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Boduthakurufaanu Magu, Front Of Jetty 5, Male 960 (Formerly Garden Restaurant)
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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173 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,082 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Tried the breakfast buffet on my last day in Male'. There's a decent selection and plenty of it. Service was good.

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71 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

Love the convinient location of city garden. Right in the heart of the business district with great views overlooking the harbour The food and drinks are really good too. Would highly reccomend to anyone who loves a dining experience in a beautiful location with great food.

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Thank Vuly N
Reading, United Kingdom
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162 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2016

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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71 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016 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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71 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 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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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 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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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 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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Bruck an der Leitha, Austria
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015

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

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Reading, United Kingdom
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67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Thai
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?