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Ilaafathi Restaurant

Banyan Tree Maldives
960 664 3147
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Ranked #1 of 2 restaurants in Vabbinfaru
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: International
Description: 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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Description: 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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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
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UK
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

The relaxed atmosphere, eating outside with your feet in the sand. wide choice of food, sometimes buffet sometimes from the menu. Staff excellent and service very good.

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Manama, Bahrain
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Nice collection of foods, delicious and tasty. I really enjoyed the 3 meals daily from breakfast to nice barbecue to the warm nights at dinner .

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Shanghai, China
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Great Asian food and very friendly staffs, my son loves to play with the staffs for fun, like drawing a flower on the sand, etc.

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Singapore, Singapore
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

You dont have allot of options on the island...but the food is actually very nice. Meals were excellently prepared from the standard menu. You can choose to have lobster or crab an an additional costs; very fresh and well cooked.

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Dubai
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

We were very pleased with the food, -although there is not much choice- the fish is fresh and the meat choices are very decent. Go for a full board option at Vabbinfaru as there is no other place to eat on the island!

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Budapest, Hungary
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

Fishes and currys were excellent. The others too. We loved to eat there every time. :) The only negative is the 2 kgs overweight...:)

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

Great food but odd menu choices ona couple of nights. The buffet lunches are superb and on themed buffet dinners ( Mediterranean and Maldivian themes during our stay) nights the choices were much better.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

Food is excellent! Meals are mostly buffet, but managed to experience their ala carte theme, the timing of serving appetizers, main course and dessert - it's on time. Congratulations Mr. Executive Chef!

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Beijing, China
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

Beef and lamb are really good.also the fruits of breakfast are great!sometimes ,the main course didn't satisfied us, I hope to have more Asian food, such as kind of noodles , chinese dumplings

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Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

Eating at the restaurant was like eating in a top class restaurant notwithstanding that it's on an island in the Indian Ocean. Every meal was wonderfully prepared with a wide variety. Desserts are wonderful too!

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