Jihwaja Seoul

03031  125 Jahamun-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul  

See & Do Restaurants


Operated by “Living Treasure Of Korean Royal Cuisine” since 1991,  Jihwaja is a high-class traditional Korean restaurant located in the center of downtown Seoul. It has enjoyed a high reputation as the finest restaurant that offers The Legitimacy of Korean Royal Cuisine, the essence of the Korean food culture. 


Jihwaja reflects the sophisticated ambiance of the neighborhood that features a 600-year Joseon Dynasty history. And has been offering very healthy and nutritious dishes, as they are prepared with only natural ingredients and royal culinary techniques, without using any MSG, artificial flavors or additives. Jihwaja has been committing to promote Korea's authentic traditional food culture-Korean Royal Cuisine across the world through the generations.


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03031  125 Jahamun-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul  
Gyeongbokgung Station (subway line 3), exit 3
- Go straight 1.2km (approx. 20 min).
- Jihwaja is located on the left side of the street. 

Gyeonggisanggo High School Bus Stop
Green Bus: 1711, 7016, 7018

TripAdvisor Reviews

Traveler RatingRating:4.5 (Based on 149 Traveler)

Latest 5 reviews of Jihwaja

  • Book you memorable experience - don’t Miss this!
    We booked a table to celebrate our honeymoon in Seoul and we were beyond WOW-ed by the incredible experience we received. The atmosphere,passion about the food, preparation and history about the...
    Rating:5 DanAlzFoodBlogger2019-09-27
  • Very special dining experience
    We had a lovely lunch for two at this historic restaurant that was thoroughly enjoyable. We had the simple lunch fixed price menu (relatively speaking) that included two soups, a vegetable dish, a...
    Rating:5 David H2019-09-25
  • Amazing experience!
    Had a wonderful dinning experience with Jihwaja. Warmly greeted by their staff upon arriving. I love how they presented their food which was very special and unique! Each dish comes with a story and...
    Rating:5 Shirlxxxx2019-09-22
  • Lovely food and hospitable captain
    We were a group of 20 from Singapore and came on a Friday night. The ground floor was exclusive to my group. There was initial confusion and stress by a certain manager when he insisted we must sit...
    Rating:5 amylee29092019-09-22
  • Real nice dinner
    Not much to say except, that they catered to our dietary restrictions perfectly and made us feel very welcome. I can feel the passion of staff and cooks alike. Food was very good, staff was very...
    Rating:5 aljoschak1232019-09-02
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