Underwater Restaurant in Asia

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island - 5*Deluxe

The first underwater restaurant of its kind in the world, Contemporary fusion maldivian cuisine with western and asian influences.

The Ithaa Restaurant sits 15 feet below the waves of the Indian Ocean, surrounded by a coral reef and encased in clear acrylic, offering diners 270-degrees of panoramic underwater views.

The restaurant is reached by a wooden walkway from the nearby over-water Sunset Grill Restaurant, and seats just 14 people for exclusive dining with a real difference.

The underwater restaurant was constructed by New Zealand firm M.J. Murphy.  The underwater restaurant was actually constructed in Singapore and then transported to the Maldives.  It was then sunk into the ocean at Rangali Island and pushed some 5 metres into the seabed.  The restaurant should last for around 20 years.

The underwater restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, and the prices range from $120 to $250.  Ithaa is one of the Conrad Maldives’ nine restaurants, all of which serve spectacular dishes from a variety of cuisines.  The food at Ithaa Underwater Restaurant is perhaps a little more basic than at the resort’s other restaurants, but here you are paying for the experience and the location rather than the food.

The most commonly-sighted creatures from the underwater restaurant are the Giant Moray Eel, Stingray and a wide variety of reef-dwelling fish.  The restaurant actually feeds the fish close by the restaurant, so it’s no wonder there are always fish bumbling around.