The 5 Best Restaurants in Seoul

By Lauren Jade Hill

The capital and cultural hub of South Korea, Seoul, is celebrated for its dining scene, bringing together culinary tradition with international influence, the nation’s native ingredients and creative flair. These are the five best restaurants in Seoul for an outstanding fine dining experience.

Jungsik Dang

Credited for pioneering modern Korean fine dining, the Michelin starred restaurant Jungsik Dang has won accolades including a place among Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants. Chef and owner Jungsik Lim trained in New York and Spain before returning to South Korea to open his restaurant in the prestigious Cheongdam-dong neighborhood of Seoul. Dishes here reinterpret classic Korean dishes in tasting menus with wine pairing.