Meet the Chefs Behind Aqua’s Exquisite Fusion Menu of International-Maldivian Flavours

Meet the talented culinary team behind all the flavours and gourmet delights at Aqua. The inspired menu offers à la carte fusion cuisine, where international and Maldivian favourites meet to offer an exclusive, fine-casual dining experience. Executive Chef Christian and Sous Chef Alex work together to bring their menu to life and tantalise your tastebuds, creating a dining experience to remember.

The signature dishes celebrate local Maldivian tastes and flavours, including ‘fisherman’s ocean catches of the day’, sustainable pole caught yellowfin tuna, ihi homos (Maldvian lobster), ‘kukulhu riha 1.0’ (Maldivian chicken curry), Boava Risotto and Coconut Bavaroise.

Guest feedback has been great and when asked about their holiday highlights this is what recent guests have told us in the post-stay survey:
“Food @Aqua – wow!!”
“Dinner at Aqua.The ambience was delightful, the food excellent and service superb.”
“Dinner at Aqua and every night watching the sunset.”
“Aqua dinner was at full moon day so romantic very special place.”
“Dinner at Aqua restaurant Friendliness of all champions.”
“My birthday dinner at the Aqua.”

Our chefs, Christian and Alex, love Maldivian food for the simplicity, fewer overlapping flavours of the ingredients brings unique flavour to the plate. Their inspiration came from traditional dishes and flavours because they have the power to transport people to another time and place, they reinvented Maldivian classics by adding small twists, which they say is often the best way to keep the balance right. Their favourite Maldivian ingredients are tuna and coconut, both in plentiful supply here and two of the most essential ingredients – this duo forms the backbone of many dishes in Dhivehi cuisine.

Aqua Restaurant is open daily for dinner from 19:30 – 21:30. Booking is possible via the Komandoo App or by emailing the reservations team.

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