Restaurants recognized by <the Michelin Guide>, a world-renowned restaurant guide book, abound in Seoul. A selection of the best across all styles offered by restaurants in Seoul await you, ranging from Michelin Star restaurants to Bib Gourmands –places that offer a carefully prepared, but simpler style of cooking at reasonable prices.
Michelin 1 star
A VERY GOOD RESTAURANT I N ITS CATEGORY
ADDING MODERNITY TO TRADITIONAL FOOD
Combining Korean food with the local culinary culture
A star chef from Las Vegas, Back Sung-ook (or Akira Back) opened Dosa, a modern fine Korean dining in Cheongdam-dong, Seoul in 2016. Dosa serves lunch and dinner courses, presenting a creative Korean-style cuisine. Enjoy unique variations of Korean food including the chef’s signature mushroom pizza and bossam (napa wraps with pork).
- B1F, 7, Dosan-daero 67-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
FUSION KOREAN RESTAURANT
Presenting a unique seasonal menu
Soigné, meaning “elegantly dressed or well groomed” in French, is a modern Korean restaurant opened by chef Lee Jun in Seorae Village, known as the Small France of Seoul. Soigné gives guests a unique experience with creative changing menus under different seasonal themes. Most recently, menu number 19 was designed under the theme of “Sea: Mudflat, Sand and Island”, offering a creative menu of local seafood, such as clam tarts as well as barley risotto topped with grilled dried yellow corvina.
- B1F, 46 Banpo-daero 39-gil, Seocho-gu, Seoul
STYLISH CUISINE BOASTING NATURAL FLAVORS
Taste premium dishes full of artistic spirit
Joo Ok, meaning gem in Korean, was created by chef Shin Chang-ho and is a contemporary Korean restaurant offering premium course meals. What’s unique about this place is that it offers vinegar tastings prior to meals. The chef ’s philosophy, “No cook can beat good ingredients,” is reflected in his dishes. Abalone mixed with house-made perilla oil and Cheongdam yukhoe (pastry topped with beef tartare) amuse both the palate and the eyes.
- 52-7 Seolleung-ro 148-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul