The founding members of 8 Bar Group were a group of four friends who shared the same passion for Chinese culture and the love for food. They have always found the long history of Chinese culture filled with interesting legends and anecdotes. On a trip to WanZhou in Chongqing, two of the founding members chanced upon this fiery Chongqing grilled fish dish served in a simmering hotpot. Its unique and unforgettable taste left an immerse impression on them. Soon after, the group of them decided to set up 8 Bar Group and introduce the first Chong Qing Grilled Fish restaurant to Singapore in 2010.
In a market where there were few Sichuan and Chongqing Hotpot restaurants at that time, 8 Bar Group led the trend in sharing with diners this unique Chongqing culinary concept. With the aim of further injecting vibrancy in the local Chinese food scene and changing consumers mindset about Sichuan cuisine in particular; 8 Bar Group subsequently brought along Fat Bird which offers authentic chicken pots in a communal dining setting in 2012; and taan (炭) in 2014 which is an Asian skewer bar which combines the elements of EAT, DRINK and PLAY.
The Group continues to pursue the creation of innovative and revolutionary means of providing great food for one and all. This revolution has since spread to Malaysia and Myanmar.
To be an early adopter of innovative F&B concepts and revolutionary in introducing Asian cuisine to Singapore and the Asia Pacific region.