The latest culinary sensation to hit Desert Ridge Marketplace, Jin Jia offers visitors an authentic taste of Chinese cuisine with a Korean twist – all in a moody, ritzy atmosphere. The fine-dining concept in Phoenix boasts items curated by South Korean celebrity chefs, from glass sweets to fusion plates.
A new gem taking over the former California Pizza Kitchen locale in Desert Ridge Marketplace, Jin Jia offers patrons a unique take on traditional Chinese fare by infusing it with elements of Korean flavors. The new Phoenix restaurant has quickly become a hotspot, offering a gastronomic adventure like no other.
As you step into Jin Jia, you’ll find yourself transported to the heart of a Chinese lantern festival. The atmosphere is nothing short of enchanting, with dozens of silk lanterns adorning the ceiling, a striking red lacquer wall and a jumbo gold fortune cookie sculpture that makes a bold design statement. In partnership with HL Concepts, ALINE Architecture Concepts crafted the environment to blend Chinese cultural influence with modern elegance seamlessly.
The Jin Jia team spared no effort in assembling a world-class culinary team, with celebrity chefs and kitchen staff hailing all the way from South Korea. This infusion of talent ensures that patrons experience the authentic and traditional taste of Korean cuisine right here in the desert. Leading the culinary brigade is Head Chef Hyung Jin Choi, a renowned figure who previously served as the Executive Chef for PF Chang’s and Pei Wei in Korea.
The menu is an exciting journey through the culinary heritage of both nations, featuring beloved classics and experimental creations. Some highlights from the menu include Tang-Su-Yug (sweet and sour beef) with lightly battered crispy beef, fresh vegetables and a tangy glaze; Menbosha (prawn toast) with minced fresh prawn, delicate toast, lemon cream and sweet chili; and Jja-Jang-Myeon noodles, comprised of a bed of bouncy egg noodles dressed in a rich and savory sauce made from Korean-Chinese black bean sauce and fried cubed potatoes and onions. Other fan-favorite items include Xo Scallop (pictured at top of page) with diver scallops, garlic, fresh greens and Chef Xo sauce as well as the steamed dumplings with Chinese pork and a chili-soy dipping sauce.
To round out your meal, savor the delightful glass (candied) Korean sweet potato with lemon sorbet or opt for the Hong Kong milk tea fruit tart with black tea custard, shortbread and fresh fruit for a sweet conclusion to your culinary venture.
Jin Jia is open Sunday to Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
For more information, visit jinjiausa.com.
21001 N. Tatum Blvd. Ste. 40-1370
Phoenix, AZ 85050