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Genesis House Restaurant, New York, NY

Genesis House Restaurant

4.5
4.5
32 Reviews
$50 and over
Korean
The restaurant's sophisticated menu highlights the traditional flavors and seasonal ingredients of royal Korean cuisine and features the finest local and imported ingredients, using both modern and traditional techniques.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Korean
  • Hours of operation
    Tue, Wed, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Thu–Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (855) 444-0836
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Losa Yi
  • Neighborhood
    Meatpacking District
  • Parking details
    None
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access

What 32 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New York / Tri-State Area

    Best Ambiance

  • New York / Tri-State Area

    Korean

  • Manhattan

    Best Service

  • Manhattan

    Best Ambiance

32 Reviews
  1. SaraK

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant and great service. Will be back!

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  2. JulietJM

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Bar staff didn’t seem interested Staff at doors entering where super alive and friendly!!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was delicious, view and ambiance was great. Our server kept touch with our table and gave us space to catch up which I appreciated. I really appreciated the team’s dedication and recommendations. Looking forward to coming back soon.

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  4. SpencerT

    New York City

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    A sublime setting, with a great view. The servers were excellent, yet relaxed. Food exceptional and extremely unique to us. Thank you Genesis House for the delicious experience... I was offered 1000 points when making the reservation on OpenTable but, never received these points... NOT Happy about that...

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  5. Fitfoodie

    Cincinnati

    55 reviews

    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very high-end restaurant with impeccable service. The staff was just incredible. This is a total New York City gem.

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  6. Twin

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have only had cocktails and desserts. Which both have been an amazing experience and delectable.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    love the ambiance and service. very unique to be part of a car dealership

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  8. MichaelD

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A very different culinary experience. First, your greeted by a robotic dog, then it feels like your in a living room, clean lines, excellent service, open, fantastic views, the food fantastic, unique drinks, and the exit, well, one feels like buying a car!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Boise

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perhaps the best dining experience we have had in years. And that includes our world traveling. First of all, the service was incredible. Our waiter explained how Genesis House came to be then helped us right into the best South Korean libations available. This was new for us and very much appreciated. The Holiday Tasting was out of this world good including the best abalone, cod and Waygu we’ve ever had. We spent almost 3 hours but the time flew by as we were having fun. Thanks to all the servers, who worked seamlessly together, the incredible chefs, bartenders, hosts, hostesses and anyone else I may have missed mentioning! You maid our 35th anniversary celebration very special indeed.

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  10. Outoftowner

    Pittsburgh

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal and helpful servers. The venue is challenging to locate even with GPS as it is not well marked and situated within an automobile exhibit facility. Delicate savory food. Extensive spirits list.

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  11. Foodie78G

    New York City

    134 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    134 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I think people who have negative reviews just misunderstood the concept at Genesis House. While the Korean Fusion types fused so much that much of Korea is lost to European influences. And the Korea comfort food in Korean Town just over spiced everything that much of the original food tastes are just smothered and covered. Genesis House takes you back to your hometown where your grandmother cooks you the simple yet elegant and sublime comfort familiarity in every dish. It is quiet meditation in every savor. And the soul is deeply satisfied, and content.

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  12. Foodstar

    New York City

    38 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was great from the moment you walk in, when you get upstairs to the restaurant, and until you are seated. The bartender was super nice, chef introducing the food was great, no complaints with the level of great service from staff. UNFORTUNATELY, the food was bland, disappointing and we wanted to walk out by the third dish. It was also completely empty in there. The only reason we didn’t walk out was because the staff was incredible. We had the tasting menu and the only thing that has flavour was the braised meat dish. It was the only okay tasting dish. Dessert was also terrible, aside from the complimentary cookies they gave. I really wanted to love this place but it was a huge waste of time.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A very different Korean food experience. Food was very simple and not over powering but was very elegant and delicious!

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  14. FaithT

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful. Very expensive unique cuisine but not sure it is worth it when I compare to Tao

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  15. Domerik

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Elegant, delicious and impeccable service. Will return on our next trip.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dining experience at the Genesis house. Tasting menu pricey but a great way to explore Korean cuisine. Beautiful room, good energy but not noisy. Attentive and knowledgeable service. Will return!

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  17. NikiS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was amazing, service was very slow. They may be working out some kinks but it took 20 minutes before someone came to take our order. And we were one of 2 tables with people.

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  18. Topboost

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is fantastic and somehow under-the-radar. Great drink program, surprisingly good portions, such good service (they made sure my 4yo had a great time), and great flavors. Cannot recommend more.

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  19. David

    New York City

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best meals I’ve ever had in NYC. This restaurant is an amazing secret.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    amazing spot. no idea why it’s not crowded. expensive but worth it.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and food! Will come back when we are in NYC.

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  22. MichaelB

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Beautiful place, delicious food. The place should be packed, but was empty. That it is linked to a car showroom doesn’t help it. Our server was great.

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  23. DLNY

    New York City

    114 reviews

    5.0

    114 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It is quite an experience. It sits by the river. The restaurant is on the 2nd floor of Genesiss mobile showroom. It has a balcony in the back. You either have the beautiful river view or a private balcony. Beautiful indoor decor, it's like a mansion's living room. Great selection of drink. I went to Korean Shoju and am surprised at its quality - floral but strong (it is rare to feel floral for Shoju). The food stands out here too. You can feel the freshness in each dish. Nothing is omitted. Each little bite each drop of sauce is carefully crafted. We enjoy our dinner very much and certainly will recommend this for everyone!

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  24. robertg

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We had literally 6 different servers no joke. The food was fine but the service was terrible. No communication between the 20.people serving the 3 tables. They charged us for 3 items we didn't want or order. I have the general managers name. Emily who promised us a refund and she never contacted me at all. I tried to email her and it got kicked back twice. DO NOT GO HERE.

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  25. RShuback

    New York City

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner at Genesis House goes far beyond innovative dining and into a true culinary experience. I took my husband there for his birthday and it couldn't have been a better choice. The fantastic, friendly and knowledgable staff, brilliant and innovative food combined with a modern yet warm environment will have us coming back. Caution: you'll want to try everything but dining at this level doesn't come cheap. From my perspective, go for it! It's worth every penny.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible experience! We highly recommend this experience

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  27. JeannetteC

    Los Angeles

    50 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely setting and the food was delicious. Very light and flavorful.

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  28. MichaelM

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff, special mention to Katie, were exceptional!!! Smiles all around. Friendly! Food and wine were DIVINE. Definitely coming back.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent every time! They surprised my friend with a dessert for her bday, the ambiance is always soooo great and service and value are always beyond expectation!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food! Wonderful flavor combinations! Service was outstanding!

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  31. MichaelS

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ordered the seafood salad from the tasting menu and it was one of the best dishes we've had in a long while We also got the crab rice and the cod. Both were very good. We were able to try three deserts and all were very interesting. Service was fantastic The design of the restaurant was outstanding. Views of the Hudson were nice. We got there too late for sunset, but they said it is fanastic

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  32. KevinC

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A fantastic experience all around! It's Korean food for royalty that tastes delicious and service was perfect. We got the anniversary tasting menu. They take the time to explain the stories and history of the dishes. The ambiance and view are absolutely gorgeous as well. 10/10

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FAQs

Genesis House Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 32 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today
Google Map for Genesis House Restaurant

40a 10th Ave, New York, NY 10014

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Meatpacking District
  • Hours of operation
    Tue, Wed, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Thu–Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Korean
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    None
  • Executive chef
    Losa Yi
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access
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