A modern Indian fine dining restaurant in the heart of Bangkok

Gaa, a modern Indian fine dining restaurant, finds its home in a charming traditional Thai house in the heart of bustling Bangkok. The restaurant’s culinary philosophy revolves around creating a one-of-a-kind dining experience which showcases the contemporary relevance of Indian cooking techniques.

Chef Garima, inspired by her personal favourites and the diverse array of Indian cuisines and culinary traditions, curates a menu which immerses you in an endless burst of incredible flavours, textures and ingredients. Through a delightful range of small bites, she seamlessly merges traditional Indian cooking techniques with the freshness of locally sourced produce into an unforgettable dining moment.

At Gaa, you are invited to embark on a gastronomic journey into the very soul of India in a fresh and refreshingly unexpected manner. More than just a restaurant, you will discover that Gaa is a memorable exploration of India’s rich culinary heritage.

Garima Arora

Chef-Owner of Gaa, Chef-Owner of HERE, Bangkok

After her graduation from Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, Chef Garima Arora started her culinary journey in 2010. She worked with Gordon Ramsay in the UK and also René Redzepi of Noma in Copenhagen before opening her own restaurant, Gaa, in Bangkok, in April 2017. She is known for following traditional Indian cooking techniques using locally sourced ingredients to create an experience that is completely unique.

In 2018, at the age of 32, Chef Garima became the first Indian female chef to earn a Michelin star. 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. Restaurant Gaa also entered the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list in the same year.

In 2021, GAA earned 1 star from Michelin and Chef Garima received the Michelin Guide Young Chef Award.

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.

  • The first female Indian chef to win a Michelin star.
  • The Michelin Guide Young Chef Award.
  • #16 in Asia's 50 Best Restaurants 2019
  • Asia's Best Female Chef 2019 - World's 50 Best Restaurants
  • #7 in Bangkok’s top 25 restaurants 2023, GAA