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Restaurants and Bars at Kanuhura

October 30 2017

Embark on a Culinary Journey at Kanuhura

Kanuhura—an elegant, bohemian five-star hideaway with wondrous offerings that span three tropical islands (Kanuhura itself and its two neighbouring deserted islands). This incredible gem is nothing short of magical; a playground for free-spirited world wanderers who are constantly in search of the finest things in life. Kanuhura offers gypsetters everything they could possibly dream of for a once-in-a-lifetime holiday; from unrivalled luxury characterised by fashionable exoticism, authentic experiences and of course, a plethora of exceptional activities (both in the tropical waters and on land) to a sensational nightlife and a range of day excursions. And, of course, to complete this picture of perfection, Kanuhura offers guests entry into a world of exceptional gastronomic delights and sublime cocktails. Be whisked away on a culinary exploration of the senses at Kanuhura; here’s what discerning bon vivants and gourmets can look forward to:



Gorgeous fresh artisan pizzas made to perfection in a wood-fired oven, sumptuous Mediterranean seafood dishes and sinfully satisfying pastas—this is a mere taste of the delectable dishes on offer at Kanuhura’s phenomenal Italian restaurant, Bottega. Delight in simple Italian favourites, authentic delicacies, signature dishes and regional specialities paired with a fine glass (or bottle) of premium, imported vino. Elegantly decorated with a modern and minimalist flair and set amongst tropical gardens, Bottega is the perfect location for a languid lunch or a romantic dinner. The wine cellar and private dining room are available on request and provide the ultimate setting for serious gourmets.

Open for lunch 11.30 – 16.00 and dinner 19.00 – 22.30.






Perfectly located on Kanuhura’s pristine white sandy beach and boasting an unparalleled view of the aquamarine lagoon, Veli—the Dhivehi word for ‘sand’—offers a veritable smorgasbord of “Asian Fusion Cuisine” with incredible flavour combinations sure to delight even the most discerning epicure. Enjoy a culinary adventure throughout Asia as you explore the wonderfully creative menu which offers everything from the finest sushi and Korean-style barbecues (served at private Yakiniku-style tables) to Japanese, Chinese and Singaporean specialities, freshly grilled favourites and mouthwatering tandoori dishes from the traditional Indian oven. Both masterful and delicious, Veli’s dishes will certainly have you craving more. 

Open for dinner 19.00 – 22.30



Chef's Garden

Chef’s Herb Garden

Special moments and occasions deserve to be celebrated in unconventional and remarkable ways that are sure to never be forgotten. Enjoying a gastronomic experience under the stars at a ‘secret’ table surrounded by flickering candles and hidden in the heart of a gorgeously lush and aromatic herb garden is certainly an exceptional way to do just that. Kanuhura’s sublime Chef’s Herb Garden is an exclusive venue reserved for bon vivants who are looking for an unforgettable dinner which will consist of a set menu prepared by the chef using the finest ingredients available on the day, ensuring that no two experiences here will ever be the same. 

Open only for private dinner bookings.





A Mano

A Mano

Kanuhura’s gorgeous A Mano restaurant (which loosely translates into “made by hand”) is situated on the beach with an unrivalled view of the scintillating Indian Ocean and offers guests the choice of dining outside under the palm trees or inside, where guests can enjoy the spectacle of live cooking stations and themed dinners. Here, guests can enjoy beachfront dining at its best as they indulge in delicious homemade delights and unique buffet dinners (every evening there is a different theme) that showcase outstanding global cuisine - each dish made with the freshest ingredients. The buffet breakfast, said to offer among the largest variety of breakfast spreads in the country, offers guests a plethora of breakfast choices and is nothing short of outstanding. 

Open for breakfast 06.30 – 10.30 and dinner 19.00 – 22.30.




Drift Beach Grill

Located on one of Kanuhura’s deserted neighbouring islands, Jehunuhura, this incredible beachside grill is the perfect option for wild-hearted adventurers looking for a unique culinary experience. Beautifully prepared food is grilled freshly for guests as they lap up the luxury of their ‘own’ deserted private island. Spend the day barefoot as you marvel at the sparkling lagoon or relax on one of the sunbeds under the palms and see if you can spot any of the island's resident rabbits, chickens and hermit crabs.

Open for lunch 12.00 – 15.00

The shuttle boat leaves from Veli beach and operates between 07.00 – 17.00 about every 20 minutes.






Kanuhura’s five-star dining options aren’t limited to seated meals at fine dining establishments. The Kanuhura Deli offers an unconventional alternative (of an equally high quality); delicious light meals and healthy drinks that can be ordered ‘to go’. At this trendy establishment, guests can indulge in a variety of delicious teas, freshly-brewed coffees, delectable sandwiches and sweet temptations—decadent homemade ice-creams, moreish waffles and fluffy pancakes to name but a  few of them. Order a gourmet takeaway picnic basket to enjoy at leisure as you explore the island. 

Open daily 10.00 – 18.00.




Cowry Club

Cowry Club

Let world-class mixologists create exotic cocktails for you that are as beautiful as they are delicious at this novel poolside bar. Tastefully decorated with a modern flair, this bar sports a phenomenal lounge area right on the edge of the infinity pool and boasts magnificent views of the Indian Ocean. With one of the largest selections of local and international cocktails in the Maldives, a visit to the Cowry Club is highly recommended.

Open from 10.00 to late night for drinks and for lunch 11.30 – 16.00.






Iru Beach Bar

Witnessing a Maldivian sunset from Kanuhura is a truly spectacular experience—something you will never forget, especially when viewed from Iru Beach bar, Iru being the Dhivehi word for ‘sun’. This whimsical, dreamlike bar has been carefully created with gypsetters in mind and is a tropical haven where guests can spend hours enjoying the relaxed atmosphere and gorgeous scenery. Characterised by gypset-style teepees, trademark beaded swing chairs and low-level seating, there’s no better place to watch one of nature’s finest spectacles and welcome in the dusk.

Open 11.00 – 24.00





Castaway Picnic On A Deserted Island

Those looking for a Robinson Crusoe-inspired escape are sure to relish the opportunity to embark on a remarkable trip to Masleggihura Island (Kanuhura’s second deserted island) for an exclusive day in paradise. Postcard-perfect tropical vegetation fades into white powdery sands and turquoise waters on this magical island where you can explore the lush surrounds, snorkel the crystal-clear waters and soak up the sun at your leisure, all while a chef expertly prepares a magnificent meal for you on a traditional grill in the sand. Luxury island living doesn’t get better than this.







“ Dig In” Dining on the beach
There’s gourmet treasure to be found in this magical and romantic sunken table dug into the beach where you dine under the stars surrounded by candles and lightings.







If you are looking to embark on a world-class culinary adventure like no other than a trip to Kanuhura is an absolute must. Each restaurant and bar at this five-star luxury establishment offers a unique culinary experience, which is sure to be a journey for the senses—which means that no matter which you opt to eat at, you are bound to be delighted. Each day at Kanuhura offers the chance for a new and exciting journey, where the most difficult choice you will face is: where to eat next.

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