Montclair Hospitality Group (MHG), the chef-driven, global hospitality company focused on curating the world’s leading dining concepts, is excited to announce their upcoming fall 2023 restaurant openings. Founded by Luck Sarabhayavanija and led by CEO Joey Simons, the team at MHG continues to disrupt the food and beverage industry, with innovative and unique concepts featuring top-tier culinary talent.

Montclair Hospitality Group Expands with Multiple New Locations

“Montclair Hospitality Group is thrilled to announce our upcoming slate of fall 2023 projects,” said MHG’s CEO Joey Simons. We are collaborating with some of the best culinary talents in the world and have many exciting restaurant concepts in the works. Stay tuned for even more news!”

MHG’s exclusive partnership with famed Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto includes a new restaurant that will anchor Fortress Development’s new InterContinental® Bellevue at the Avenue in Washington state. Slated to open in the fall, this new luxury sushi dining concept called MM by Morimoto is the first of several planned restaurants between the famed chef and MHG.

The hugely popular restaurant pastaRAMENa partnership between MHG and James Beard-nominated Chef Robbie Felice, has its own expansion plans on tap this year as well. The first-ever Italian ramen shop that perfectly marries Japanese and Italian cuisines in a style called “Wafu-Italian,” will have a home at the new InterContinental® Bellevue at the Avenue, followed by a new permanent location in Miami. Florida.

Also, in partnership between MHG and Chef Felice is a new Italian sandwich concept called Fatto Con Amore coming to 349 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair, New Jersey in October 2023. The Italian Sandwich Shop and Market, which will be the embodiment of its translation: “made with love,” will offer the traditional vibes of the kind of salumeria (delicatessen) that Chef Felice dreamt of opening since he was a child. Sandwiches will be made with a passion for quality starting with the ingredients of its freshly baked breads from the finest local bakeries and imported meats, to its artisanal cheeses, vinegars, and olive oils from Italy.

Rounding out MHG’s slate of fall 2023 openings is a new Ani Ramen location in Hoboken, NJ at 99 Washington Street. The popular and critically acclaimed Japanese ramen restaurant is known for their signature Japanese ramen made with custom-made noodles from Sun Noodle as well as other Japanese Izakaya items. They currently have locations throughout New Jersey and New York including Montclair, Jersey City, Harborside, Summit, Maplewood and Cranford with Brookfield Place in Manhattan and Larchmont.


Montclair Hospitality Group (MHG), founded by Luck Sarabhayavanija in 2014, is a chef driven, global hospitality company focused on curating the world’s leading dining concepts, restaurant brands and critically acclaimed culinary experiences. MHG currently boasts popular restaurant brands including Ani Ramen, Mochinut, pastaRAMEN (by James Beard nominated Chef Robbie Felice) and Kai Yang. CEO Joey Simons has built a newly expanded leadership team encompassing a who’s who of the culinary world. New restaurant concepts in the works include collaborations with some of the world’s most renowned chefs including a new global dining concept with famed Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto and MM Management LLC.

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Working to disrupt the food and beverage industry, the MHG team creates high-touch brand experiences that are rooted in service and design to transport guests on a unique culinary journey and to places both familiar and extraordinary. MHG currently operates in New York, New Jersey, California, Miami and with plans for expansion with new concepts in Boston, Massachusetts, Las Vegas, Nevada and Bellevue, Washington. For more information visit: