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Lead Staff

Will Dempsey & Karl Whelan

Will Dempsey
Head of Operations

Karl Whelan
Executive Chef

Mark Ahessy
Head Chef

Assistant General Manager
Seana O'Brien

Bar Manager
Gillian Boyle

Chinese restaurant & music venue in Dublin

Don't let the anonymous takeaway door fool you, it's far from chicken balls and 3-in-1s that Hang Dai was raised. Reverent raiding parties set off for Beijing and Hong Kong, returning with the knowledge to forge a menu from local ingredients. Our aim is to make food that would pass the strictest Chinese grandma's taste test.

Roast duck and dumplings are our main squeeze but music is no mere side hustle. A custom built sound system and DJ booth belt out tunes from last service until the wee hours, with a carefully-constructed cocktail menu in tow. Lashings of disco and Hang Dai Sours are the order of the day.


We're always on the lookout for talented folks to join our kitchen, bar or front of house staff and our roster of DJs. If you'd like to join the Hang Dai family, send your details to



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