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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! 

Gaon, 가온
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

Gotgan, 곳건
Yeouido, 2 Stars 

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. 

Price: ₩150,000, ₩200,000, & ₩300,000 set 
Hours: Monday – Sunday 11:00am – 10:00pm

Jungsik, 정식
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


Mingles, 밍글스
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 a one Michelin-starred restaurant that serves contemporary Korean-style dishes in a set meal for both lunch and dinner. Reservation to this restaurant is required. 

Price: Lunch ₩55,000 & Dinner ₩115,000
Hours: Monday – Saturday 12:00-3:00pm, 6:00pm-11:00pm

Keunkiwajip, 큰기와집
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

Poom, 품
Near Namsan Tower, 1 Star

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. 

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 

Bicena, 비채나
Lotte World Tower-Jamsil, 1 Star

Bicena is a one Michelin starred restaurant located on the 81st floor of the Signiel Seoul Hotel that serves traditional Korean style dishes. Reservation to this restaurant is required. 

Price: Lunch ₩70,000 & Dinner ₩150,000 – ₩190,000
Hours: Monday – Sunday 11:30-2:30pm, 6:00pm-10:00pm

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