Our Story

JIA Group is a Hong Kong-based food and beverage operator that has earned a reputation internationally as an award-winning trendsetter in the hospitality industry.  Founded by CEO Yenn Wong, she created a management philosophy based on originality, culinary authenticity, simplicity, quality service and passion, the company was established with the opening of 208 Duecento Otto in 2010, and over the next 10 years created a number of restaurants that led the dining trend in Hong Kong, one of the most competitive food and beverage markets in the world, including Duddell’s and Louise, both of which have been awarded One star Michelin.

The company’s portfolio include 12 restaurants and bars spanning cuisines including Chinese, Thai, Italian, French and Spanish. In 2018, the Company was listed on the GEM Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

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OUR VISION

As the world becomes more fractured, particularly in this digital age, we believe in the importance of spending more face to face quality time together with friends, family and people in general.

Our vision is to build spaces in cities around the world that allow people to connect over a table and to add enjoyment into people’s lives by allowing them to build a sense of home (JIA means home)

Awards & Recognition

An edit of awards and acclaim that JIA Group has amassed over the years, can be viewed below, and filtered according to venue.

2006Innovative Entrepreneur of the YearHong Kong’s City Junior Chamber
2006Hospitality Entrepreneur of the YearHospitality Asia Platinum Awards
2007Rise Above AwardMartell Cognac
2008Asia’s Best Young EntrepreneursBusinessweek
2009Top Three ‘Rising Star Award’Financial Times RBS Coutts’ Women in Asia Awards
2009Businesswoman of the YearAmica Magazine
2009Young Business LeaderNational Youth Council of Singapore
201310 Women of Our TimeSouth China Morning Post
2014Restaurateur of the YearWOM Guide
2015Outstanding Entrepreneurs AwardASEAN Women Network
2015The Hong Kong 100Debrett’s
2017Entrepreneur of the Year Asia Corporate Excellence & Sustainability
April 2018Design Award for Best Holy OrderWallpaper*
May 2018Best Wine List for OriginalityWine List Confidential
October 2018Best Restaurant in a Heritage BuildingRestaurant and Bar Design Awards
December 2018Best 100 Restaurants of 2019 (#89)Harden’s Guide
December 2018National Dim Sum of the YearChinese Restaurant and Takeaway Awards
January 2019The Gold List: Best Chinese and Best in London Bridge & South BankSquare Meal
2010Best New RestaurantHK Magazine
2010Best New RestaurantHK Tatler
2010Readers Choice – Best New RestaurantTimeout
2010Best PizzaTimeout
2010Best Restaurant DesignElle Decoration
2010Best Restaurant DesignWallpaper*
2011Best Restaurant DesignTimeout
2014Readers' Choice - Reliable FavouriteFoodie
2016HK & Macau - James BarkerBartender Of The Year
2016James BarkerWorld Class Global Finals
2017Best Napoletana PizzaSCMP
2017Bites of Recognition "Southeast Asia"Crave
2013Best 'No Reservations'CNN
2014Bib GourmandMichelin Guide Hong Kong & Macau
2014South East Asia Top 4Travel & Leisure
2014Best New ChefHK Tatler
2014Outstanding Reliable FavouriteFoodie
2016Bites of Distinction "South East Asia"Crave
2016Thai Select Seal of ApprovalThai Government
2015Top 20 Best RestaurantHK Tatler
2015'Best Cocktails' Best of AwardsHK Tatler
2016Bites of Distinction “British & European”Crave
2016Michelin RecommendedMichelin Guide Hong Kong & Macau
2017Bites of Distinction “British & European”Crave
2017Michelin RecommendedMichelin Guide Hong Kong & Macau
2017Hong Kong Winner (Ryan Nightingale)Chivas Masters
2017Bronze - Best Cocktail BarHK Bar Awards
2013Best Restaurant Award - ShortlistWallpaper*
2013Best Interior DesignHK Tatler
2013Best of Hong KongTravel & Leisure
2013Bites of DistinctionCrave
2013Dishes of the YearTimeout
2014One Michelin StarMichelin Guide Hong Kong and Macau
2014Readers’ Favourite Cantonese RestaurantU Magazine
2014Chinese Top 10WOM Guide 10th Edition
2015Two Michelin StarMichelin Guide Hong Kong and Macau
2016Two Michelin StarMichelin Guide Hong Kong and Macau
2016op 20 Best RestaurantHK Tatler
2017op 20 Best RestaurantHK Tatler
2017Top 100 TablesSouth China Morning Post
2017Bites of Recognition 'Cantonese'Crave
2017Most Outstanding Asian RestaurantSpirito Divino Bellissima Italia
2016Best Southeast AsiaCrave
2017Best Southeast AsiaCrave
2016Best OpeningsCrave
2017Michelin RecommendedMichelin Hong Kong & Macau
2017Editor's Choice 'Best Vibe'Foodie

