Our History

Shane Connolly - CEO


Shane Connolly

A passionate leader and mentor, his vast experience in every aspect of the hospitality business gives him first-hand knowledge and understanding of processes and operations that were put into practice during his position as Director of operations for multi-brand food and beverage restaurants in Toronto, and now as the CEO of Wind Group.

Curious and always willing to learn, he sees Wind Group as a challenge and an opportunity for mixing all his experience with the Western concepts, with the Eastern aspects of the hospitality business, its food and its culture.




Chef Li Wang & Peng Li

Wind Group was founded by Chef Li Wang and Mr. Peng Li, who each graduated from the Culinary Management Program at Niagara College. The company was born out of their great passion for cooking and a desire to bring Oriental cuisine to North America.


Open and Creative

Our most valuable asset is our team! We have an open and creative culture and will always keep the door open for anyone who has passion and dreams of growth.


Customer Service, Quality

Teamwork is one of our most important fundamentals. We aim for strong collaboration and cooperation, not only between employees but also among our restaurantsā€™ brands.


Ma Chinese

Wind Japanese
and Thai

Kochi Japanese
BBQ & Beer


Ma Chinese

Wind Japanese
and Thai


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We are proud and happy to be part of the virtual gastronomical market through alliances with Doordash, Skip the Dishes and UberEats, as an additional purchasing channel beside our Online Order system and our Wind Group app.

To see our stores on these platforms, click below:

East Izakaya St. Catharines (Est. 2011)
East Izakaya Niagara Falls (Est. 2019)
Ma Chinese Cuisine (Est. 2016)
Wind Japanese and Thai St. Catharines (Est. 2012)
Wind Japanese and Thai Niagara Falls (Est. 2013)
Wind Japanese and Thai Mississauga (Est. 2018)

In our search for excellence we rely on our patrons to learn what is good, what is enjoyed and what is a definite no-no. We Care is the bridge that brings us closer to our guests, allowing us to help them in those times when things don't work how they are supposed to work.

Our customer care service is focused on guest satisfaction and data recollection for retraining and improvement of internal processes. Simply by contacting us at, we will be there to help you get the best experience with us.

Launched in both the App Store and Google Play as a free download for mobile phones, the platform allows our members to create a Loyalty Membership account using their cellphone number, keeping track of any purchases made in our stores, and adding points automatically into their profiles.
Among the app features you can update your profile anytime, order online in any of our stores, buy with contactless payment, collect points automatically with every order, reload your account balance, view your transaction history record, link your physical VIP card to transfer the points to the app, scan a QR code to redeem points in-store, and redeem gift cards from your account.

Download our App here: