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JIA is the signature Chinese restaurant that adds to the hotel’s dining collection, taking the place of the restaurant formerly known as Shang Palace. In Chinese, JIA (Jiǎ) means “first”. Much to the delight of diners, JIA serves as home to a line-up of delectable dim sums, sumptuous roasted fare and well-loved celebrated Chinese dishes. The blend of classic Chinese cuisine and stylish presen...
Leading the culinary charge at JIA is Executive Chinese Chef Christopher Chai, who has been with Shangri La Hotel, Jakarta since 2008. Then the Chinese banquet chef, he left Jakarta for Edsa Shangri-La, Manila in 2012, where he worked for two years. He returned to Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta in 2014, proving that his enhanced culinary skills allowed him to lead the property’s Chinese kitchen team as the executive Chinese chef. Chef Chai accumulated a wealth of experience in Chinese cuisine in almost two decades. He aims to serve the best of Chinese cuisine through his scrumptious dishes which are taken from traditional recipes with modern twist.