You will be amazed by the rich diversity
of the Mauritian cuisine, where East meets West! Tease your tastebuds
to the Créole rougaille, Indian deep-fried delights, Muslim
bryanis, Chinese chow mien and the delicate
Most restaurants in Mauritius are found along
the Northern coast, Port Louis and within the district of Plaine
Wilhems (residential areas). A wide variety of cuisine is offered:
créole, indian, muslim, french and chinese.
For your convenience we have included a list
of popular restaurants around Ocean
Villas - most, if not all of which, we have tried and tested
and now recommend!
Le Capitaine Seafood Restaurant
- 500 m from Ocean Villas
A very cosy restaurant with commendable authentic
Créole dishes, served in style, by the water's edge, under
the stars. Over the years, Le Capitaine restaurant operating in
Grand Baie (North of Mauritius) has acquired a solid reputation
in offering fresh and delicate dishes, to satisfy the finest palates.
Their specialties include seafood broth, steamed rosenberghi, palmheart
salad, fresh crabs, lobster and fishes à
la Créole. The menu also extends to include Oriental delicacies.
Average price per person Rs. 750 (€ 22). Address:
Royal Road, Grand Baie.
Le Sakura Japanese Restaurant - 1
km from Ocean Villas
Fifteen years of experience have allowed this fine Japanese
restaurant in bringing the very best selections to its clientele
of sushi, sashimi, yakitori and tempura. You may also book for teppanyaki,
where the chefs demonstrate with grace and dexterity their art and
culinary talent right in front of you in a convivial atmosphere.
Alternatively, try the Japanese fondues, commonly known as Sukiyaki
and Shabu-Shabu. Your hosts, Mr. &
Mrs. Gérard Alexandre will make you feel at ease while pampering
you with the renowned Japanese service. Average price per person
Rs. 850 (€ 25). Address : Royal Road, Grand Baie.
Taj Mahal Indian Restaurant - 1 km from
In a luxurious setting decorated with mughlai
paintings, this unique Indian restaurant takes you back to the royal
mughlai kitchens famous for its royal chefs who prepared the most
exotic and finest food for royal families. The glory of the indian
cuisine began with the Moghul kings who believed that good food
not only strengthened the physique but also enriched the mind and
reaches the heights of its magnificence with emperor Shah Jahan
who built the Taj Mahal. Enjoy a chicken tikka masala, a karai fish
or a Rangee Phool Gobi with a Kosmiri Nan or a Rumalai roti served
by an elegantly dressed waiter in traditional style ! Average cost
of dinner per person Rs. 300-450 (€ 8,80-13,20).
Open for lunch from 12pm to 3pm and dinner,
from 6pm to 11pm. Take away menu available. Closed on Mondays. Live
music on Saturdays during peak periods. Address:
Royal Road, Grand Baie - Tel: (230) 263 4984.
Don Camillo Italian Restaurant
- 2 kms from Ocean Villas
cuisine by the water's edge in the happening area of Grand Baie,
North of Mauritius. Very reasonably priced, Don Camillo is a favourite
amongst locals and tourists, for its delicate entrées, pasta,
innovative pizzas and succulent desserts! What's more - Don Camillo
is within walking distance to the best bars and nightclubs of Grand
Baie - Banana Café, Zanzibar and El Diablo. Average
price per person Rs. 400 (€ 12). Address:
Royal Road, Grand Baie. Tel: (230) 263 8540.
Palais de Chine Chinese Restaurant
- 2 kms from Ocean Villas
Popular among locals, Le Palais de Chine (Chinese
Palace) restaurant located just opposite the daily fish market
along the Royal Road of Grand Baie serves great Chinese food, with
the freshest seafood. And you cannot miss the restaurant
for its very traditional décor. Robert the owner and the
Chinese chefs will introduce you to the dishes of their provinces,
especially the fine dimsums, mud crabs, spring rolls and the famous
Peking Duck! Prices are fairly reasonable. However, you should allow
more for seafood orders. Average price per person Rs. 500 (€
15). Address: Royal Road, Grand Baie. Tel: (230) 263
Wang Thai Restaurant - 4 kms from Ocean
Wang Thai has been the very first Thai restaurant
to offer an authentic Thai cuisine in Mauritius. This beautifully
decorated restaurant creates a feeling of intimacy, elegance and
warmth. An invitation to take a culinary journey to Thailand by
watching the highly silled Bangkok chefs prepare the authentic Thai
dishes. In every mouthful, you will taste the delightful and unique
blend of fresh herbs and spices.
The restaurant is open for:
Lunch on Tuesdays to Sundays from 12:00 to 14:30 and,
Dinner, everyday from 18:00 to 22:30.
Tel: (230) 263 4050 ~ Fax: (230) 263 4195