For owner Orawan or “Far” as she is fondly known, her cosy “bamboo house” restaurant and Thai garden is a dream come true. For as long as she can remember she wanted to own a restaurant. Her culinary skills and sensational buffet spreads are legendary in the area and that’s why Hong Far Garden draws people from far and near, from the immediate community as well as Pretoria, Joburg, Midrand and Roodepoort.
When she first came to South Africa, she made money by cooking for house parties. When she had saved up enough money, she opened Hong Far Garden Restaurant & Take Away, where she could further develop her cooking talents whilst simultaneously expanding her offering to a much wider audience.
The lush, treed garden restaurant specialises in authentic Thai food prepared by Far and her assistant chefs. Mouth-watering dishes like Thai Green Curry, Crispy Pork or Duck and Papaya Salad together with their famous Spring Rolls are a taste sensation that will keep you coming back again and again. The expansive menu has many other Thai signature dishes to choose from, so much so that you will find yourself spoilt for choice and having to ask to meet Far in person to get her personal gastronomic recommendation.
When in the Hartbeespoort Dam area, Hong Far Garden & Take Away is a must-stop because if you love Asian and to be more specific, Thai food, then you’re going to find heaven here, because it is The Best Asian Food, by Far