Restaurant Gaa is a Modern Indian fine dining restaurant situated in a traditional Thai house in the heart of Bangkok.
The Gaa experience is a perfect marriage between tradition and modernity where the world of exciting contemporary Indian flavors meets with a beautiful setting of renovated baan ruen thai.
At Restaurant Gaa, we focus on creating a one-of-a-kind dining experience which showcases the modern relevance of Indian cooking techniques. We bring to you the cuisines of India as we in the kitchen enjoy them the most.
The menu changes every 3 months and every season we highlight a new facet of Indian food culture for you to experience and enjoy.
With the current travel restrictions, our December 2020 menu will pay homage to the flavours from the “streets of India.” The menu is priced at THB 4,000++ per person.
Garima Arora is the Chef and Owner of Restaurant Gaa and the all-day modern Indian eatery & bar, HERE, in Bangkok. Her cuisine is focused on applying traditional Indian cooking techniques onto locally sourced ingredients.
In 2018, Arora became the first Indian female chef to earn a Michelin star at the age of 32. In March 2019, Restaurant Gaa made its debut on the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list at No. 16 with the Highest New Entry Award, and shortly after, claimed its place at No. 95 on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list. Gaa is currently ranked at No. 46 on the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2020 list.
Today her mission is to rediscover and reform the narrative on Indian food through her cooking and her not-for-profit initiative, Food Forward India.
In collaboration with Architectkidd, a Bangkok-based design studio, a 60-year-old traditional Thai house is transformed into a unique dining destination by accentuating the strong characteristics of baan ruen thai in subtle and new ways.
The interior palette is reduced to a singular tone of taupe to give focus on the details such as the wood joinery and how they are seen in changing light and shadow.
The curved ceilings are highlighted with a white string installation which is a modern interpretation of 'Sai Sin' - white threads strung along rafters of houses and buildings to symbolize the spiritual connection and bliss of people gathered together within the space.
Given the current guidelines, Gaa is moving next door to a private setting. The team will host one chef’s table a night (no party’s too small) and offer the same warm hospitality and bold flavours in a completely private, secure and sanitized home-like environment.
Gaa will be open for lunch from 12pm onwards (last order for dinner at 9pm). The current 'Streets of India' menu is priced at THB 4,000++ per person.
✹ All reservations are required to be confirmed with a credit card.
✹ We welcome all children above the age of 7.
✹ Our menus are subject to market availability and hence are subject to change without prior notice.
✹ A special occasion cake can be prepared with an advanced request made 24 hours prior to the booking.
✹ Vegetarian menu is available. We can also accommodate vegan and gluten free options upon request with prior notice.
✹ In case of no show, we reserve the right to charge the full amount of our tasting menu at THB 4,280 (VAT included).