Japanese cuisine in Maldives


The Maldives is currently one of the most popular tourism destinations in the world, and offers unspoilt beaches, pockets of lush tropical forest and unprecedented marine life. Now visitors can indulge expertly prepared Japanese food and one of the popular options for dining in Maldives at the 135° East restaurant, situated at the Maafushivaru Maldives.


The restaurant opened within the island resort in 2012 with the goal of enabling people inhabiting the Maldives to have access to an experience that wasn’t available in the nation at the time, which is sushi and teppanyaki. The later refers to food that has been prepared using an iron griddle. The restaurant sits at the resort’s sunset pavilion allowing patrons to adore spectacular views of turquoise waters.


The restaurant’s name refers to the longitude where the iconic iron griddle (the teppan) that is used to prepare most of these dishes was invented almost a hundred years ago. The very same restaurant developed and pioneered the concept of combining teppenyaki and sushi. In a way, this high-end eatery acts like a tribute to this ancient restaurant that still exists today.


teppenyaki and sushi


A Maldivian island is a perfect setting for a sushi restaurant simply because of the wide abundance of fish and seafood that is available. The waters in and around the Maldives are teeming with all kinds of marine life, some of which are staples in sushi and are harder to come by even in Japan.


Maafushivaru Maldives

The restaurant features a variety of dishes, from authentic Japanese staples to even American versions of sushi such as the ‘California Maki’, which contains crab meat, avocado, cucumber and even cheese. If you ever find yourself in the Maldives be sure to experience the expertly prepared Japanese cuisine at 135° East, the only place like it in the entire country.


Catalina Forbes is a travel writer who bases her content on many thrilling escapades experienced across the world. Google+