In this article, we are going to review the top 10 restaurants in South Korea:
Mingles is one of the top-class restaurant in South Korea that offers fine-dining at its very best. The Michelin Star restaurant is ranked 15 in the “Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants and also ranked 89th in the overall best restaurants in the World. As the name suggests, Mingles offers a unique Korean Cuisine that is created combining various styles combining Spanish, French and Japanese cuisine along with his own personal touch.
Jungsik in Seoul is one of the best ultra-modern Korean restaurants headed by Chef and owner Jungsik Yim and offering delicious Korean cuisine prepared using seasonal ingredients and traditional Korean flavors. Opened in 2009, the restaurant has been ranked in “Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants”.
3. La Yeon
The La Yeon restaurant in Seoul is located on the 23rd floor of the Shilla Hotel and offers some amazing views of the city along with the lovely Namsam Park. La Yeon translates to Celebration in Korean and true to its name, it is quite a celebration the moment you enter the restaurant with its breath-taking views, upscale interior and remarkable food.
Gaon is a 3-Michelin Star restaurant in Seoul that is owned by the GwangJuYo Group and is headed by Chef Kim Byung Jin, the brain behind the finest Korean cuisine offered in the restaurant. The restaurant is also widely popular with the locals for its ibaji tteok and the pyebaek that sell like hot cakes everyday.
5. Pierre Gagnaire
Looking for the best French Cuisine in Seoul, then Pierre Gagnaire is your best bet. Located on the 35th floor, the restaurant offers a unique French fine-dining experience that will nurture your taste buds for a long time. They also have a wide range of wine collection to try from and most of it you never would have tried in Seoul.
Gotgan is another famous restaurant in Seoul that offers some of the best traditional Korean Cuisine. Located on the 50th floor of the FKI building, you can witness some amazing views Han River and enjoying some delicious Korean dishes prepared using seasonal ingredients.
Bicena is a one Michelin Star restaurant in Seoul that offers rich Korean Cuisine and is also considered to be one of the highest Korean restaurants as it is situated on the 81st floor of the Signeil Seoul Hotel.
One of the first boutique French restaurants in Korea, L’Amitie offers typical French cuisine using some of the finest ingredients sourced locally and using some of the best and classic French recipes. The restaurant only consists of 20 seats and without any cozy interior.
Soigné in Seoul is a Michelin Star restaurant that offers traditional Korean cuisine with a horse-shoe design interior with a beaming open kitchen. Jun Lee, the Chef and owner of the restaurant takes on a gastronomic journey with meticulously prepared dishes.
10. Yu Yuan
If you are looking for the best Chinese cuisine in Seoul, then the Yu Yuan is your best bet. The moment you enter the restaurant you will be immediately transported back to china with its artistic interior based on a Chinese theme and tasty Cantonese cuisine.
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