New ASEM Center EateriesRestaurants at the COEX ASEM Convention Center at Samsung-dong open for business on June 1.
＇Domus Aurea＇ has leased the rights to five retail spaces at the Convention Center. On the first floor, a Food Court sprawls across 400 pyong (1,300 square meters), and the second floor features the luxurious and elegant 'Bizbaz' restaurant.
The Food Court is split into two sections: Oriental and Others. The Oriental part offers a variety of Chinese, Vietnamese, and Thai cuisine as well as other Asian delicacies, such as dimsum, noodles, and rice. Casual in its ambience, prices are reasonable, with seafood vegetable udon at 7,000 won, sushi rice at 6,000 won, and shrimp fried rice at 4,500 won.
Bizbaz exudes a more elegant and luxurious ambience. Offering six different kinds of authentic cuisine, ranging from Korean to Japanese to Italian, prepared by famous chefs from all over the world, Bizbaz caters to a wealthier clientele. At Bizbaz, guests can observe the chefs preparing their orders and choose from the restarant＇s extensive wine list of over 1,200 varieties of wine. Moreover, it boasts four business rooms containing laptops, faxes, and VCRs. Accordingly, prices command a rather deeper pocket, with prime rib-eye steak at 24,200 won, seafood kimchi hotpot at 23,000, and deluxe sushi at 25,000 won.
For a little dessert and coffee you can head up to ＇Tea Time＇ on the third floor. Surrounded by glass walls, Tea Time offers magnificent nighttime views of Samsung-dong and Tehran Boulevard. It also caters to a wide-ranging clientele, serving not only coffee, but also herbal and Oriental teas.
A simple snack bar ＇Day Bar＇ is situated on both second and third floors.
＇Domus Aurea＇ (02-6002-7890), a subsidiary of the Chosun Hotel, currently manages all banquets, events and catering services at the Grand Ballroom, Exhibition Hall, and International Meeting Room at the ASEM Convention Center.