The amazing underwater Ithaa restaurant

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Ithaa restaurant: it’s like a dream.

Guests crawl down a spiral staircase in a thatched pavilion at the end of a jetty to enter the restaurant. They reach the house, which has a curved roof like a cave, from above.

Ithaa restaurant – Secured five meters below sea level at the Hilton Maldives Resort and Spa, the Ithaa Undersea Restaurant is a mainly acrylic building with just 14 seats. With a 270-degree panoramic view of its customers, Ithaa was designed and developed by M.J. Murphy Ltd., a design advisory company based in New Zealand.

Ithaa restaurant – Opened in 2005, Ithaa (which means ‘mother of pearl’ in Dhivehi, the local language) charges a premium for her meals. Still, it could cost less than one might expect for an underwater dinner. They start with a price of around $120 US for hotel guests’ lunch. The restaurant serves new Maldivian fusion cuisine with Western and Asian elements. Reservations are required.

Built by the Kuala Lumpur National Science Center, the building is the largest aquarium tunnel globally. Ithaca was carried to the Maldives on the back of the ocean-going barge following its completion in 2004. It took 16 days to get there. It is predicted that the restaurant, which is in extreme circumstances, would survive the last 20 years.

Ithaa restaurant experience.

Ithaa restaurant – Dining in Ithaa is a tough experience to forget. The curved, translucent acrylic walls and roof is a wonderful portal into Maldives’ blue waters, shimmering with rays, sharks, and turtles.

If the view steals the spotlight, the food is also a treat. The diverse menu consists of Maldivian and foreign cuisine, with dishes such as yellowfin tuna with lemongrass and sumac dip sauce, Angus beef with truffles, or king cod with kataifi langoustines.

Ithaa restaurant – The dessert menu is just as indulgent; the usual delights maybe chocolate fig dariole or mascarpone flavored with lemongrass foam cream, or macaroon filled with mangoes and berries, or lime and limoncello custard…

Apart from the first underwater lounge, the hotel’s inventive ideas include the first swimming pool in the Maldives, immediately over the bay, and a three-person submarine.

Some reviews.

Ithaa restaurant has an average of 4.5 stars out of 547 reviews. That’s very amazing, actually! We can say it’s a decent restaurant but watch out for the price! Down there, I will show you some reviews from people who have experienced the restaurant.

  • Please be sure to make a reservation in the restaurant. I was deciding whether I would have lunch and dinner, and dinner was the way to go, so we had the daylight for around 1 1⁄2 hours before it got dark. We’ve seen so many coral sharks, lively coral fish, and they’ve come so close to us. We were just so excited and took so many shots. It took us an hour to cool down. The 7-course dinner was not the 3 Michelin stars’ consistency, but the taste and presentation were outstanding. The ingredients were natural and of the finest quality. It was a kind of dining experience in life.
  • It’s unmissable. Food is amazing, and it’s an adventure like none else, watching fish and sharks swim by while you eat a Michelin-style dinner.
  • This restaurant is a perfect choice for family dining and excellent service at the restaurant.

How am I expected to book an underwater restaurant in the Maldives?

If you are not staying at the undersea restaurant’s respective resort that you would like to attend, please contact the resort manager, and book your transfer and table in advance. Just sure you’re cleverly dressed. It’s a must to collect your memories and memory of eating an underwater dinner in the Maldives.

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