A bucket-list worthy offering at the Maldives, the Ithaa restaurant’s concept looks like something born out of a sweet imagination and unbending determination. If you’re still guessing, Ithaa is an underwater restaurant, whose images you may have shared online. Located at a whopping 16 feet below the ocean, Ithaa is world’s first all-glass undersea restaurant.
It was the year 2014 when the New York Daily announced Ithaa as the world’s most beautiful restaurant. True to its label, the restaurant offers a 180 degree panoramic view of the coral reefs and a peek into the marine ecosystem as you soak your taste buds in a 6-course contemporary European cuisine. From caviars to specialty cocktails, Ithaa is not a restaurant but an experience. If you can afford, you can also book the restaurant for private ceremonies and occasions.
The diner is usually open for lunch and dinner from 11:00 am to 12:00 am. The lunch menu serves you selections of squid, lobsters, shimichi mushrooms, chicken and cheesecake and Oscietra caviar, foiegras, consommé of the day, prawn tartars, reef lobsters, veloute selections, sorbets, sea snails, panna cotta for dinner.
The restaurant has strict policies of dress codes where you’re expected to dress smart and appropriate. It is open to children for lunch and not for dinner. The lunch menu is approximately costs USD $195 or Rs. 13,000 while dinner is more expensive at aboutRs. 21,000 per person. The price is worth the view and the fact that it was built in Singapore and carefully brought into the ocean in one piece. Nothing less than an architectural marvel right? Oh yes, the price also includes a glass of champagne.
Must Eat: Consomme of the day and prawn tartars
Approximate Cost for Two: Rs. 26,000 for lunch and close to Rs. 42,000 for dinner
Address: Conrad Rangali Island 20077, Maldives
Contact: +960 668-0629
Opening Hours: 11AM–2:30PM, 6:30–10:30PM