Theo-man A.

Papa Theo-man's Healthy Turkish Food

Theo-man A. from Hong Kong


About the kitchen

My cuisine is based on Turkish home cooking with modernised recipes. My food is mostly what I have learned from my mother and from my instructors in school.

Every dish on the menu is to share. We have two kids (3,5 and 5), they will be around until 8-8:30 pm. Guests can bring their own drinks. Bring containers and take all leftovers home!

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  1. NameTheo-man A.
  2. LocationHong KongFortress Hill
  3. LanguagesEnglish, Turkish
  1. GuestsMaximum 10
  2. MealsDinner
  3. House rulesNo smoking. Dinner ends at 10:30 PM. We have two kids and a small puppy. Kids go to bed around 8 and our puppy won't come to the dining area. They all behave very well. :)
  1. Bio

    Why the name Papa Theo-man? Because I will only serve you food that is good enough for my two sons to eat!

    I am from Turkey! The land of great food and amazing home dinners! I studied Tourism and Hotel Management and worked in Service Industry for more than 20 years!

    I never worked in a professional kitchen but I managed few restaurants and F&B outlets in Turkey. I worked in Thailand, Dubai, Australia and China as well.

    Cooking is biggest passion and hobby of my life. I have been cooking for myself, friends and my family for many years. I pride myself in making everything by myself and from scratch; even the beef stock and tomato sauce that goes on top of your meatballs is personally made by me.

    Two years ago I started home cook business in China and now I moved to Hong Kong! It's time to invite Hong Kong to my dining table!

    Whatever I cook for you, rest assured that it will taste authentically and have you coming back for more!

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Evelyn L.

It's a real pleasure eating at Theo's. You are welcomed into Theo and his family's home with the warmth of an old friend. The food he cooks is delicious and the portions, generous. I was trying to think of the dishes I would recommend and ended up listing everything in the meal! Suffice to say that I would (and have done) recommend the Papa Theo experience to my friends and will be back again!

Kayla C.

This is my second time to visit Theo papa kitchen. I brought along some of my new friends to share this experience. Chef Theo and his family were very welcoming as always. Dinner started with a brief introduction of the chef’s background and the charity behind this dinner. My friends and I felt very honored to be part of this meaningful dinner.

Food was top notch just like my first visit. My favorite of the night must be the roasted chicken which was well seasoned and tender. The evening ended with a cup of homemade coffee. My friends and I had a pleasant evening together. We all left happy and satisfied.

P.S. Remember to bring your lunch box for the leftovers!!

Hoi Yee Y.

If there is only one word to describe dining at Theo-Man's, it would be AUTHENTIC...for both the food and the host. If you are looking for quality and subtle flavours of home-cooking, Theo-Man's delicate flavours will not jump at you like the overly salted & sugary foods at restaurants under the neon lights but rather, they find their way to your undiscovered tastebuds.

Natalia M.

From preliminary logistics to meal service, the dining experience Papa Theo-Man provided was warm, welcoming, accommodating, professional and delicious!

Zarah C.

My friend and I had been craving for a good Turkish food (not the typical doner kebab or fried stuff) for a long time but couldn't find one. We've seen Plate Culture featuring ​Chef Papa Theo-man early this year and was only able to gather friends to try it on Boxing day.

Upon reading all the good feedback, it's definitely worth to try and it did live up to our expectations. Their place has such a homey feel that goes with the food! Chef is very friendly and introduced to us all the food. He explained to us each on of the dishes and mostly homemade and made from scratch. We were served with a generous portion, were actually quite full before the mains and dessert but it did not stop us from gorging the food! By the end of the night we still have some leftovers to doggy bag. :)

We tried the new lamb menu, everything was served beautifully. Our favorites are Homemade Turkish bread with cheese spread and white beans dip, Shreded Carrots with homade yoghurt (so refreshing), Lamb chops (very good, you can't taste the odd lamb scent), bulghur rice (everyone had 2-3rd serving - that's how yummy it was) and of course the dessert - blockbuster together with Turkish coffee.

Good job Chef! Can't wait to go back and try the chicken and meatballs!!!!

Klär L.

It's my first time trying PlateCulture and it's a fantastic experience! Delicious food, comfy setting, friendly chef who gave details on the dishes and how he prepared them. The ingredients he used were fresh and nice. The dishes were not only tasty but also healthy! There was a wide variety of food and it's good value for money. We could bring our own bottles. I and my friends had a great time. We were also given a lucky charm - Turkish evil eye. Sweet! 😃

Laurent Q.

Very nice evening at teo's and the kids. Wonderful Turkish food for a fantastic night. Highly recommended !

Charlene H.

This was such a wonderful evening! Teo was so thoughtful in cooking us a special vegan meal which was a challenge - but he rose to the occasion and totally delivered! It was really fresh and delicious. The variety was wonderful. We all were stuffed! Teo is a great and personable host!

Arigna S.

The food was so amazing! Everything was homemade, including the bread and the yummy hummus, and that chicken was definitely one of the best I had since a long time. Teoman was a very generous host: open and friendly, making sure to well explain every dish, and very generous in the portions (took some home, yay!). We had a great time here, highly recommended!

Winnie T.

We had a amazing nite served by Theo papa!! Very nice chef 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
Theo papa let me remember the taste of turkey when I was traveling to turkey 3 years ago.
Good - FRESH ! Very GOOD quality as Theo papa spent lots of time to find a shop which selling good quality of chicken 🤗 the texture of the signature chicken is just perfectly cooked 🎉🎉 love it very much
Homemade yogurt with the bell peppers - can't stop eating !!
Homemade bread with the Turkish sauces just perfect match.
Overall, we had a very good dinning experience @ Theo papa place.
The kids are cute & good, no disturbing at all.
Location wise, very convenient, just 5mins walk fm station 👍🏻
Will definitely to come again!
Super thanks for the treat of a very nice Italian wine as complimentary for celebrating my bday 😘

Normalitha K.

I had an absolutely terrific time at Theo-man's. Food was lovely and extremely delicious, Theo-man was incredibly hospitable, and very generous with the food portions (we were allowed to take any leftover home). He made us feel right at home - I will definitely be back again and highly recommended!

Patriza W.

Food is excellent, environment is clean and comfort, we have a memorable night with chef. We love it and wish to join the party again.

Aude C.

It is not easy to find good Turkish food in HK! Being from France, I have been used to tasty hummus, creamy babaganoush and other delights (and not just the so famous kebab).
I have loved absolutely every dish of my dinner at Papa Theo-Man'sTurkish Kitchen!

It is definitely another experience. Nothing like a restaurant. really feels like entering in the intimacy of someone. A little strange at the beginning but Theo-Man knows how to make you feel at ease (and the glass of prosecco he offered might have helped a little bit too!) . i started a little bit intimidated and ended-up serving myself again and again (gosh those meatballs are so good) and discussing pretty much everything: politic, travels, culture ...

My piece of advice? Go for light lunch before that ... There is food for a regimen and there is not a single dish that you wanna pass on! Even the dessert (even more the dessert!0 and the sweet treats that goes along with the turkish coffee

Jessie W.

Chef Theo is very friendly. Gave us detailed explanation on every dish. Food was very tasty and in big portion. The place we dined was very clean and spacious. We definitely will go there again

Reda S.

Enjoyed the food and company. Real trip to Turkey with all the best food it can offer and great talk about country, people and culture. Thank you for hosting us. Had a cozy and heartwarming evening. Thanks Teoman!