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TAA PR is the agency of record for Chef Tim Ma and his Chinese-French restaurant, Kyirisan.

Tim risked it all when he quit his career as a successful engineer and moved to New York City, where he enrolled in The French Culinary Institute (now known as The International Culinary Center). After completing his culinary program and an externship at a two Michelin-starred restaurant in NYC, Ma, along with his now-wife Joey, moved to St. Thomas, USVI. They lived in St. Thomas just long enough to figure out their next move: opening a restaurant of their own back in Northern Virginia.

In 2009, Tim and Joey – with the help of family and friends – opened their first restaurant after scouring Craigslist and maxing out their credit cards. Despite some tough times at the start, the restaurant soon began to garner the attraction of locals and critics.
Fast-forward to 2016 with two other eateries along the way (Water & Wall and Chase the Submarine), the Tim Ma Restaurant Group (TMRG) opened its first restaurant in DC: Kyirisan.
Located in DC’s Shaw neighborhood, Kyirisan offers contemporary Chinese-French cuisine in a modern yet casual setting. Within its first year, the restaurant landed on Michelin’s inaugural ‘Bib Gourmand’ DC list and Washingtonian’s ‘2017 100 Very Best Restaurants’ list.