A very special taste of the Faroe Islands
Welcome to KOKS! This is the most spectacular dinner you will have in a very long time and an experience that takes the breath away of every food lover out there. KOKS was awarded The Nordic Prize for best restaurant in the Nordic countries in 2015 and was awarded the Faroe Islands’ first Michelin star in 2017, huge accomplishments that have really propelled the Faroe Islands onto the international gastronomic scene. The restaurant used to be located at Hotel Føroyar in Tórshavn before it did a pop-up stint in the motherland of Nordic cooking, Denmark, in Copenhagen.
Now the team around head chef Poul Andrias Ziska is back on the Faroe Islands and just opened their new location in Kirkjubøur. The restaurant is housed in a private house that has been turned into a guest room. The old lady that used to live here until recently just moved down the street.
At first, KOKS’ kitchen looks like a domestic kitchen. That is until you discover that there are two more rooms full of chefs silently preparing little delicacies for you in the back. The service here is personal, knowledgeable, discreet, and just plain flawless. Dinner is a tasting menu, all you have to decide is whether you want to have your own pick from the extensive wine list, or if you want to leave the drink choices up to the extremely knowledgeably team and opt for the wine pairing. If you don’t drink alcohol, KOKS also offers a juice pairing.
The kitchen follows the Nordic cooking approach of using only local ingredients and serves almost exclusively Faroese products, some of which seem very foreign to tourists. Among the many very special dishes that are served are fermented lamb, sea urchin, seaweed and fish, together with local greens and herbs.
Eating here feels like a play in a theatre, with you in front row and your table as the stage. Although a night here doesn’t come cheap, we highly recommend taking the splurge if it’s at all possible. You will never forget it!
So now lean back, enjoy, and let the tales of the old ways tickle your taste buds. Skál! You just spent 24 hours in the Faroe Islands!
KOKS // Í Geilini // Kirkjubøur // Mon-Sat from 18:30