Looking to Korea and to China for inspiration, Lee?s progression of courses might start with a brilliant dish like winter melon soup with caviar and gold leaf, and spin off into another realm.
French Laundry alum Corey Lee creates dishes reflecting both his Asian heritage and personal obsessions. A bowl of wild-salmon roe with puffed buckwheat is one of 18 courses on the $180 tasting menu.
Travel + Leisure, one of our professional reviewers, says, "A bowl of wild-salmon roe with puffed buckwheat conjures taste memories of cold soba."
The water glasses are totally sublime. Thin and elegant. As with the best in humanity. #thinspo
Summits of creativity, especially in the signature 10+ starter dishes. Flavours ranging from exceptional to decent. Be prepared for a very large tab not inclusive of wine but with 20% service charge.
Great service, great food, great wine pairing! Also found out Benu tracks which dishes you have tried so they create something new for you to experience every time!
The service make you in heaven! I like all the staff there! Food are good but somewhat average for a three stars.
Flavors are nuanced and may be confusing if you are not familiar with Chinese and Korean cuisine. Execution is perfect, service friendly, wine pairings perfect. Truly brilliant and one of a kind.
Attention to detail at Benu is fantastic. Food is amazing and the presentation if fabulous. Cosmic music box birthday cake, FTW! Also, save room for the end of meal puzzle box chocolates.
Head to Hawthorne Lane on March 17: the restaurant’s Head Sommelier, Yoon Ha, will be orchestrating an opulent nine-course dinner for twelve lucky guests in the private gallery.