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Michelin Announces 2018 Stars for Seoul

Four new one-star restaurants make the guide

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For the second time ever, the friendly tire-and-restaurant people at Michelin have revealed their take on Seoul’s dining scene.

Two new restaurants have achieved two-star status: Jungsik — which is on Eater’s Seoul 38 and has a two-star location in New York City — and Kojima Sushi (also on the Seoul 38). This means the city’s two-star count has doubled, from two last year to four this year. Seoul is still home to two three-star restaurants (Michelin’s highest rating): Ga On and La Yeon (the latter an Eater essential).

There are 18 one-star restaurants. They are: Exquisine, Dosa, Table for Four, and Joo Ok (an Eater essential).

Michelin has been rapidly expanding its presence in Asia for the past couple years. Now with guides to places like Shanghai, Singapore, and Seoul, the company plans to launch its debut Bangkok guide in December (it won’t be easy to get right) and its first-ever guide to Taipei in 2018.

Check out the press release below:

All Michelin Coverage [E]