KAIAMO. A symbol of change. A concept of contrast. A pure art form of nostalgia. A story that underlines the fear of mediocrity and the tendency to exploit the peak of potential and constantly strive for the absolute.

KAIAMO is all about seasonality and terroir. A symbiosis between the nature that surrounds us and the passing of age. In our kitchen, the aim is to go back to the origins of our ancestors when meals were defined by the geographical position and the season upon it. In this scenario, nature is the true artist. As Chefs, we just prepare the main stage for it to shine at its own pace through a particular form of cuisine. Our values are built around Mother Nature, with core focus on the passion for gastronomy and respect for local produce and artisans alike.

Located on the iconic Ermil Pangratti Street, in the capital city, this location indulges the site with a historical mist of artistic scenery. In the past, this same street was the location of all sculptors and painters and their ateliers and art galleries. Therefore, the artistic soul of our restaurant can be felt through the elements of design, the tangible modern art pieces, the ethnic reinterpretations as well as the crockery and cutlery at the same time. We embrace our forgotten national values and yet present them through a distinctive vision of respect and honor, as an homage.

As a guest, we invite you to step into our world and allow us to influence yours. Contemplate this!



With an advanced set of knowledge in Business Administration and Marketing Communications, qualifications gained from an initial desire to pursue a career in Business, Radu has graduated his Bachelor’s Degree at Regents University London and Master’s Degree at University of Westminster.

His desire to pursue a career in business & marketing has radically shifted, leading the young lad to the aspiring world of gastronomy

Chef Radu graduated from Le Cordon Bleu with a Grand Diplôme de Cuisine et Pâtisserie, followed by a Diploma in Culinary Management, becoming an Alumni of this iconic culinary institute, in 2015.

A timeframe after opening KAIAMO:

After only 9 months since its opening, Gault & Millau Romania has included KAIAMO in Top 3 Best Restaurants existing in our country, offering us 3 toques (equivalent of 1 Michelin star).


KAIAMO becomes part of THE WORLD’S 50 BEST Family, the internationally acclaimed Gastronomic Guide created by San Pellegrino, just before our 1st year anniversary.
Through the ‘50 BEST DISCOVERY’ project KAIAMO has been included in Top 1,000 BEST locations in the World.

Chef Radu Ionescu is given the title of ‘Great Chefs of Tomorrow’ by Gault & Millau Romania

2019 – His efforts are acknowledged by the Romanian Red Cross. Her Majesty Margareta, Custodian of the Crown and Patron of the Red Cross in Romania officially makes Chef Radu Ionescu a “Friend of the Red Cross” for his continuous pro-bono humanitarian efforts.


KAIAMO supports local community during the national lockdown.
Chef Radu Ionescu starts a humanitarian campaign, helping people in the first line battling COVID-19. He receives the medal “Servo Per Amikeco” from the International Police Association for support offered to local police, medical staff & emergency services.

2020 – Chef Radu has also been included in the Forbes 30 Under 30 Top, a 2020 project under the FORBES signature, aiming to underline the stories of the most successful young professionals in Romania.

2020 – Chef Radu becomes part of International Porsche Family and is selected as a Brand Ambassador for Romania in order to create the “Discover The Unknown” series. This project is part of Official Porsche Taycan 2020 Tour and is created by Porsche-Deutschland, in collaboration with Das Erste (German National Television).


Chef Radu & KAIAMO are included in La Liste, under the abbreviation of “Outstanding Cuisine”, the team’s efforts being recognized by this prestigious French Gastronomic Entity.


Chef Radu & the entire team at KAIAMO engages in an effort to support Ukrainian refugees with food, shelter, medicine, baby supplies, clothes and provisions in order to offer comfort and protection to the ones affected by the war close to Romania’s borders. Furthermore, the team at KAIAMO managed to offer working part time and full-time contracts to refugees from Ukraine, thus providing a long-term stability to the ones that were most vulnerable throughout those times.


Send us your CV & Cover Letter to contact@kaiamo.ro and let us know
what are your true passions & plans for the near or distant future.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Send us your CV & Cover Letter to contact@kaiamo.ro and let us know what are your true passions & plans for the near or distant future.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Bookings & Reservations

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    ** Please note. This form is a booking request and does not confirm your reservation. A member of staff will get in contact with you and assist you with your booking details as soon as possible.

    *** Unfortunately, we are not able to accommodate all dietary restrictions. If the dietary requirements dictate comprehensive changes in the menu that will result in a compromise of standards or taste, we unfortunately might not be able to accommodate your request. Please provide information on this regard when selecting you booking time slot.


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    1) How can I reserve?

    Reservations requires can be done only through our website on the BOOKINGS & RESERVATION section. You will receive an e-mail with confirmation and additional details. Please send us also a contact phone number. In case the restaurant is fully booked, you can join our waiting list.

    2) What are the opening days of KAIAMO restaurant?

    KAIAMO opening hours:

    Tuesday – Friday : 18:00 – 23:00 (Dinner).

    Saturday 12:00 – 16:00 (Lunch) ; 18:00 – 23:00 (Dinner).

    Sunday and Monday : CLOSED.

    We kindly ask to respect the arrival times.

    3) What menus do you offer?

    We offer several choices of tasting menu or courses from our à la carte menu, that can be found here – link. Menu choices are the same for lunch and dinner. If you choose one of our tasting menu we kindly request the same menu for the whole table.

