Dining at Soneva Kiri

Discover all of our dining destinations and experiences available at Soneva Kiri and on the untouched island of Koh Kood down below. Our Hosts are happy to customise each experience for a special occasion, celebration, or just because.

Mexican | Thai

Colours of the Garden

The experience includes a journey through the Organic Garden, a Medicinal Mixology cocktail class with the Botanical Bartender and stargazing.

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Indian

Down to Earth

Visit the Living Room to discover delectable dishes that can trace their culinary heritage back to the days of the Indian Maharajahs, Maharanis and their lavish palaces. Dine on a sumptuous menu spiced with the subtle flavours of India’s traditional Northern Frontier cuisine and a touch of the Middle East.

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Kruua Mae Tuk (Tuk’s Kitchen)

Traditional Thai

Thai gourmet restaurant, with a ‘no-menu’ dining concept and a vast selection of dishes that are inspired by ingredients grown on Koh Kood, Koh Chang, and seafood caught by local fishermen.

Open for dinner (except on Wednesday and Sunday)

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The View

Nikkei (Japanese and Peruvian fusion)

Take in the stunning view out across the Gulf of Thailand while experiencing Nikkei cuisine, a fusion of flavours from Japan and Peru. Chef Christophe effortlessly blends the delicacy and nuance of Japanese culinary traditions with the vibrant and zesty flavours of Peru.

Open for dinner (usually closed on Wednesday and Sunday)

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Upcoming Visiting Chefs

Howard Ko

Raised in Los Angeles, Howard recognised a deep-rooted love for food at a young age and found himself exploring his curiosity in his childhood kitchen. To pursue his dream of becoming a chef, he moved to New York to train at The Culinary Institute of America, which focuses on culinary, baking and pastry arts education with renowned alumni including Anthony Bourdain and Grant Achatz. He began his culinary journey in 2006 at DANIEL, a Michelin-starred restaurant in New York, and has since worked with several Michelin-starred venues including Picholine, Restaurant Mélisse, The Restaurant at Meadowood and The French Laundry. Chef Howard currently runs the kitchen at CÉ LA VI Dubai, where he focuses on reinventing the classics; finding that perfect balance between tradition and modernity. His menu is contemporary Asian with a European and American approach. Pairing this with his own approachable, rustic culinary style and attention to detail, he constantly strives to not just feed people, but to create memories.
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Judy Joo & Esther Choi

Chefs Judy Joo and Esther Choi will conduct a spectacular four-hands dinner at Soneva Kiri on January 12, 13 and 14, 2023. Their dishes will showcase their amazing talent and rich Korean heritage. Chef Judy Joo In 2003, following an engineering degree at Columbia University and a career on Wall Street, Judy Joo decided it was time for a change. Realising that her passion was in cooking, she enrolled at the French Culinary Institute in New York, and received her Grand Diplome in Pastry Arts before becoming a test kitchen and editorial assistant at SAVEUR magazine. Excited about the thriving UK food scene, Judy moved to London in 2007, and joined Restaurant Gordon Ramsay as a pastry chef. For the following few years, she also worked throughout other Gordon Ramsay restaurants including Maze, under Jason Atherton, Claridge’s, Pétrus, and Boxwood Café as a chef and pastry chef. Judy also staged around the world at restaurants including 3 Michelin-starred The French Laundry in Yountville, California; Heston Blumenthal’s 3 Michelin-starred The Fat Duck in Bray; as well as Bangkok’s 1 Michelin-starred Nahm restaurant. In 2011, Judy became a regular face on TV, starring in Iron Chef UK and securing herself the title ‘Iron Chef UK’, becoming the only female Iron Chef in the UK and the second female Iron Chef worldwide. Off the back of her success in the UK show, Judy became a resident judge on Iron Chef America. Her expertise in Korean cooking led to her own shows: Judy Joo’s Return to Korea and two seasons of Korean Food Made Simple. Since then she published her debut cookbook, Korean Food Made Simple and has made regular appearances on numerous programs in the USA including The Today Show, Wendy Williams, The Talk, and various Food Network shows, and in the UK she has popped up on Saturday Kitchen, Sunday Brunch,  James Martin’s Saturday Morning and ITV’s Cooking with the Stars. Having settled in the UK, London was the obvious choice for Judy’s first restaurant as Chef Patron, and she opened the doors to her modern Korean restaurant Jinjuu – meaning ‘pearl’ – in 2014. Judy’s cooking is focused on the flavours of her childhood – raised in a Korean-American family in New Jersey, her back porch was lined with her mother’s clay pots, filled with fermenting kimchi, gochujang and doenjang. The house’s garage had racks of drying seaweed, and a Korean barbecue grill tucked in the corner. Judy and her sister were often drafted in to help fold row upon row of dumplings. Her multicultural heritage and training is evident in her dishes today: from ‘disco fries’ influenced by New Jersey highway diners, and topped with spicy cabbage kimchi, to classic French pastries that incorporate traditional Korean ingredients. In 2019, Judy left Jinjuu after five years in order to start a new chapter, which included the launch of her new cookbook, Korean Soul Food in October 2019, and has since launched her latest restaurant, Seoul Bird, in Westfield and Canary Wharf specialising in the Korean fried chicken for which Judy is known. Chef Esther Choi Chef Esther Choi, owner and founder of New York City’s mŏkbar and partner of Ms. Yoo, is an influential female chef driven by her Korean roots. With a personal passion for introducing New Yorkers to the flavors of Korean culture, Chef Esther’s cooking combines traditional and modern influences with fresh, seasonal ingredients. Inspired by the old-aged techniques of her Korean grandmother’s cooking, Chef Esther believes that food is the ultimate expression of a country’s culture. From its history and social customs to its language, geography, and arts, Chef Esther seeks to offer guests an understanding and appreciation of Korean foods. Chef Esther received formal training at New York’s institute of culinary education and has worked across the kitchens of ilili, La Esquina, and the Food Network. Esther has received numerous awards for her culinary pursuits and was named “New York City’s Culinary Rock star” in Zagat’s 30 under 30.
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Mark Lundgaard