*One Michelin Star is awarded to "a very good restaurant in its category", Two Michelin Stars denote "excellent cuisine, worth a detour", 
while Michelin Bib Gourmand are "inspectors' favourite for good value under HK$300"

**Thai SELECT indicates a degree of excellence of three-to-four star (as compared to five-star or higher), and is awarded to restaurants serving authentic Thai food

2006Innovative Entrepreneur of the YearHong Kong’s City Junior Chamber
2006Hospitality Entrepreneur of the YearHospitality Asia Platinum Awards
2007Rise Above AwardMartell Cognac
2008Asia’s Best Young EntrepreneursBusinessweek
2009Top Three ‘Rising Star Award’Financial Times RBS Coutts’ Women in Asia Awards
2009Businesswoman of the YearAmica Magazine
2009Young Business LeaderNational Youth Council of Singapore
201310 Women of Our TimeSouth China Morning Post
2014Restaurateur of the YearWOM Guide
2015Outstanding Entrepreneurs AwardASEAN Women Network
2015The Hong Kong 100Debrett’s
2017Entrepreneur of the Year Asia Corporate Excellence & Sustainability
April 2018Design Award for Best Holy OrderWallpaper*
May 2018Best Wine List for OriginalityWine List Confidential
October 2018Best Restaurant in a Heritage BuildingRestaurant and Bar Design Awards
December 2018Best 100 Restaurants of 2019 (#89)Harden’s Guide
December 2018National Dim Sum of the YearChinese Restaurant and Takeaway Awards
January 2019The Gold List: Best Chinese and Best in London Bridge & South BankSquare Meal
2010Best New RestaurantHK Magazine
2010Best New RestaurantHK Tatler
2010Readers Choice – Best New RestaurantTimeout
2010Best PizzaTimeout
2010Best Restaurant DesignElle Decoration
2010Best Restaurant DesignWallpaper*
2011Best Restaurant DesignTimeout
2014Readers' Choice - Reliable FavouriteFoodie
2016HK & Macau - James BarkerBartender Of The Year
2016James BarkerWorld Class Global Finals
2017Best Napoletana PizzaSCMP
2017Bites of Recognition "Southeast Asia"Crave
2013Best 'No Reservations'CNN
2014Bib GourmandMichelin Guide Hong Kong & Macau
2014South East Asia Top 4Travel & Leisure
2014Best New ChefHK Tatler
2014Outstanding Reliable FavouriteFoodie
2016Bites of Distinction "South East Asia"Crave
2016Thai Select Seal of ApprovalThai Government
2015Top 20 Best RestaurantHK Tatler
2015'Best Cocktails' Best of AwardsHK Tatler
2016Bites of Distinction “British & European”Crave
2016Michelin RecommendedMichelin Guide Hong Kong & Macau
2017Bites of Distinction “British & European”Crave
2017Michelin RecommendedMichelin Guide Hong Kong & Macau
2017Hong Kong Winner (Ryan Nightingale)Chivas Masters
2017Bronze - Best Cocktail BarHK Bar Awards
2013Best Restaurant Award - ShortlistWallpaper*
2013Best Interior DesignHK Tatler
2013Best of Hong KongTravel & Leisure
2013Bites of DistinctionCrave
2013Dishes of the YearTimeout
2014One Michelin StarMichelin Guide Hong Kong and Macau
2014Readers’ Favourite Cantonese RestaurantU Magazine
2014Chinese Top 10WOM Guide 10th Edition
2015Two Michelin StarMichelin Guide Hong Kong and Macau
2016Two Michelin StarMichelin Guide Hong Kong and Macau
2016op 20 Best RestaurantHK Tatler
2017op 20 Best RestaurantHK Tatler
2017Top 100 TablesSouth China Morning Post
2017Bites of Recognition 'Cantonese'Crave
2017Most Outstanding Asian RestaurantSpirito Divino Bellissima Italia
2016Best Southeast AsiaCrave
2017Best Southeast AsiaCrave
2016Best OpeningsCrave
2017Michelin RecommendedMichelin Hong Kong & Macau
2017Editor's Choice 'Best Vibe'Foodie

*One Michelin Star is awarded to "a very good restaurant in its category", Two Michelin Stars denote "excellent cuisine, worth a detour", 
while Michelin Bib Gourmand are "inspectors' favourite for good value under HK$300"

**Thai SELECT indicates a degree of excellence of three-to-four star (as compared to five-star or higher), and is awarded to restaurants serving authentic Thai food

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