples and family.

Thank Ken H
Level Contributor
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Mouth-watering Food and Excellent Service in a calm and sensational, calm and relaxing environment which offers the chance of experiencing the beauty of sun, sea and sand.

Thank Otpor006
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

It is a really nice to have meals on our bare foot. The food tastes not bad, especially the desserts are really good. Staff are service-minded and friendly.

Thank BeeNapat
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

First of all I would love to thank all the restaurant stuff there. Very very friendly and helpful. The food was delicious and every day a new menu. Don't miss the Friday dinner buffet, they serve the delicious Maldivian food. The juices are fresh and made in front of you freshly. Highly recommended.

Thank Amina A
Singapore, Singapore
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54 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

Food was of very good quality and they changed the theme of the food every day that I was there. From Thai to Japanese to Carribean to Maldivian to South East Asian, they do bother to learn the different cuisines to impress guests. The taste of the food though was pretty international, meaning the spices and flavoring were pretty neutral... More 

Thank leesysg
Rome, Italy
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

Bad bread, uninteresting food. 7 days there are pretty tiring with just one restaurant. Repetitive dishes every day. The employee at the eggs station was rude and always with an ugly expression. Will not recommend this hotel to anyone.

Thank ricardosE7843FC
Beirut, Lebanon
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

Just Excellent! Great food, diverse choice of buffet and friendly staff! The service was amazing so as the ambiance!!!

Thank Jihane M
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2015 via mobile

Excellent staff and good food. Especially the grill is fantastic. Restaurant offers buffet for lunch and set menu for dinner. Dinner on Sunday and Friday is buffet. Staff make all efforts to fulfil mostly all requests and offer help to look after the kids.

Thank UzairAhmed
Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2014

If you don't want to be bothered getting a sea plane to a resort as soon as you land in Male, then this resort is perfect. Only 25 mins via speedboat upon arrival. Fantastic!

Thank Emanuela_Frank

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
European, Asian, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Banyan Tree Maldives
  • Location: Asia  >  Maldives  >  Kaafu Atoll  >  North Male Atoll  >  Vabbinfaru
  • Phone Number: 960 664 3147
Tuck into scrumptious Maldivian and International treats in the casual setting of Ilaafathi restaurant. Set right on the beach with a natural Alang-Alang roof, this beachfront eatery serves extravagant buffet for breakfasts and lunches as well as superb set dinners that will make you come back for more.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?