Chef Agustin Ferrando Balbi Opens First Restaurant in Hong Kong

Argentinian Chef Agustin Ferrando Balbi will open Andō, his first solo restaurant launched in partnership with JIA Group, the Hong Kong-based hospitality firm founded by Yenn Wong. Situated on 52 Wellington Street, Central, Andō is now taking reservations from 7 July.

For chef Agustin Ferrando Balbi, Andō is very personal. Derived from his Latin surname Ferrando, Andō in Japanese also connotes a sense of contentment, while in Spanish, it is the equivalent of ‘-ing,’ the verb participle to describe the act of doing in the present. Such complexity and multiplicity in meanings lie at the heart of Agustin’s cuisine at Andō, one that nods at his ancestral roots in Spain, while gazing at the land that shaped his craft – Japan.

Chef Agustin Ferrando Balbi Opens First Restaurant in Central, Hong Kong, In Partnership with JIA Group

“My time in Tokyo has truly transformed the way I cook,” mulls Agustin, “Andō is the purest expression of my heritage and training, and I am thrilled to finally be able to share this with the world.”

Andō will open for lunch Tuesday to Saturday from 12 to 2.30pm (last seating), and dinner Monday to Saturday 6 to 9pm (last seating). Bookings can be made here or by emailing

More information will be revealed upon the opening of Andō by Agustin Ferrando Balbi and JIA Group, coming soon to 1F Somptueux Central, 52 Wellington Street, Central this 7th July 2020.