Two restaurants receive three stars in the first Michelin Guide Seoul

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Editor 7th November 2016

Michelin today unveiled the very first selection for the MICHELIN Guide Seoul 2017 with two three stars, three two stars and 19 one stars.

Two restaurants have been awarded three stars in this first selection: Gaon, a traditional restaurant serving Korean cuisine and La Yeon situated on the 23rd floor of the Hotel Shilla led by chef Kim Sung Il.

Three restaurants obtained two stars Gotgan led by chef Lee, Kwon Sook Soo by Chef Kwon Woo Joong which infuses modern touches into traditional Korean food and the eponymous restaurant Pierre Gagnaire which marks a total of 16 stars worldwide for the French chef.  

Michael Ellis, International Director of Michelin Guides said: “The richness of this first selection is the sign that today Seoul has emerged as a mecca of world gastronomy.

“The quality, the potential of the culinary offerings as well as the eclectic cuisine that can be found there delighted our inspectors, who discovered some exceptional restaurants in Seoul."

The Michelin Guide Seoul 2017 also gave nineteen restaurants one star for reflecting the great diversity and richness of the gastronomy available in Seoul, be it traditional Korean food as offered by Poom or Hamo or more contemporary as in Twenty Four Seasons or Jungsik; Italian as in Ristorente Eo, French as in L’Amitié and Votre Maison, or sushi specialities in Kojima.

>>> View the full list for Michelin Guide Seoul 2017 here

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 7th November 2016

Two restaurants receive three stars in the first Michelin Guide Seoul