Michelin to Publish a Seoul Guide in 2016

Seoul marks the fourth Michelin guide in Asia

Michelin inspectors are set to begin dining in Seoul restaurants in a few weeks’ time.

Michelin has confirmed a Seoul guidebook for 2016, marking its 27th global edition and Asia’s fourth. Seoul joins Asian guides for Japan, Singapore, and Hong Kong. The guidebook highlighting top restaurants and hotels in Seoul will be published later this year, reports Korea Times.

Kim Bo-hyung, country manager of Michelin Korea, says, “Michelin will soon visit the country to evaluate restaurants in Seoul. Korea has a vibrant food culture that has much growth potential. The world has been paying attention to the traditional, unique Korean food.”

Michelin officials say the guide will not only highlight Seoul’s culinary scene, quality restaurants, and emerging chefs, but also help to boost food tourism. The Seoul guide will be published in both Korean and English, and will be available in a digital format.


International director of the Michelin guides Michael Ellis says, “We are very excited to develop a new guide in Asia in 2016 with the launch of the Michelin guide for Seoul… Seoul’s dining scene has evolved into a world-class culinary destination, and our inspectors are impatient to start wandering the streets of the city and discovering the high quality of its culinary scene,” quotes Eater.