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 3 stars
Exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey
COURT CUISINE WITH A MODERN TWIST
Beautiful cuisine that blooms on elegant ceramic vessels
GAON is an authentic Korean restaurant that presents royal cuisine, the most elegant form of traditional Korean food, graced by a touch of modernity in its course menu. Court cuisine with a modern twist stimulates the five senses. The restaurant uses only the best-in-quality seasonal ingredients sourced from around the country.
Rich flavored condiments such as soy sauce and soy bean paste that have been matured more than 10 years are another secret behind the superb quality of the kitchen’s work. Run by GwangJuYo, a maker of fine Korean ceramics, GAON uses custom-designed ceramic vessels considering the color, texture and health effects of dishes. Grilled red tilefish served on a white porcelain, dessert placed on a red porcelain, etc. display great finesse and elegance.
GAON’s signature ON-NAL course brings out the natural taste of seasonal ingredients, and GA-ON course boasts the splendid techniques of the chef.
- MF, Horim Art Center, 317, Dosan-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
STYLISH KOREAN DINING
Revives authenticity in combination with top-quality seasonal ingredients and refined styling
La Yeon is a Korean restaurant located in the Shilla hotel, where one can appreciate the elegance of traditional court cuisine and food for noble families of the Joseon Dynasty. “Best-in-quality formal Korean dining presented with the courtesy and style of traditional royal culture,” is the slogan of the establishment. Time-honored tradition of Korean cuisine is displayed with a contemporary approach.
Only top-quality seasonal ingredients are sourced every day to present fresh tastes, and a harmony between tradition and modernity makes this restaurant even more unique. Try sinseollo and gujeolpan, which are typical royal foods of Korea. Sinseollo, or a royal hot pot, is a perfect combination of top-quality Korean beef brisket broth, various Korean-style pancakes and vegetables. Also, try Gujeolpan, or a platter of nine delicacies, to experience the unique culinary Korean culture of wrapping several ingredients and eating them all together.
Eight kinds of seasonal ingredients are wrapped with wheat crepe. La Yeon takes pride in presenting the elegant beauty of Korea’s culinary culture. Modernity, which is the overall concept of the Shilla hotel, is in great harmony with the traditional Korean architect.
- 23F, The Shilla Seoul, 249, Dongho-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul