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  • January 25, 2022
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Maldives never ceases to amuse you! This time, the entire world witnesses the launch of world’s first-of-its-kind floating Zuma restaurant in Maldives when Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi opens Zuma eatery, the well-acclaimed Japanese culinary concept, on its island.

Zuma, in essence, is a culinary culture inspired by the traditional Japanese izakaya. Rainer Becker, who was the creator and co-founder of the idea, founded the first of its kind in London in 2002. Lending credence to its popularity and acceptance, Zuma now sprawls across 17 key destinations around the world.

When Zuma is introduced to the Maldives for the first time, Waldorf Astoria Ithaafushi Maldives is taking this culinary idea literally out on the lagoon by setting up a luxurious eatery over the water. Here Zuma will look like having attained the soul when it gets complemented with the beauty of pristine nature of the Maldives and the rustic-chic luxury of the eatery.

Set floating on the sparkling lagoon water, the overwater Zuma will be both a dining and visual feast for guests who will be immersed in jaw-dropping vistas of the tranquil Indian Ocean. On the spacious open terrace, you will wind down enjoying the fame and delicacy of this special Japanese taste diversity when soothing breezes hum around you giving forth an apt ambiance.

Speaking of its biophilic architecture, the bright dining area will be followed by an overwhelming entrance designed with timber, pleasing lights and matching granites. The well-crafted interior will be prophetic of the exclusive dining experience awaiting you here. In addition to that, Zuma Restaurant of Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi features a sophisticated bar, a sushi counter and a dedicated lounge area for serving Zuma’s signature drinks.

“We are thrilled to be bringing Zuma’s international cuisine to the Maldives on the shores of such a breath-taking and iconic destination. We share Waldorf Astoria’s focus on exceptional attention to detail and look forward to delivering unmatched culinary experiences to guests with Zuma’s award-winning Japanese cuisine,” said Zuma creator and co- founder Rainer Becker.

This is how Etienne Dalancon, general manager of Waldorf Astoria Ithaafushi, responded; “With its legacy of global culinary excellence, Zuma is the perfect addition to Waldorf Astoria Maldives’s fine selection of specialty dining venues. This pristine setting surrounded by crystal blue waters combined with Zuma’s legendary elevated izakaya concept, will provide a dream to the senses for luxury leisure seekers around the world.”

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi has already been in the limelight for having featured a stunning collection of ten all-unique culinary experiences on its single island. When the debut of this all-new Zuma Restaurant too takes place, this high-accoladed Maldives resort becomes your dream destination in the Maldives.


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