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The Sea House - Maldives
Ranked #5 of 137 Restaurants in Male
Price range: $5 - $9
Cuisines: Cafe, Seafood, Asian
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Description: The most fashionable cafe in town with variety of food & drinks at affordable price with great service in an awesome atmosphere.
Singapore, Singapore
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2013 via mobile

One of the best in the capital Male'. Love the food & the atmosphere. The food is great, so are the location and the services.

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2 Thank Bassamalie
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Food with Nice View”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2013

Average food with bit high rate for very nice panaromic view of Male sea. Service and staff is good. Near to air port jetty. Good place

Visited August 2012
1 Thank hicheree
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Melbourne, Australia
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555 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 266 helpful votes
“Nice views”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2013

We had dinner here on one night of our 4 night stay and were a little disappointed with the size of the serve of our main course fish dishes.

We chose to sit on the outside verandah to better enjoy the view and fresh air but had not realised that this was the only smoking area in the restaurant.
If you want to sit outside then choose a table at the right hand end of the verandah because that is "up wind", and all the cigarette smoke blows away from you.

We were brought a small basket of garlic toast that was quite nice, and both ordered "moctails"; fruit cocktails without the alcohol; these were very good.

We'd both ordered the grilled fish that was served with steamed rice and boiled vegetables. For the price (US$6) they were probably reasonable value, but would not be a sufficient meal for anyone who was hungry.

The service was good and waiters attentive. The only surprise was the addition of a 10% service charge and 6% government tax.
I'm not sure why a restaurant of this type needs to add a service charge, and would have thought that the quoted prices should include any taxes, in the same way that they do in Australia, and other countries that have a GST.

We'd probably eat here again and perhaps order something different; the pasta being served to other patrons seemed quite adequate.

  • Visited March 2013
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2 Thank Johnpsau
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Tallahassee, Florida
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93 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
“Best Breakfast Spot in Male”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2013

This is a lovely restaurant where locals and tourists alike enjoy gathering. My local friend suggested we have breakfast on my first day in Male. While many tourists preferred the breakfast buffet, he encouraged me to try his favorite, a traditional Maldivian breakfast dish called mas huni roshi made with tuna, coconut, onion, lime, and hot peppers. Yum! It was not what I would have expected for breakfast, but I liked it so much that I ate huni roshi for breakfast every day of the next 2 weeks that I was in the Maldives. The restaurant has a great view of the harbor and is spacious inside. The only thing that would make it better is if the outdoor seating did not allow smoking. There was so much cigarette smoke, which made me feel ill, so I stayed inside in the open air restaurant, still exposed to cigarette smoke but much less so. Eat like a local and visit The Sea House for breakfast!

  • Visited February 2013
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2 Thank SunshineDiver
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West Midlands, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Wrong meal”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2013

The place was ok, just ok, I would not return.
We ordered king prawns and got cold fish, hey ho you can't win them all.

Visited January 2013
Thank Glen27
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