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Aaharn, the debut Hong Kong restaurant by internationally celebrated chef David Thompson, will open in mid-October

October 3, 2018 Dining No Comments Email Email

Aaharn, the highly anticipated Hong Kong debut of internationally celebrated chef David Thompson, will open for service on 18 October. The restaurant, a world-class exploration of the best of Thai cuisine and Hong Kong’s newest must-try dining destination, is now accepting reservations, which can be made via or by calling +852 2703 9111.

Award-winning chef David Thompson will open his new restaurant, Aaharn, in Tai Kwun on 18 October.

Standing alone as Hong Kong’s first truly elevated Thai dining experience, Aaharn, which simply means “food” in Thai, presents a menu of research-driven Thai dishes in an historic Hong Kong location. A singularly Thai dining experience, Aaharn is a refined, contemporary exploration of the best of the cuisine, with recipes that champion its integrity and bold flavours and representing a distillation of decades of passionate research and masterful technique.

Showcasing seasonal ingredients and refined techniques, Aaharn will also be the first time David will present a tasting menu over his venerated career; an a la carte selection will also be offered. “Aaharn will present dishes that are honest and honed,” says David. “I have been pleased to find authentic Thai ingredients in Hong Kong, which will allow us to create dishes that retain their authenticity and integrity.”

David is considered by many to be the world’s leading authority on Thai food. A pioneer in culinary anthropology, for which he has been recognised with awards including the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award at Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants and, more recently, the Global Gastronomy Award presented by White Guide, David has dedicated his working life immersed in the rich culture and history of Thailand. David draws much of his inspiration from recipes in Thai funeral books, ancient ceremonial recipes not often seen and rarely cooked. These manuscripts, published as a memorial to the deceased, have become his most valuable resource and inspiration.

Aaharn, located in Tai Kwun, adds a distinctly international edge to one of Hong Kong’s most high-profile cultural districts. The restaurant is on the top floor of the historic Armoury building, built in 1924, and overlooks Tai Kwun’s open-air Parade Ground.

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