Theo-man A.

Papa Theo-man's Turkish Kitchen

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 KongNorth Point
  3. LanguagesEnglish, Turkish
  1. Guestsmaximum 8
  2. MealsDinner
  3. House rulesNo smoking. Dinner ends at 10:30 PM. We have two kids and they go to bed around 8.
  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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Lucas T.

This was the third time we dined with Theo-man. The fact that we are consistent repeat customers says more about our appreciation for the food and the atmosphere than I can express in words. All the food was excellent as it is always.

The chef takes special care in selecting very good ingredients and explains each dish in detail. There is more food than anyone can possibly eat, so bring containers to take leftovers home! Also, pace yourself with the appetizers. Most of us were full before the main course arrived! The mains were followed by a traditional Turkish dessert dish called Kanafeh.

Most of all I appreciate the atmosphere and ambiance of Theo-man's venue. The dinning area is very nice. Well lit and quiet - unlike most Hong Kong restaurants! The chef provides great service, explains all the dishes and is available chat, but is not intrusive, allowing for a very nice, private dinner.

Each time we have dine with Theo-man we brought different guests and each time the people we brought we very happy with their experience. Eating a Theo-man's kitchen is an affordable and highly memorable experience. I highly recommend!

John P.

This was our first plate culture experience, and it was fantastic. Theo communicated well and reminded us to bring containers for leftovers, which there were plenty of (you will not starve with Theo!). The flat is large, modern and comfortable. As a host, Theo was charming and delivered fabulous food with all the typical real Turkish variety. Wonderful experience and I recommend thos to anyone. Keep up the great work Theo!

Samantha P.

Theoman was so professional from word go. I have to be on a strictly dairy free and soy free diet due to my son and he told me this would be no problem. He went to extreme lengths to source food that I could eat and made tweaks to his menu so both myself and the other guests could enjoy the food. The food was all great - what I believe is Turkish traditional dishes. We all agreed that the meatballs were the best though - please find a way to sell these in Hong Kong! Theoman had a great balance of talking with us and giving us info about the dishes but also knowing when to just leave us to talk and enjoy our meal. A great time and I would highly recommend it.

Lucas T.

This is the second time we ate at chef Theo-man's. Are planning a third.
We had the "alternative chicken and meatballs" combo. The food, service and conversation we excellent. Theo-man is a wonderful host.

The evening started with sparkling wine and a set of wonderful appetizers: salad, beetroot yogurt, green beans, hummus, home made bread and more. All really good. We also had excellent cauliflower soup among our appetizers. After this came the main course: chicken and meatballs. The meatballs are a mix of lamb and beef and were delicious. All this food was followed by dessert and Turkish tea.

We dined with another couple, who I know also had a very good time. Theo-man's food is great and it is a great place to take friends. Word of advice: bring plastic containers to take extras home!

Erman T.

It was a great experience having the opportunity to meet Teoman and to taste his delicious home made Turkish food. As a Turk, it is very hard to find a delicious Turkish food in HKG. but with Teoman's fresh ingredients, warm hospitatlity and authenthic Turkish style cooking, finally I felt like home.

Kathy L.

We had a great & enjoyable home made Turkish dinner at Theo's apartment! When we arrived, it was very lovely to see the nice settings on the table! Before we started the meal, Theo introduced himself and the recipes of each dish. The food was absolutely fantastic and really fresh ingredient! We were already 60% full after 5 starters as there were so much food. The hummus, salads and Turkish bread etc. Theo also offered a complimentary bottle and birthday cake for us to celebrate my friend's birthday which was very kind and thoughtful! Following by the main were grill chicken which was super tender and delicious! I would definitely come back and also highly recommend Theo to you (he's very attentive to reply my inquiries) ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š Thank you for such a warm and lovely hospitality Theo ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Kw W.

I will definitely recommend my friends to visit Theo-man. It's my first time to have turkish food. I and my friends had a great night. The food is so delicious and we are full.

Kin L.

The menu contains lots of vegetables, often mixed with olive oil and cheese/ yogurt. The taste is fresh and simple (i.e. no strong spice or thick source) and delicious. The lentil broth has a deep beef flavor, which I consider a highlight. The food does not use too much oil or salt or sugar. It has truly homemade feel, though it is at the same time quite delicious and made with care.

Donna K.

Theo was very accommodating. It was a last minute booking and yet he was able to whip up a gorgeous meal for us.
Lots of leftovers and took some home for the family member that couldn't make it.

Ashni S.

My friends and I had an amazing time at Papa Theo's place last night.

The food was delicious. I am vegan and my friends are vegetarian. He was able to cater for all of us, and made an effort to source special vegan Turkish bread (with homemade bread including dairy for the vegetarians) and made an amazing vegan dessert (in addition to his Turkish/African dessert - Kunefe - for the others).

Everything tasted really fresh and great quality. My favourites were the babaganoush (lovely smoky charred taste), the okra (sometimes can be slimy but his were perfect), the mini peppers (not had these before) and the green bean main (lovely natural sweetness and rich flavour in sauce). Oh and of course the dessert.

He threw in a lovely bottle of Turkish white wine too.

He was very hospitable, his kids were around at the start - quite playful! We enjoyed talking to him and learning about the dishes and his background. And he is super fast to respond to messages. Will be back again.

Molly L.

My friends and I had a great meal at Papa Theo-Man's home.The food was pre-set when we had arrived. We were beyond satisfied with the portions and variety. In fact, I'm still craving two of the salads! Bread was amazing - entire meal spectacular.

Elise L.

Lovely Turkish night! This was my first time using Plate Culture and we had the change the date after booking but Theo was very relaxed and accommodating. Food was excellent and obviously made with love. It was delicious and healthy generous portions. Normally takes party of 4 but check with the chef if he will take a smaller group. Thanks Theo!

Holly M.

Wonderful food and warm host. The boys are wonderful little hosts too and my two boys aged 1 and 3 had a blast. Remember to pace yourself - we got full from the delicious appetizers alone!

Karl F.

I wrote how wonderful and delicious the Turkish food is at Papa Theoman's before and I am happy to say it has hit the same excellent standard he set last time. The food stands apart in Hong Kong, apart from being the best Turkish food you will ever try outside of Turkey, it is among the best food in Hong Kong. Natural ingredients, either sourced from local farms or imported from Turkey. Everything is subtle and cooked to perfection. Eating with Theo is a really comfortable and fun. He is a great host and you will learn a lot about the food, how it's cooked and even where and how to source top quality affordable ingredients in Hong Kong. Everything about this meal was delightful and relaxing. My only regret is I don't dine with Theoman more often. Thank you for a great evening.

Aurange C.

Hearty food. The Roasted Chicken is juicy inside while the skin is thin and crispy~ The Kunefe is probably the best I have ever tried, while the original version is usually over-sweet and over-damped, papa Theo adds his home made syrup right at the table. Remember to bring a big food box, to ensure no food is left behind~~