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Boduthakurufaanu Magu, Front Of Jetty 5, Male 960 (Formerly Garden Restaurant)
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
good food, great view

we specifically looked for this restaurant after finding it last year it has an excellent range of Thai food good friendly service, and an amazing view over the harbour and bay from the balcony we saw very few tourists in the restaurant - nearly all locals, which is always a good sign. prices... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
notTheStig
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Reading, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

we specifically looked for this restaurant after finding it last year it has an excellent range of Thai food good friendly service, and an amazing view over the harbour and bay from the balcony we saw very few tourists in the restaurant - nearly all locals, which is always a good sign. prices were very reasonable - $12 for a... More 

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Wateringbury, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love the location for a start. The balcony offers lovely views over the turquoise sea. But most important is the food of course. I have been here many many times and have never had a bad meal. Especially the Thai menu is delicious. Always fresh and really tasty.

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Thank 1ndigo
Wateringbury, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love the balcony on the first floor with lovely views over the beautiful turquoise sea. The name is still City Garden and the food is still great. But I think the best thing about this restaurant is the balcony seating area. I always come here for lunch, when I'm in Malé.

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Koh Tao, Thailand
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

After hearing some good things about the place, I was very disappointed. Our waiter when we eventually got served, did try to be friendly but seemed to have his mind elsewhere. It was hard to get any attention and when we did ask for some ketchup he never brought it, we had to go to another waiter to get some.... More 

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Thank Kevskoot
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7 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

Restaurant waiters are very angry annoying. I wonder why?.! Not good at all. Food is served warm sometimes food is good okay but other times it's really good quality.! Overall bad.!

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Thank ahmedshiyaml
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

If you're a non smoker like I am the upstair area of City Garden Café and Restaurant is a good option for lunches and dinners alone, with loved ones, family, friends or coworkers. (downstairs entrance and the garden or so area at the back are for the smokers I think). I like that they have options to choose from. They... More 

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Thank haifa a
Bruck an der Leitha, Austria
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

excellent food, nice service, very good pastries, and the view of the sea and the harbor is fantastic

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Thank gjbohrn
Reading, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

we found this gem of a restaurant after walking round Male the specials were amazing value for money - starter, main and a non-alcoholic cocktail (a "mocktail") for around $12-14 each. add an amazing view out over the bay from the room upstairs. (shame it was too windy to sit on the balcony) there were quite a few locals (ie... More 

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Thank notTheStig
Derby
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112 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This is the City Garden Restaurant. Clean and inviting, service a bit slow and food no more than adequate. What really got me was that they said they would accept US dollars. When I paid the exact money they refused to accept dollars in smaller denominations and insisted on large note and giving change in Maldivian money. Totally useless if... More 

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colrain
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67 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This restaurant is called City Garden, not Garden - it is, as another reviewer said, closer to Jetty 5, right in the center of the waterfront. Downstairs is great quality fast food (premade sandwiches, salads, etc.) but upstairs, the menu is extensive and all the food is great. The choices range from Greek salad with good feta to great curries... More 

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  • Address: Boduthakurufaanu Magu, Front Of Jetty 5, Male 960 (Formerly Garden Restaurant)
  • Location: Asia  >  Maldives  >  Kaafu Atoll  >  North Male Atoll  >  Male

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