Dining at Soneva Jani

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.

Plant-based | Southeast Asian

So Wild By Diana Von Cranach

Dine on a health-conscious, plant-based menu designed by the innovative raw food Chef Diana Von Cranach.

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Asian | International

The Crab Shack

Voted as the ‘World’s Most Romantic Restaurant’ on CNN.com, The Crab Shack features a rotation of Sri Lankan Mud Crab curry and the Alaskan crabs.

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Pescatarian | Organic

Overseas by Mathias Dahlgren

From the mind of acclaimed Swedish chef, Mathias Dahlgren, the Overseas’ menu is an ode to organic produce and the sea.

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So Local

Located within our Organic Gardens, So Local is a meeting place for both Hosts and guests alike to share inspiring stories from a wide variety of cultures. Inspired by our diverse Hosts’ home countries, the versatile, rotating menu showcases one cuisine from around the world each month.

International | Grill

So Primitive

So Primitive’s centrepiece is a fire pit where different cooking techniques are honoured. Enjoy delicious grilled delicacies at Soneva Jani’s South Beach.

Dining at Guess Who's Cooking


Guess Who’s Cooking

Dine on a secret menu, prepared by one of our chefs, in a secret, ever-changing location. Our chef will reveal themselves only after the meal. It is advised that guests book before 16:00 on Thursday.

Asian | International

Asian Kitchen

Journey across the world’s largest continent at Asian Kitchen, situated on the second floor of The Gathering. For lunch or dinner, indulge in Chinese stir-fries and dumplings, Indonesian delights, classic Thai street food, and succulent Cambodian treats grilled on hot lava stones.

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The humbly named Crab Shack offers some of the world’s very best crustaceans, such as Sri Lankan mud, Kamchatka or Alaskan crabs, all certified by the Marine Stewardship Council.

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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.


So Bespoke

Flames, smoke and unspoilt views of the Noonu Atoll set the stage for the So Bespoke open-air teppanyaki table. Situated next to Cinema Paradiso, this intimate dining destination seats just ten guests per sitting.


South Beach

A beautiful sandy white beach on the south side of the island where guests can enjoy lunch and indulge in a mix of Maldivian and Peruvian cuisines, while also experiencing a range of watersports.

Traditional Maldivian

North Island

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 what our chef can catch or pick.


Director’s Cut

Director’s Cut serves modern style sashimi, black cod and other favourites with a contemporary twist. Enjoy a set meal while you take in a film at our overwater silent theatre.

So Chill

Enjoy a scrumptious breakfast whilst enjoying the majestic views of South Beach. With a range of local, international and nutritious delecacies. Gourmet charcuterie, cheese and preserves can also be enjoyed here throughout the day and evening.

So Good

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.


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.


Down to Earth

Begin your day with fresh fruits and breakfast staples. The day continues with organic salads, live cooking stations, the wood-fired pizza oven, tandoors and grills. Sunset aperitifs lead into our evening menus in the open kitchen.

The Gathering Bar

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 or freshly made cocktails, spirits and liqueurs.

The Wine Cellar

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.

Dining at So Engaging at Soneva Jani


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.

Special Diets

Be your needs allergy-related or rooted in your religion or culture, we can cater to your dietary requirements. Don’t hesitate to let us know of any special preparations (plant-based, vegetarian, gluten-free, nut allergies, low-carb, etc.) that you need in advance.

Destination Dining

A candlelit dinner under the stars. A private picnic with your loved ones. Curate your menu with our chefs, then choose a spot that speaks to you, with your toes in the sand or in the azure waters. The possibilities are endless.

In-Villa Dining

Midnight desserts in the lunar glow? A family lunch where the children plan the menu? A romantic gathering of sensual flavours on a private terrace for two? Take advantage of your tropical living spaces for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

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Whether it’s a celebration with your loved ones or a corporate event, our experienced advisors and world-renowned chefs will create an unforgettable occasion for you and your guests.

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