"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 North East region with 11 varying concepts in the Metro Boston Area. The locally operating empire was built under the motto of “leaving a place better than you found it”. JP Fuji Group is not only a restaurant group; it is a culture created by doers to employ thinkers and empower believers. The Greater Boston Chamber has proudly named JP Fuji Group Small Business of the Year 2016.
Business began in 1998. The then 19 year olds and best friends Jimmy Liang and Peter Tse opened their first Fuji Restaurant in Wollaston. The neighborhood fell in love with this long awaited for Japanese restaurant. Locals and newcomers alike felt welcomed. This hometown feel of customer service combined with the long met need for sushi and Japanese cooked food in Quincy is what catapulted the creation of Fuji 1546 in 2004. This larger establishment offered an extended selection of the original Fuji’s cuisine and accommodated many more people. At 4,200 square feet, with seating for 112 that included the longest bar in the city, Fuji 1546 was and continues to be 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. B Café offers a quick and casual self-service style atmosphere. Patrons can enjoy Japanese classics such as sushi, noodle soup, rice bowls, and more on a tight schedule and budget.
A year later, Shabu Restaurant joined the family. Just a few doors down from B Café, Shabu features Japanese hot pot —first of its kind in the South Shore—along with a fun selection of appetizers, desserts, and beer and wine menu.
With a continued desire to innovate, JP Fuji Group went on to create Kama Lounge and Bistro Chi in 2010. Sharing the same roof, the two spaces offer patrons the consistently top-rated Chinese cuisine in two different atmospheres: urban cocktail lounge and modern sit-down chic.
Six successful restaurants later, the team decided to expand their horizons outside of the Quincy area and in 2011, opened Fuji at Kendall—an upscale and innovative twist to Fuji 1546. Located in the diverse tech hub of Cambridge, this locale has
become a mecca for local and international diners alike.
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. Most recently, YoChá added artisanal espresso drinks and cold brew coffee to its selections, further diversifying its eclectic menu.
Shortly after YoCha’s opening, the team went back to Cambridge with another innovative concept that marries shabu and ramen. Shabu & Mein’s front dining room encourages guests to enjoy authentic Japanese hot pot while the back bar/lounge area offers a casual yet polished ramen and small-bites dining experience.
2014 also marked the group’s first venture in Somerville. Nestled in the bustling Assembly Row development, Fuji at Assembly became an instant favorite for North of Boston patrons hungry for fine sushi and tantalizing Sichuan cuisine.
Continuing the legacy of the empire they’ve built, Jimmy and partners debuted their first Boston location in August of 2016. Fuji at Ink Block, located in the city’s vibrant South End district mimics the sushi-centric sophistication of Fuji at Assembly and Fuji at Kendall while offering a wide selection of classic and innovative Cantonese dishes.
Simplicity with innovative style is the business fashion that is woven throughout all of JP Fuji Group’s establishments. Which is why in October of 2016, ‘The Sushi Guys’ are coming full circle to relocate their flagship store Fuji 1546 to the shining new West of Chestnut development in Quincy Center. Fuji at WoC will be the largest footprint in the JP Fuji portfolio, offering various dining options from private tasting kitchen, to spacious dining room, to enclosed outdoor patio.