Another discovery of Ruben Giney: an old Armenian restaurant in harbin, China
The Armenian-born film director, researcher, writer, historian, and photographer Ruben Giney has recently unveiled another story referring to the presence of Armenians in China- the Armenian restaurant “Tatos,” established in 1901 by one of the Harbin-based Armenian immigrants, Tatos Ter-Hakobyants. It is still in continuous operation and even in the weeds, overwhelmed with the diners’ orders. The painting of Mount Ararat, the Armenian flag, the archives with the vintage photographies of the Armenian businessmen and active members of the community, and the accent on the exquisite winery hint at the Armenian origins.
Photos courtesy of Ruben Giney