This stylish restaurant in Myeong-dong has a calming energy in a wide-open atmosphere. The interior has Japanese lines
but a Thai edge. The food is an interesting blend of Asian and Italian. Here you can get pastas with a spicy seafood sauce or
a salmon salad with peanut sauce that is unfortunately named “salmonera.” Their crisp Roma-style pizzas are an excellent
choice, as are their ricotta chicken and broccoli and apple Gorgonzola. If Thai is more your thing, they have noodle dishes and soups. If you prefer Japanese, they have sushi. It is a place that will impress whomever you bring here.
Cost: 15,000 a person
11:30am–9pm (last call)
T. 02-776-1461, www.zenhideaway.com
(4/5F, 52-13 Myeong-dong 2-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul | 서울시 중구 명동2가 52-13 4, 5층)