Situated along Avenue Princesse Grace with views over the sea, Maya Bay has been a beacon for some of the best of Asian cuisines in Monaco. A flagship of the powerful JV Pastor Group in Monaco, this truly Asian restaurant praised by locals is said to be Tennis legend and Monaco resident Novak Djokovic’s favourite restaurant in the Principality.
Maya Bay revisits the greatest classics of Japanese and Thai cuisine in a dual yet harmonious setting: Warm and exotic Thai décor on one side, and Zen ambiance for the Japanese sushi bar on the other. The menu is however common to both cuisines.
Executive Chef Christophe Dupuy, a French cuisine chef with several Michelin Starred restaurants in his curriculum, is also fully trained in Thai cuisine. For the last 10 years, he and his Thai brigade have been passionate in delivering the best flavors. Try the opulent Lobster Prick Prai which is an exclusivity and a “must”. On her part, Lady Chef Igarashi Shiharu, in charge of the Japanese cuisine of Maya Bay, delivers no less than 60 varieties of sushi, makimono, uramaki and sashimi to guests craving for authentic Japanese cuisine.
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Address: 24 Avenue Princesse Grace, 98000 Monaco
Contact: +377 97 70 74 67
For those looking for authentic Indian and Moroccan flavours, head to Maya Jah, a member of the Maya Collection of restaurants (Maya Bay, Maya Jah, Maya Mia), owned by the JV Pastor Group.
Initially trained at the “Lycée Technique et Hôtelier de Monte-Carlo”, Maya Jah’s Chef Mustapha El Hajraoui started cooking with Franck Cerruti at Hotel de Paris Monte-Carlo and in various restaurants of the Ducasse Group. More recently Chef Mustapha El Hajraoui was the executive chef of the prestigious Hotel Royal Mansour in Marrakech.
At Maya Jah, El Hajraoui creates a Mediterranean cuisine with oriental flavours, surprising guests by sublimating traditional and contemporary recipes from the North Indian and Moroccan tradition. An escape with a thousand and one scents in two universes that complement each other harmoniously.
The decoration of the restaurant was entrusted to the dynamic duo of interior architects, Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku, well known in Monaco for reimagining the interior design of the famous Le Louis XV – Alain Ducasse at Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo. For Maya Jah, the dynamic duo offered a chic, colourful and spacious ambiance, skilfully combining contemporary elements with oriental craftsmanship from the past. Beautiful Moroccan lanterns line the roof of the airy terrace adorned with protective vegetation, which subdued lighting illuminates beautifully in the evening.
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Address: Le Formentor, 27 Avenue Princesse Grace, 98000 Monaco
Contact: +377 99 99 49 49