Genesis House Korean Restaurant in NYC
This temple to Korean culture and cuisine is many things all at once — a showroom for Genesis automobiles, a stunning event space, restaurant and tea room.
This temple to Korean culture and cuisine is many things all at once — a showroom for Genesis automobiles, a stunning event space, a beautiful bookstore, and a contemporary restaurant helmed by the Michelin-starred team of Seoul’s Onjium. After crossing the massive showroom, past gleaming new cars and SUVs, then up a flight of stairs, visitors to the new Genesis House will find an extraordinary restaurant that offers a fine dining experience rooted in ancient tradition, techniques, and recipes from Korean noble families that date back to the 1300s.
While Onjium in Seoul follows the tasting menu format, the New York version also has an a la carte menu option separated into categories like jujeonburi (snacks), as well as entrees and a noodle and rice selection. A separate menu will launch in the coming months centered around ceremonial tea, where, once a week, guests will be eventually able to reserve a spot in the shoes-off pavilion, a zone slightly elevated off the ground in the middle of the restaurant, distinct from the main dining room.