How Many Michelin Star Restaurants Are in South Korea?

South Korea is home to some of the world’s most innovative and delicious cuisine. With its high-end restaurants, traditional markets, and a variety of street food options, there’s something for everyone. And for those looking for the ultimate in fine dining, South Korea has a growing number of Michelin-starred restaurants, including some of the best in Asia.

Michelin stars are awarded to restaurants that demonstrate culinary excellence. As such, it is one of the most coveted awards in the industry and a sign that a restaurant is at the top of its game. Restaurants that receive one or more stars have been recognized for their quality ingredients, skillful cooking techniques, and overall dining experience.

In South Korea, there are currently 14 Michelin-starred restaurants. Of these 14 restaurants, 11 are located in Seoul while three are located outside the city. The three outside Seoul include one each in Busan, Jeju Island, and Gwangju.

The 11 Michelin-Starred Restaurants in Seoul:

  • Jungsik (3 stars)
  • La Yeon (3 stars)
  • Gaon (2 stars)
  • Kwon Sook Soo (2 stars)
  • Pierre Gagnaire à Seoul (2 stars)
  • >Mingles (2 stars)
  • >Kojima (1 star)
  • >Tosokchon Samgyetang (1 star)
  • >Balwoo Gongyang (1 star)