Meaning sunset in Thai, Sontaya is named after its awe-inspiring backdrop and beautiful coastal sunsets.
Dine on traditional Southeast Asian cuisine beside the glittering waters of the Arabian Gulf, with an extensive menu that includes dumplings dipped in sweet sauce, soups packed with spices and fresh seafood. This St. Regis Saadiyat Island restaurant guarantees incredible food and inspiring views.
Couples will appreciate the romantic ambiance of a candle-lit dinner set among powdery white sand. Meanwhile the vegetarian and kids’ menus mean there’s something for everyone at Sontaya Abu Dhabi.
The enchanting backdrop of lapping waves, palm trees and soft sands provide the perfect setting for an unforgettable dining experience.
Kids will love sampling Asian food in child-ready sizes from the inclusive kids’ menu.
Sontaya’s expansive vegetarian menu is full of flavour and variety. They also cater to those with dietary requirements, including a separate gluten free menu.
This Thai restaurant certainly brings the heat to Abu Dhabi with its mouth-watering menu, which features the vibrant and colourful flavours of Southeast Asian cooking.
Appetizers are made for sharing, with an assortment of spring rolls, satay skewers and crab cakes. Meanwhile, you’ll want to keep your mains closely guarded – each dish is poetry on a plate. Experience both sweet and spicy with Tom Kha soup, relish in an explosion of flavours with their steam-fried dumplings and savour every bite of Sontaya’s signature red tofu curry.
With so much on the menu, you’d be forgiven for fitting in a few more visits before you head home.
Positioned above the hotel’s pool and lit by lanterns, Sontaya brings more than just Thai food to Abu Dhabi. Instead, you’ll get the full Southeast Asian experience, complete with a striking sunset view, calming waters and an entrancing ambiance.
Transport yourself to Thailand’s enchanting floating markets when you sit out on the waterside pavilions at this St. Regis Abu Dhabi restaurant. Get there before sunset to see the sky erupt in colour above the Arabian Gulf or dine by moonlight to revel in its romantic setting.
Indoors is just as intimate, with gorgeous wooden beams, floor to ceiling windows and atmospheric music.
You’ll find Sontaya inside the stunning St. Regis Resort on Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi. Just off the E12 highway, Sontaya can be easily reached from Yas Island in under 30 minutes. Alternatively, head on the E12 and over the Sheikh Khalifa Bridge from downtown Abu Dhabi to reach the resort in just over 15 minutes. If you’ve just spent the day at Saadiyat Beach, exquisite Thai food is just a 10-minute drive away via Shati Al Sa'diyat Street.
Here on business? Why not discuss deals over dumplings in one of Sontaya’s exclusive dining areas, complete with your own private mixologist.
Abu Dhabi’s first beachfront golf course allows you to take in the beauty of the island while practicing your swing on an eco-friendly course.
Discover art from across the world inside this striking building on Saadiyat Island, where contemporary Emirati architecture meets worldwide influences to create a cultural beacon.
Throw your towel down on Saadiyat Public Beach – home to beach yoga, windsurfing, sailing, and best of all, endangered Hawksbill turtles.
Complimentary valet parking is available for guests staying at the hotel and those just visiting Sontaya restaurant. You can also opt for free self-parking.
Choose from one of two private dining areas seating either 20 or 55 guests. Perfect for parties, family celebrations or business too.
The dress code at Sontaya is smart casual. This means casual clothing is allowed, such as shorts, but you must wear closed shoes (no flip-flops or sandals).
It’s recommended that you book a table in advance at Sontaya, especially if you are wanting to sit outside. You can book online, call the restaurant directly or speak to someone at the hotel reception to reserve your table. Make sure you specify whether you would prefer to sit indoors or outside.
Absolutely, Sontaya welcomes families of all ages and sizes, with a dedicated kids’ menu that is full of flavour. Children can try Asian specialities like Pad Thai noodles and chicken satay or stick to their comfort foods with chicken or fish fingers served with French fries.
Yes. In fact, it’s highly recommended that you do. The best view of the Arabian Gulf is found on the restaurant’s floating pavilion. If you’re dining in August – Abu Dhabi’s hottest month – you may want to sit inside.