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Dining on the Rocks, Six Senses Samui

The award-winning restaurant of Six Senses Hideaway Samui, Dining on the Rocks, established its reputation and fame by offering New Asian Cuisine coupled with a stunning panoramic view over the Gulf of Siam.
Six Senses Samui, 9/10 Moo 5, Baan Plai Laem, Bophut Beach, Ko Samui, Surat Thani, Thailand

The Place

Locals say the signature restaurant of the Six Senses Hideaway Samui kick-started the island's gastronomic revolution when it opened in November 2004. Critics certainly agree: Dining on the Rocks often crops up on short lists of the best restaurants in Thailand. The restaurant spans nine wooden terraces that seemingly hover over the boulders that provide its name, affording diners a 270-degree view of the Gulf of Thailand.

The Food

Officially "modern Asian-influenced," the food might sound suspiciously like fusion, but it's thoroughly sophisticated and unexpected at the same time. Guam-born head chef Ryan Dadufalza turn Asian staples on their heads by mixing up textures and tastes. Grain-fed beef tenderloin swims in a sukiyaki broth with a whiff of sesame-flavored air and a side of spiced popcorn. Tom yam emerges as a tangy foam, served with ginger-tinted scallops and a crumbly cracker of parmesan cheese.


Tel: +66 77 245 678



Published on Aug 27, 2009

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