A short walk around the Principality will reveal a plethora of restaurants. Its privileged location between the French and Italian Rivieras means locals are spoilt for choice for excellent Mediterranean cuisine. But if you want to spice up your culinary life, then look no further. Here are some of the best Thai, Japanese, Indian and Chinese restaurants in Monaco.
Your epicurean voyage starts with the fantastic Maya Group. Two restaurants and three types of cuisine make these venues top spots for diners who want something a little different. The first, Maya Bay, with its dual Thai and Japanese concept, means that two of the best-loved Asian cuisines are covered. A lunch menu at 18 euros makes this a wallet-friendly option too, while the décor is a destination in itself. Maya Bay’s recently opened sister restaurant Maya Jah offers diners a voyage around the subcontinent, with a fusion of tastes from the markets of Mumbai to the shores of the Andaman Islands. Evenings see Maja Jah turn into one of Monaco’s hotspots, with its low lighting and clubby music attracting the young and beautiful crowd.
For a party feel, why not reserve a table at the Buddha Bar? Despite the concept not being new, Buddha Bars have long stood the test of time and are de rigueur in many cities. The stunning interior of the Monaco Buddha Bar, with its soaring ceilings and giant Buddha statue, coupled with a fantastic cocktail menu, make it a perfect venue for starting the evening. The lounge-like atmosphere with comfy sofas and a DJ is perfect for relaxing, while the restaurant upstairs serves food that is out-of-this-world delicious.
Chinese fine dining
No one talking about Indian and Chinese restaurants in Monaco could forget Song Qi, part of the Monaco Restaurant Group. This is Chinese fine dining Monaco-style! Designed by architects Humbert & Poyet, the interior reflects what’s on the plate: namely associations of modernity, luxury and timelessness. A far cry from any Chinese food you may have sampled in the past, Song Qi is a destination-driven treat for the tastebuds.
What about the hotels?
Monaco’s luxury hotels offer plenty of opportunities for fine dining but if you’re looking for exotic cuisine, then Nobu and Yoshi are where you should be reserving. Located in the Fairmont and Metropole hotels respectively, both restaurants offer a tantalising taste of Asian haute cuisine. We suggest trying the world-renowned Black Cod Yuzu Miso at Nobu or discover why Joel Rebuchon’s Yoshi boasts a Michelin star. Lunch menus at Yoshi start at 49 euros.For information about Monaco property for sale, please contact us.