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Royal Garden Cafe

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Asian, Indian, Sri Lankan
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H, Esjehi Gallery, Medhuziyaarai Magu, Male
(960) 332-0288
Today
08:00 - 01:00
Closed now
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Hours:
Fri 14:00 - 01:00
Sat - Thu 08:00 - 01:00
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

It doesn't look much from the outside or even when you seat down but the service and the food is fantastic. we had a wonderful authentic meal. It was the highlight of our Male tour.

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Thank Einat R
Sofia, Bulgaria
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

We had lunch at Royal garden during our Male tour. The food was delicious, the portions - generous, and the prices - fair. There's outside area were mainly local people sit and have coffee. The staff is friendly and efficient. Wifi is available.

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Thank vsaymenova
Phoenix, Arizona
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563 reviews
339 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

The rice dishes here are the best it seems. They are generous and seemingly fresh. There is a good choice, as like may restaurants in Male'. There is an outside garden area, which is nice when it is not too hot, there are smokers there. The inside is air-conditioned and while a little dark, has an OK atmosphere. The service... More 

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Thank TutinsPony
Los Angeles, California
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196 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016

This is a great place to hang out and enjoy a meal or juice to pass the time by. Whether you eat inside or in the courtyard, this former nobleman's house will not disappoint. The menu is extensive--try the Sir Lankan dishes or the nasi goreng, which is sublime. The staff here is very kind, attentive, and just plain sweet.... More 

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Thank Balkans_Phile
Racine, Wisconsin
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56 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2015

Definitely a good place for tourists to eat at. Budget friendly. Safe. Menu is huge. They have traditional dishes and try to accommodate all food types. Waitstaff is very attentive.

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2 Thank redwingirl
Australia
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244 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 469 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2015

Set in one of the older style residential houses (i.e. within a walled compound), the Royal Garden is hardly conspicuous from the street, and one may pass by without noticing the activity inside. Inside, it is a sizable establishment with internal rooms that are air conditioned. Then there is a large porch and finally the courtyard, all simply but comfortably... More 

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2 Thank Nafis A
Phoenix, Arizona
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563 reviews
339 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2015

I went here for a lunch and here and we sat in the sampler inside area, the courtyard outside looks good and provides a good atmosphere it seems. The staff are very friendly and the menu has a large selection. I had the plain grilled tuna and salad, and it was OK. My colleague who is a regular had the... More 

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Thank TutinsPony
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2015

My friend had prawns which had a side of fried rice. He made the rice vegetarian so I could have some too. My dish was also changed out to make it vegetarian. Added a salad plate to the meal. Very tasty local and Sri Lankan dishes. Great. Really enjoyed it.

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Thank Elsieb66
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2015 via mobile

Found this a good place to eat after taking a tour of the shopping district, very cozy and conveniently located, friendly staff and generous servings.

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Thank Wamiq Z
Maldives
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2014 via mobile

In an convenient area and most of all good food. Friendly staff and reasonable service and prices. Recommend this place for small groups or just solo dinning.

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Thank fale3Mv

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Indian, Sri Lankan
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 01:00
Monday
08:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 01:00
Thursday
08:00 - 01:00
Friday
14:00 - 01:00
Saturday
08:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: H, Esjehi Gallery, Medhuziyaarai Magu, Male
  • Location: Asia  >  Maldives  >  Kaafu Atoll  >  North Male Atoll  >  Male
  • Phone Number: (960) 332-0288

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?