About Us

Based in Hong Kong where it owns and operates its Hong Kong and Mainland China restaurants, Gaia Group has emerged as one of Asia’s leading independent restaurant groups. Under its wing are Gaia Ristorante, Isola Bar & Grill, IVY, Joia, Va Bene, Glasshouse, Townhouse, Greenhouse, Bene Italian Pizza & Pasta, Greyhound Cafè & Wang Jia Sha located in prestigious locations in Hong Kong, Shanghai & Beijing

In 2015, Va Bene, Glasshouse and Greyhound Cafè opened its flagship store in August in ShanghaiGaia Group’s multicultural and professional team strives in providing an unforgettable fine dining experience to all customers.

2016

Gaia Group has re-launched the famous eatery Va Bene, taking this classic Italian Trattoria to the unexpected modern and vibrant location of SOHO 189 in Western.

2015

In May 2015, the second house of "HOUSE" series, TOWNHOUSE was opened on 23/F California Tower, Lan Kwai Fong, one of the trendiest hang out spots in Hong Kong. In August, GLASSHOUSE Shanghai and Va Bene Shanghai both reveal their presence in XinTianDi Shanghai. In early September, IVY, the first restaurant that carries the deliciousness and authenticity of cuisine of the French Riviera, has opened at ifc. In October, the third house in the series, GREENHOUSE, was opened at Times Square.

2014

Gaia Group launched its new dining concept – Glasshouse, serving Asian cuisine with a Western twist with a view and a beautifully landscaped terrace.

2013

Isola Bar & Grill opened in Chaoyang District, Beijing, with a two storeys venue and an area of over 7,000 sq ft.

2012

GaiaGroup has opened Bene Pizza & Pasta at Olympian city in 2012, with an iconic glass display.

2011

Bene Italian, the group’s first casual dining concept restaurant is opened at New Town Plaza in Shatin, captures the essence of Italy in an area of 2,734 sq ft.

2010

The Group continued the expansions in China through the second restaurant set up in Shanghai – Isola Bar & Grill. in September 2010 at the Shanghai ifc mall, the new restaurant and bar, at over 7,000 sq ft.

2007

With the opening of the luxury shopping and entertainment development Elements across Hong Kong’s harbour, came the opportunity to create Joia.

2005

Gaia Group absorbed Lan Kwai Fong’s iconic Italian neighbourhood trattoria Va Bene.

2004

The Group embarked on its greatest-ever challenge – opening Isola Bar & Grill at a spectacular 7,000 sq ft venue over two floors of ifc mall on Hong Kong’s Central harbourfront.

2001

The Group next turned its attention to mainland China where in October 2001 it opened Va Bene Shanghai in the city’s fashionable Xintiandi entertainment district, a themed cultural and historical locale.

2000

Gaia Group was founded in Hong Kong in 2000, with its first venture being the opening of the ultra glamorous Gaia restaurant in a prestigious new commercial development at 181 Queens Road Central.