Michelin Guide Includes 24 Starred Restaurants in Seoul
The 2018 edition of Michelin Guide Seoul was published on Wednesday with 24 starred restaurants.
This year's guide also includes 48 Bib Gourmand value-for-money restaurants – set at W35,000 per person -- and 103 Michelin Plate entries, a new category of "restaurants where the inspectors have discovered quality food."
Gaon and La Yeon held on to their three stars, and Gotgan and Kwon Sook Soo maintained to their two. Jungsik and Kojima-Sushi moved up from one star last year to two.
Under the old categories geared to gourmet motorists, one star means "a very good restaurant in its category," two stars "excellent cooking, worth a detour," and three stars "exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey."
With the exception of Kojima-Sushi, all restaurants in the top two categories serve Korean cuisine.
Twenty out of the 24 restaurants with at least one star are the same as last year.