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Thai Cooking Classes

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Moo 6 /26 /35, SOI COCO PALM RESORT Maenam | Near Wat Napralarn, Mae Nam, Ko Samui 84330 maenam / napalarn, Thailand
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+66 89 725 5610
10:00 - 22:00
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2013

My wife and two kids aged 4 & 7 were recommended this restaurant and wow we were not disappointed, Sonja the owner, chef, waitress could not have been more delightful and actually good company, the soup starter was out of this world, followed by a perfectly cooked Salmon steak, the kids who can be at times picking about trying new... More 

1 Thank Paulo S
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39 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2013 via mobile

Our trio of accidental cooking enthusiasts were pleasantly surprised by our venture into Sonja's cooking class. It was a journey well worth the detour, and we found the recipes and cooking tips so refreshingly shared by Sonja to be very user friendly and relevant to a non-Thai occasional cook. Sonja was great fun to hang out with, and we would... More 

Thank Shalom2218
Horsens, Denmark
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2013 via mobile

The first thing you might think is that the class is overpriced, but you really get a lot for the amount you pay! Sonjas class is completely private and you get to choose your own recipes. You can ask all the questions you want about cooking, because she will gladly answer them. And you get to make and eat the... More 

Thank ThorDk
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2013

Learning with Sonja is a whole adventure on its own and you have to go there if you want to know what I mean! We followed several cooking classes in Thailand but never with such an experience. You might read that the course is “expensive”; however even if you can find other price ranges, by Sonja is the only place... More 

1 Thank Diegadam
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2013 via mobile

My wife and I had a fantastic day with Sonja this week as we cooked a 5 course lunch and learned more about Thai food in a few hours than I had in a few years. If you want to watch her cook, you can - but you can also tell her to sit down and teach you while you... More 

1 Thank GuRooVy
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2012

We had a late breaky at sonjas. She didn't have the English breakfast I wanted but the German one was filling. The baking was delisious as well. We stayed and had a chat with Sonja and one of her local expat friends. Good folks, great food and a thought provoking conversation afterwards.

Thank Shayne D
Calgary, Canada
1 review
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2011

Sonja is a chef w/ a huge personality. Go there w/ a sense of humour and have a good attitude and you'll have a great time. We learned to make classic Thai dishes, and she took extra time to explain the differences btwn some of the Thai dishes for us. We ate 5 courses of delicious home made Thai food,... More 

1 Thank junketjunkies1
Canberra, Australia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2011

A friend and I chose Sonja's cooking class as I have gluten allergy and my friend is a fussy eater and Sonja's seemed to provide alot of choice and an extra dish for a similar price. Sonja was kind enough to advise approximate cost for travel from our location via various methods (ie song tae, taxi & moto) so we... More 

Thank shannyban
Adelaide, Australia
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2011

If you have 3 hours and 5000 Baht to spare a visit to Sonja's is certainly an interesting experience! There was no Thai chef, just Sonja and if you don't mind a bit of profanity and racism with your food the experience certainly had a lot of conversation value after the event!

1 Thank Sallys_View
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2011

Although much more expensive than other places in the area, we really enjoyed our visit to Sonja's Bakery. The food was fresh and tasty, and the portions were huge, so you know what you're paying for. Sonja is very friendly and made us feel very welcome. We're also very grateful as she gave us a lot of advice on traveling... More 

1 Thank TomAndMarta

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$8
Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Moo 6 /26 /35, SOI COCO PALM RESORT Maenam | Near Wat Napralarn, Mae Nam, Ko Samui 84330 maenam / napalarn, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Surat Thani Province  >  Ko Samui  >  Mae Nam
  • Phone Number: +66 89 725 5610
If you are somebody who loves Thai food and you enjoy learning how to cook the food you love, then you have found the place to go Koh Samui – ‘Sonja’s Thai Cooking Classes’!In this private course you will learn from an experienced chef how to cook your favorite Thai dishes – step by step we teach you15 dishes of the Royal Thai Cuisine.5 dishes will be prepared by yourself in our course kitchen, the preparation of the other dishes will be explained to you. You decide which dishes to cook.Minimum participants 2 personsOur classes are private and small – starting with individual groups of two or more people. If you want to learn cooking alone you still will pay the price for two people. Think again about it, cooking is more fun if you cook together with some one. Absolutely everything is ‘Sanook’, which is the Thai word for fun, meaning you will have fun as you learn to cook Thai food with us.

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