    For party of 6 guests or more, the tasting menù is required for the whole table unless there is another agreement.

    4) How long does the experience last?

    The Tasting Menu experience usually takes from 2 to 4 hours, but it depends on your kind of menu choices as well on Wine Pairing or Cocktail Pairing choices.

    5) Is the menu ok for children?

    The experience is suitable for anyone who is inherently curious, although it is not designed with children in mind. Children aged 8 and older are welcome but we do not have a children’s menu & require all younger guests to have the same menu as the adults.

    6) Can you accommodate allergies, dietary restrictions, aversions?

    We kindly ask to be informed of any allergies we need to be aware of in advance of your visit. At KAIAMO, we try to make the fewest number of changes possible when accommodating dietary restrictions, so that our guests may enjoy the experience as originally intended. If the dietary requirements dictate comprehensive changes in the menu that will result in a compromise of standards, we may not be able to accommodate your request. We are not able to make substitutions for aversions. When booking a reservation, please note all food allergies in as much detail as possible. We are able to make accommodations for certain common dietary restrictions (vegetarian, pescetarian) with at least 48 hours advance notice. While we do our best to accommodate mild allergies but cannot guarantee that we work in a nut, dairy, gluten or allergen-free environment given the complexity of our menu & the use of rare foraged ingredients. Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness.

    7) Do you offer KAIAMO fine dining experience also on the open air terrace ?

    No, the open air terrace has his own menu adapted for WINE & COCKTAILS Lounge concept.

    8) How many people can I reserve for?

    We can accommodate from one (Chef’s Counter Sitting Bar) up to twelve people (Wine & Cocktail Lounge Table)

    9) Can I make a reservation for more than six people?

    To reserve a table of more than 6 people, please contact us directly at contact@kaiamo.ro . We also offer a range of custom options for parties, private events and private hire of the restaurant in its entirety.

    10) Do I need a credit card to reserve?

    For 6 guests or more, yes, a credit card is mandatory to secure the table. Please note that there is no charge to your card. Your bill will be settled on the day of your visit.

    11) What is the modification and cancellation policy?

    You can cancel your reservation without any penalty up to one week before your arrival. Changing the number of people on an existing reservation will not cause a penalty fee if given not later than one week before your arrival, but will depend on the restaurant availability and restaurant configuration.

    A fee of €75 per person will be charged on your credit card in case of a cancellation or a modification to the number of guests communicated later than one week before your visit, or a no show.

    12) What payment methods do you accept?

    We accept contactless, cash & card payments.

    13) Can I buy a gift card for someone?

    We offer this service only for Tasting Menu choices. You can make a reservation through our system and, if confirmed, offer it to your guests or alternatively your guest can contact us for book the reservation. You can contact the restaurant to pay in advance for one of our tasting menus one week before the visit.

    14) I have a gift card for KAIAMO how do I make a reservation?

    If redeeming a gift card, please contact us directly to make a reservation. Once a gift card reservation has been confirmed, your reservation is subject to our usual Terms & Conditions.

    15) Do you offer corkage for wine?

    Unfortunately, we are unable to offer corkage. If you’re interested in acquiring a specific wine or style of wine you can contact the team at the restaurant directly for recommendations via email to contact@kaiamo.ro

    16) Do you offer a wine pairing?

    Yes. We offer a Wine Pairing as well a Cocktail Pairing , which will vary depending on the Tasting Menu choice at the time.

    17) Do you require a dress code?

    A smart casual choice fits your visit perfectly. Absolutely no dress code. Feel free to dress up if you like but don’t feel obliged. Whatever makes you comfortable so you can enjoy your experience.

    18) Do you accept walk-ins?

    We are happy to accept walk-in reservations at any time, depending on availability. We strongly recommend making a prior reservation to avoid disappointment as availability for walk-in reservations can be very limited.

    19) Who do I talk to if there is an issue?

    Any member of the team. All feedback is appreciated and will be received judgement-free. We know that there are always things to be improved upon, and have regular team meetings to discuss what we may have done to have affected your experience. Please do open up… we’d much rather hear about an issue directly and immediately. Google and TripAdvisor are wonderful resources, although they preclude us from being able to offer to make amends at the time

    20) Do you have parking?

    Yes. We have a limited number of spaces directly outside the restaurant. No car valet service. Alternatively, there is on-street parking on the same street, Ermil Pangratti, 011884 – Bucharest.

    NB! - Is the restaurant COVID-19 secure?

    NB! – We will always maintain the highest standards of hygiene. This is in our DNA. Following the COVID-19 pandemic & guidelines set forth by UE and Romania Government, we have revaluated our infrastructure & process to ensure the safety of employees & our guests. You can view a full list of our precautionary measures including ordering processes & capacities here


    KAIAMO – Ermil Pangratti Street, District 1, Bucharest, Romania, 011884

    Phone No. – 0040 722 202 204

    Email – contact@kaiamo.ro

    Opening Hours:

    Tuesday - Friday: 18:00 - 23:00

    Saturday: 12:00 - 16:00 | 18:00 - 23:00

    Sunday & Monday – closed

    2023 Holidays

    28.07 - 01.08 – CLOSED

    20.08 - 31.08 – CLOSED

    24.12 - 26.12 – CLOSED