Big news being : two new restaurants gained their second Michelin star: Jungsik and Kojima
Seoul is well-known for its eclectic dining scene that range from popular Korean traditional fare to gourmet restaurants. Seoul’s dining scene has evolved into a world-class culinary destination.
Michelin star recommendations bring a selection of the best across all styles, nationalities and price bands, with every establishment chosen first and foremost for the quality of its cooking.
Michelin Star is awarded to restaurants with exceptional cooking, but look out too for Bib Gourmands – these are places offering a carefully prepared but simpler style of cooking for under ₩35,000 and they represent excellent value for money.
Their independent inspectors have also chosen a selection of the best hotels that Seoul has to offer, ranging from intimate town houses to grand palaces.
The Michelin Guide for Seoul 2018 has been announced
… with the big news being that two new restaurants gained their second star: Jungsik and Kojima. Interestingly chef Jungsik Yim, who owns Junsik in Seoul, operates a namesake restaurant in New York that also has two Michelin stars.
Moreover, in the three star category things were unchanged from 2017 with both Gaon and La Yeon retaining their stars. In the one star tier there were four new restaurants: Joo Ok, Exquisine, Dosa, Table for Four.
In total there were 23 restaurants in the guide, down by one star compared with 2017.
Below you can see a full list of stars for The Michelin Guide for Seoul 2018.