Nowadays, Michelin-recommended restaurants are everywhere and are awarded to restaurants for their excellence in regards to the overall ambiance and food experience. In order to pump up your cultural experience here in Seoul, we have compiled a list of the most traditional, finest and spectacular Korean-style dishes around! For those looking for an extra special meal, or foodies who want to experience the best Seoul has to offer, check out these Michelin-star rated restaurants below. Not all will break your bank either!
As one of the only two restaurants awarded three stars in the Michelin Guide in Seoul, Gaon serves a set course meal of traditional Korean-style dishes in fine ceramics. Reservation to this restaurant is required.
La Yeon, 라연 Near Dongguk University, 3 Michelin Stars
Located on the 23rd floor of the Shilla Seoul Hotel, La Yeon is the other three-starred Michelin Restaurant found in Seoul. La Yeon serves a set course meal of traditional Korean-style dishes for lunch and dinner. Reservation to this restaurant is required.
Located on the 50th floor, also known as “Sky Farm” in the FKI Mall, Gotgan is a two-starred Michelin Restaurant, Korean art cuisine based in Seoul that serves traditional Korean-style dishes in three fixed sets. Reservation to this restaurant is required.
Jungsik is a two Michelin-starred restaurant in Seoul and New York that serves traditional Korean-style dishes using familiar ingredients to create a brand-new genre of food for both lunch and dinner. Prices vary depending on how many dishes ordered. Reservation to this restaurant is required.
Kwon Sook Soo is a two Michelin-starred restaurant that specializes in traditional Korean style dishes. The last name “Kwon” is derived from the chef; Kwon Woo Joong, while “Sook Soo” means “Professional Cook”. Reservation to this restaurant is required.
Keunkiwajip, 큰기와집 Near Bukchon Hanok Village, 1 Michelin Star
Keunkiwajip is a one Michelin-starred Korean restaurant that specializes in marinated crabs, made with soy sauce that has been fermented for at least 10 years. It’s well known that this restaurant is the most price friendly amongst the other Michelin starred restaurants! Reservation to this restaurant is required.
Poom is a one Michelin-starred restaurant that specializes in sophisticated Korean-style dishes and is located along the Sowol Road on Namsan Mountain. The restaurant is known for serving noble class cuisine brought from the Joseon Dynasty with a modern twist. Reservation to this restaurant is required.