Restaurants

Top Choice Korean in Myeong-dong & Jung-gu

Korea House

Scoring a hat trick for high-quality food, entertainment and shopping is Korea House. A dozen dainty, artistic courses make up the royal banquet. The hanok, the hanbok-clad waitresses, the gayageum (zither) music, a…
Top Choice Korean in Myeong-dong & Jung-gu

Congdu

Feast on artfully plated, contemporary twists on Korean classics, such as pinenut soup with soy milk espuma (foam) or raw blue crab, at this serene restaurant tucked behind the British embassy. Meals come as set men…
Top Choice Korean in Myeong-dong & Jung-gu

Gosang

One worth dressing up for, this classy restaurant specialises in vegetarian temple dishes that date from the Goryeo dynsasty. It's all set-course, traditional-style banquets here, and there's also a meat option. It'…
Top Choice Noodles in Myeong-dong & Jung-gu

Myeong-dong Gyoja

The special kalguksu (noodles in a meat, dumpling and vegetable broth) is famous, so it’s busy, busy, busy. Fortunately, it has multiple levels and a nearby branch to meet the demand.
Korean in Myeong-dong & Jung-gu

Dongwon Jip

A rowdy watering hole with excellent food, this restaurant and bar is famous for its gamja-guk (pork-back soup). Open since 1987, the restaurant boils its broth overnight and tenderises the meat for three hours befo…
Korean in Myeong-dong & Jung-gu

Mokmyeoksanbang

The delicious and beautifully presented bibimbap here is made with only natural seasonings, befitting its surrounds on the Northern Namsan Circuit. The traditional wooden house in which the restaurant is based is na…
International in Myeong-dong & Jung-gu

N.Grill

Led by Michelin-starred British chef Duncan Robertson, this upmarket revolving restaurant sits up top the iconic N Seoul Tower. Views are amazing, as is its French-style cooking mixed with Korean influences. Reserva…
Tibetan in Myeong-dong & Jung-gu

Potala

Books about Tibet and colourful crafts and pictures adorn this restaurant where you can sample the cuisine of the high Himalaya plateau, including momo (dumplings) cooked by Nepali chefs. While not exclusively veget…
French in Myeong-dong & Jung-gu

Pierre Gagnaire à Séoul

Michelin-starred chef Pierre Gagnaire’s Seoul restaurant is an epicurean and wallet-hammering experience with a dress code of no T-shirts, shorts or slippers. Lunch includes duck ravioli or chicken breast stuffed wi…
Italian in Myeong-dong & Jung-gu

Chung-jeong-gak

Housed in an attractive red-brick, western-style building from around 1910 with white-wood wrap-around verandah, this restaurant is a fragment of Seoul’s past. The Italian food is delicious and, across from Nanta Th…