Julio Enriquez Joins MOLI and Bar MOLI as the New Bar Director

The change is part of the effort by celebrated and award-winning restaurants, K Dong and Chef Steven Chen, to form their restaurant group.

This portfolio of restaurant concepts includes KUMO Sushi Lounge in Scarsdale, New York; MIKU SUSHI, HINOKI, MOLI and Bar MOLI in Greenwich; and Blu Sushi Bar at Blu on the Hudson in Weehawken, New Jersey.

The team is building three new locations in New York City and will announce more information this summer.

“We are so excited about expanding Julio’s menus to our newest location in Greenwich,” said Nian Zhang, General Manager at MOLI and Bar MOLI. He continued, “His menus at our sister restaurants, Hinoki and more recently Miku, are truly one-of-a-kind, sophisticated yet fun, and provide our customers with a truly elevated experience. Our team is thrilled to partner with him as we expand into a restaurant group serving the tri-state area.”

Enriquez joined the team at Hinoki from Blue Hill at Stone Barns and refers to himself as a “Farmtender” to promote the “farm to glass” ingredients used in many of his drinks. He is also the owner of Feel Good Booch, a small-batch kombucha brand made in Westchester County.

For more information please visit MOLI and Bar MOLI online.

MOLI and Bar MOLI opened in June of 2023 and quickly became a sought-after dining experience in Greenwich.

The menu reflects an elevated approach to contemporary Chinese cuisine alongside an innovative wine program. 

The team is comprised of award-winning Co-owners, Chef Steven Chen and K Dong; General Manager, Nian Zhang; Executive Chef, Tin Huynh; Sommelier, Isaiah Levy; and Bar Director, Julio Enriquez.

Sister restaurants include Kumo Sushi Lounge in Scarsdale, NY (kumoscarsdale.com); Miku Sushi (mikugreenwich.com) and Hinoki (hinokigreenwich.com) in Greenwich, CT; Blu Sushi Bar in partnership with Blu on the Hudson (bluonthehudson.com) in Weehawken, NJ.