Souk, Taj Bengal

Address: 34-B Belvedere road, New Alipore, Kolkata-27
Lunch: 12:30 PM-2:45 PM
Dinner: 7:30 PM-11:45 PM
Dress Code: Smart Casual
Child Policy: Children are permitted

About the Restaurant

For centuries a “souk” has been a marketplace where the finest products from the neighboring regions of Middle East found their way. This “Souk” is no different. Our chefs have expressively brought together a diverse range of cuisines using aromatic spices and traditional cooking styles. To deliver an experience that opens a passage to exotic lands.

Chef Sonu Koithara

Executive Chef, Sonu Koithara, ‘Sonu’ as he likes to be called, began his career with the Taj Group in 1995 and in his 20 years of a long and happening career, he has worked closely with top chefs around the world.

His career is 'well-seasoned' with achievements. He holds a Culinary Diploma, Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel Management and Catering Technology as well as a Master’s Degree in Tourism Management. 
His key strengths are menu planning and crafting unique dining experiences for each guest.

Chef Sonu is passionate to delight the gourmands with his inventive approach to global ingredients and regional flavours of India. He has cooked for many celebrities and International dignitaries and has also participated in many food festivals both in India and abroad.

During his assignment at Umaid Bhawan Palace Jodhpur, Executive Chef Sonu oversaw the complete culinary offerings at its famous restaurants, bar, in- room dining as well as the extensive banqueting facilities at both indoor and outdoor venues. He headed the team for unique banquets of Nita Ambani’s and Naomi Campbell’s Birthday celebrations and many royal weddings witnessed by this magnificent palace.

During his stint with Four Seasons Hotels, he was known for his journey across with cuisines from India, Maldives, United Arab Emirates, Egypt, England, Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, and United States of America. Highlights were his exposure to Japanese cuisine at Nobu London, Italian cuisine with Star Michelin Chef Bruno Loubet of Osteria d’Isola London and Turkish cuisine with Chef Jerome Tauvron of Ozer London.

He loves travelling and has incorporated his rich experience of world- cuisines and home cuisine in the menus and recipes at each place he worked.

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