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Ilaafathi Restaurant

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Banyan Tree Maldives
960 664 3147
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Description: Tuck into scrumptious Maldivian and International treats in the casual...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Great food served by great, friendly staff

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 12, 2014
Emanuela_Frank
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Melbourne, Australia
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42 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 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!

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Bangkok
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

The breakfast and lunch buffet is very nice. The chef mixes and alternates the food selection very nicely. Dinner Spa Menu nice and light but satisfying.

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UK
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
50 helpful votes 50 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Banyan Tree Maldives
  • Location: Asia  >  Maldives  >  Kaafu Atoll  >  North Male Atoll  >  Vabbinfaru
  • Phone Number: 960 664 3147

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: 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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