Dr. Ali's Restaurant

This exceptional restaurant laden with Eastern sophistication pays tribute to a much-loved Maldivian doctor called Dr. Ali who delighted everyone with his wonderfully woven nature stories and enticing recipes. From 1850 to 1900, he travelled across East Asia and the Middle East as a seafarer aboard the Yahumbarra. His journeys took him to many destinations such as Egypt, Jordan, the Indian Peninsula, Burma, South China and Vietnam, where he collected exotic ingredients from his encounters with other travellers, and before long, these herbs and spices were fused creatively into his delicious, magical recipes