Meet Chino

About Chino Chinatown

Chino Chinatown is inspired by Chinese immigrants that came to South America from the southern province of Guangdong and Macau in the late 19th century. Due to lack of Asian ingredients, the Chinese adapted their cuisine with items available in the area, creating unique blends of Chinese cooking with Latin ingredients. They established “barrio Chinos” which translates to “Chinatown” in Latin American cities. Chino Chinatown transports our guests to this era of mystery and adventure.

Chef/Owner Uno Immanivong gets her inspiration from “barrios Chinos” and has created a destination specializing in the collaboration of Asian and Latin cooking flavors, cooking styles and techniques.

The bar menu is motivated by the craft cocktail movement and features classic, hand-crafted drinks.


Meet Our Team


Uno Immanivong – Chef & Owner

Chef Uno Immanivong is the owner of Chino Chinatown in Trinity Groves. She has a 16-year career in financial services working for Fortune 100 and 500 institutions (Citibank and Wells Fargo). Among her achievements, she lists opening a financial services call center in Tampa, helping develop a service enhancement software for new starters, training a call center team of India, upskilling over 1,000 Representatives world-wide and leading up to 9 direct reports.

In 2013, Uno left banking to pursue her passion for cooking. Today Uno is the Chef and Owner of the hugely popular, Chino Chinatown in Trinity Groves and Red Stix in Legacy Hall.

In addition to managing the restaurant operations and managing all financial matters, Uno has made numerous television appearances (ABC, EyeOpener TV, Fox, NBC) and promotes and endorses various food brands. Uno is a professional of integrity and strong customer-centric approach.

Humberto Vergara – Kitchen Manager