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Michelin guide awards stars to more Korean restaurants

Michelin Guide Seoul [MICHELIN GUIDE SEOUL]

Michelin Guide Seoul [MICHELIN GUIDE SEOUL]

 
The sixth edition of the Michelin Guide Seoul comes out today.
 
This year's guide, which has the theme “World in Seoul,” puts a spotlight on the diversity offered by restaurants in the Korean capital.
 
Some 24 restaurants earned a Michelin star, seven won two stars, and two earned three stars, the highest honor. 
 
Three sushi restaurants — Sushi Matsumoto, Sushi Sanghyeon, and Hane — were given stars for the first time. So did Goryori Ken, which has a contemporary menu, and Kojacha, whose name is an amalgam of the words Korea, Japan and China.
 
Two Korean restaurants, Soseoul Hannam and Yun, won their first stars.
 
Korean restaurant Joo Ok was the only restaurant that got a higher honor, going from one star to two.
 
There was no change among restaurants with three stars.
 

BY LEE SUN-MIN [summerlee@joongang.co.kr]
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