"Quincy based, JP Fuji Group takes top honors"
—Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce
JP Fuji Group is the largest operating Pan-Asian restaurant group in the Metro Boston Area with 8 established concepts and 3 additional locations scheduled for 2020. The Quincy-based empire was built by Jimmy Liang and Peter Tse under the motto of “leaving a place better than you found it”.
Business began in 1998 when the 19-year-old best friends opened their first Fuji Restaurant in Wollaston. The neighborhood fell in love with this location where locals and newcomers alike felt welcomed. Superior customer service combined with expertly prepared sushi and Japanese cuisine catapulted the team’s success and led to the creation of Fuji 1546 in 2004. This larger establishment offered an extended selection of the original Fuji’s menu and accommodated many more guests. At 4,200 square feet, with seating for 112 that included the longest bar in the city, Fuji 1546 became the hub for sushi aficionados.
In 2007, Jimmy, Peter, and business partners John Liang and Tony Liang, went on to create B Café, formerly known as Beni Café. This location offers a fast-casual atmosphere with the same quality food that JP Fuji Group is known for, including specialty teas and smoothies.
A year later, Shabu Restaurant joined the family just a few doors down from B Café. At Shabu, guests can enjoy quality Japanese hot pot —first of its kind in the South Shore—along with a fun selection of appetizers, desserts, beer, sake, and wine.
With a continued desire to innovate, JP Fuji Group went on to create Kama Lounge and Bistro Chi in 2010. Sharing the same roof and kitchen, these two concepts offered patrons consistently top-rated Chinese cuisine with a choice of two different atmospheres: urban cocktail lounge or modern sit-down chic. Kama Lounge and Bistro Chi were later closed in 2017 via eminent domain to make room for Quincy’s growing population.
After establishing six successful restaurants in Quincy, the team decided to expand their horizons and opened Fuji at Kendall in Cambridge in 2011. This location is an upscale and innovative twist to Fuji 1546.
In late 2013, the team returned to their hometown, Quincy, to open YoChá—an innovative, Asian-inspired dessert shop that is the first of its kind in Massachusetts. YoChá offers freshly prepared summer classics such as bubble teas, smoothies, and frozen yogurt as well as Hong Kong-style sweet soups.
Now that JP Fuji Group’s name had been established in Cambridge, the team opened Shabu & Mein around the corner from Fuji at Kendall. At this unique restaurant, guests can enjoy authentic Japanese hot pot as well as ramen dishes and small plates. Fuji at Assembly located in Somerville’s Assembly Row also opened in 2014 and became an instant favorite for North of Boston patrons.
The empire continued to grow in August of 2016 when the group opened its first Boston location, Fuji at Ink Block. Located in the city’s vibrant South End district, this location mimics the sushi-centric sophistication of Fuji at Assembly and Fuji at Kendall while offering a wide selection of classic and innovative Cantonese dishes.
Following the opening of Fuji at Ink Block, the team established their flagship store, Fuji at WoC in Quincy. Located in the new West of Chestnut apartment building, this location is the largest footprint in the JP Fuji portfolio, offering a chic bar area, spacious dining room, patio seating, and a Private Chef’s Kitchen where Chef Jimmy Liang offers Omakase dinners for special guests.