Koks Restaurant Faroe Islands

2024 Update! Koks Restaurant in Faroe Islands Has Moved To Greenland

Here’s what Koks website says:

“We will be running the restaurant at Ilimanaq Lodge, Greenland, while we build a new home in the Faroe Islands. “

Building a new restaurant in the Faroe Islands… But where?

That’s the issue. Building delays have slowed things down.

Koks was planning to move locations to Fossdalsgjógv. Which, if that comes to fruition, would be an epic location for their move. See below.

However, conversation efforts have been trying to shut this location down (as of March 14, 2024). For now, building the new restaurant is delayed and hasn’t started, so a move back to the Faroes from Greenland in 2024 seems highly unlikely.

We Know You Had Your Heart Set On Koks, Due to Its Michelin Stars and Remote Location. Don’t You Worry…

REMÓT TRAVEL is a luxury travel agency in the Faroe Islands.

Why do you care about that when it comes to Koks?

Well, we have access to exclusive gastronomy experiences (that may feel similar to Koks!).

Want to go out fishing with a local Faroese fisherman and then have a private chef cook that fish (along with a number of other delicious courses) in a remote destination? We can make that happen.

Want to dine at some of the other amazing
restaurants that the Faroes have to offer?

Any gastronomical experience you can think of in the Faroe Islands, we can likely curate for you. Everything we do for our clients is bespoke. No pre-set tours. No traveling with other strangers. 100% custom-built itineraries just for you.

One of the best Nordic restaurants

Koks Restaurant is widely regarded as one of the best restaurants in the Nordics. Having won several awards and received 2 Michelin stars, KOKS Restaurant offers a complete gastronomic experience. In 2015, the restaurant won the prize for being the best restaurant in the Nordics. 

Koks Restaurant Head Chef

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The head chef for KOKS restaurant now is the culinary coquetry, Poul Andrias Ziska, who has headed the restaurant for the past many years and led it to its recent successes.

Check out his Instagram
here where he keeps his followers updated on his experimentation, awards, and more.

On their website, KOKS writes:

“As KOKS’ head chef, he masters the artistry of distilling taste and smells from the Faroese landscape, combining them in exquisite dishes. The palate is local, uncompromisingly Faroese.”

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KOKS Restaurant - First Faroese Michelin Restaurant

The Faroese restaurant and gastronomic scene have improved significantly in recent years. Indisputably, the pioneer for this development is KOKS, which opened in 2011. The chef behind the restaurant was Leif Sørensen – still one of the most renowned and innovative chefs in the Faroe Islands.

In 2017, KOKS restaurant received its first Michelin star. In 2019, the restaurant received an additional Michelin star, so that today KOKS is a 2-star Michelin restaurant and a holder of the Sustainable Gastronomy emblem, also.

Experimenting with Faroese Cuisine

Focusing on experimenting and innovating with traditional Faroese cuisine, KOKS restaurant provides travellers with the chance to taste the Faroe Islands from both a traditional side, but also an alternative daring side.

On their website, KOKS writes:

“The young avant-gardes at KOKS use Faroese produce, both coarse and fine, ancient and modern, always keeping an eye on sustainability, leaving the hills that bring forth the good fruit to flourish.

Rather than chasing the novel for its own sake, every effort is put into exploring the ancient practices – drying, fermenting, salting, and smoking.”

Most of the produce used in KOKS is local Faroese. When local is not an option, KOKS sources produce from other Nordic countries. The produce used at the restaurant mainly stems from lamb, fish, birds, local greenery, and seaweed – see our blog “Wildlife in the Faroe Islands" to learn more about the different species in the Faroes.

The chefs at KOKS also use the ancient culinary techniques of fermenting both lamb and seafood (“Ræst” in Faroese). Additionally, the chefs use the ancient techniques of air-drying the lamb and fish, e.g. to serve the local favourite of dried lamp or “skerpikjøt” in Faroese.

Hence, when dining at KOKS, travellers can expect to be served both traditional Faroese favourists such as dried lamb “skerpikjøt” and fermented fish “ræstan fisk”, in addition to other more modern inspirations. 

Eating At Koks Restaurant in 2024 Looks Different Now

Since Koks no longer calls the Faroe Islands home, your experience is going to look a little different due to traveling to Greenland.

This video shows what the dining experience is like at Koks' new location in Greenland.

It’s beautifully remote, simply modern, and has an obsession with food quality. 

If you want to eat at Koks in Greenland, we can help arrange your journey.

If you’re booking a journey to the Faroe Islands with REMÓT TRAVEL and are set on eating at Koks, we can help arrange travel, accommodation, and restaurant booking to Greenland.

Koks Restaurant Menu & Cost

As of today (March 14, 2024), here’s the cost to eat at Koks.

If you choose to get Tasting Menu and Wine Pairing, you’re looking at $729 USD.

The tasting menu constantly changes with the seasons, but here are some things that you may see on your plate.

  • Tasting Menu: 3,200 DKK = $467 USD
  • Wine Pairing: 1,800 DKK = $262 USD
  • Juice Pairing: 900 DKK = $131 USD

If you choose to get Tasting Menu and Wine Pairing, you’re looking at $729 USD.

The tasting menu constantly changes with the seasons, but here are some things that you may see on your plate.

  • Fermented whale
  • Lumpfish
  • Mahogany Clam
  • Lobster
  • Fermented sheep
  • Fresh watercress
  • Potatoes with leeks
  • And much more