Raw — Taipei, Taiwan

Raw restaurant with undulating wood-hewn sculptures that delineate its different areas
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Having made his name in Paris and Singapore, chef Andre Chiang has returned to his native shores of Taiwan for his latest restaurant venture. Located in the Dazhi area of Taipei, Raw gives traditional Taiwanese fare an elevated twist. Inspired by the bounty of micro-seasonal local produce, Chiang has created experimental reinterpretations of the country’s culinary mainstays, using lesser-known ingredients to create dishes such as cobia fish served with daikon, citrus and sago. Chiang’s bistronomy approach is perfectly matched by the restaurant’s avant-garde interior; designed by Singapore-based design firm, Weijenberg, the space is dominated by undulating wood-hewn sculptures that delineate its different areas.  Finished off with custom-made furniture and delicate lighting, Raw is a modern portrait of Taiwanese dining.

Raw restaurant with dim lighting, wooden tables and wool panelling

(Image credit: TBC)

Raw restaurant withundulating wood-hewn sculptures and pale purple dining chairs

(Image credit: TBC)

Raw restaurant with wooden island and bulkhead and wooden dining tables either side

(Image credit: TBC)


301 Le Qun 3rd Road

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Pei-Ru Keh is the US Editor at Wallpaper*. Born and raised in Singapore, she has been a New Yorker since 2013. Pei-Ru has held various titles at Wallpaper* since she joined in 2007. She currently reports on design, art, architecture, fashion, beauty and lifestyle happenings in the United States, both in print and digitally. Pei-Ru has taken a key role in championing diversity and representation within Wallpaper's content pillars and actively seeks out stories that reflect a wide range of perspectives. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children, and is currently learning how to drive.