Garima Arora

Garima Arora – New Candidates 2023

Garima Arora


Chef-Owner of Restaurant Gaa and the all-day modern Indian eatery & bar, HERE, in Bangkok, Thailand. She is also the founder of Food Forward India; a not-for-profit initiative aiming to explore and catalog the immense diversity of the cuisines of India.

Her passion for the culinary world began in her family’s humble kitchen in Mumbai. Having studied to be a journalist, Arora made the switch to the culinary world with a short cooking stint in Paris, France. Since then, she has worked in some of the top kitchens in the world eventually opening Restaurant Gaa on 1 April 2017.

Arora is known for applying traditional Indian cooking techniques to locally sourced ingredients to create an experience that is completely unique to her cooking at Gaa. She is a strong advocate for the relevancy and resourcefulness of Indian cooking techniques.

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.

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 that 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.

In January 2023, we introduce you to The Rasa Menu, a never-ending explosion of flavours, textures and ingredients; all inspired by the limitless cuisines of India.

This menu in its many little bites, combining traditional Indian cooking techniques with local ingredients, will take to you on a journey into the heart of India in a new and unexpected way.”

Instagram: @arorgarima @restaurant_gaa
Restaurant web site:
Restaurant address: 46/1 Sukhumvit 53, Khlong Tan Nuea, Bangkok, 10110, Thailand

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