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!
Gangnam, 3 Stars
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.
Price: ₩220,000 – ₩290,000
Hours:Monday – Saturday 5:30pm – 11:00pm
La Yeon, 라연
Near Dongguk University, 3 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.
Price: Lunch ₩103,000/195,000 and Dinner ₩175,000/270,000
Hours: Monday – Sunday 12:00pm – 2:30pm, 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Yeouido, 2 Stars
Located on the 50th floor, also known as “Sky Farm” in the FKI Mall,
Price: ₩150,000, ₩200,000, & ₩300,000 set
Hours: Monday – Sunday 11:00am – 10:00pm
Cheongdam-Gangnam, 2 Stars
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.
Price: Lunch ₩66,000 – ₩165,000 & Dinner ₩130,000 – ₩200,000
Hours: Monday – Sunday 12:00pm – 3:00pm, 5:30pm – 10:30pm
Kwon Sook Soo, 권숙수
Apgujeong-Gangnam, 2 Star
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.
Price: Lunch ₩60,000 – ₩100,000 & Dinner ₩135,000 – ₩180,000
Hours: Monday – Sunday 12:00pm – 2:30pm, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Gangnam, 1 Star
Mingles is a two Michelin starred restaurant that serves traditional Korean-style dishes in set meals for both lunch and dinner. Reservation to this restaurant is required.
Price: Lunch ₩75,000 & Dinner ₩150,000
Hours: Monday – Saturday 12:00-3:00pm, 6:00pm-10:00pm
Joo Ok, 주옥
Cheongdam-Gangnam, 1 Star
Joo Ok is
Price: Lunch ₩55,000 & Dinner ₩115,000
Hours: Monday – Saturday 12:00-3:00pm, 6:00pm-11:00pm
Near Bukchon Hanok Village, 1 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.
Price: ₩28,000 – ₩55,000
Hours: Monday – Sunday 11:00-3:00pm, 5:30pm-10:00pm
Near Namsan Tower, 1 Star
Price: Lunch ₩80,850 – ₩115,500 & Dinner ₩115,500 – ₩231,000
Hours: Monday to Saturday 12:00-3:00pm, 6:00pm-10:00pm
Balwoo Gongyang, 발우공양
Near Insadong, 1 Star
Balwoo Gongyang is a one Michelin starred restaurant that serves traditional, delicate temple dishes, sharing the history and culture of Korean Buddhism. Reservation to this restaurant is required.
Price: ₩30,000 – ₩150,000
Hours: Monday – Saturday 11:30-3:00pm, 6:00pm-9:30pm
Lotte World Tower-Jamsil, 1 Star
Bicena is a one Michelin starred restaurant located on the 81st floor of the
Price: Lunch ₩70,000 & Dinner ₩150,000 – ₩190,000
Hours: Monday – Sunday 11:30-2:30pm, 6:00pm-10:00pm
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