Chef Mark Lundgaard will cook spectacular dinners at Soneva Kiri on February 10, 11 & 13, 2023. The Chef and Director at Kong Hans Kælder Restaurant, located in the oldest building in Copenhagen. In Mark’s universe, food is not a gift sent down from heaven. In order to understand the taste and the composition of a dish, it is essential to respect its origin and understand the craftsmanship in its preparation. With a distinctive mix of classic French cuisine and new Nordic kitchen, Mark creates dishes that define palatability at its best.
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Jonathan Zandbergen

Executive Chef at Restaurant Merlet in Schoorl, Netherlands, since 2015, Jonathan Zandbergen is considered one of the greatest Dutch culinary talents. With cooking methods that combine both tradition and innovation, he has won numerous prestigious awards, including the ‘Prix Culinary Le Taittinger’ in 2014, as well as being crowned Gault & Millau’s ‘Most Talented Chef’ in 2017. The Dutch public became better acquainted with Zandbergen through his TV appearances, most recently as a jury member in the RTL series, Topchef Academy and as a judge on Masterchef Holland in 2018. With over 20 years of experience in Michelin-starred restaurants and cooking competitions, Zandbergen has created his own unique style of Dutch cuisine, inspiring people from all over the world through his culinary streaming platform, CHEFFD. Chef Jonathan Zandbergen will be hosting a series of exclusive dining events at Soneva Kiri on February 18, 20 & 21, 2023.
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The Dining Room

Asian, Mediterranean and European cuisine

Perched atop rocky cliffs, The Dining Room entreats you to share in moments. At breakfast, bask in a leisurely ambiance as you choose from an array of enticing morning delights. Take your pick from a wealth of global dishes and specialities at dinner.

 

Every Wednesday night: Asian Street Buffet
Every Sunday night: Mediterranean Buffet

So Spirited

Tapas and beverages

So Spirited is our poolside restaurant perched on a cliff, overlooking the sea beyond. Savour sweet juices from local Thai fruits, snack on late-afternoon bites, and enjoy a wide range of cocktails and mocktails to cool off after a day in the sun.

Open for lunch and dinner

The Wine Cellar

Our Wine Cellar features more than 350 labels, all presented in a climate-controlled cave, with organic and biodynamic wines making up more than 50% of the collection. Our resident master Sommelier holds regular wine tasting evenings with canapés and chocolates.

Ice Cream Room at Soneva Kiri

So Chilled

Our renowned Ice Cream Parlour features a chilled wall of more than 60 flavours of ice creams and sorbets.

So Guilty

A chocolate lover’s paradise, here the cocoa goodness is presented in blends of up to 95%, be it in the form of mousses, cookies, drinks, bonbons or truffles.

So Deli-cious

This dining venue features a circular glass vault that holds the finest cheeses and cold cuts from around the world, in addition to a menu of gourmet platters ideal for snacking.

South Beach

Dine beneath palm trees with your toes in the snow-white sand and choose from pit-cooked meats and seafood, barbecues, burgers, sandwiches and more. Sip on refreshing cocktails and coolers, ice cold beers or smoothies.

Destination Dining

Dine wherever your imagination takes you, and our Hosts will bring your vision to life. Perhaps a deserted beach or next to cascading waterfalls? Design your dream menu with our executive chef and select wines from our cellar.

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.

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 that you need in advance.

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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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