Soneva Jani Dining

Discover all of our dining destinations and experiences available at Soneva Jani and on the untouched islands surrounding us. Our Hosts are happy to customise each experience for a special occasion, celebration, or simply just because.

Open for lunch and evening drinks

Crab Shack

Seafood, International

This restaurant and bar has an upstairs deck with tiered daybeds perfectly poised to watch the sun melt into the Indian Ocean. Try the Sri Lankan mud crab curry, or the succulently sweet Alaskan and Kamchatka crabs that rotate through the week. Mediterranean dishes and seafood platters make up the rest of the menu, while the highlight of the drinks menu is a wide selection rosé wines.

At your request

So Imaginative


Seating up to 20 guests, So Imaginative is a private room perfect for celebrations. Our sommeliers can create inspired wine tastings and wine dinners here, selecting the perfect pairings from the wine tower.

Open for dinner on the night of the full moon

Full Moon Dinner


A unique dining experience prepared only once a month in celebration of the full moon. Satiate your appetite with dinner under a glowing moon, served on the sandbar of resort's beach. Please ask your Mr./Ms. Friday for this month's full moon dates.

Open for dinner

So Engaging


So Engaging is our chef's table, which offers a mystery menu for five very special guests. Get a front row seat to the action, and converse with our chef as he prepares exciting, delicious dishes for his guests of honour.

I would rate Soneva Jani 7 stars. It's an amazing place where you can disconnect from this world and make your dreams come true. The restaurants have a wide selection of seafood cooked by the best French chef in the world. My overall experience was amazing, wonderful, and the best of the best.

ibtissemfarhat, TripAdvisor

Throughout the Soneva Stars programme, some of the world's most celebrated and decorated chefs, all of whom have come from Michelin-starred restaurant, will be hosting highly exclusive dinner events at Soneva properties, each for a maximum of eight resort guests at a time.

Open for dinner

So Starstruck


Gaze towards the heavens at the first overwater observatory in the Maldives. Sit at one of the four dining tables around our telescope and dine on an expertly crafted menu while our resident Astronomer is on-hand to help navigate the skies.

Open until the last guest leaves

The Gathering Bar

Tapas and drinks

Drinks and tapas can be enjoyed at any time at this day-into-evening overwater bar. As the sun begins to set, ease into an organic aperitif. Our main bar has one of the best selections of freshly made cocktails, spirits and liqueurs in the Maldives.

The Wine Cellar

Housed in the extraordinary wine tower within the Gathering, the Wine Cellar features a selection that includes predominantly organic or biodynamic wines. Chat with our sommeliers or organise a private wine tasting or wine dinner at the destination of your choosing.

Available for private bookings and full moon dinners

North Island

Traditional Maldivian

Tucked away on the North Island, this spot is perfect for swimming, snorkelling and time in the sun. Enjoy a pop-up dinner of Maldivian delicacies on our private beach, prepared using on what chef can catch or pick.

Open for dinner on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday

The Director's Cut


Chef Nikki heads up this Japanese kitchen, serving modern style sashimi, black cod and other Japanese favourites with a contemporary twist. Enjoy a set meal while you take in a classic film at our overwater silent theatre, Cinema Paradiso.

Open all day, everyday

So Guilty


Indulge your sweet tooth in our complimentary chocolate room as you choose from handmade chocolates from our in-house chocolatiers. Take your pick of macaroons, truffles, bonbons and chocolates filled with pralines.

Open all day, every day

So Cool

Ice creams, sorbets, cheeses, cold cuts

Choose from over 60 flavours of ice creams and sorbets, mix and match the classics with Soneva Jani's very own limited edition flavours such as: local toddy with sea salt; caramelised young coconut; and organic wheat grass. Gourmet charcuterie, cheese and preserves can also be enjoyed here throughout the day and evening.

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner

So Fresh


The day begins with fresh fruits and juices, and breakfast staples. The day continues with a buffet of organic salads and live cooking stations with our wood-fired pizza oven, tandoors and grills. Sunset aperitifs lead into our evening menus where the chefs takes the stage in the central open kitchen.

Destination Dining

A candlelit dinner under the stars. A private picnic with your loved ones. Curate your own menu with our experienced chefs for the perfect meal. Choose the spot that speaks to you, be it with your toes in the sand or in the azure waters, hidden away on a deserted island or in our lush organic gardens. The choice is yours, the possibilities are endless.

Available every day from 07:00 - 23:00

In-Villa Dining


Desserts in the lunar glow? A romantic gathering of sensual flavours on a private terrace for two? Take advantage of your tropical living spaces with breakfast, lunch, dinner or late-night treats in the intimacy of your villa. Choose from our In-Villa Dining menu, or imagine a meal of your very own and ask our chefs to bring it to life.

Special Diets

Be your needs allergy related or rooted in your religion or culture, at Soneva we can cater to your dietary requirements. All we need is time to plan ahead, so don’t hesitate to let Reservations know of any special preparations that you need or foods that you don’t eat in advance.