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Ilaafathi Restaurant

Asian, Chinese, Japanese, International
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Banyan Tree Maldives
960 664 3147
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Dining options: Breakfast, Seating, Waitstaff
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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    Very good
  • 2
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  • 0
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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
Honeymoon

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2016
Jihane M
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Beirut, Lebanon
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Rome, Italy
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 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.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

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

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Thank Jihane M
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 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.

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Thank UzairAhmed
Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 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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Thank Emanuela_Frank
Bangkok
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 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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Thank JerryJVN
UK
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60 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 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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Thank footlocker
Manama, Bahrain
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31 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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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Thank Mohammed_Yateem
Shanghai, China
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 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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Thank Paul Z
Singapore, Singapore
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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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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Thank Tsubasa99
Dubai
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73 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 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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Thank TTMdots

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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: Asian, Chinese, Japanese, 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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